Angel has met many shelter visitors and enjoyed being cuddled by them, even young children, so we expect her to assimilate into a new home and family well, with a little patience. She is also a nice lap cat, so she would make a good companion to a single or elder person. She is playful and curious, so we expect to hear good things once Angel is finally in a safe home with more love than we are able to provide her in our limited hours at the shelter. She is fond of other cats, and would make a great playmate for a lonely feline. And though she is anxious and defensive around large dogs, she tested well with a little dog that is well-behaved around cats.
She is going to require a patience and understanding as she adjusts to a new environment — she WILL need a quiet, isolated room for a few days, while she figures out there are no threats in her new home, with frequent visits from her human friends mixed in, until you are sure her curiosity will win out over her fears and she won’t hide in your home. She has already been adopted once to someone she was very affectionate with at the shelter — but once in the home, Angel hid under a bed, so whomever provides her next home will have to be sure she is isolated in a small room, preferably a bathroom where she can’t hide under furniture, until she’s sure there are not threats in the home and she is bonding with her adopters inside of the new home.
Though Angel tested positive for FIV, this will have no negative impact on her health or longevity — cats with FIV can live long, normal, healthy lives, just like any other cat, and the virus is not easily transmitted between spayed or neutered cats. But to minimize her risk for other infections, Angel MUST be strictly indoor-only. Angel tested negative for feline leukemia, is box-trained, spayed, and current on vaccinations. For more information or an adoption application, call the shelter at (401) 647-7200 or visit her during regular hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 7 to 11 a.m., Thursday 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A digital application can be downloaded by clicking the "Cat Adoption Form PDF" link below, filled in with Acrobat Reader (also available as a mobile app), and emailed to ClayvilleCritters@cox.net.
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