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Bob: Save the Animals Foundation

CincyPet Magazine's Rescue Cat of the Week

Bob is a three year-old domestic short hair cat available for adoption with Save the Animals Foundation. His estimated birth date is in 2017. 

If quiet, gray and white hunks are your preference, Bob would love to make your acquaintance. This sweetheart is a bit on the shy side but is coming to love the attention of the volunteer crew at STAF. He gets along very well with other cats but, since he does get nervous with unexpected sounds, he would do best in a home that is low key with not a lot of bustle. 

One day a concerned woman contacted STAF to let us know that a “beaten up” cat had shown up at her house. We rushed to her home to trap Bob and got him to the vet right away. All of his battle wounds treated, he was neutered and brought to safety at our shelter. We weren’t surprised to find that this handsome grey and white boy tested positive for FIV, the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which is passed among free-roaming cats out fighting for territory and food.  

Now in good care and health, Bob’s condition is not life-threatening and is not transmissible to human companions. Bob is now in a room living the life of luxury among some other kitty mates and we expect him to live a long, full, and happy life in a loving home. He is still a bit shy while he is getting to know his new surroundings, but pretty soon, the only thing Bob will be “fighting for” is whose lap he will sit in! 

All cat adoptions at STAF are by appointment only. Cat adoptions are within 150-mile radius of the shelter (4011 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227), which includes Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Adoption fee for cats is $40 and includes spay/neuter, microchip, and carrier. Please note, you must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a cat from STAF. If you are interested in more information about Bob or would like to adopt him, please fill out the adoption application on their website and email it to jean@staf.org.

A Word About FIV

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is not a death sentence and most FIV+ cats die from old age. It is transmitted from one cat to another by deep puncture wounds and is not spread by casual contact. It is also not transmitted to humans or dogs. Studies show that friendly, spayed or neutered cats are very unlikely to spread the virus to other cats or kittens in the home. As long as your cats get along and do not have any serious fights or bite each other, then FIV+ cats and non-FIV+ cats can live together in harmony without harm.


If you are an area rescue and have adoptable pets in need of some extra attention, please send us an email with bio info and pictures. If your adoptable pet needs pictures, we can arrange to take some. You can send an email to rescue [at] cincypet.com.

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