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Stan: Save the Animals Foundation

Meet Stan, an 8-year-old Domestic Short Hair Mix. His estimated birth date is 2012.
 
Stan is the Man! This stately guy looks like he was out standing his ground for territory and food, and surely he was. Stan was a part of a trap-neuter-return (TNR) rescue mission and, when he first arrived at the vet’s office, he had a few wounds to prove he could hold his own. Therefore, it was no surprise that this strapping boy tested FIV positive (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) as it is frequently transmitted by cats battling for territory outdoors. His battle scars prove that we was a scrapper on the streets; he has a permanently tattered right ear.
 
He is truly just a big boy that is waiting for some meaningful conversation with his humans and some serious lap time. He gets along just fine with other cats and, while he may hang back to assess the situation before he steps forward, once he is comfortable you may mistake him for a marshmallow instead.
 
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 on Stan or would like to adopt him, please fill out the adoption application on their website and email it to jean@staf.org.

A Word or 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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