This is a free listing for an animal in the community who is in need of a new home. This animal is not available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, but is being re-homed by members of the community. For more information, you can contact the animal's current guardian using the contact information below. Thank you!
Age: 2 years approximately
Animal Weight: 15 pounds
Animal Color: Brown and black Maine Coon
Rehoming Fee: 0
My two favorite things about Lynxie: He’s a survivor and a very sweet cat.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Location: South Milwaukee, WI
Is Lynxie spayed or neutered? yes
Is Lynxie up to date on vaccinations? yes
Why the animal is being rehomed: Lynxie was a feral cat who is now tame. However, he has FIV and needs to be either an only cat or in a home with other cats with FIV. I have other non-FIV cats and can’t keep him.
What are your two favorite things about Lynxie? He’s a survivor and a very sweet cat.
How long have you had Lynxie? He lived in my basement all winter and has been in my house for a week.
Where did you get Lynxie? He was a feral cat who started living in my basement this winter. He became friendly through many months of feeding him and would eventually come to me for petting and attention. He has been living in my home for a week since I took him to the vet.
Has Lynxie ever bitten someone? No
What, if any, medical or behavioral concerns does Lynxie have? Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV). He was feral but is adapting well to being inside. He uses the litter box but did spray some when I first brought him inside because I have other cats. He is on antibiotics and recovering from an eye infection and leg wounds. He might have some vision issues.
Has Lynxie lived with other animals? Yes
If yes to the above, which animals has Lynxie lived with? Four house cats ages 12, 8, 5 and 1
Has Lynxie actively fought with other animals in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: He did fight with other feral cats when he was outside.
Does/did Lynxie hide from other animals in the home? No
How does Lynxie interact with animals outside of the home? He fights any cat who comes near the yard. However, birds can come within a foot of his face and he ignores them.
Are you requiring that Lynxie not go into a family with certain types of pets? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain which types of pets you are restricting: He should not be with other cats unless they also are FIV positive. He hissed at my cats the first few days but did not go after them.
Has Lynxie lived with any children under 18? No
Lynxie has lived with children of these ages: He does not live with kids, but likes my grandsons (4 years, 10 months) to pet him when they visit
Does/did Lynxie hide or avoid children in the home? No
Does/did Lynxie display any forms of aggression toward children in the home? No
Are you requiring that Lynxie not go into a family with children under a certain age? No
Does Lynxie have any fears? Easily startled. Nervous in new environments but has adapted well to being inside
Lynxie's overall activity level: Sedentary/low energy
What should the next family should know about Lynxie: Once he trusts you he’s very loyal and friendly. He will need to see a vet and get antibiotics for any infections because of the FIV. He is at least part Maine Coon, so he’s quite large. He’s also pretty talkative! He’s just a great cat and I wish I could keep him.