Domestic Short Hair


Orange Tabby







Hi I'm Ricky Bobby! I am an orange tabby male born around June 2018. I was impounded at a high volume shelter about 1 year ago. I had bad back legs at that time but I was chosen for adoption after sitting in a cage for several months - yay! Sadly, the people that adopted me returned me recently, right before the holidays:( They said that I just wasn't "the cat for them." The shelter sent out a plea for help since my bad back legs and a slippery metal cage were not working out well. Nice people with SCP came and took me into foster care and then to a vet - hey, my doctor was super cool. He flipped me over and held me on my back while petting my belly - love him! It turns out, I have scoliosis and both of my back legs are weak. I am not "lame" and one back leg works a lot better than the other. There really is no fix for me as I was likely born this way. Unfortunately, it was not caught earlier and it is now just a way of life. One of my back legs drags a bit and I don't have a lot of control over it. The other back leg is weak, but serves me well. So yes, I am a bit of a special needs case. I just need a caring owner to keep a close eye on me:) I cannot jump up or down much but I spend hours entertaining myself playing with stuffed toys and balls - I play vigorously! I am still young and have so much playfulness inside of me! My foster mom thinks it is really a miracle that I survived on the streets like this. I am super outgoing and have never met a stranger - there is nothing shy about me! I was a staff favorite at the shelter as well as at the vet. Don't worry, I can use the litter box like a champ despite these bad legs. I am getting to know all of my foster kitty friends and I think they are pretty cool! Really, I just need a shallow litter box, toys (lots of toys) and love. Do you need a kitty with a disability in your life? If so, I am your guy! Love, Ricky

The cat adoption fee is $110 (or $175 for two cats). Second Chance Pets is a foster-based organization so all animals live in foster homes throughout the area. Adoptions are held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Petco Clear Lake store located at 2410 Bay Area Boulevard (at Space Center). All cats are spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, fully vaccinated, dewormed, defleaed and microchipped. If interested in one of our cats please feel free to complete an application, found on our website www.secondchancepets.org, and return it to us for pre-review. We do not have a phone number so please email us at pets2adopt@yahoo.com or come visit with us on Saturday!