My name is Bandito!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Encinitas, California - Bandito
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Facts about Bandito

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 30502132
  • Hair: Unknown
Bandito is a black male short hair kitty.
He was rescued from fending for himself on the streets when he was only four weeks old. This adorable love bug tumbled out into the street from under a parked car tire and came running up to a local rescuer. Bandito was very hungry and he knew he had found the right human to help him. In spite of the raw deal he was handed, he is still quite enamored of humans.

Bandito is one of the sweetest and all-around personable cats you will ever meet. He is lively, playful and adores snuggling. He just wants to be near his human and will sit by your side and purr away. Quite the sociable one, Bandito loves all humans and gets along well with the cats and dogs in his foster home. Because of his easygoing nature, he should be fine with children too.

Bandito, who is quite healthy, might be considered by some to be a "special needs kitty" because he has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a type of virus that typically causes some weakening of a cat’s immune system. But FIV+ kitties can and do live quite normal lives - in quality – in duration – and happiness. This is a cat-only virus and can not be passed to humans or to other species, and does not pass to other cats through casual friendly contact. If a cat has been vaccinated for FIV, it too will then show a positive test result, even if the virus is not present. FIV+ cats (like all cats) should visit a vet at the first sign of illness or dental concerns and should be fed a high-quality diet. A good article about FIV from The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary can be found at

Please contact The Rescue House at (760) 591-1211 if you would like to help this very special boy by welcoming him into your home and heart. He will bring you much joy!


About Our Rescue Group...

The Rescue House is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting cats through its rescue, foster and adoption activities. We find loving homes for unwanted, abandoned, homeless and abused cats. We open our arms to cats that need assistance, regardless of age and often regardless of handicap. We find good homes for every cat that we take in - we are a true no-kill cat rescue organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We at The Rescue House believe that we can contribute to the welfare of our furry friends by implementing an Adoption Program. Our Adoption Centers are located in retail pet stores whose philosophy agrees with The Rescue House's mission. A list of the adoption centers can be found here:

Our Adoption Process...

All prospective adopters must complete an application and be interviewed as part of the adoption process.