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This very special boy is looking for a very special home!
Herby was found as a stray, and something wasn’t quite right with him. He seemed to be having some mobility or vision issues and after some extensive vetting, he was diagnosed with an active toxoplasmosis infection.

This affected his vision and senses, which has continued after treatment. He has been retested and the parasite is no longer active or shedding, but he still has some lingering symptoms such as sensitivity to touch and some lack of vision and because of this should remain an indoor cat.
Herby shouldn’t go to home with people who are immunocompromised or pregnant/plan to be due to the chance that his toxoplasmosis could reoccur.
Basic hygiene and daily litterbox cleaning is needed to diminish risk.

Herby is quite the character! He has overcome a lot since his first day with us and has made great strides. He loves his food, Churu tubes and catnip Greenies are his favourite!!! He has started to allow us to have some gentle pets now, but it will be a slow and gradual process since being approached is still scary for him when he can’t quite see it coming.

Now the hard part, finding him that special someone! We know it won’t be the easiest to find, so please help us spread the word.
The first step to adoption is the application:

Herby is available for open viewing Monday-Saturday from 1-4
Feel free to contact the branch at 250-723-5269 for any further information or questions

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About Me

  • Days in care: 83
  • Approximate age: 1 year old
  • Pet Type: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 5.57 kg
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot, Port Alberni B.C.
  • Animal ID: 560543
  • Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • Adoption fees


Important: The history and compatibility of an animal is not always known. If certain compatibility criteria have been identified, they will be listed here or in the animal's description.
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