Mallard's Profile

Hi, I’m Mallard!

Hey there, I’m Mallard! I’m a quirky, curious, and affectionate guy who’s happiest when I’m around my favourite people. Here in the shelter you can often find me curled up in my Hide-and-Perch box with a cozy blanket and some toys – a comfortable life is what I’m all about! I’d love a home where I can safely explore the outdoors and enjoy the fresh air – will you be my adventure buddy? I’ll be here at the OHS waiting to follow you home!

The staff at the OHS call me a Poet! Did you know that Poets thrive in calm, stable environments? When things are a little too new and different, these kitties have a hard time showing their true personalities. Because Poets find change so hard, they usually like lots of safe places to hide and high perches to rest on. While each Poet is a little different, things that usually bring them out of their shell include playing with their favourite toys, eating some of their favourite treats, and seeking attention from their favourite people. During periods of change, Poets need a safe refuge where they be surrounded by these favourite things.

Poets can have different preferences, and it might take a little while to figure them out. Some Poets prefer play interactions where they can stalk and hunt in a fun game with you, while others may enjoy curling in your lap for a cozy snooze. While you may not see a lot of them at first, they’ll be thinking of you… and after they settle in, you’ll think they’ve always belonged!

I had a skin lesion that has now healed however it is possible the lesion was from a condition which can recur in some cats. I may require medication for my skin in the future if another lesion develops.

I am missing some teeth. I will require regular veterinary check-ups to monitor these areas of my mouth for any changes and it is possible my veterinarian may recommend dental care for this condition under anesthesia in the future.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment to adopt me, please email a completed adopter profile found at https://ottawahumane.ca/adopt/ to adoptions@ottawahumane.ca. Please be advised that although we do offer on-the-spot-adoptions, this is dependent on appointment schedules and cannot be guaranteed.

Adoption Centre visitor hours:
Tues-Fri 12pm to 7pm
Sat-Sun 11am to 5pm

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