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My name is McCovey!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated over 10 months ago

Adoption process

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Adoption fee: $150.00

This covers all of Animal Rights and Rescue Association's costs to prepare McCovey for adoption.

My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Orange or Red Tabby
5 years 5 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

McCovey is a handsome orange tabby with a motorboat purr who was born in September 2018. He has a sweet but vague disposition. McCovey has severe developmental delays; he has difficulty figuring things out and his long term memory is very poor. He will need a kind, understanding family able to accept him for who he is and willing to accommodate his needs.

McCovey is a good eater who's favorite flavors are chicken and tuna. He loves treats and will even eat them out of your hand! He enjoys the company of other cats, and we would like him to have buddies in his forever home. He likes to spend most of his time sitting in his cat tree. McCovey loves pets, cuddles and brushing, as long as they're on his terms.

McCovey gets lost easily, and is often anxious because everything seems new to him all the time. He can't remember or recognize people or other cats. McCovey has a special room because he doesn't understand doorways - if he goes through one, he forgets what they are and can't find his way back. As long as he's in his own special room, he has good self-care skills, but he can become aggressive when anxious and agitated. McCovey has made some very modest progress, but he has probably reached the ceiling of his abilities and is unlikely to improve any more.

McCovey is a very unique cat, the only one to have this disability in our experience, as well as the experience of his vets and neurologist. Given his high level of needs, we're looking for a very patient, understanding and cat-experienced family that is willing and able to meet him where he is. In a perfect world, his forever family will have a passion for helping special needs cats, and already have a room or catio set up that can accommodate him plus some buddies for him to share it with. Due to his special needs, McCovey will be transitioning to his new home in a foster-to-adopt situation. He is FIV/FeLv negative, microchipped, neutered and current on his vaccines. Could you be the guardian angel he's been waiting for?
Animal Rights and Rescue Association

Contact info

Pet ID
San Francisco, CA 94116

Their adoption process


Meet the Pet


Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please contact us. We will e-mail you an application and make arrangements for you to meet the animal. We try to pick the best-fit family for each animal, and arrange a home visit to drop the animal off. We have an adoption fee of $150 for cats, $200 for kittens, $200 for dogs and $250 for puppies. All our animals are fixed, microchipped, dewormed, up-to-date on vaccines and healthy before they go to their permanent homes. Cats are also combo tested.

Go meet their pets

We are too small to have our own shelter. If you're interested in adopting one of our animals, please contact us and we'll set up a meeting.

More about this rescue

We are a small group dedicated to rescuing animals off the streets and promoting animal rights and welfare through education, legislation, and social action. We primarily focus on animals with special needs, who need extra socialization or have health problems. We do not have a shelter, instead our animals live with their rescuer or in foster care until they are adopted. Due to our small size, WE CANNOT TAKE ANIMALS FROM THE PUBLIC.

Other pets at this rescue

There are currently no additional pets at this rescue. Please check back later!