January 2019 update. Cowboy is now being treated for pancreatitis. He is doing well with his treatment and we will post an update as time goes by.
Cowboy is an adult male who lost his home when a baby was about to arrive. He had become feisty and bit the dad and it seemed too risky to the couple to keep him so they had to make the tough decision to surrender. Cowboy does not do well with other male cats so he was not a good candidate for the SPCA.
Cowboy is a gorgeous polydactyl kitty and has 7 toes on his big front feet which look like huge mittens. He is not fond of people and likes only minimal interaction. If treats are involved he can be petted for a few seconds at most. He is very expressive and when a nap is interrupted he can look like Grumpy Cat.
Cowboy is healthy and has no medical issues. It would be good if he got a bit of exercise as he is a teensy bit chubby. He is a quiet cat who likes to nap a lot.
Cowboy needs a home with great patience since much trust-building is needed and he will always be an independent type. He is available for a foster or adoptive home, but we would require that the potential adopter come to visit him several times first to get to know him and be sure they are able to deal with this type of cat. He is capable of biting so can only be around mature adults who understand that he needs to be given space. We must keep in mind he was surrendered due to being capable of striking out and not considered safe to be around children.
He would be best as an only-cat or with one female cat as he seems to get along with non dominant females who he ignores but at least has no problem with them. He needs a 100% indoors home with no assess to the outside as he would be an escape risk.
He is a great cat for someone who loves cats but does not need a cuddly cat. He is an interesting fellow who is happy with lots of quality alone time. He would be a great "roommate" for someone who is gone to work during the day. Over time he could be a great companion for the right person.