Pacino the cat is a huge softie, a gummy bear, a cushy, cuddly, snuggly bubbly little purr prince. He likes violin music and soft hands, butterfly kisses and long conversations about your feelings. When you come to visit him at his pad, he’ll already be purring. All he wants is to rub his head against your hands and fall asleep in your lap.
But there’s more to this bundle of blissful blankets than meets the eye. You can see it in his main profile picture. We told him to act natural. He gave us a face that could easily be featured on the cover of a gangster rap album. He can be a real toughie, a real bare-knuckle bruiser!
The reason for his good cop, bad cop routine is his past. The poor guy came to us in rough shape. We can’t imagine what he’s been through! He’s all better now, but he can sometimes be a little skittish when it comes to handling. 90 percent of the time, he’s an angel. But the moment he becomes uncomfortable, he will swat and hiss. This is usually when he’s being touched, especially around his belly or butt.
Being FIV positive, Pacino will need to see a vet once a year. He’ll be fine. He’s a tough guy. All this means is that he can’t bite or scratch any other cat since that is how FIV is spread.
Pacino is looking for a mature home with someone who understands and appreciates his unique personality. He’d be the perfect lap cat and sleep-in companion. He just wants all the snuggles!
Age: 5 years 2 months
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Each week we feature animals available for adoption from local shelters in the Toronto area with the hopes that our readers will assist in finding good homes for them. If you, or someone you know, has the resources to take care of one of these animals, please do get in touch with the appropriate shelter via the links provided.