My name is Hardy (COURTESY 10/11/16)!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Lovingston, Virginia - Hardy (COURTESY 10/11/16)
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I'm being cared for by:
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Facts about Hardy (COURTESY 10/11/16)

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10662979-COURTESY
  • Hair: Long
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA  22949
434 263-7722
All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA;  (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter;  Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not  belong to Almost Home.


OCT 11, 2016:

Hardy is a male (now neutered) who is probably 8-10 years old. He is a very large orange tabby who we feel will be long-haired when his coat finishes growing out.  We strongly suspect he is part Maine Coon.  His tail is a foot long!!!

He turned up at our spay/neuter/return colony a few months ago. He was in horrible shape, emaciated, and completely encrusted in black filth with obvious mouth issues. For a couple of weeks, he just laid in the woods and would not let anyone get close to him. He was not coming in for food, so there was no way to trap and help him. He must have been taking in some food after the feeders left, because one day he met us when we came to feed like he was starving, and walked right into a carrier. We immediately took him to the vet for testing, being fairly sure the vet would recommend euthanasia. However, he tested negative for FeLv and FIV, and the vet found that most of his problems were in his mouth, ulcers, infected tongue, bad teeth. He could eat only with difficulty, and he couldn't clean himself at all.

He had to be totally shaved, and eventually had to have most of his teeth pulled. He is now a new cat, has gained his weight back, and his coat is slowly growing out. He is looking for a forever home where he will gets lots of attention, preferably on a lap. He loves people and is good both inside and out. He is very familiar with a pet door and has obviously used one in the past. Hardy would probably be best as an only pet, as he can be very territorial. He wants all your attention. 

For more information about Hardy, please contact Georgie at 434 946-2591.  


COURTESY POSTINGS…As a community service, Nelson County Humane Society/SPCA provides courtesy postings in an effort to help unite animals needing permanent homes with prospective adopters.  Since we are a no-kill shelter and funded entirely by donations and fundraisers, to exist we are always in need of donations.  We respectfully request that adopters of courtesy posting animals consider a tax deductible contribution to our shelter via the “Donation Info” page on our website:   


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 VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info 


About Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

About Our Shelter...

Located on Stagebridge Road (Rt. 624) and Rt. 29 just two miles north of Lovingston on 2 acres of Land.
Houses animals in "real-life rooms".
A Spacious lobby/waiting room and reception area.
13 rooms for dogs which will hold 2 to 3 dogs depending on size.
4 cat rooms for multiple numbers of cats.
Two isolation rooms, one for dogs and one for cats.
A room for bathing and grooming.
A food preparation area.
A conference/meeting room.
Inside and outside exercise areas for dogs.
Open seven days a week.
Animals being surrendered by their owners are accepted on a space available basis if they are judged to be adoptable. Animals are also selected from unclaimed or unwanted animals at the Nelson County Animal Control Facility after they are evaluated by the HS/SPCA and judged to be adoptable. Strays will continue to go through Animal Control.

No animal will be put down unless it is judged to be dangerously aggressive or untreatably ill. Almost Home Pet Adoption Center now has several part-time employees
but still relys heavily on volunteer help.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Almost Home Pet Adoption Center

Open 7 Days a Week, 1-4:00 pm
Located at the corner of Rt. 29 and Stagebridge Road in Lovingston, Virginia

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs: $100 Includes Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia test DHLPP and Rabies vaccination, wormings and Spay/Neuter.
Puppies: $125 Includes 3 dhlpp vaccinations, 3 wormings, and a spay/neuter certificate covering a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering. This certificate is accepted by several participating veterinarians.
Cats: $80 Includes Feline Leukemia/Aids test - 2 RCP vaccinations, Rabies vaccination, 2 wormings and spaying/neutering.
Kittens: $100 includes a Feline Leukemia/Aids test, 3 RCP
vaccinations, 3 wormings and a certificate for a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering b a participating veterinarian.