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My name is Malcolm!
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Miller's Rescue

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Gray or Blue
4 years 7 months old, Adult
Pet ID
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My story

Malcolm is back up for adoption after fantastic vet check up yesterday. Please share his story to help find his furrever home.

He came to me in May, as a sick leukemia kitty covered in open battle wounds. He didn't know how to accept love or how to play. He was pretty aggressive when he got over stimulated. His bloodwork showed he was severely anemic and his liver functions were horrible. Vets suspected he had 2-4 weeks left. He showed signs of typical leukemia "crashing, " and I suspected days not weeks.

Fast forward 9 months. His bloodwork is good. He is no longer anemic, his liver functions are almost back to normal and he is testing leukemia NEGATIVE. What an amazing survivor. I've said many times the leukemia virus is not predictable. I think Malcolm for the first time had a will to live. He was treated for his symptoms, mainly iron, vitamins and good nutrition.
and his body fought hard to survive.

Malcolm loves to play, he zips around the house batting toys. He likes to play hide and seek. He is very protective of his foster mom and has tried many times to pull her out of the water while taking bath. He likes to sleep at the foot of the bed facing the door. He always makes sure his toys are fed and leaves some food in his food bowl with his toys laying on top. He is definitely a protector. Pretty amazing behavior for a cat who didn't know when he would eat again.

Malcolm still gets over stimulated if petted for too long, but he is no longer aggressive. He gives a signal and tries to walk away.
He loves looking out the window from his cat tree.

Malcolm would likely do best as an only pet with no young children. He doesn't get along with the other kitties in the house and has his own "wing" of his foster home. I think he would flourish even more if adopted into the right home.

Foster with first right to adopt is an option.

Malcolm can be flown to most major airports.


Miller's Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Charlotte, NC 28211

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our fees are $50-$150 depending of the age of the kitty and the amount of vetting. Most of our adult kitties are $50, most of our kittens are $125-$150, which includes all shots, microchip and spay/neuter. We will send you an application, once approved, we will schedule a playdate with the animal. We do require a home visit. The animal then goes on trial for a couple weeks to a month. We want to make sure the animal is a good fit for your family. Even after the trial period if you can not keep the animal at anytime we will take them back into our program.

Go meet their pets

We are a foster home based rescued. Therefore, the majority of our animals are in peoples homes. This is perfect for adopters who have very specific needs on the animal they adopt. We know our animals well, and what types of homes we feel they will thrive best.

More about this rescue

We specialize in healthy, fiv+ kitties. But do have other kitties in our program as well. Fiv is an immune deficiency which kitties get from fighting. Usually unneutered males fighting for territory, food sources and females. Once fixed and loved and fed daily the need to fight for these things disappears. Most of our fiv+ kitties are fostered with other non fiv kitties, and proven to be friendly. There are lots of myths and misinformation about fiv. To simply it, an fiv kitty is a kitty with a lower immune system. If they get hurt or sick it could take them longer to heal. Fiv does not cause disease, it is a secondary issue of how your kitty will react to primary issue. Most fiv kitties die from geriatric issues without any more vet care than other kitties. Here are some links to learn more about fiv