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Domestic Medium Hair (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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About Leon

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 100.00
  • Species: Cat
  • Rescue ID: 20-0198
  • General Color: Orange
  • Current Size: 13
  • Current Age: 5 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Like many poor cats, Leon had a tough start to his life. He was found with a horrible eye infection which required surgery that the UofI vet school thankfully performed! Now he can see a brighter future!

In addition, he also tested positive for FIV meaning that he is immunocompromised, but this certainly does not make him any less adoptable or loveable! He requires no special medical attention, just a safe home.

Leon is an independent cat who is gentle and calm. His foster family describes him as a sweet, gentle giant who can be a little bit shy, but warms up with brushing and love. His shyness causes him to not like being picked up or being held in your lap, but he enjoys being pet and purrs at head scratches.

He gets along very well with other cats, but he would rather not have an energetic kitten roommate! He likes older, calm cats that respect his space and do not bounce around like crazy. 

As an older, distinguished gentleman, Leon would love a quiet home where he can be himself and sleep the day away.


Historically, FIV- positive cats have often been considered un-adoptable, and are euthanized in many shelters. However, new research has shown that FIV-positive cats are in fact very adoptable, and can live the same lifespan as an FIV-negative cat.

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.

Thank you for your interest in a Catsnap cat or kitten!

If you would like to meet a cat, please complete the online application
located on our website catsnap.org. 

We do not have a walk-in facility; most of our cats are in foster homes.
For this reason, we require an approved application on file before we set
up a meet and greet.

Completing an online application does not obligate you to adopt! We care
deeply about our cats and want the best match for all involved.

More about Leon

Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, 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.

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