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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Reno


Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Reno:

Some shelters in other areas aren't fortunate enough to have a veterinarian on staff, so oftentimes when an intact stray male comes into their facility, he stays an intact male until funds are available or a home has been found. The problems arise when a boy is a boy for too long, as hormones can make even the friendliest of fellows territorial and therefore a bit aggressive if other males are present, the urine becomes notoriously strong and unpleasant smelling, and the coat is often unkempt and greasy-looking.
So when I got an email from another rescue worker asking for help for this guy, I took her plea to heart, as he had been stuck in a cage for almost 4 months. She saw the potential in him that most of the other employees did not, and made it a priority to spend some quality time with him, as she knew he wasn't the most obvious choice for potential adopters and got bypassed more often than not. Her efforts paid off, as by the time we took handsome, hunky Reno in on July 10th, 2012, he was a genuine loverboy!
Now I totally adore the 'fat-heads' as I call them, but I certainly am glad he was finally neutered; his giant jowls will shrink down over time as the testosterone leaves his body. Until then, I will continue to gently pinch those chubby cheeks that draw me in every time I see his fabulous face!
Born in July of 2011, Reno ended up a homeless stray in a lake shore community about 45 minutes from Grand Rapids. You can tell by his hard, calloused pads that he lived most of his life on the streets, but thankfully his personality didn't turn end up in as rough of shape as his feet did:) He really is quite a gentle guy, and although he was pegged as being a resident bad-boy at his previous rescue, Reno has proven that time and understanding were all that he needed in order to let his true colors shine through; thanks to that dedicated individual that dotes on him, he has blossomed into a well-mannered, even-tempered boy who cannot wait to find himself a home to call his own! He has shown us in just a few short days that he really finds it fun to hang out and socialize with the other cats, so that should make his adoption even easier! Good looks, great personality - what more could you ask for?! Stories like Reno's just go to show you that each of these strays deserves a chance to shine, to find their place in this world and to establish themselves as part of a family. It also proves that animals discarded and tossed aside can and do make the BEST pets ever!
Thanks for taking time to find out more about our Crash Cats!!

Current residents
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Since opening in Oct. 2002
2202 Adoptions
(221 from Big Sid's!)