Meet Mimi
Animal ID 2000101874 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 13 years 4 months 12 days 
Gender Female 
Color Black 
Declawed No 
Mimi is a former colony cat from east end Toronto. She braved the outdoors for many years and is estimated to be about 13 years of age. She was brought inside a few months ago when it was learned that the area where she lived will be torn down for the upcoming Metrolinx construction. Being an older cat who has shown some signs of friendliness - feeders could stroke her regularly - the colony caretaker decided it was a good time to bring her inside for socialization.

Mimi is faring well inside. Although she is still shy and nervous, she has made good progress over the past few months. She allows herself be stroked and brushed, and even purrs at times! She moves around her foster home and is comfortable lying in open areas where humans and the other cats are occupying. She is gentle and gets along with the other cats - she has not hissed at them at all! Her foster mom expects she will continue to warm up to her surroundings over time and will likely do the same in a new home.

Mimi would do well in a quiet home (no young children). We don't know how she is with dogs.

As a senior cat, Mimi requires yearly bloodwork to monitor her ongoing health and her next test is due in July 2024. In 2021, Mimi had dental surgery with multiple teeth removed. Her last exam revealed mild tartar and she will likely need a dental cleaning in mid-2025. Mimi is negative for FIV and FeLV. Like all ACR cats, Mimi has been treated for fleas and parasites. Mimi is overweight and is on a diet with wet food and low-cal dry food, measured out each day.