My name is James!

American Bobtail Cat for adoption in College Station, Texas - James
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BCS Spay

Facts about James

  • Breed: American Bobtail
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
James was rescued out of a busy street in Bryan at the end of October 2016. He was a skeleton and barely alive. He spent a month at a vet clinic gaining weight and strength. He is a happy guy who appreciates his life being saved. He has an adorable curly stub of a tail. He was already neutered so he must have belonged to someone at some point but no owner was found and no one stepped up to give him a home. He was taken to a shelter, but failed their health criteria as one of his hips might need surgery at some point. We did not want him euthanized after all he had been through and his miraculous recovery, especially as the vet he had seen here did not think he necessarily needed hip surgery at this point. So we fetched James from the shelter but he was immediately very sick and vomited or refused to eat. He did well while taking some medicine but the vomiting returned and he had diarrhea once he finished the course of medication. We started him on a special diet and steroids and he has gained weight and stabilized on this regime. He even opens his mouth for his daily gelcap when we say "Open up wide and say AHHH." Based on his symptoms and an ultrasound showing thickening of his intestines, we believe he has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His medicine is cheap. He also gets monthly B12 shots. His Nature's Variety chicken canned food runs $100/month (he eats two cans daily). He would do best as an only cat or in a home willing to feed this food to all cats or strictly enforce separate feedings (there are special microchip-based feeders available) as eating even a few bites of another food could upset his digestive system. He seems to manage getting around OK now, but he may need a hip surgery to remove the head of his femur as x-rays show a hip injury (he likely was hit by a car). So he needs an experienced adopter who does not mind daily medications, buying special food, and paying vet bills as needed. But he is a really special cat who will thank you every hour of the day. Contact BCS Spay to learn more about James and help determine if you might be the home he has been waiting for.

About BCS Spay

About Our Rescue Group...

We target companion animals least likely to be spayed/neutered - those with low-income owners and stray cats - and help them get fixed so they do not contribute to pet overpopulation. Sometimes some of the cats we help cannot safely be returned to where they were found - for example they are sick or injured or multiple cats have been run over in the area. We rescue these cats, get them well, and find them safe, indoor homes. We rely on private donations and adoption fees to fund our program. We almost always spend more on vet care than the adoption fees we charge.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Mail checks to BCS Spay, PO Box 11773, College Station, TX 77842. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Watch our Facebook page for announcements of adoption events. We are at Petsmart in College Station 1-4pm most Saturdays.

Our Adoption Process...

Email us at for an adoption application. You must have permission from your landlord if renting. Any other pets must be spayed/neutered and up to date on their shots. You must plan to keep the cat indoors. Once your application is approved (usually within a day or two), we will arrange for you to meet with a cat or kitten that fits what you are looking for. Or come meet some of our cats Saturdays 2-5pm at the College Station Petsmart on University (back by the cat litter). The adoption contract requires you to return the cat to us if you are ever unable to keep him/her for any reason. Adoption fees range from $40-80. Cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, microchipped for identification, and are up to date on their shots (FVRCP and rabies).