I am sure he is a Maine Coon!
by Joe Boyle
(Auckland, New Zealand)
Our cat, "ENZO", is a delight. He is a little bit crazy, loves playing in water, a great hunter, and after seeing this website I am sure he is a Maine Coon. We got him from the SPCA as an 8 week old kitten.
2 and a half years later he weighs about 7kgs, easily reaches to put his paws on the kitchen bench, is a constant source of amusement, shows dog like characteristics sometimes (likes following our daughter down the road to school and riding in the car). Everyone says he is so handsome and he is a real smoocher.
Hi Joe... thanks for visiting and commenting. There is the occasional purebred cat at a rescue center. But they are obviously pretty rare because purebreds are relatively rare and abandoned or relinquished purebred cats are rarer.
Without documents to prove pedigree (registration and recorded lineage with a cat association) you can't say a cat is a purebred.
He looks like a fine cat but he looks more like a good sized male classic tabby cat.
Tabby cats are commonly encountered at rescue centers because there are lots of tabby cats.
That is not to say that they aren't as special as any other cat - they are.
This page might help: