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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

I would love you more than you can imagine.
Please adopt me!

About Artimus

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 85
  • Species: Cat
  • Rescue ID: 20-0046
  • General Color: Brown Tabby
  • Current Size: 8
  • Current Age: 3 Years (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

What a friendly guy, he likes to spend time with you and is very social. He is a lover extradornaire! He walked into a house and made himself at home. A found report was filed but no owner came. The hard part of adopting this huge wonderful cat is that he tested positive for FIV. We do not know if he received a vaccination for it previously or not, but what we do know is he tested positive now. He loves to eat and he loves a lazer light. He spends much of his time with the other cat with him and they seem to get along fine. What is FIV? FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) is a widely misunderstood condition. Many people think that it’s easily spread, makes cats very sick, and that they have a lower life expectancy, so they are not often adopted. This is far from the truth! When a cat tests positive for FIV, it means they either carry the virus or have been vaccinated for it at some point (which causes them to test positive for the disease, which is why this vaccination isn’t recommended, among other reasons). FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. If a cat has been spayed or neutered, they are unlikely to fight in this manner, and if the population is stable (no serious fighting), FIV+ cats can live with non-infected cats. FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immune-compromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high quality nutrition, a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits (two times per year), and lots of love. If they should become ill, they are generally treated earlier, longer, and more aggressively than non-immune-compromised cats (meaning they need to see the vet at the very first sign of illness and may be on a stronger medication or on medication for a longer period of time). It is kind of like someone with a transplant. Twenty years ago before it was well known many vets thought euthanasia was the answer. Today with more research and better education they see that with proper care non aggressive cats that will not bite or are not bitten by an aggressive cat are just as adoptable as any other cat.   Many times people will adopt two FIV cats to give both a home. And that is a miracle called rescue!    

More about Artimus

Good with Cats, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

Apply to adopt a cat online at catsnap.org or contact us at catsnap@catsnap.org. Adoption fee is $115 for a cat 6 months and under and $85 if over 6 months of age. However dependent on breed or traits that amount may change.  Adopt a pair and for the second adult price would be $50. Kittens would be $85. All cats are sterilized prior to adoption, no exceptions. For cats that are already declawed  please add $25.00.