13 year old • Male
Frankie is a distinguished, DECLAWED orange tabby cat with light green eyes and a broad muscular physique. A good-sized kitty. His fur is very short and ultra clean- very little shedding. Frankie was declawed by his first owners long before being rescued by IAR. Frankie is quite distinguished in appearance, but is saved from taking himself too seriously by having a number of black whiskers and a few black freckles on his nose. Way cute! While unusual for an orange guy to have many black whiskers, it is nothing to worry about according to our sources.
Frankie is a wonderfully affectionate cat who has made a long journey in his quest for his forever home. We hope that he can now finally find the life that he deserves- and a family that will be dedicated to keeping him for the rest of his life. After Frankie's first owners passed away, he was passed along to someone who ultimately put him out to fend for himself, even though he was declawed and his brother was left behind. His defensive posturing after he was first rescued seemed to indicate that Frankie was treated harshly at some point. Behind this, we could see from the beginning that he is extremely affectionate and desperately seeks attention from humans. He now happily greets his humans at the door, then takes the lead to run down stairs in front of you as if to say "come on now, follow me". He has a great motor and will lay down on your feet if he thinks you are getting ready to leave him alone- sometimes he reinforces his wishes with a nip of the toes. Frankie is still takes life pretty seriously, but he has a mischevious and playful side. He chases his favorite toy "Da Bird" until he tires out- he loves play that include interaction with people. So he is looking for a companion that will devote a little time each day for play sessions and reassuring him that he is cared about. Not too much to ask for! Frankie has tested negative for FELV and FIV, he is up to date with vaccines. He is front paw DECLAWED, neutered, litter trained and ready for adoption. We don't recommend that Frankie go to a family with young children.
Frankie was rescued by volunteers of the APS of Person County, who found him on the side of a rural road in a pet carrier. In July! REALLY??!!?? IAR was able to help by finding a foster home for him.