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My name is Watson!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia - Watson
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia - Watson
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I'm being cared for by:
BC SPCA - Salt Spring Island Branch

Facts about Watson

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 419672
  • Hair: Unknown
Watson is a sweetheart who's former owner could no longer care for him due to serious health issues so he came into our care.
As a result we know more about Watson's history than we usually do about our residents: Watson is a very cuddly guy who loves a good lap warming session, is notoriously intelligent (sometimes a little mischievous), loves to play, is a great mouser and would choose salmon over chicken any day. He preferred to spend most of his time outdoors and had a cathouse to retreat to from the elements and for afternoon naps. His home was in a dense neighbourhood where he did not get along with the neighbourhood cats and would spray to assert his territory.

The shelter is not a great place for a cat like Watson. Although he gets lots of love and snuggle sessions from our staff and volunteers it is likely stressful for him to be sharing such close quarter with the other cats though we should note that he has NOT been aggressive (actually a few have picked on him, poor guy). He has been spraying which is quite the challenge for us (yes, neutered males will still spray if they got in the habit before their surgeries-another great reason to neuter young). We have recently been able to give Watson his own room at the branch and have seen a decrease in his spraying which tells us it is somewhat stress related and being in his own environment, a forever home, will only be even better for him.

We are looking for a special match for Watson. Someone who understands and appreciates this special guy for who he is: not just an independent outdoor roamer but also a snuggly guy who loves human company. A home without other animals would be best for Watson, where he can be king of the castle. Somewhere that is not too close to other homes may reduce stress around maintaining his own territory.

Anyone will quickly discover that Watson is an amazing cat.
Come in and find out for yourself.
Do you know someone who could be Watson's purrfect match?

Primary Color: Black
Weight: 7.82
Age: 6yrs 3mths 1wks

About BC SPCA - Salt Spring Island Branch

About Our Shelter...

The Salt Spring Island Branch of the BC SPCA has a shelter able to house cats and rabbits (& sometimes other small animals) only. We may be able to assist with some dog adoptions upon request.

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Through its locations and operations across the province the BC SPCA provides emergency medical care and sheltering for more than 37,000 animals each year. The society also conducts more than 4,600 cruelty investigations and provides a wide range of advocacy and education programs for domestic, farm and wild animals through its Provincial Office.

Our mission, vision and charter is at the heart of all we do to rescue, protect and care for animals. It is also the driving force behind our animal welfare and education programs.

Our Charter:

The BC SPCA Charter is the foundation that guides the work we do:

Whereas:

The world is inhabited by many species sharing a common ecosystem of air, earth, and water. We recognize and value our interconnectedness with all animals.

Therefore:

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for the animals of the world we share.

We pledge our energies to inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals, who depend on humans for their well-being, experience, as a minimum, five essential freedoms:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst

2. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease

3. Freedom from distress

4. Freedom from discomfort

5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located on the lower level of the Gulf Islands Veterinary Clinic - turn down Sharp Road and proceed to the rear parking lot of the Clinic. Look for marked SPCA Shelter signs.

See our website at www.spca.bc.ca/saltsptring for all of our current adoption prices, hours of operation, etc.

Our Adoption Process...

See our website at www.spca.bc.ca/saltspring for all of our current adoption prices, hours of operation, etc.

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Through its locations and operations across the province the BC SPCA provides emergency medical care and sheltering for more than 37,000 animals each year. The society also conducts more than 4,600 cruelty investigations and provides a wide range of advocacy and education programs for domestic, farm and wild animals through its Provincial Office.

Our mission, vision and charter is at the heart of all we do to rescue, protect and care for animals. It is also the driving force behind our animal welfare and education programs.

Our Charter:

The BC SPCA Charter is the foundation that guides the work we do:

Whereas:

The world is inhabited by many species sharing a common ecosystem of air, earth, and water. We recognize and value our interconnectedness with all animals.

Therefore:

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for the animals of the world we share.

We pledge our energies to inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals, who depend on humans for their well-being, experience, as a minimum, five essential freedoms:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst

2. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease

3. Freedom from distress

4. Freedom from discomfort

5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.