Featured Animal

Boa and Viper

Gender: Male
Breed: British Shorthair
Age: Viper 5 (female), Boa 7 (male)
Size: Unknown
Colour: Viper is grey and white, Boa is black and white

Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Declawed: Yes
Housetrained: Yes

Location: Adoption room 2

Boa and Viper must be re-homed together…

This delightful duo were certainly named to get attention… it certainly got mine! Far from dangerous snakes, our Boa and Viper are two purebred British Shorthairs, one of the most ancient cat breeds known, probably originating from European domestic cats imported into British by invading Romans in the 1st century AD. In modern times, they remain possibly the most sought after breed in the U.K.

The British Shorthair, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face is a hardy cat.  The most familiar color variant is the “British Blue”, a solid blue-gray with copper eyes, but Boa and Viper come in black and white and grey and white showing the variation of colour and patterns in the breed.  These cats are known for their good nature and relatively calm temperament making them frequent media stars and the model for the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.

UCHS is proud to present: Boa and Viper, our gentle giants. Viper is a female, declawed, grey and white, 5 years old and Boa is a male 7 years old, black and white. Surrendered to a high-kill shelter in Quebec (family asthma) they MUST be adopted together at a special fee of $250 for two purebred, healthy, gorgeous cats.

Boa is extremely outgoing, loves all people, very tolerant, likes being held, talking up a storm and would be your constant companion; purrs easily and loves tummy rubs. Viper,  in her ladylike fashion, is more reserved but, very sweet and gentle. She enjoys being stroked on her back and under her chin and will then purr easily. Viper can be found in her favourite cubicle choosing to be near the ground; she also craves attention but will wait for you to come to her; she warms up to people quickly; but leaves the marching about to Boa.

British Shorthairs can enjoy very long lives and 11.8 years is considered a median age as they can live up to 18- 20 years…so at 5 and 7 they have a lot of living to do. I was absolutely fascinated with this delightful pair and hope this spikes some interest to adopt them into your family. If so, please call the shelter at 519-833-2287 or email info@uppercredit.com to snap them up; they are special indeed…lucky you!