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My name is Rumplestiltskin!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Rumplestiltskin
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Rumplestiltskin
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Rumplestiltskin
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Milford Humane Society

Facts about Rumplestiltskin

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
RUMPLESTILTSKIN was brought to us from Tufts as a “found cat”. He is solid-black, fairly young, probably 1-2 years old, and much friendlier now after settling in. He was a little skittish at first and had a little attitude problem, but now seems to have accepted everybody. He had some injury to his left front leg which is all healed now. His four-month quarantine is now complete.

Rumpie just loves food. Just shake the treat jar and he comes running. He seems to be OK with other cats, although contact has been limited so far. He is OK with being picked up and handled. Note to adopter: be patient with him as he acclimates to new surroundings, and he should be just fine. Bribery works wonders.

Rumpie is also FIV-positive, but since he is young and healthy, this should not be a problem for many years. This virus lowers a cat’s immune system response. He would be a great companion for another FIV-positive kitty who might be looking for a friend (or a wrestling partner). We prefer to have these cats go to homes either with no other cats, or with other FIV-positive cats already in residence. Come and meet this handsome fellow soon!

FIV Facts:
1. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a slow virus that affects a cat's immune system over a period of years.
2. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.
3. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.
4. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.
5. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)
6. A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.
7. Many vets are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered 15 years ago.
8. FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them indoors and free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise. To learn more about FIV visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/cat-care-feline-immunodeficiency-virus.html and
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_fiv.cfm

About Milford Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Milford Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats. First organized in September 1990 to fill a need in the community, we help to care and find homes for the ever-increasing number of homeless cats that exist in the local area. These cats survive by scrounging in dumpsters for food and finding shelter wherever possible.

Most of our cats are housed at the shelter. Others are cared for in foster homes until space becomes available at the shelter. Admission to the shelter is not based solely on adoptability but on need. The motto of the Milford Humane Society is to share the gift of unconditional love with as many cats and kittens as possible.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Adoption Hours:
Thursday 7-9 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM.

Our Adoption Process...

All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, have tested negative for FelV and FIV (unless otherwise noted), have distemper and rabies shots, and are microchipped prior to being adopted.

Certain requirements must be met to adopt a cat, such as the cats must be kept indoors, and never de-clawed. Potential adopters must provide their landlord's written permission to have cats on their property. There is an adoption fee.