Honeydew Melon's Story...
Male/DSH/Orange Tabby and White.
Neutered/House-Trained/Up-to-Date on Vaccinations.
Good with other cats.
Honeydew Melon ‘paw’mises to be a refreshing treat to whoever comes and makes him part of their family. He is the healthy choice you should make; and he is gluten-free! Honeydew came to OAR from an organization that was having difficulty finding him a home simply because he is FIV+, which most everyone now knows is no big deal (see below for further information regarding FIV+). Honeydew may take a few minutes to warm up to you, but he is just a love of a boy who is laid-back, a lap kitty, and quite playful. He totally enjoys head and chin scratches, and will roll over for tummy rubs; these all result in a soft and happy purr. Honeydew has quite a long set of legs on him, and has lots of marmalade fur to set him off. He is just plain dapper. Honeydew is longing for a forever home where he will feel safe, secure, and happy. Why not be his hero and make him the dessert you know you want.
Honeydew has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), a disease that suppresses his immune system. But Honeydew is a perfectly healthy cat, with no signs of being slowed down by FIV! Most cats with FIV live long, healthy lives with no symptoms at all. The disease is not spread through casual contact -- like the sharing of litter boxes, water and food bowls, or through snuggling and playing with other cats. FIV is almost exclusively spread through deep penetrating bite wounds, and a neutered/spayed FIV+ cat is extremely unlikely to infect other cats if properly introduced. For more information about FIV, visit http://bestfriends.org/resources/faqs-about-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-fiv..
Interested in adopting? Questions about this cat? Please complete our adoption form at www.ohioalleycat.org/adoption-form. We will contact you to discuss the adoption process and answer your questions. The adoption fee for this cat is $50, which helps pay for their medical and daily care expenses. A second cat can be adopted at the same time for no extra cost (2 cats for $50). Note: Part of the adoption process is a face-to-face meeting.
You can visit adoptable cats and kittens at our shelter (5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227) on Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. We also have adoption hosts at the Oakley PetSmart (3401 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45209) on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to enriching the lives of cats in Greater Cincinnati. We promote humane, non-lethal methods of reducing the feral cat population. This includes advising people about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and loaning humane traps. Our clinic offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for ferals, strays, and pets. We also run a small no-kill rescue that finds loving homes for cats and kittens.