My name is Victoria!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Victoria
Photo 1 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Victoria
Photo 2 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Victoria
Photo 3 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Victoria
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Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter

Facts about Victoria

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9454469-KH2015-01
  • Hair: Medium

Victoria (The Royals, Queen Mum)

Victoria is the Queen Mum of The Royal Litter (Albert, Helena, and Leopold) and was a teen-age mommy.   We think she came into heat very young and had her litter when she was no more than 8 or 9 months old.  She was really just a baby herself, but sadly having babies of her own.

Victoria gave birth to her kittens outside in the bushes between two homes in Gilroy, CA and later moved them under an old, tarped Mustang in the driveway of a nearby home.  So often, such very young mom-cats just don’t know what to do with their newborns and refuse to nurse them, or even abandon or kill them.  But sweet Victoria took wonderful care of her kittens. 

The homeowner that was feeding them appealed for help with this mom and kittens, and FOSMAS stepped in to rescue them.  Victoria was friendly enough that she didn’t need to be trapped.  She came right out for food and some petting.  Her babies held out, though, but were eventually lured into the trap with some tasty canned food and all were trapped over the course of several days.  The kittens were only about two months old then.

This Queen Mum obviously had a home at one point, because she is such a friendly, loving little lap-cat.  But they didn’t love her enough, because they didn’t spay her or keep her indoors.  You can see what a little lover she is in the video.  She demands love and attention, and comes running whenever she sees her foster mom or spots a lap.  She is a purr factory, very talkative, and her meow is absolutely hilarious!

Unfortunately, Victoria has also tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus).  Whether she was already FIV+ and her previous owners were irresponsible and let her out anyway, or whether she got it when she went into heat and was out mating, she will now need to be an indoor-only cat forever, and should be an only cat or placed with other FIV+ cats.  Alternatively, if your cat has already been vaccinated for FIV you may want to discuss adopting an FIV+ kitty with your veterinarian.  FIV is transmitted through deep bite wounds.  It cannot be transmitted to humans, dogs, or other non-feline pets.  FIV is not a death sentence, and cats with FIV can live a long life.  Please see this link at Best Friends for some very good info on FIV:

If you would like to give sweet Victoria the loving home that she deserves or if you have any questions, please contact  or 408-228-4440 or her foster mom, .




About Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter

About Our Rescue Group...

FOSMAS is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit that provides rescue and foster care for Santa Clara County Animal Shelter cats and dogs.

Our primary goal is to lower the euthanasia rate at the shelter, reduce the overpopulation of homeless cats, and provide public outreach services to help the animals and staff at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin, CA. We can accomplish this goal by increasing adoptions and expanding our volunteer program. We provide homes, medical and comfort care to all animals in foster care until adopted.

FOSMAS provide specialty services for care of pre-wean kittens, we train fosters in animal care and provide foster homes for County cats & dogs. FOSMAS provides all necessary food, supplies, and medical treatments for the pets it retrieves from the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter, places them in adoption centers and holds pet fairs to find forever homes for the pets in our foster system.

We partner with local pet stores, such as Petco and PetSmart and local area businesses to run pet adoption fairs and events to showcase our pets available for adoption and educate the public about our rescue group and shelter. We also maintain our website and Pet Site listings to electronically showcase adoptable pets

Come Meet Our Pets...

We host a multitude of pet fairs monthly. Please visit our Facebook page for updated times and locations for our pet fairs.

FOSMAS volunteers also foster animals in private homes. Please contact or 669.228.4440 (voicemail) for more information about home visits or to make an appointment to see a particular kitty.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an adoption application, interview, and interaction with the kitty. If everything goes well, we ask for an adoption fee. What the fee goes toward is de-worming, de-fleaing, age-appropriate vaccinations, tested negative for feline leukemia (and FIV if over 6 months old), spay or neuter, and micro-chipping. We require all members of the household to be present for the interaction so we can see how the kitty responds with each person and vice-versa, that there are no allergic reactions, and that all family members are on-board with the adoption and kitty selected. We do this to minimize the risk of the kitty being returned and to make sure there are no allergy issues.

Kittens.................................$125 (under 18 months)
Cats.................................$75 (18 months and older)