Meet Ricky
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 5 years 4 months 4 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Brown/White 
Declawed No 
Site Gananoque & District Humane Society 
Location Quiet room 
Intake Date 7/29/2021 
Adoption Price $80.00 
ARN C083-2021 
Ricky was part of a cat colony in Gananoque when he was trapped and brought to GDHS for care during the summer. He lived outside all his life and was fed by members of the community.

Ricky was feral when he arrived, which means he did not trust humans very much. Volunteers and staff helped Ricky with his socialization skills. It has been a long process but Ricky is finally ready for adoption!

Ricky is very food motivated and loves being scratched on top of his head, base of his tail and his sides. When he is happy, he makes cute little "grunting"sounds. Ricky is still cautious of new people and new things and would do best in a quiet home with a predictable routine. Ricky does well with other cats but he is FIV+. Ricky has bonded closely with Kevin who is also FIV+, and we believe that the two would excel being adopted as a pair.

FIV is a lentivirus, a slow-progressing virus that can compromise a cat's immune system, reducing its ability to fight off illnesses. The virus has a long latent period then progresses so slowly that it may never affect a cat. FIV is transmitted through deep bites between cats and cannot be spread to people, dogs or other animals.

If you feel Ricky and Kevin are the right fit for your home, please don't hesitate to complete an application online to begin the adoption process!