MacGyver at a Glance

  • Location: Wauconda, IL 60084
  • Age: 1.5 Years (Est DOB: 01/2016)
  • Color/Breed:  Tabby and White Mediumhair
  • Gender: Male
  • Kids: Likely
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

MacGyver’s Story

History:  MacGyver was originally adopted from CACC but he was returned during a CRISP (www.crispchicago.com) shift 4 months later due to allergies.  We pulled him into rescue directly from CRISP.

About:  MacGyver has very limited vision.  He has a completely detached retina in one eye, and a partially detached retina in the other.  MacGyver has a room set up for him in his foster home so that everything he needs (food/water/litter) is easily accessible to him.  They have been giving him more freedom and time in the general part of the home so he can get used to the layout and interact with the people and the other pets in the home.

MacGyver loves people and attention.  He even LOVES being picked up and held.  Face scratches are also a favorite but he will accept pets just about anywhere.   MacGyver is  being fostered with a resident cat and a dog.  MacGyver is completely comfortable with the dog and loves to play with her!  The resident cat isn’t completely thrilled with MacGyver yet so they are both content to keep their distance.  MacGyver would probably love to live with a with a more playful interactive cat, but she is completely comfortable with a non-playful cat. He will play with wand toys that are very close to his face, noisy toys, and also enjoys playing with a treat ball.

We think MacGyver would be just fine with children because he is super friendly and affectionate, but we would suggest older kids who are able to understand his visual impairments.  He needs to be picked up and set down slowly so he does not become disoriented.  He will also likely benefit from a consistent environment so he can learn to navigate around the house without bumping into too many things. MacGyver is currently receiving daily eye drops that will likely be long term.

MacGyver Grooming and being handsome: https://youtu.be/8Xw2V-J6yg4

MacGyver plays with Hand: https://youtu.be/PCFKfcFcAxE

MacGyver plays with Callie on the sofa: https://youtu.be/Y192o2o4orE

MacGyver meets Callie on the stairs: https://youtu.be/Y192o2o4orE