HISTORY: Poor JOE had a rough time when he walked 17 feet into a stormwater culvert, then fell 20 feet down into a cistern near a home. Thankfully the homeowner was out with her landscaper and happened to hear his pitiful cries; he could have been down there a week or more and died of starvation and dehydration. Due to his difficult location it took several days to arrange a rescue for JOE, during which time a Felines & Friends volunteer visited several times to lower food and water to JOE as he patiently awaited his rescue. Despite his fall, except for being a bit underweight and dehydrated, JOE had no serious injuries; it is unknown how long he was acutally down there. Since he was friendly and already neutered, JOE was brought to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and transferred to us when he was found to be FIV+. However, as is typical with many FIV+ cats he has no symptoms, is in excellent health and expected to live a normal lifespan. While conventional thinking is to only place an FIV+ cat in a home with no other cats or with another FIV+ cat, there are many “mixed households”. According to Cornell University, the primary mode of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) transmission is through repeated fights resulting in the exchange of blood, and it poses no threat to humans or other species. If you would like to consider JOE for adoption but need more information on FIV, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can provide you with links to educational websites.
TEMPERAMENT: JOE is very sweet, friendly, social and outgoing, and loves attention. He is a handsome boy with a short, mostly-white coat and some orange tabby markings.
AGE: born approx. 3/28/13.
MICROCHIP #: 981020013564405
DATE OF STERILIZATION: unknown.
VAX RECORD: Rabies: exp. 4/5/19; FVRCP: exp. 4/12/19.
FELV/FIV test: 4/7/16, FIV+.
ADOPTION FEE: $100
UPDATE: JOE is currently enjoying life at Prosperous Pets on St. Michaels Dr. @ Pacheco St. in Santa Fe; you are invited to meet this sweet kitty during regular store hours.
If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our Adoption Application
completely. In the space provided on the form, please include contact information for three (3) personal references. For more information,
please visit our website at fandfnm.org
[Santa Fe Animal Svcs. Permit #16-006]