nav open nav close
Search
Contact Donate
Menu
Adopt Donate

About Benny

I am in a foster home but I am still AVAILABLE for adoption!

Hey I'm Benny, but my friends call me Ben Benz or Benny Boy! I have come from Saskatchewan where I was found stray many months ago. I am a total love bug! I thoroughly enjoy lap time where I can nuzzle up to you and get all the cuddles while I soothe you with my adorable purrs! If you want a companion I am your guy - I will supervise you all over the house during all of your activities! I love to be around my people. I am a simple guy and really just crave someone that will give me lots of love, attention, and affection.

I tested positive for FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus) which is a disease that impairs a cat's immune system and is linked to cancer. Our knowledgeable staff can tell you more about what it means to adopt an FELV positive cat, but it would be safest if I am the only other cat in the home or with another cat that has already tested positive (this disease does not affect people or dogs). I am healthy at this time, and a very sweet boy!

While at the shelter, I became friends with another FELV positive cat named Thomas. Now we are in a foster home together, and have developed a very sweet friendship! While we would be okay to go our separate ways, it sure would be nice to find a home with my buddy Thomas because I enjoy the company of other cats, but shouldn't be around cats that aren't already infected with my virus. We're a pretty cute pair!

Here's what my current foster has to say about me: Benny: Or as I like to call him, Benzodiazapam because he's so chill. He would live his life in a cuddle puddle if he could. He's so sweet with me and gives me headbutts and face smooshes every opportunity he gets. He thrives in a quieter environment as he's still skittish with certain noises such as the blender and our garage opening... and my husband's loud sneezes. I do think that's mainly because he's so calm that the noises are disruptive! Thomas and Benny cuddle and play together and groom each other. Benny would love more cuddles and tries to scootch in with Thomas but Thomas has other things to do. Thomas keeps Benny more active which has been good for his weight loss journey. I think they would suit a large family well as they are so diverse. Someone that has kids to play with Thomas and an older, calm and gentle person for Benny to cuddle."

Here's what my previous foster has to say about me: Benny is very comfortable and relaxed; loves to sit on the armchair and stare out the window, and he loves the cuddles and is very affectionate. I've noticed he likes to play with dangling objects that move, like shoe laces. He does not care much for the toys that don't move on their own. He loves cuddling and will use any excuse to lie on your lap or nearby and just loves to spend the night curled up in bed. He is the perfect, purring lap cat. He also loves watching the world go by from the window in his favourite chair. He has been very welcoming to all guests, but can be nervous of tall men. Both cats chase each other and play fight at least twice a day too. They are so great!

Interested?! Please fill out our adoption application (https://www.bowvalleyspca.org/adopt/adopn-application/) and submit to adopt@bowvalleyspca.org. Upon approval you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time!