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My name is Larry!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Larry
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Larry
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Larry
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Milford, Massachusetts - Larry
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I'm being cared for by:
Milford Humane Society

Facts about Larry

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Little LARRY is a hard-luck kitty whose fortunes are looking much better now. He is a local kitty who was being fed by a nice lady in her backyard. He was found to have a wound between the toes on one rear paw. This was an automatic quarantine in our special room. His time has now been served and he is ready to move on. He also has only one eye, but he does not let that slow him down. And he is FIV-positive, but otherwise a healthy little fellow.

Larry is a cute little black and white tuxedo kitty with an adorable face and little white blaze, about 1½ years old. When he arrived, he was very scared and hid under his bed. Within only a few days, he was much more social and could be patted and cuddled. Larry has regained his confidence and now loves people -- he purrs and cuddles and runs and climbs. He is the welcoming committee for anyone coming into the room.

Larry has a good appetite and has gained almost 1½ pounds during his incarceration. If one feeds him first, since he meows for food, he is ready for seconds before all the others have had firsts. He will climb on your shoulder and purr and do head butts. He seems to be agreeable with other cats. If you are looking for a new playmate for your FIV-positive cat, then maybe Larry would be a good fit. Come and meet this little sweetheart!

We prefer to have these cats go to homes either with no other cats, or with other FIV-positive cats already in residence.
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. To learn more about FIV visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/cat-care-feline-immunodeficiency-virus.html and
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_fiv.cfm

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.