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My name is Rukus!

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Brown Tabby
4 years 1 month old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

FOR ADOPTION: RUKUS is an approximately 4 year old male looking for the family of his dreams. This big, beautiful boy showed up on the shelter property at the end of winter, likely as a drop off. He ripped open donations to feed himself and caused troubles with the neighbour’s cats in an effort to protect his food. Needless to say we were all relived when we were able to trap Rukus and get him indoors, warm and well fed. Rukus was initially very scared of humans but started warming up to the idea of treats and eventually realized that head rubs felt good. Now he is a friendly , affectionate fellow who actively seeks out attention and snacks. He enjoys being pet for long periods and is starting to show off his playful side. He has been very respectful of the other cats at the shelter and cautious but non aggressive towards friendly dogs. He is still a little overwhelmed by loud kids and would likely be happiest in a home aged 10+. Rukus has been very happy indoor only and could easily stuck with that lifestyle. After a lot of time and bonding he could also be indoor/outdoor in a rural area as he is not traffic savvy. Rukus is neutered, vaccinated and up to date on parasite control. If you’ve been looking for a Diamond in the rough apply today at for a chance to meet RUKUS. #NWASRukus


North West Animal Shelter Society

Contact info
Pet ID
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All animals are vet checked before adoption. This usually includes deworming, revolution (for mites and fleas) and vaccinations. Adult animals are all spayed or neutered before adoption and all puppies/kittens are required to be spayed or neutered as soon as they are old enough. Potential adopters must be willing to travel to Smithers to pick up their new pet. To apply for a pet please complete an adoption application online ( or download and return it to NWAS by email ( or mail (Box 3064, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0) if your application is approved we will then set up a meeting. Fees: ADULT DOGS $200, PUPPIES $100 + a $75 deposit towards spay/neuter (local adoptions) ADULT CATS $75 KITTENS $50 plus a $25 deposit towards spay/neuter (local adoptions)

Go meet their pets

If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter please email If you are interested in meeting an animal for adoption please fill out an adoption application on our website

More about this rescue

We are a very small volunteer group that is passionate about helping animals in need. In addition to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing pets in need we: Run a Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP): We work with Babine Pet Hospital and BV Vet Clinic to provide financial help to individuals and families who cannot afford the full cost of spaying or neutering their pets Spay and Neuter Education Humane Animal Education and visits to local schools Pet health care counselling; training referrals Complimentary lost and found postings on our website and Facebook page Provide free feral mousers to responsible farmers upon request