My name is Dude!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Columbus, Ohio - Dude
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Colony Cats (& dogs)

Facts about Dude

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10573547
  • Hair: Short
Dude showed up as a stray on one of our volunteer's porch in May of this year. I got him.  He wasn't fixed at the time, but he is now.  He always seemed to breathe weird and after showing a video to our director it was determined he was belly breathing and needed to see a vet.  Upon examination the vet discovered a diaphragm hernia. His abdominal organs were pushing up on his lungs causing him to breath funny.  There were no signs of trauma, just the breathing so whatever happened to cause this was way before he showed up on that porch.
Dude had surgery where they moved his abdominal organs back where they belong. He is doing amazing and back to normal now.  No more weird breathing and he's happy he's not on the streets anymore.  Dude is now at our adoption center and ready for adoption.  Estimated to be 1 or 2 years of age, Dude is tested FeLV/FIV negative, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and ready for a home of his own.  Visit our cage free adoption center and meet Dude.

About Colony Cats (& dogs)

About Our Rescue Group...

Colony Cats is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary mission is to address cat overpopulation in central Ohio through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts. Since 2002, our organization has facilitated spay or neuter of over 6,324 animals.

Specialized help for feral, stray and abandoned cats is a core element of our programs. We assist compassionate caregivers who are feeding and watching over homeless cats by providing TNR (trap-neuter-return) and other support services including food, shelter, vaccines and additional vet care for injuries/illness, as well as educational resources.
We also have a network of foster homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens - as well as dogs and puppies that we encounter while assisting cats - that have been rescued.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Colony Cats Adoption Center is a completely different experience in 'sheltering' homeless companion cats. While most of our felines still live in foster homes, we now can bring them out into the public with our cage free adoption center. Cats can do what comes naturally- jump, run, climb, and play; but only until they find their way into your heart and home.

We have pledged not only to make this a completely different experience for the cats, but also for the public.
While we strive to make the adoption center as beautiful as possible, the cats within our care remain our top priority. Our firm belief as an organization is that every homeless cat deserves a chance because every cat matters. We hope that you'll come by and share with us our vision.

Our Adoption Process...

At our cage-free adoption center or online you find the cat (or dog!) you're interested in becoming a new member of your family. Fill out an application, either online or in person at adoption center or various adoption events.

Adoption fees include the cat or dog is ALWAYS spayed or neutered, all vaccinations, including rabies and microchipped. All cats are fiv/felv tested.