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Though he may look rough and tough, once you learn Big Boy Bear’s story, you’ll realize two things. One, he had a hard time living on the mean streets of Brooklyn; and two, he hasn’t let that hard time harden him. Seriously, don’t let his appearances fool you. This loving boy is as sweet and gentle as they come.
Bear was trapped recently in a backyard in Sunset Park, where his looks made it easy to assume he was a feral cat. But when you look a little closer, Bear proves himself to be anything but feral. He’s actually a friendly boy who head butts your hand and lifts his backside into your touch for more pets. It’s clear he was bullied on the streets—he sports many scars on his head and body—but he hasn’t let that alter his affectionate, friendly, mushy, mellow nature.
After life on the streets where he so clearly didn’t belong, Bear needs some rest and relaxation, and we think he’s earned it. Right now, he’s loving the chill atmosphere of life indoors, lounging on his rescuer’s bed, and purring up a storm. The phrase “gentle giant” could have Bear’s picture next to it as the perfect definition.
Bear is currently being fostered with many other cats and he gets along fine with them. He would also do equally fine as an only cat so he can have all the human attention for himself. No matter what, it’s time for Bear to finally feel safe and sound—and adored—in his new forever home.
Bear is approximately 1 ½ years old, FeLV/FIV negative, neutered, and up to date on vaccines. If you’d like to meet Bear, the gentle giant, contact Tara Green at email@example.com!
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