Thanks to Sanctuary Animal Phil’s sponsor(s):

Status: Sponsored
Animal Type(s): Cats
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: 2012
Breed: Mixed
Intake date: March 6, 2014
Current location: Edmonton
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
House trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes

Update from Phil’s foster home, Dec 1 2017:

We’ve had Phil for almost 4 years now, and man does this cat have personality.  He is the most affectionate cat that I have ever met.  He thinks that he is one of the dogs, and has even started to meow at the door when the doorbell rings and his canine siblings are barking.  It is adorable.  We had to put him on a diet because he was starting to get a bit pudgy.  He now has an automatic feeder, and when it goes off everyone is sure to know.  Let’s just say our flooring has taken a bit of a beating since he uses his nails to launch himself down the stairs to get to his food quicker.  We really lucked out getting this guy as he is everything we were looking for in a cat.


Phil has had some struggles with his health, but I’m happy to say that he hasn’t had to go to the vet in over a year other than for his regular check-ups!  There was a point where he was going every 2-3 months for either colds or bladder/GI issues.  I’d like to thank his sponsors as well as SCARS for giving this guy a chance.  FIV+ cats are usually overlooked and this guy is a real treat to have around.



Update on Phil April 8-14:

Hi again everyone.  Just as I was settling in here at SCARS and getting excited to find my new family I went to the vet to get tested for FIV/FeLV as all SCARS cats do and it turns out I am positive for FIV.  FIV is not a common disease in cats but it does occur from time to time, particularly in unneutered males that were living outside on their own, getting into fights with other cats.  Sadly, I am just such a gentle guy that I got beat up a lot and it was likely from a bite wound in one of these fights that I contracted this disease.  FIV is similar to HIV in humans so it means that while I’m ok for now, my immune system is slowly going to deteriorate and I will become very susceptible to infections.  The amount of time it takes for FIV to become a problem is really variable and I may very well have a great life for many years to come.  However, because I will have unpredictable health issues and am contagious to other cats, I will be staying with my foster family permanently as a sanctuary animal here at SCARS.  This way SCARS will be able to take care of any health issues that come up and my foster family will show me lots of love and attention for as long as I need it!  Any help with my care will be greatly appreciated and if someone would like to sponsor me that would be wonderful!  My foster mom and dad will help me to send you pictures and updates on how I’m doing from time to time if you decide to sponsor me and I will be very grateful to have another person out there who is looking out for me – I’ve gone from having no one caring about me to having a whole bunch of people worrying about me and it sure feels nice!


March 31-14: I have now settled in with my foster family. I was very scared at first and I would hide under my foster parents’ bed whenever they weren’t home. It took me a couple of days to make by way out of their bedroom and join the rest of the family. Now when my parents’ come home I can be found on the couch hanging out with my foster brother (who is a dog!). I like to follow my foster parents’ around the house and see what they are up to. I love to cuddle! I will definitely need a family who will let me cuddle with them in bed as this is my favorite thing to do.

I am a little bit of a piggy when it comes to food, although I can be pretty picky. Right now I am being fed twice a day (once in the morning and once at dinner) so that I don’t gobble my food all in one sitting.

I always use my cat post to scratch on – and I went to it by myself. I’m pretty fond of my foster families’ furniture and I wouldn’t like to ruin it. I can tell that they really appreciate it. Because I am a pretty mellow cat, you won’t find me up on your dining table or on your kitchen counter. I like to stick with things like the sofa and my cat house.

March 19-14 Update:  Hi Again!  Things are looking up for me since I came to SCARS!  I’m feeling much better now that my head is all fixed up and I also got neutered so I’m not quite so “girl-crazy” now and I can spend all that time I spent looking for a girlfriend just cuddling with my foster family in my nice warm foster home.  There’s lots of love and good food and toys, I couldn’t have imagined such a nice life only a few weeks ago when I was outside freezing!  I just moved to my new foster home so I will update you guys more soon once I have more to say but I’m supposed to tell you how good I did with the dog here!  Even though I was nervous at first, now we can sit together on the couch.  We still like foster mom to be a buffer just to make sure neither of us get too anxious but I’d say that’s pretty good progress for only being here a day!

As you can see I have a pretty big wound on my head.  I was found by a kind lady and she took me to the vet but I was transferred to the city pound.  Guys like me don’t have much of a chance at the pound, I am older not neutered, didn’t have a home.   So she called SCARS to see if they could take me, they did have room so I was picked up and taken into a foster home.  My head is healing nicely and it turns out I am a very nice cat, I just love to be petted and cuddled and am getting used to regular meals and no one fighting with me.  I am not yet too fond of the dogs as I was probably chased a lot when I lived on the streets, but I might trust them one day.  I am now neutered and settling in very nicely just looking for a nice inside home to relax in.


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