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My name is KING!
I'm being cared for by
Milford Humane Society

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Tiger Striped
5 years 11 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

KING came with a group of cats from King Street in Franklin. The others were adopted but poor King had two strikes against him. He is FIV-positive and also heartworm-positive. There is no medicine for heartworms for cats, so affected cats have to clear the heartworms on their own. King has been living in our special room for over a year now, and he is still with us, so maybe he is all OK now. He prefers the higher-up areas in the room, with his own private igloo, surrounded by three or four cat friends, apparently coming down when no humans are around. He is a little friendlier now, and can be patted, but maintains a kingly aloofness. He is only about four years old, a handsome light brown short-haired tiger boy. He seems to be a lazy laid-back fellow. Some of the pictures show him with some of his friends.

King has gained about three pounds during his stay – apparently the cushy life agrees with him. He doesn’t mind being patted, and seems to even like it, especially under his chin and between his ears. Since he seems to enjoy the company of other cats, perhaps a home with other FIV-positive cats in residence would be a good fit for him. If you think maybe King would fit into your household, come on over and meet him.

UPDATE: King is now heartworm-antibody-negative! Here is the report from his vet: “The cat probably had recently been exposed to or had circulating microfilaria (immature heartworms) at the time of the initial test. The microfilaria were not able to mature into adult worms, possibly due to application of Revolution, and died. The cat is not expected to develop signs of heartworm disease.” WOW! This guy is good to go!

289 West St (Rte 140), Milford, MA 01757 Adoptions every Sunday from 1-4 PM.
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REVISED ADOPTION HOURS: Please note that our current adoption hours are on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.


Milford Humane Society

Contact info
Pet ID
Milford, MA 01757

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, have tested negative for FelV and FIV (unless otherwise noted), have distemper and rabies shots, and are microchipped prior to being adopted. Certain requirements must be met to adopt a cat, such as the cats must be kept indoors, and never de-clawed. Potential adopters must provide their landlord's written permission to have cats on their property. There is an adoption fee.

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New Expanded Shelter Adoption Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7-9 PM; Saturday 2-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM.

More about this rescue

The Milford Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats. First organized in September 1990 to fill a need in the community, we help to care and find homes for the ever-increasing number of homeless cats that exist in the local area. These cats survive by scrounging in dumpsters for food and finding shelter wherever possible. Most of our cats are housed at the shelter. Others are cared for in foster homes until space becomes available at the shelter. Admission to the shelter is not based solely on adoptability but on need. The motto of the Milford Humane Society is to share the gift of unconditional love with as many cats and kittens as possible.