My name is Angel: FIV+!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Clayville, Rhode Island - Angel: FIV+
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Scituate RI Animal Shelter

Facts about Angel: FIV+

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16C111
  • Hair: Medium
ANGEL NEEDS TO FLY! We named her so because she must have had a Guardian Angel looking out for her the cold, late night in early December when she was struck by a car and then rescued by animal control. She suffered a fractured front leg and injured hip, and endured surgeries and a pin in her leg for almost two months, but is now healed and ready to be homed. During her convalescence, knowing her flight defense was compromised, she was very guarded and did not trust us. We were able to gently lift her to clean her cage, but could not do much more work with her until early February, when her surgeries were finished and she moved to the adoptable cat room. We are now able to hold her and cuddle her quite easily, which she really enjoys, going so far as to snuggle, nuzzle and drool all over her favorite volunteers. But she still throws a hiss our way from time to time, and is still a bit cautious — we need to get her into a home and out of a cage, and maybe then Angel can forget all about her tragic past and rediscover all her kitten charms. She is just one year old, and has so much sweetness and sass and promise in her, just what you would expect with a tuxedo.

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

About Scituate RI Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

THE SCITUATE ANIMAL SHELTER is a municipal facility under the supervision of Scituate Animal Control, a division of the Scituate, Rhode Island Police Department. We take in animals from Scituate and Foster and provide care until we can find good homes for them. We also socialize all cats and dogs who need such work in order to be ready for life in a home and with a family. The shelter staff and the volunteers will go to great lengths to find homes for all animals that we have at the shelter. Vet references are required for all potential adopters and decisions are made by our Animal Control Officers.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our regular visiting hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays and most holidays.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat Adoption Form PDF

Dog Adoption Form PDF

ADOPTION FEES AND SPAY/NEUTER DEPOSITS are by cash or check only, please. Checks should be made payable to Town of Scituate.

Our adoption fee for adult cats is $50. Adoption fee for adult dogs is $60. There is no adoption fee for kittens but there is a state-mandated $75 spay/neuter deposit that is required to adopt each kitten, and is fully refundable upon proof of spaying/neutering.

An adoption form can be emailed to you and a vet check will be performed before adoption. Please ask for a dog/cat application form when inquiring about any animal. Or click the link to the application PDFs at the bottom of each pet bio page.