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BruiserRescue Me ID: 17-08-27-00092

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About Bruiser

Manx / American Bobtail
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Cookeville, TN. This handsome blue-eyed, white short-haired, manx/bobtail neutered male needs a home where any other cats are not aggressive or dominant (he does not start fights and does not want to fight, but if any start one with him, he will not easily back down) and household is stable routine mature adults, not chaotic with lots of in and out visitors, etc. He is an adult going toward senior in good general health. He earned the name Brusier over the years where he has somehow managed to survive the neighborhood outside with the help of a caring female homeowner in the area. He is partially deaf, and it is a miracle he has not been killed before now trying to survive outside for who knows how long before he got some help from a kindly animal/cat-friendly lady in the rural neighborhood. Now he doesn't even want to stray from her fenced yard or porch anymore. He sits with her in the porch swing and wants to be a lap kitty with an easy life for his golden years. He very obviously wanted to go in her house, but she would let him in because her other cats would attack him and fights would inevitably happen -- a lot of jealous behavior. He can also sometimes be protective/aggressive regarding his food or 'his' human companion(s). He needs a mature adults, stable, indoor only home where he will be the only pet/cat or with other typically 'laid back' cats. Hopefully, someone will give him a chance. (the lady who is caring for him now said she thinks he would make a great cat for a sr home/assisted living/nursing home facility once he got used to it and settled in) Update: He has been living in a basement/garage since this past winter. We learned he is FIV positive, but he is healthy and asymptomatic. For all we know, he may have been previously vaccinated against FIV, and that is why his test is positive. He is not sick, and could live 10 more years as long as he is kept indoors and is taken care of well & loved. That is really all he wants ... and food ... he loves his canned food. He tries to come into the house with the rest of the rescue animals, but some of them want to start fights with him which is not ok. He is NOT the one starting the fights here, but he is acutely sensitive and startles easily, maybe due to his partial deafness, and that can be unpredictable in most any cat. He just wants to 'retire' with someone and live the good life in his golden years. Please please give him a chance.

Putnam County
Cookeville, Tennessee 38506


  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Deaf
  • FIV
  • Abused/Neglected

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