My name is Francisco!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Francisco
Photo 1 - American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Francisco
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Bushwick Street Cats

Facts about Francisco

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Medium
Francisco the love bug is now well enough to look for his forever home!

He showed up at our doorstep, starving, around Thanksgiving 2016. He was filthy and 6lbs—a large-boned cat who should probably be about 10lbs. The vet put him through one treatment after another, and he's been nursed and attended for many months now, into a healthy, loving companion. He still needs some weight on his bones and someone who can give him lots of love and attention. The more he's fed the more love he gives back.

His vet thinks he could be as old as 10. His teeth are in great shape for a cat who clearly was on the street for quite a while. He is a little head shy but loves his chin rubbed, and has started to roll over on his back to have his belly rubbed, too. He will sleep right by your head, sometimes on your back. He will follow you around devotedly, or at least keep you in sight. He will sit by your leg on the couch. He does get along with other cats we have here, but he will probably do a little better on his own or with just one other cat. He squirms a bit when I clip his nails, but he will tolerate it, and he loves the scratching post. He uses the litter box like a champ and eats almost anything. Salmon seems to be his favorite.

Just this past week he started playing like a kitten: following a toy attached to a string when I drag it up the stairs, and pouncing on random toys scattered on the floor. I think he will become more confident in a forever home with more attention than I can give him here (many other cats) and will continue coming out of his shell.

Please email if you have any questions about Francisco! He is a truly wonderful animal.

About Bushwick Street Cats

About Our Rescue Group...

We're primarily a TNR volunteer group, we trap, neuter and return feral cats in the community. We often find tame cats or young kittens during these projects and these cats make up the bulk of our adoptable cats here.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We regularly participate in adoption events with North Brooklyn Cats, a rescue group based in Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Their adoption events are every Sunday from 2-6 PM at Muddy Paws Pet Supplies, 447 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. We also have potential adopters visit our fosters at our home by appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters meet with us and the cat(s) either at our home or an adoption event. Potential adopters complete a simple adoption application, which we review and approve. If all parties are in agreement on the adoption we set a time to deliver the cat(s) to the adopter's home. Upon receiving the cat(s), adopters are asked to sign an adoption contract and for a tax-deductible donation fee of $100 per cat. Adopters are emailed all vet records and related forms.