My name is River!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Reno, Nevada - River
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Reno, Nevada - River
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SPCA of Northern Nevada

Facts about River

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 33241522
  • Hair: Unknown
River is ready to roll! This handsome boy was brought to us from an animal control and they told us what a sweetheart he was. They sure got that right; River is one of the most friendly, easygoing cats we have in the shelter! Unfortunately, River is not for everyone. Our veterinary staff discovered that River is FIV positive, which means he has a disease that can pass to other cats though biting and scratching. This disease weakens his immune system and may ultimately shorten his life, so for this reason he cannot go to homes with other cats unless they are also FIV positive. Don’t be turned off by his condition, though, as given proper care and attention FIV cats can still live long, full lives, and with River at your side you can be sure that you’ll enjoy his company as much as he will yours!

About SPCA of Northern Nevada

About Our Shelter...

The mission of the SPCANN is to be an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless cats and dogs, primarily through their rescue and placement in forever loving homes, and by promoting spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation. We accomplish our mission with dedication to our core values and a lifetime commitment to our animals.

We are Reno's first no-kill animal shelter, founded in 1998. Each year our shelter develops more progressive programs such as our Rural Rescue Program where we aggressively rescue animals from rural animal control agencies and support their joint efforts to move animals out of their facilities and into ours to avoid euthanasia. We also have expanded our reach into schools with our Humane Initiative Program where we teach and show compassion to animals. We have more programs and many projects on the horizon - visit our website to see more!!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have events througout the year to highlight our adoptable animals. One favorite event each year is our local public swimming pool closes to the public in the fall and the very last day the pool is open only to dogs in the community. Shelter dogs play, splash and mingle with public dogs in two pools and cool off for the final hot days of the summer.

We post our events on our website and Facebook and through other various media outlets.

Our Adoption Process...

The SPCA of Northern Nevada has an adoption process that involves a fee, adoption application, Meet and Greets with prospective humans and other companion dogs in the same household and children. We do have specific requirements for an adoption. We strive to really ensure a great match!