My name is Spike!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in San Jose, California - Spike
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Nike Animal Rescue Foundation

Facts about Spike

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Black (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 89824
  • Hair: Short
Spiky is a perfect gentleman kitty. He came to us in a December rainstorm, and although,
hungry, cold and wet, did not push and shove with the other cats, but simple waited politely to be noticed and with a gentle head butt and purr, asked if he might join us for dinner. All thru his exam and tests at the vet, he continued to be patient and obliging, greeting everyone with an offer of snuggles and kisses. Turns out, he is one lucky kitty to have come to us. It seems that, although healthy otherwise, he has diabites and would have died if gone untreated. He requires too easy shots a day, which he hardly seems to notice as long as he gets love and food in the bargin.

His beautiful black fur, with smoke undercoat, has been restored to its former glory after a shave and haircut to get rid of of the spiked matts of tree sap that were standing up on his back. (Hence the name “Spikie,” which really should have been “Lover”.) He is about 8 years old and is available for adoption to special home under the Nike Animal Rescue Senior Program. All of his special food and medical care will be provided for his lifetime. Please consider this wonderful, brave kitty as a companion and lap warmer.

About Nike Animal Rescue Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1985 in San Jose, California. NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. We provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals. We are also a NO KILL shelter. The animals are fostered in our volunteer’s home; allowing us to give adopters a more complete background about their personality and how they get along with other animals, children, etc.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Check out our events page for upcoming events and pet fairs:

Our Adoption Process...

First, decide on the kind of dog or cat you want (large, small, active, older, puppy, kitten, long hair, short hair, etc.) and find a few pets that fit your criteria on our web site.

Then either contact the foster home directly or visit us at our weekly pet fairs.

Next a NARF representative will conduct an interview to make sure that the pet of your choice is a good match.

The donation for dogs ranges from $200 – $300, and $120 for cats. This donation covers the cost of spaying or neutering, vaccinations, and microchipping. In some cases, a training contract may be required for our dogs with an additional deposit.