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In shelter Cat

New York, NY, 10128
Pet name:
Domestic Short Hair
Rick is a chill cat who prefers not to leap into relationships. He would rather study you from a distance, then take his time to get to know you first before he showers you with love!

You will not see much of Rick in the beginning, so give him plenty of places to hide and nap. But, once he decides that you are his human, he will purr as he accepts and leans in for his full body pets. And head butts mean you are his forever!

Do you have his favorite treat handy? If he hears the bag rustle, he will come to you for his snacks!

It will take Rick a while to get adjusted to his new home, but once he feels comfortable, he enjoys playing with the mouse wand and other toys and wandering through his new home.

Rick will be his best self in homes with teens and up.
Rick is sound sensitive and will hide in reaction to sudden noises.

If youd like to make Rick yours, click the "Adopt Me" button to complete an application here -

*The ASPCA Adoption Center encourages a $150 suggested adoption fee when adopting an animal. This suggested adoption fee allows the ASPCA to continue our lifesaving work and help even more animals in need. We are grateful for any and all amounts given at the time of adoption.*

For more information on adopting from the ASPCA, please visit

**The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care and our staff, and we are keeping a close eye on developments related to the COVID-19 crisis as they evolve. As such, the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City is currently closed for in-person visitors. However, we are excited to offer remote adoptions using video conferencing! In-person meet-and-greets are also sometimes available or required for specific animals. Please check out our available cats and dogs above, and if one catches your eye, apply directly for him or her. An ASPCA Matchmaker will let you know if the animal you are interested in adopting is eligible for or requires an in-person meet-and-greet.

Please note: Adoption applications are handled in the order they are received and submitting an adoption survey does not constitute a hold or guaranteed adoption. You can expect to receive automated emails updating you on your adoption status as our Matchmakers go through applications. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you find your match!**


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