Available for Adoption, Rutland VT

Nemo: The Most Independent Cuddly Fish You’ll Ever Meet (Except He’s a Cat)

Nemo – Adult Male: April 2024

Attention Finding Nemo fans! This ain’t your average goldfish. Nemo here is a full-grown, fire-engine orange tabby with a personality that’s more “Just keep swimming!” and less “don’t touch the butt!”

Here’s the scoop on this feisty feline:

  • Independent as a tuna: Nemo’s his own cat. He craves attention but on his terms. Think of him as a celebrity who only gives autographs on Tuesdays.
  • Beware the love nips: This reformed “handsy” kitty still gets a little too enthusiastic when playtime gets too exciting. Think of it as his way of saying, “ENOUGH with the laser pointer, human! Time for cuddles!” (Just not the grabby kind…yet)
  • Master of the midnight zoomies: This tabby tornado loves to chase anything that rolls (balls are his jam!), and his favorite obstacle course? Your legs. Tread carefully, especially if you’re a night owl.
  • Purrfect for the right family: Nemo would do best in a home with adults and older kids who can respect his boundaries and someone who appreciates a chatty companion (because this talkative tabby has a lot to say!)
  • Would enjoy swimming in a school: Nemo seems friendly with the other cats at his foster home, but he can only live with other FeLV+ cats. We suspect he and Prince Humperdinck would get along great!
  • Bonus: This Feline FeLV+ fellow is already neutered, microchipped, and has age-appropriate shots. Just keep in mind, he needs a special home that can handle his medical needs. He tested negative for FIV.

Special note: Prince has tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). This means he needs a special home environment to keep him healthy and happy.

Here’s what you need to know about FeLV:

  • It’s a virus that weakens a cat’s immune system, making them more susceptible to other illnesses.
  • It is NOT contagious to humans or other animals besides cats.
  • FeLV+ cats can live long and happy lives with proper care, including regular veterinary checkups, a nutritious diet, and a stress-free environment.

So, are you ready to find your own Nemo? This orange tabby may not be swimming with sharks, but he’ll definitely keep your life interesting (and maybe a little chewed up)! Interested in adopting Nemo–great!–please fill out an Adoption Application below and put his name on top!


Interested in giving a cat a loving Forever Family? Please fill out an Adoption Application. To place a cat on hold, adoption approval and a $50 deposit fee are required. Cats can be placed on hold after your Adoption Application has been approved.

Learn more about The Feline Connection’s adoption policies and procedures on our Adopt page.