My name is Niven!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Niven
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MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

Facts about Niven

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
My name is Niven, meaning “Little Saint”, which describes me very well. I was found on the streets of Denver with a mean neck wound. I wish I could tell you how I got it.

Gratefully a kind person found me and took me to a cat shelter. I am a gentle cat and I really did well during the car ride to the shelter. I love people. When I was caged, I would sit by my cage door and talk to the staff and volunteers, asking for attention. If they would open the cage door, I would rub against their hand, purring with joy. Now that I am free roaming, I also enjoy the company of other cats. I especially like my little roommate Kismet. At times you may find us sleeping peacefully, curled up next to each other. At other times we love to play.

My neck wound is almost healed and I am ready to find an adoptive or foster home. I did test positive for FIV, but please do not let this label scare you. FIV positive cats tend to live good quality, long lives. FIV spreads via penetrating bite wounds between cats only. It has no effect on humans, nor on dogs, nor on any other non-feline species. Ideally I need a home with another FIV positive cat or without another cat. Please stop by to meet me - Niven the little saint.

About MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

The MaxFund is a non-profit organization that was established in May of 1988 to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and to seek out new homes for these animals once they have recovered. The MaxFund is a no-kill dog and cat shelter. MaxFund assists hundreds of people and animals each year by trying to make the correct match between owner and pet. MaxFund adopts our animals to Colorado residents only.

The MaxFund is a TRUE no-kill shelter. There is no pre-sorting of animals into "adoptable" and "non-adoptable" categories, discarding the so-called "unadoptable." The MaxFund takes every animal it has the space for. EVERY animal is kept until its owner is found or it is placed in a new adoptive home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Dog Shelter Address:
1005 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204
Cat Shelter Adress:
720 W. 10th ave
Denver CO, 80204

We are located 2 blocks west of Speer between 11th and 10th , on Galapago St.

Dog Shelter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Tuesday
Saturday 11am until 5pm
Sunday 12noon until 5pm
Cat Shelter Hours
Same as the dog shelter except that during the weekdays instead of opening at 10 we open at 11am
May be closed on holidays.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees:

Cats: $25
Kittens (under 12 months): $75
Dogs: $125
Puppies (under 6 months) $200
Dogs over 8 years: $75

All applicants will be asked to submit the names and phone numbers of 3 personal references (relatives don't count), the name and phone number of your veterinarian if you have one, the name and phone number of your landlord (if applicable) and information about your current living situation. We also require that all immediate family members meet the animal prior to adoption to ensure compatibility. We would hate to adopt an animal into a family and later find out the dog doesn't like the kids or the husband doesn't like the animal, etc. You can print out an application on our website at

If you are interested in adopting a dog and have filled out an application, MaxFund will ask you to bring any currently owned dogs to the shelter for a “meet-and-greet” to ensure they can stand each other before they become a family. Because we examine adoption applications carefully and contact all references, same-day adoptions are extremely rare and should not be expected!