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Neutered Male DSH Brown Tabby

Est. DOB: May 8, 2023

AVAILABLE as *Cat Whisperer Needed

Adoption Fee: $165.00

Does there need to be another friendly cat in the home?


Good with Other Cats?


Good with Dogs?

Unknown but likely

Good With Children?

Age 13+ recommended

Uses Litter Box?



Not Yet but will likely with time







Will the cat hide in a new environment?



Hello, my name is Madawaska. Maddy for short. I came to the rescue in summer 2023 with my mom and siblings. I was quite wild and wasn't really interested in being a house cat. Some thought maybe I should go to a barn or back to my colony, but my foster mom wouldn't have it. She insisted I stay inside for the winter and gave me the space I needed to adjust. I have since come to love the comforts of indoor life like sleeping on the bed and lounging in the sunshine while watching the cold weather outside. I am a high energy cat with a dominant personality. I am scared when I first meet new humans and will hide, but I will eventually come out to say hello. I like to play with the other cats in the house, chase spring toys and climb my scratch post. I am learning to be more gentle with my claws. I might scratch you when I am playing, but I don't mean to hurt you. I am probably better in a house without children. I have started to really enjoy being petted but not too sure about being picked up just yet. I get along well with other cats but I could be happy on my own if you are able to give me lots of attention and play with me.


Foster Notes: We would recommend Madawaska go to a home with an experienced cat owner, possibly with other cats and no children. He still has trust to build with humans, will hide at first and needs to learn to be more gentle with his claws.


*CAT WHISPERER NEEDED: This is a cat who was born and raised outside and likely had limited human interaction. But, they have shown over time that they can establish a connection with humans and be happy indoors. They are now loving inside life, with all the perks that come with a family—warmth, food, company, affection and love. However, it will take awhile to develop the same trust as with their foster parents , and they may hide until adjusted. They need a special family who will take the time to show patience and build their confidence, just like their foster family did. It may take a month or more, but they are worth it! They really are, and their foster parents with Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue can offer you tips and tricks that helped in their foster home.


ADOPTION FEE: The Cat Whisperer Needed adoption fee is $165.00 (which includes a health check, first vaccination in a series and any that become due while in care, first anti-parasite treatments needed in care, spay or neuter and microchip at our Veterinary partner). There is a 10% discount when you adopt 2 cats/kittens. The adopter will be responsible for any vaccine or boosters, anti-parasite treatments that are needed after adoption. Kittens usually need 3 vaccines, one month apart starting at age 7 weeks. Juveniles and Adult cats usually require 2 vaccines one month apart in the first year, then annual vaccines. Deworming is recommended at the time of each vaccine appointment. If you are intending to adopt, please be aware that your Veterinary clinic may be experiencing backlogs in scheduling appointments, so do not delay calling your clinic to book your new cat's needed booster appointment(s). Please note that cats are not tested for FIV/FeLV nor can FIP be predicted. We will share any medical information gathered during our health checks and observations revealed during their time in care. But it is important to know that some illnesses can have an incubation period of 10 days, which means that a cat can leave in good health but get sick a few days post adoption. In addition, the stress of a new environment can affect a cats’ immune system.


APPLICATION NOTE: The application for this cat/kitten may close quickly depending on the number of applications received. As our goal is to find the best match based on the cat(s) needs, only those chosen for a meet-and-greet will be contacted via email. If you are interested in meeting one of our fosters, please visit complete the Adoption Interest Application.


Once your completed application is received and reviewed, our Adoption Coordinator will be in contact within 24-48hrs. If you have not heard from us in this time period please check your SPAM folder. Sometimes our emails end up there.

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