My name is Leo!

Maine Coon Cat for adoption in Markham, Ontario - Leo
Photo 1 - Maine Coon Cat for adoption in Markham, Ontario - Leo
Photo 2 - Maine Coon Cat for adoption in Markham, Ontario - Leo
Photo 3 - Maine Coon Cat for adoption in Markham, Ontario - Leo

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Leo's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

Leo's Story...
Leo was rescued from Animal Control. Leo is a wonderfully natured boy who loves everyone he meets. He has a laid back nature and is gentle and kind spirited. Leo is a large size cat, approx 18 lbs. He was badly matted when we rescued him and had to be shaved into a lion cut but his coat is growing back nicely. Sadly, Leo tested postitive for FIV (Feline Immune Virus). He would have to be the only cat in the household or be a companion to another cat with FIV. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus(FIV) has been associated with cats for many years, although it was only labelled as such as recently as 1986. The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus. IMPORTANT: FIV is species specific, so can only be transmitted from cat to cat, and not to humans or other animals. FIV is not easily passed from cat to cat. The virus is very fragile and doesn't last long outside the body. The main route of infection is through biting, when the virus in the saliva of an infected cat, is injected directly into the blood stream of the cat it bites. Research suggests the likelihood of cats passing on FIV to others in the same household is as low as 1 - 2%.

Regardless, FIV cats find it harder than most to find new homes, even though in all other respects they are normal, loving cats, and deserve a chance at a happy life.

We hope that Leo finds a loving home that he deserves as he is a special, sweet and loving boy.

Facts about Leo

  • Breed: Maine Coon
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Long

Other Pets at Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue & Adoption Inc., - Pickering

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Leo, a Markham Maine Coon cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maine Coon for sale in Markham, or seeking a Maine Coon cat from a breeder in Markham.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Markham already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Markham breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maine Coon breeders who help with Maine Coon rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Markham paves the way for another one to be saved.