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Melvyn

  • Male, 2.3 years old
  • Short hair
  • Brown Tabby with White
  • Can be the only cat, or have a companion
  • Will thrive in any home, active and noisy to quiet

Melvyn might be your perfect match! Melvyn was part of a small outdoor colony of cats who were probably all related. All his community friends have been adopted, but Melvyn had a few obstacles to overcome. Shortly after rescue, he self mutilated his tail for no apparent reason and it had to be amputated. After two visits to a neurologist, he was declared to be in good health, but he does have a condition called Hyperesthesia Syndrome.


There is a skeletal muscle under the skin called the cutaneous trunci, which is hyper responsive when touched or scratched. Some pet owners may notice the skin on the back of their cat ripple and the cats may vocalize, attempt to scratch you or attack their own flank and tail in self mutilating behaviours.


His foster home reports that Melvyn is doing very well. He still has a few episodes that will cause him to turn in circles looking for his tail.....but of course it is not there. They can often distract him with playtime or a treat. The neurologist believes that he has a very good quality of life and does not need any medication.


Melvyn is an affectionate sweeet cat, and while his foster home will miss him, he is ready for his forever home. Come meet Melvyn.


*Melvyn is in a foster home,