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My name is DB - FIV - Onyx!

Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Black (All)
Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Pet ID
Hair Length
short

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

10/12/18
Update: Onyx and Opal have been moved to a foster home!

She is the cat that has been with our rescue the longest that is still available for adoption.

She came into the Granite City Animal Control on June 2nd, 2017. That's one and a half years.

Why will no one adopt her? She's an adult cat. She's black. And she is FIV+.

Her lucky day came back in October of 2018 when one of our foster homes opened up their home to our FIV+ cats and she got moved into a home. But she is still available for adoption and as you can see, she gets along well with other female cats and kittens. She is around 2-3 years old.

Onyx came into animal control pregnant, but sadly her kittens didn't survive as she was also very sick. She has recovered now, she is very sweet and enjoys being petted.

She is FIV+ but seems to do well around other cats.

FIV is short for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

Cats can live long, healthy lives without any symptoms as long as they're kept healthy, are put on a good diet, and are not let outside to roam.

FIV is not contagious and can't be spread to humans or canines nor is it spread to other cats through food bowls, litter boxes or cuddling & playing.

The only way FIV is transmitted is through blood transfusions, badly infected gums or deep bite wounds, which are usually only given by stray, unaltered tomcats. It's a newer virus and many vets aren't fully educated on it yet so we suggest doing a little research on it if you're concerned.

We have FIV+ cats in our homes & foster homes, with other cats & without, and they're the same as any other cat - they need to be kept healthy. At the first signs of illness they need take to a vet since they have weaker immune systems.

Our Adoption Process:
*You must complete an adoption application before meeting an animal.
*We do all checks on references and vet checks.
*Please let your references know we will be calling.
*Once approved, you can set up an appointment to meet any of the animals at the Granite City Animal Control, or the ones in foster homes.
*There will be a meet and greet and then a home visit.
*After that you will sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.

$85 for Rabbits / $80 for Cats / $100 Kittens / $150 for Dogs / $200 for Puppies Six Months & Under

The cat adoption application is located here:
https://form.jotform.com/32098523410145

All our animals are completely vetted with the required vaccinations, microchipped and spayed/neutered before leaving the rescue.
Including:
Cats will have FIV/FeLV testing
Dogs will have Heartworm testing
Rabbits will have a wellness check

______________________________________________________________


Many times we also get feral cats or semi-friendly cats (can be petted but doesn't like to be held) needing barn homes. You will need to provide shelter and food. There are not any adoption fees for barn cats (donations are accepted) but you will still need to fill out the cat adoption form. Just list the number of barn cats you are wanting.

______________________________________________________________

We are a small foster based rescue but some of our animals are residing at the Granite City Animal Control in Madison County, Illinois until they can be adopted, fostered or pulled by another rescue.

Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters.
If you are interested in fostering, the foster application is located here:

https://form.jotform.com/50784968756173

______________________________________________________________

Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible.

Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia.

We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control.

Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, the volunteer application is located here:

https://form.jotform.com/40307066949156

______________________________________________________________

We are always looking for licensed rescues to pull cats (including FIV+ cats) and dogs from the Granite City Animal Control in Madison County, Illinois. It's a very small animal control and strays keep coming in. There are no fees for a rescue to pull. If you can help us, please email the volunteers at poundpetsinc@gmail.com

______________________________________________________________

Pound Pets Inc Animal Control Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/

Pound Pets Inc Rescue Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincrescue/
10/12/18
Update: Onyx and Opal have been moved to a foster home!

She is the cat that has been with our rescue the longest that is still available for adoption.

She came into the Granite City Animal Control on June 2nd, 2017. That's one and a half years.

Why will no one adopt her? She's an adult cat. She's black. And she is FIV+.

Her lucky day came back in October of 2018 when one of our foster homes opened up their home to our FIV+ cats and she got moved into a home. But she is still available for adoption and as you can see, she gets along well with other female cats and kittens. She is around 2-3 years old.

Onyx came into animal control pregnant, but sadly her kittens didn't survive as she was also very sick. She has recovered now, she is very sweet and enjoys being petted.

She is FIV+ but seems to do well around other cats.

FIV is short for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

Cats can live long, healthy lives without any symptoms as long as they're kept healthy, are put on a good diet, and are not let outside to roam.

FIV is not contagious and can't be spread to humans or canines nor is it spread to other cats through food bowls, litter boxes or cuddling & playing.

The only way FIV is transmitted is through blood transfusions, badly infected gums or deep bite wounds, which are usually only given by stray, unaltered tomcats. It's a newer virus and many vets aren't fully educated on it yet so we suggest doing a little research on it if you're concerned.

We have FIV+ cats in our homes & foster homes, with other cats & without, and they're the same as any other cat - they need to be kept healthy. At the first signs of illness they need take to a vet since they have weaker immune systems.

Our Adoption Process:
*You must complete an adoption application before meeting an animal.
*We do all checks on references and vet checks.
*Please let your references know we will be calling.
*Once approved, you can set up an appointment to meet any of the animals at the Granite City Animal Control, or the ones in foster homes.
*There will be a meet and greet and then a home visit.
*After that you will sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.

$85 for Rabbits / $80 for Cats / $100 Kittens / $150 for Dogs / $200 for Puppies Six Months & Under

The cat adoption application is located here:
https://form.jotform.com/32098523410145

All our animals are completely vetted with the required vaccinations, microchipped and spayed/neutered before leaving the rescue.
Including:
Cats will have FIV/FeLV testing
Dogs will have Heartworm testing
Rabbits will have a wellness check

______________________________________________________________


Many times we also get feral cats or semi-friendly cats (can be petted but doesn't like to be held) needing barn homes. You will need to provide shelter and food. There are not any adoption fees for barn cats (donations are accepted) but you will still need to fill out the cat adoption form. Just list the number of barn cats you are wanting.

