Doc has been Adopted

Picture of our cat Doc
Picture of our cat Doc

Born: Fall 2016
Colour: Brown Tabby & White
Eyes: Green
Neutered & Vaccinated


✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only


While sitting in the office at the Pet Patrol sanctuary, one of our volunteers noticed a cat, nonchalantly walking past the window. He was thin but the most outstanding thing about him was his tail, or lack thereof. It was a bloody stump. The cat stopped and looked at our volunteer and held his ground when she opened the window and put out a plate of canned food. He then turned and walked away. Hmmm. Over the next few months he was approached, but ran away, noticed laying Spinx like in the long grass, and strolling across the back lawn. Several attempts to rescue him by using a humane trap failed and we thought we would never be able to help him. Late one evening someone noticed him going under the garden shed. There was no real shelter under there and it was obvious that this dear boy was not seeking to over winter in the nearby barn. He had nowhere to go. The humane trap was set up once more, alongside the shed and finally on the second night he was rescued. The very next morning he was taken into the vet clinic and several inches amputated off of his tail, he was neutered and any injuries attended to. His recovery was successful.


It took a while to gain Doc’s trust, as he was outside for quite a while, but now he is out and about in the sanctuary. He was quite happy to see other cats in our care and integrated in without any issue. Doc has become quite an affectionate lap cat at his foster home. He loves to stretch out next to (or on top of) his foster dad while purring loudly, and will even greet his people at the door. He loves to play with all sorts of toys, and can often be found chasing stuffed mice or toy springs around the house. Now that he’s learned about all the perks of being an indoor cat, he’s shown zero interest in going back outside. Doc is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.