Help us find a furrever family for Augie the cat in Toronto

Augie is a professional cuddler, expert in naps, and master of laps. He is a sweet, gentle soul, a pacifist who believes in the higher power of the hug. His meow is a universal language and is one of six official languages used at the United Nations.

He knows what he wants in life. And what he wants is your undivided attention. Yep. All of it. He goes crazy for head scratches and rubs. He will conquer your lap and turn it into his very own mobile home. He isn’t interested in treats or wet food. No. He’s interested in you. Hugging and snuggling with you!

Augie was rescued from a barn after having been bullied by other cats. He’s been through a lot! When he was finally brought home, he didn’t trust anybody. But with the help of his patient family and a little “cat whispering”, he eventually learned he could trust humans!

He is still shy around people, and needs a little time before he becomes comfortable. But with a little patience and some quiet, gentle guidance, his hug-loving, pillowy personality comes out in full fuzzy force.

Augie is currently hanging out with his original family while he waits for a new one. They are amazing. He loves them, they love him. Unfortunately, they can’t be around to give him the attention he wants. He’s an emotional cat and doesn’t like to be left alone. Some might call him needy, others would call him adorable and loving and amazing.

He would very much appreciate finding a quiet and mature home where there will be somebody to snuggle with for a good chunk of the day! He’s not sure how he feels about other pets in the home and doesn’t have much experience with children.

Being FIV positive, he will need to see a vet once a year. But don’t worry! All that means is when or if he’s with other cats, there can’t be any biting and sharing of fluids.



Age: 4 years 3 months
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Colour: White/Orange
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Declawed: No


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About this column:

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.




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