Gender: Male

Birth date: 07/2015

Needs feline companion: Yes


MURPHY is a handsome, long and lean tabby with tons of personality. He is a friendly, people-oriented cat looking to steal your heart. He is a playful boy who enjoys his toys, playing chase with other cats, and occasional wrestling sessions. Murphy needs a little time to adapt to a new home, but once he does Murphy loves meeting new human friends and is comfortable around people.

Murphy is an active, young cat who needs regular play time with people. Murphy loves other cats and needs to be adopted along with another compatible SPCA male cat or into a home with an existing male cat. The third photo shows Murphy with another cat, Poe, in his previous foster home.

Murphy is a happy fellow who loves to purr and greet you at the door when you get home. His favorite morning activity is to sit by window, smell the air, and watch the birds outside. In the afternoons, he likes to lounge near the windows in the sun or in his favorite chair. Murphy also likes a good game of chase either with another cat or by himself. He can keep himself entertained, too, and likes to knock his toy balls around his home.

Murphy likes to be the one to approach you, especially until he's settled and gets to know you. He can get a little overstimulated when you pet him or when playing, so you need to watch his signals. Murphy needs an experienced cat caretaker who will give him time to settle in and get to know his personality and signals. Murphy needs a moderately active home with room to play and where he gets quality people interaction. He would do fine in an adult-only home or in a home with OLDER kids (over 12 years of age) who want to play but understand how to handle his personality.

Murphy came into our care from a local shelter.

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Home Environment:

Moderately Active

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