Fitz is a 4 year old Ragdoll who has been mistreated in life. Recently we took Fitz to the vet. He had a strange tattoo in his ear, a Z, that the vet had never seen before. I did some research, I called ragdoll breeders and found out what the Z means. Fitz, much to my horror, was raised on a cat farm as a ‘decoy’ cat. At a young age his chords were cut but his testicles were not removed which means that he was still producing testosterone. Fitz’s purpose on the cat farm was (according to both the breeder and my vet) to keep the female cats in heat while they waited for the right male cat to be ready for breeding. It is likely that Fitz was kept in a small cage or shed with other cats, abused, not handled well and encouraged to be aggressive with other male cats. I’ve been told that he probably spent 2 years doing this before he was fully desexed and sent off to a new home. 2 years of isolation, sexual frustration, anger and abuse.
My partner and I adopted him into our home not long ago. We have one other cat, another ragdoll, 4, who he does not get along with whatsoever for very obvious reasons. We have decided that rather than keep Fitz in an environment where he will be extremely unhappy we would like to find a home for him where he will be treated with love, respect and the kindness that he has lacked in his life for so long.
Fitz is suited to a couple or single person with no children and no other pets (no cats, dogs, birds etc). After we bought Fitz we noticed some strange behavioural problems - he can be aggressive when around other cats and when he doesn’t get his own way, he will hiss, growl and howl at the slightest movement. We took him to the vets last weekend, as mentioned above, and the vet was unable to find a microchip, even though we were given a microchip number when we bought him. He also had an eye infection that we are currently treating. The main issue that we discussed was his behavioural issues. We are currently using a pheromone spray (Feliway) to try to calm him. It works on and off however if need be he may need to be treated with a low dose of anti depressants for cats and, as a last resort, oestrogen injections. This process will be extremely costly but vital for the happiness of Fitz so I ask that anyone who is interested in adopting him please be aware that he is a beautiful, life long responsibility who will need to be taken care of for a very long time. He will need special care due to his behavioural problems so if you are looking for a companion cat who will show you love in return for your hard work Fitz is probably the right fit for you. I want to stress that you will need to be financially stable to care for Fitz as treating him is expensive.
As he didn’t come with any papers we cannot be sure that he’s a pure ragdoll although having a pedigree ragdoll at home, I’m confident that he is indeed a ragdoll. As he is not currently microchipped I will be getting him microchipped within the next week or so.
Now that we’ve been through all of the formalities I’d like to tell you a little bit more about Fitz. Fitz loves to eat springwater tuna, cuddle up on your legs when no one else is around, dislikes loud noises, loves to role around on his belly in the sun (but is an indoor only cat), prefers crystal litter and is fully litter trained, loves to be scratched under the chin and likes to hide in cozy places like under the bed, in cupboards and under lounges.
If you’re interested in Fitz please send me an email (email@example.com) or message explaining your situation and why you’d like to adopt Fitz. I want to make sure that he goes to a good home with a family who will be able to love him and give him the help that he needs. Please reblog and signal boost this. Fitz deserves a chance at life that regrettably we are unable to provide for him and we are worried that if we take him to the RSPCA or even to Safe Haven he will be put down as he is so unstable. I believe that all animals deserve a fighting chance at life and even though Fitz was brought up terribly there is someone out there who will be able to love him and help him. Are you that person?