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Meet Kiona! She's is a total lovebug of a senior who doesn't let her age stop her from asking for pets and cuddles! She is very friendly and will come to the front of her cage to greet you. This little sweetie will also roll over on her back so you can scratch her chin. If you are looking for a sweet calico cat, she's the girl for you!
Kiona gets along well with dogs, and isn't sure how she feels about cats yet. She could live with children who are gentle with her.
Kiona is all 4 paws declawed and is FIV+. FIV is not an illness that takes much upkeep, and she can live a long and normal life. It is exclusively feline and dogs and humans cannot get it. Even for other cats, it is a very difficult to transmit illness (see below for more info).
Kiona is living in foster care! Email her foster mom at email@example.com.
Here's how Kiona's doing in foster care:
She's a very sweet-tempered girl whose biggest desire is to sit very close next to you and get scritches and pats on her head. She's not very interested in toys or running around -- she's a dignified lady, after all -- but she's an ideal companion for someone looking for a low-energy friend who wants to be near, not in the middle of, whatever you're doing around the house.
She's fairly indifferent to other cats and will largely ignore them in favor of getting the attention of the nearest human, usually with gentle bats with her paws or a soft head bonk.
Age: 10-12 years
Reason for surrender:
Animal ID#: A09377644
What is FIV?
FIV stand for feline immunodeficiency virus. It is a lentivirus, the same class of virus as HIV. FIV, which can live in many different tissues in cats, typically causes a weakening of the cat's immune system.
Can FIV-positive cats have a good and long life?
FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They do take special care in terms of monitoring them for signs of infection and they do have a tendency to have bad dental disease.
More information on FIV can be found at: http://bestfriends.org/Resources/Pet-Care/Cats/Health-And-Care/FAQs-About-FIV/
(updated 6/17/16 AW)
PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. PAWS pulls at-risk animals from the City of Philadelphia's animal control shelter and adopts them out from several locations: our Old City adoption center (2nd and Arch Streets), our Northeast Adoption Center (1810 Grant Avenue); our Wellness Clinic at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue; our adoption locations at the South Philly and Cottman Avenue PetSmart stores; and, our network of foster homes.
PAWS is dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!
Please reference this animal's ID NUMBER when inquiring about this pet. Both PAWS Adoption Centers are open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PAWS' Wellness Clinic is open Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but appointments are required for adoptions.
Adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. No animals may be adopted without being spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are as follows: $150 for large adult dogs (older than 1 year); $250 for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and all puppies (under 1 year); $50 for adult cats (over 6 months of age), and $100 for kittens (under 6 months of age). When you adopt a pair of kittens together, the total adoption fee is $150.
Please visit our web site, www.phillypaws.org, for our full calendar of adoption events throughout the region, and for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating.