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My name is Rugby!
Facts about Rugby
- Breed: American Shorthair
- Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Male
- Hair: Short
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Rugby: 5 to 7 yr old male red tabby American Shorthair
You can clearly see an real indentation in the fur on this kitty's
neck. ( Look at his neck in the picture of him standing ) He was
recently wearing a tightly fastened collar, the kind that doesn't come off. He did not arrive at the shelter with a collar on. It is hard not to think his owner took off his collar and took him to the shelter and said he/ she had found him stray and brought him in out of the goodness of his or her heart. He is an unusual cat. American Shorthairs are like their British Shorthair counterparts - cobby bodied, muscular, healthy cats. The American Shorthairs come in more
color varieties, like this red tabby, than the British which tend
mostly towards solid colors.. These cats were originally bred to be working mousers. They were bred to be unusually hardy, living outside and able to withstand rain and cold. They live long healthy lives.
This boy has the dense plush coat that ,I am told, sheds rainwater.
It is a delight to touch.
He is a really nice cat. Fun to pet and cuddle with. He has been well cared for and loved. Whoever lost him or gave him up must miss him.
He is still in his post shelter isolation with me but he settled in quickly and is comfortable and friendly. He has a slight chip on an upper canine- you have to look carefully to see it. It is too superficial, I think, to need dental help. However it was enough to make this overcrowded shelter mark him down as "Needs Rescue" which means they will not put him up for adoption ( let the public know about him and see him )and he will quickly be put down if no rescue steps forward for him. I got him with two days to spare.
He has a huge personality and it is all delightful. Even these early photo's show what a character he is. I expect he is cat friendly and maybe dog friendly since he has a great deal of composure and confidence. He would fit well in a lot of different types of homes including busy ones with children. I doubt he needs the quiet, stable sort of home I am usually looking for. I am just guessing here but I expect he would be adorable playing with a pug dog or some such pooch rolling around and letting off some energy. Someone will be so lucky.
He eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.