Silly was initially spotted by a long-time client. He was homeless and seen traipsing through her yard; scruffy, unkempt and hungry. After 4 months he came in to join our adoption program. On arrival, he was still “semi-feral” and very shy and needed time to adjust to living indoors with people.
Dr. O'Brien required the company of a cat for a few television interviews and decided to take Silly. As a “street cat”, he was a purrfect example of the outcome of “Irresponsible Cat Ownership”. Silly’s appearance on CP24 Animal House Calls and CHCH Morning Live with Annette Hamm were a success.
Silly is now the clinic ambassador and lives at the clinic. He has overcome his initial shyness and will often sit out front waiting for clients to arrive. He can be found in the office in the doctors chairs and enjoys sitting on Dr. Shari’s lap when she is on the phone with clients. He has a big boarding suite that is “his” and when he wants a break from work, he goes for a sleep and even closes the door behind him. He has won the hearts of all of us at Village and we have won his. He is a daily reminder of the good work we do with rescues and street cats in Hamilton and Ancaster.