Basil is an orange colored tabby with a gorgeous, thick fur coat. Basil is named from a Greek word meaning “royal', and we feel his beautiful fur coat gives him a very regal appearance.
Basil was born in May 2002.
Basil was adopted from us as a kitten in 2002, but was returned a couple of years later because the husband was allergic and insisted on putting him outside. Basil was VERY angry about losing his family, and didn't understand why he couldn't stay.
We adopted him out again quickly, but he was returned again - this time because he was nipping and batting at people.
When he came back the second time, we discovered some terrible matting in his beautiful coat. It turns out that some of his personality 'issues' were actually caused by the pain, as the matted fur pulled on his skin and made him very uncomfortable and touch-sensitive. We had him partially shaved, and that cured the immediate problem -- but he is still afraid of having some parts of his body touched.
Basil would be a wonderful pet for someone with experience and patience. Because of his touch-sensitivity, we feel he would do best in a home where there were no children under 5 years old.
Basil is a friendly cat who wants human companionship, and longs for a family of his own again. He doesn't like a lot of petting or close cuddling, but he will relax and roll on his back and lay next to you, and he loves a head scratching. Is there a place in your home for him?
Call Kitty Corner at 315-457-4420 or fill out our adoption application at www.kittycorner.org to meet our adoptable cats and adopt a new member of your family.
Basil tests negative for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS, has been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and all shots are up to date.
Kitty Corner has a lifetime return policy. If you adopt a cat or kitten from us and you can't keep it for any reason, we ask that you return it to us. We want to be sure that none of our cats is ever homeless again.
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