Name: Momo

Age: 3 years 3 months

Breed: DSH Black & White

Sex: Male

“I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night. . . .”

We live in strange, uncertain times. It takes a special kind of courage—dare we say, “heroism”—to look into the present darkness and say, “Sure, things are hard. There are tons of challenges. But you know what? I’m gonna play anyway!”

Momo is exactly that kind of brave, sweet hero. In fact, he even looks like a superhero: with his coloring, if we put a cape on this darling guy, he could pass for Batman, or at least BatCat. (Seriously, look at that gorgeous face. You see it, right?) 

We have to admit it, though—Momo would *not* be terrific at fighting crime. All a criminal would have to do is dangle a wand toy or toss a ping pong ball, and our (un)caped crusader would be completely distracted. Momo doesn’t care for other cats, but he does love to play with toys. He may wake up with a lazy purr when you pet him, but once he sees the red laser light, Momo is off and running, determined to capture it once and for all. 

Alas, like every superhero, Momo has his weakness. Superman had kryptonite; Momo has cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition. It doesn’t help that he’s also FIV-positive, although that doesn’t affect his lifespan. The official term for Momo’s prognosis is “guarded,” which means we don’t know what the future holds for this great handsome boy. He’s only three years old, but his days are uncertain, in every way.

Which is why our superhero needs a hero (or heroine) of his own. Someone who’s willing to give a loving home to a great cat whose lifespan is probably limited, but who will fill that home with joy and play and purring for as long as he can. Someone whose schedule and resources will enable them to provide Momo with the medical care he requires. Someone who understands that life never comes with guarantees anyway, and that love can be worth the risk. 

Being Momo’s superhero isn’t for everyone. A cat like Momo requires a special kind of commitment, one to be entered with careful thought and full understanding. If you’d like to know more about Momo, we invite you to contact If you’re not in a position to take Momo yourself, you can still help by sharing his story so his people can find him. Either way, you can do something heroic for a beautiful kitty who deserves to spend his days playing in a loving home of his very own.


Momo is FIV positive, but that does not mean they cannot live long and happy life. Please click here for information on FIV.

The Cat Adoption Center hours:
Saturdays from 10:30am-4:00pm or 1st Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30pm.

144 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06118

Please allow for up to one week to hear back regarding your application.

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