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MILO NOW HAS LOVING HOME OF HIS OWN THROUGH PETSONTHENET!! OPOTIKI, Ginger DMH rescued feral male cat, approx. 9 mths old Listing Number: 160032

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Listing Information

  • Date listing last updated
  • 22 March 2017
  • City:
  • Opotiki
  • NZ region
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Country
  • New Zealand

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535 clicks on this advert which ran for about a month and Milo, the little rescued feral cat, now HAS A HOME in Palmerston North with a lovely young couple who picked him up on Sunday (19/3/17). Many thanks to my brother Alan for his work sending a link to this listing to all his contacts and Facebook groups etc., it was one of his contacts who kept Milo in mind and suggested Milo's new Mum & Dad look at this Pets on the Net listing. Thanks also to the folks at Pets on the Net and all the people who looked and considered taking him - he wasn't going to be everyone's "cup of tea" - but I will always take him back if it does not work out. Below is the text of the original listing:

This sweet little boy is a tamed feral young cat (approx.. 9 months) . He was probably dumped out at the beach at about 4 months of age. He was known to be living feral for a couple of months before I trapped him in November and bought him home where I have kept him in a large cage in a small room off my garage. He is now very friendly and will jump up on my knee, head-butt my face, pummel my chest with his little paws and purr madly! In partnership with the local SPCA we had him de-sexed in December. He has had worm and flea treatment and been checked over by the vet. His coat is lovely and he has a magnificent tail which he carries proudly high in the air. He is a bit frenetic but would calm down if given more attention, usually I can just visit him 3 times a day which is hardly enough!

He is now very much in need of a quiet home where he can be given adequate time, love and some training. These tamed feral or tamed wild cats can make the most exceptional pets with sensitive care. He would probably be terrified by young children and also given that he still likes to mouth/chew on my fingers that wouldn't be a good idea! However he does get on with dogs (my dogs are used to cats) and he is also OK with other cats (although he and my recently tamed adult wild cat play a bit too rough). It was never my intention to keep this cat, he was a rescue mission and I trapped him because as an experienced trapper and knew I could do this quickly and painlessly for him. I also have another older cat which does not accept other cats, so it is difficult for me to manage all the conflict of trying to keep everyone apart and so I find I could not really offer this little boy a reasonable home. I also do not want my old girl to be desperately unhappy.

My brother has advertised widely on the internet to try to find any interested parties but no owner came forward. There was a young woman with pre-school children interested in adopting him but she has not followed through, and as I said earlier that may be for the best. This cat would need to be kept inside for a few weeks and given a quiet environment. He uses litter box and is very clean so that is not a problem. I don't want to give him to anyone who would loose him in the first few days and have him end up feral and homeless again. If you are interested please get in touch. I am prepared to transport him to any nearby towns: from Tauranga to Gisborne, Rotorua, Taupo or Turangi. Possibly even Waikato or Auckland (as I need an excuse to get away to see friends...).

He doesn't have a proper name yet but seems to respond to Milo (Italian - pronounced Meelow).
Thanks for your interest, Chris.


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