My name is Spyro!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Spyro
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Spyro
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I'm being cared for by:
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Facts about Spyro

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 90606
  • Hair: Unknown
As with the book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking", Spyro also will show you how many of us misunderstand and undervalue the traits and capabilities of introverts. He certainly is not a feline interested in self-promotion and is more comfortable listening than speaking. Although Spyro is quite content with his gentle, reserved ways, he also is slowly learning to trust and relax around people. He is sure to flourish in a calm environment where he has plenty of time to adjust.

*** Another thing to know about Spyro is that he is FIV positive. FIV is a lentivirus (or "slow virus") that breaks down a cats immune system. It CANNOT be spread to humans or to any other species other than felines. What's even better is that FIV is not easily spread between cats either. Casual contact (playing, snuggling, litter boxes, water and food bowls) does not spread the virus. It's generally transmitted when free roaming, intact male cats carrying the virus bite and attack other cats. FIV+ cats tend to be the sweetest cats of all because they're the real lovers, not the fighters. Most FIV infected cats show no symptoms for years and maintain a good quality of life with the proper care (housing them indoors, spaying/neutering, feeding them a nutritional/balanced diet, stress management and regular vet visits.) Basically they need the same things that any other cat would to remain healthy.
Also, find out more about FIV by watching our video!

Primary Color: White
Secondary Color: Black
Weight: 12.04375
Age: 5yrs 7mths 0wks

About Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

About Our Shelter...

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Charlottesville and Albemarle County and places them in good homes. We strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about caring for the animals in our shelter and placing them in good homes. We are very proud that we are able to work with behavior issues and medical issues to give every pet the best chance at adoption.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Main SPCA Location:

3355 Berkmar Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Open every day from 12 PM – 6 PM

Other Location:

SPCA Rummage Store
943 Preston Avenue in Charlottesville.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday
(434) 293-8475

Our Adoption Process...

We ask potential adopters to fill out a matchmaker form. When they are ready to adopt an animal and the form and interview process indicates a good match, we have the adopter sign an adoption contract promising that the animal will receive good physical and emotional care. Fees vary and we often have adoption specials. Fees for senior pets are sponsored. Otherwise, dogs are $100, puppies $150 and up, cats are $75, kittens are $95.