Facts about Chico
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Brown Tabby
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Male
- Hair: Short
My name is Chico!
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.
My name is Chico and I'm told that I am a very special kitty who needs a special home. I lived a hard life starting out, and only recently discovered the comforts and joys of being an indoor cat after my foster mom noticed me wandering around her neighborhood. As a result of my years taking care of myself outside, I contracted Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Having FIV means that I have a compromised immune system, but with lots of good care, food, and love, I will live a very long and healthy life.
Since I was rescued off the street, my foster mom doesn’t know exactly when I was born, but the vet guesses that it was sometime in 2006. Nonetheless, I have maintained my kittenish ways and I love to play!! One of my favorite new things about being an indoor kitty is sleeping on the bed with my people and I will want to do that in my new forever home, too. I don't take up much room and I am very quiet, so I promise not to bother your sleep.
Since moving in with my foster parents, I have discovered that I love people! I want to be close to them, and often follow my foster mom around the house, just waiting for pets and attention. She says I'm about the sweetest cat she's ever met and that whoever adopts me will be the luckiest person ever. I can’t stay with her forever, though, because the other cats get a little jealous that I get so much attention. After all, I am a handsome boy and quite the charmer. I have pale green eyes and a sleek and shiny tabby coat. I keep myself very clean (sometimes I groom a little too much and I end up a little bare of hair in places, but I do it less now that I feel more secure in my home).
My new family should know that I have special food that I eat that prevents me from getting crystals in my urine, which is very painful and dangerous. It's important that I stay on my special diet for the rest of my life so that I don't have to go through that ever again. I have a lot of love to give and I think it makes up for my special needs. I know there is someone out there for me. Could it be you?
Chico, like all ARCF cats for adoption, has been neutered, microchipped, and is up to date on vaccines.
If you are interested in meeting Chico, please click the email contact link below and our adoption coordinator will respond promptly. Please note that we place cats in the following counties only: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark.
Animal Rescue & Care Fund, Inc. is a small rescue organization. We rescue homeless animals only, and do not accept owner-surrendered pets. All our animals live with volunteers in their homes until they are matched with the right permanent family. Thank you for considering one of our pets for adoption.