My name is Salsa!

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

Facts about Salsa

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 87654
  • Hair: Unknown
Spicy, like his gorgeous 0owing red mane, might be the best description for Salsa
(our apologies to red-heads everywhere for perpetuating the myth!). Salsa has not spent much time around people and is trying very hard to trust us. He is
extremely cautious when first approached but quickly figured out that people also
come bearing treats and he LOVES treats. Salsa needs a home that is calm and
accepting without much excitement so he's able to adjust slowly.

*** Another thing to know about Salsa 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: Orange
Secondary Color: Rust
Weight: 12.4375
Age: 10yrs 2mths 2wks

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.