My name is Rothko!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Ottawa, Ontario - Rothko
Photo 1 - Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Ottawa, Ontario - Rothko
Photo 2 - Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Ottawa, Ontario - Rothko
Photo 3 - Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Ottawa, Ontario - Rothko

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I'm being cared for by:
Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue

Facts about Rothko

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4391241
  • Hair: Long

Like many of the kitties from the Group of 40, I too was named after an artist. I am a gorgeous white and yellow cat, although it's hard to see at the moment. I used to be as handsome and bushy as Willy, but because I was outside a lot longer, I got quite sick and pretty scrawny. I came inside just the nick of time, as I was pretty sick. I had a bad upper respiratory infection, cuts all across my nose. My tail had a huge gash in it, but luckily the antibiotics helped it heal, and I did not lose my tail.

When I went to the bathroom, the urine got tangled in my long thick matts, keeping my bottom permanently wet - even in the sub-zero weather. My bottom and hind legs were such a mess, that they were completely shaved clean, and I now have a bare bottom. (Please do not look if you come to visit me, as I am  a little self-conscious about my bare bottom.....) The vet combed out hand-fulls of matts while I went in to get the antibiotics and care that I needed. In fact, the vet probably saved my life.

I was really not feeling well, and was pretty exhausted from always being cold, wet and hungry. When my rescuer put some food into a carrier for me, I went in and she closed the door. As soon as the door closed, I lay down in exhaustion, and looked at her saying 'what took you so long to help me'? I was rushed to vet for immediate attention, and I am slowly getting better. I have been enjoying the warmth, the regular food, and the rest that I really needed.

Sadly, the vet determined that I do have FIV, so I will likely need to be an only cat, or be a companion cat to another FIV+ cat. Other than that, I am healthy now, and I am starting to look like my former handsome self. My coat is looking thicker and cleaner again, and I am regaining energy. I am approximately four years old. I have been neutered and vet checked, and am now ready for a long-term foster home, or to be adopted into a permanent home.

Please visit my cousin Willy too - we would love to be adopted together



About Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

HHCR is an animal rescue organization in Ottawa, Ontario. Our goal is to save injured or found cats and try to find them permanent suitable homes. Medical help is arranged for any cat suffering from injuries or illness. All cats are at temporary foster homes until adopted. We rely on volunteers and donations from kind individuals who care.

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters must fill out and application form, then Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue completes a home visit to ensure the cat will be living in a suitable environment as well as reference checks. There is an adoption fee which goes towards the cat's medical care.