Featured Pet: Bronx
Just a reminder when you are adopting a pet to take the time to meet... the scared ones, the shy ones, the older ones, the frail ones and the ones that may not instantly draw you in. They need a home too and are just as worthy of your love.
Over the next several weeks we're going to share the stories of a few such animals who tend to be overlooked but who definitely deserve their chance to shine.
We start with Bronx.
When Bronx first arrived at our shelter, he was so very scared. With time, patience and kindness, he learned to be trusting of people and he has now blossomed into a wonderful and affectionate cat. Alone most of the time, he has come to love when he has visitors and he loves to be pet. Bronx is quiet, gentle and unassuming in his manner. We've nurtured him and he has responded tenfold.
The caveat? Bronx is FIV positive. While we know many will shy away from adopting this very sweet young cat, we don't need many adopters, we only need one. Bronx is in good health otherwise and with a healthy diet to keep his immune system strong, he has just as much potential to live a full and happy life as any cat. He deserves his chance too.
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a very manageable disease which is NOT contagious to humans and NOT contagious to other species of animals. FIV is spread from cat to cat primarily through bite wounds so cats with FIV CAN live healthily and harmoniously in a house with non-infected cats if they are all on friendly terms and neither cat is prone to aggression. Sharing food and water bowls, litter pans, and even grooming each other will NOT spread the virus.
At the shelter, Bronx spends day after day after day alone in a room. Because we are a shelter with an ever changing dynamic of cat personalities, we have no choice but to keep Bronx separate from the colony. We don't have reason to assume that he will be aggressive towards another cat but we have a few who can be a little surly and we can't take the chance.
Despite having some trust issues at the start, Bronx, it turns out, is really very much a people cat and he will be fine as the only cat in your home. We believe he can also live safely with another gentle feline companion. Bronx is approximately a year old.
To inquire about adoption, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter at 819.876.7785. We also hold a cat adoption open house every Saturday from 10 a.m to noon at 2405 Griffin in Ogden.