Milwaukee Record is working in partnership with Urban Cat Coalition—a local organization that’s dedicated to creating a no kill community by humanely reducing the cat population in the Milwaukee area through targeted trap-neuter-return (TNR)—to help find loving homes for area cats. Each week, we plan to highlight a feline friend that’s currently up for adoption by naming it “Milwaukee Record’s Cat Of The Week.” This week: a big, sensitive boy called Ontario

Meet Ontario (also known as Rio)! Rio is a big, sensitive boy who LOVES attention, lap time, kisses, and pettings. Although he loves cuddles, he also enjoys playing. He plays well on his own or with wand toys. He’ll greet you at the door when you get home and follow you around so he doesn’t miss out on a scritch or a game. If you need a loving companion who will keep you company, Rio is the boy for you.

He came to UCC as a kitten with his mama and five littermates. He was adopted out with a sibling at that time, but was returned three years later through no fault of his own. A neighbor’s indoor/outdoor cat had caused his brother to start beating him up due to something called “misplaced aggression.” Rio being a sweetheart, he wasn’t very good at defending himself. So although his family loved him very much, they decided it would be in his best interest to find a new family.

Medical notes: Rio has been diagnosed with asthma, but does well with his inhaler treatments. It’s just an inhaler placed over his mouth for eight breaths every three days or so. It takes a few seconds and he is used to it. It is not imperative to do it every three days, so taking a week vacation would not be a problem.


Friendly, affectionate, playful, smart, curious, loves kisses, gentle

Coat length


Vaccinations up to date, neutered, special needs

Good in a home with
Other cats, children



Urban Cat Coalition Policies

All cats are altered, microchipped, dewormed and given age appropriate vaccinations. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have a physical shelter, therefore all our cats reside in foster homes. We do require a completed application prior to setting up a Meet & Greet in a foster home. Complete an application today! Si necesitas ayuda en Español, por favor contáctenos a [email protected] cats are listed, consider them available. Please do not email or call us asking if they are still available. Visit our website for additional information about our organization, adoption policies and adoption fees.

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Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.