My name is Giovanni!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Giovanni
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Milford Humane Society

Facts about Giovanni

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
GIOVANNI recently arrived in the special needs room. He was apparently hanging around the back door of a nice couple who brought him inside and spent some big bucks having him checked out. Unfortunately, they had already reached their cat-carrying capacity, and his being FIV-positive didn’t help. He is now in our special room. He is about four years old, a handsome brown classic tabby tux with beautiful stripes and swirls.

This guy is friendly but very scared so far, but he is gradually getting friendlier and likes to be patted and cuddled, at least briefly. He is getting more confident, and starting to meet the other kitties in the room. He is desperately looking for love, alternating with a little fear.

Giovanni needs a quiet home with patient people, and a few safe hidey-holes for awhile. As soon as you gain his trust, he will reward you with purrs and snuggles. He would be a great companion for another FIV-positive kitty who might be looking for a friend. We prefer to have these cats go to homes either with no other cats, or with other FIV-positive cats already in residence. Come and meet this good-looking dude soon.

FIV Facts:
1. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a slow virus that affects a cat's immune system over a period of years.
2. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.
3. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.
4. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.
5. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)
6. A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.
7. Many vets are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered 15 years ago.
8. FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them indoors and free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise.

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About Milford Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Milford Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats. First organized in September 1990 to fill a need in the community, we help to care and find homes for the ever-increasing number of homeless cats that exist in the local area. These cats survive by scrounging in dumpsters for food and finding shelter wherever possible.

Most of our cats are housed at the shelter. Others are cared for in foster homes until space becomes available at the shelter. Admission to the shelter is not based solely on adoptability but on need. The motto of the Milford Humane Society is to share the gift of unconditional love with as many cats and kittens as possible.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Adoption Hours:
Thursday 7-9 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM.

Our Adoption Process...

All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, have tested negative for FelV and FIV (unless otherwise noted), have distemper and rabies shots, and are microchipped prior to being adopted.

Certain requirements must be met to adopt a cat, such as the cats must be kept indoors, and never de-clawed. Potential adopters must provide their landlord's written permission to have cats on their property. There is an adoption fee.