Meet Chewie, a 5-year-old cat rescued by a good Samaritan after a year of feeding and trying to trap him. When finally caught, the already battle-scarred Chewie came with several new, rather shocking, open wounds on his face and his head - so typical of unneutered, uncared for, adult males. Now that he's neutered and his wounds have healed, and with a little encouragement from FOF volunteers, this big guy is so grateful to be inside and loved. He's gone from an ornery, misunderstood tomcat to an absolute cream puff. Adorably social, he greets everyone with a headbutt. He likes to be pet from head to tail; is easy to pick up, hold and cuddle; and is a purring machine.
Also not surprisingly for adult tomcats, Chewie tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus but is otherwise in excellent health. If you were interested in him until you read that last sentence, PLEASE don’t turn away from Chewie. FIV is a slow-progressing, feline-only virus that can compromise a cat’s immune system. However, with the same love and care any cat deserves, the average lifespan for a cat with FIV is the same as a cat that does not have FIV. We would be happy to answer questions about FIV and share reputable online resources.
With the tough life of a tomcat behind him now, our boy has a lot of love to share. When you meet him, you’ll see that right away. With the tough life of a tomcat behind him now, our boy has a lot of love to share. When you meet him, you’ll see that right away. Chewie gets along with other respectful cats.
To meet Chewie, please submit our online adoption application which can be found
[Please note, we only adopt out to homes in lower Fairfield County and nearby NY.]