______________________________________________________________

We are a small foster based rescue but some of our animals are residing at the Granite City Animal Control in Madison County, Illinois until they can be adopted, fostered or pulled by another rescue.

Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters.
If you are interested in fostering, the foster application is located here:

https://form.jotform.com/50784968756173

______________________________________________________________

Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible.

Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia.

We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control.

Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, the volunteer application is located here:

https://form.jotform.com/40307066949156

______________________________________________________________

We are always looking for licensed rescues to pull cats (including FIV+ cats) and dogs from the Granite City Animal Control in Madison County, Illinois. It's a very small animal control and strays keep coming in. There are no fees for a rescue to pull. If you can help us, please email the volunteers at poundpetsinc@gmail.com

______________________________________________________________

Pound Pets Inc Animal Control Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/

Pound Pets Inc Rescue Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincrescue/
Rescue

Pound Pets, Inc - Jerseyville Chapter

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Deb Crisswell
Phone
Address
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our Adoption Process: *You must complete an adoption application before meeting an animal. *We do all checks on references and vet checks. *Please let your references know we will be calling. *Once approved, you can set up an appointment to meet any of the animals at the Granite City Animal Control, or the ones in foster homes. *There will be a meet and greet and then a home visit. *After that you will sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. $85 for Rabbits / $80 for Cats / $100 Kittens / $150 for Dogs / $200 for Puppies Six Months & Under All our animals are completely vetted with the required vaccinations, microchipped and spayed/neutered before leaving the rescue. Including: Cats will have FIV/FeLV testing Dogs will have Heartworm testing Rabbits will have a wellness check Follow our Facebook page for public events! https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/
Our Adoption Process: *You must complete an adoption application before meeting an animal. *We do all checks on references and vet checks. *Please let your references know we will be calling. *Once approved, you can set up an appointment to meet any of the animals at the Granite City Animal Control, or the ones in foster homes. *There will be a meet and greet and then a home visit. *After that you will sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. $85 for Rabbits / $80 for Cats / $100 Kittens / $150 for Dogs / $200 for Puppies Six Months & Under All our animals are completely vetted with the required vaccinations, microchipped and spayed/neutered before leaving the rescue. Including: Cats will have FIV/FeLV testing Dogs will have Heartworm testing Rabbits will have a wellness check Follow our Facebook page for public events! https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/

Go meet their pets

Follow our Facebook page for public events! https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/ Once your application is approved you can always do a meet and greet with the animal you are interested in adopting.
Follow our Facebook page for public events! https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/ Once your application is approved you can always do a meet and greet with the animal you are interested in adopting.

More about this rescue

In 2014 we received our Rescue License from the state of Illinois. We did this mainly to help the animals in the facility that do not get reclaimed, adopted or tagged by other rescues. We also take back the animals that were adopted from animal control that are being returned because it doesn't work out. We do not want these animals going back to animal control so they come into our rescue. With all the animals that come through animal control it is impossible for one rescue to take them all. So, we will be stepping up our efforts to bring more rescues aboard to help us with the animals that come through the facility. We are always looking for licensed rescues to pull animals from the Granite City Animal Control. It's a very small animal control. We also save the FIV+ cats, but we don't have a lot of room for all the incoming strays. There are no fees for a rescue to pull. If you can help us, please email us at poundpetsinc@gmail.com Many times we also get feral cats needing barn homes. You will need to provide shelter and food. Please email us for more information and fill out the cat adoption form. We also have a Community Outreach program in our community. People can contact the volunteers for the best time to come to the animal control to pick up the food donations. This program was started to help those struggling to feed their animals. We understand that things happen and finances get tight. Often the first thing some do it cut the costs of feeding their pets by rehoming or taking them to animal control. Our goal is to keep these pets in their homes by providing food, at no cost. Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters. If you are interested in fostering, the foster application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/50784968756173 Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible. Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia. We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control. Pound Pets Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/
In 2014 we received our Rescue License from the state of Illinois. We did this mainly to help the animals in the facility that do not get reclaimed, adopted or tagged by other rescues. We also take back the animals that were adopted from animal control that are being returned because it doesn't work out. We do not want these animals going back to animal control so they come into our rescue. With all the animals that come through animal control it is impossible for one rescue to take them all. So, we will be stepping up our efforts to bring more rescues aboard to help us with the animals that come through the facility. We are always looking for licensed rescues to pull animals from the Granite City Animal Control. It's a very small animal control. We also save the FIV+ cats, but we don't have a lot of room for all the incoming strays. There are no fees for a rescue to pull. If you can help us, please email us at poundpetsinc@gmail.com Many times we also get feral cats needing barn homes. You will need to provide shelter and food. Please email us for more information and fill out the cat adoption form. We also have a Community Outreach program in our community. People can contact the volunteers for the best time to come to the animal control to pick up the food donations. This program was started to help those struggling to feed their animals. We understand that things happen and finances get tight. Often the first thing some do it cut the costs of feeding their pets by rehoming or taking them to animal control. Our goal is to keep these pets in their homes by providing food, at no cost. Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters. If you are interested in fostering, the foster application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/50784968756173 Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible. Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia. We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control. Pound Pets Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/poundpetsincorporated/