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Facts about Boris - 4-12-12

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

My name is Boris - 4-12-12!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Scottsdale, Arizona - Boris - 4-12-12

Boris - 4-12-12's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

Boris - 4-12-12's Story...
Boris is a year and a half old and can be seen by appointment. He likes avocado... 480-694-9998

Boris is brother to Bart, so one of two related litters of kittens rescued from under a trailer at 4-5 weeks old. They have all been handled since then and are relatively loving. He is a very nice, healthy and happy cat born about April 12, 2012.

Boris is neutered and current on distemper shots. He is sleek and beautiful, but black, so it's hard to get distinctive photographs of him. He was adopted for about a week this month, but the people who adopted him did not have a room separate from their other cats where he could be loved, fussed over and reassured, so he came back to the rescue house ... where he is all over me purring and laying in my lap and sleeping on my bed. He was not that attentive before the adoption.

Adult cats go through about three weeks of confusion when they move, even when with the same people from birth. For that reason, SOS Kitty offers a full return/refund policy for the first month. During that 3-4 weeks they need patience and reassurance, since every time they go to sleep, it's like "Groundhog Day" the movie. Once you get past that time, their natural GPS system resets to the new home and they usually make huge strides in socializing to their new home and family. Right now, Boris is an orphan. He has no idea what a wonderful life is possible outside an orphanage. He thinks this is as good as it gets!
Can you show him how wrong he is?

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About SOS Kitty

About Our Rescue Group...

I'm a retired Agricultural Engineer. I operated the rescue house for Safe Haven for Animals for three years 24/7 (40-80 cats & kittens, all wet food and medicines). There were animals that Safe Haven was not able to rescue that I began taking, so finally have chosen to focus on those in my own home and assist in placement of older cats in Safe Haven for Animals' rescue house.

I still do some workshop facilitation and small consulting jobs. I do cat rescue because I love animals, have an incredible mentor (apprenticed to vet before starting to rescue cats) and because there is huge need, especially in our current economy here in Arizona.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

private, no tax ID

Come Meet Our Pets...

By appointment. Working on adoption events.

Purr-Suasions in Old Town Scottsdale has offered us a place to show cats and kittens. They are open 7 days a week, usually 10 am to 5 pm.

Two foster homes in north Scottsdale have offered to show SOS Kitty cats and kittens for potential adoption by appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Simple contract. Fee is donation, usually between $50 and $100 depending on animal. Special animals will have higher or lower adoption fees or arrangements.
We accept other donations, but are not a 501c3. Our veterinary costs at this time average $110/female and $92/male kitten. Food and litter avarage $1000/month+.
Cats we adopt from our home or the Safe Haven house have been tested for FeLV/FIV, inoculated against upper respiratory diseases and have been spayed or neutered.
We do not adopt out unaltered animals.
As of July 2012, we cannot take in any more cats until a significant number have been rehomed. We do not euthanize unless the health of the animal demands, so must make room with adoptions.
We adopt to indoor-only situations.
We seek homes where they don't declaw, but may be placing a declawed cat and, occasionally, might declaw to achieve a good home.
We work with a veterinarian to place rescued animals turned in to their clinic that are considered adoptable. We help in their recovery as needed first.
We work to find homes for passed over cats in the rescue house operated by Safe Haven for Animals, Inc.
Usually, the cats/kittens are in our home, private homes (SOS Kitty fosters) or in the Safe Haven rescue house. A few are on the local animal rescue network or in other private homes.
We may take the cat/kitten to the potential adopter's home for evaluation, We have foster locations where can show cats/kittens by appointment and we show cats at Purr-Suasions in Old Town Scottsdale and various pet stores on specific weekends.
We will take back any adult cat within 30 days if the placement does not appear to be satisfactory and refund the rehoming fee.