George is a bit of a tough guy – he had to be since he was living on the streets in downtown Los Angeles. Someone was harming cats in the area, but George survived. As is common with male street cats who are not neutered, George is FIV+. But now he is neutered and living the good life. George is an adult so he has left all the rambunctious kitten activity behind. He is fine on his own if you are at work all day. He loves to sit with me as I watch TV but he can be active – kissing my nose, rolling around, etc. I am teaching him to sit quietly. His favorite spot is in his cat tree looking outside at the activity or just napping. He loves attention – sometimes he will reach out to grab you if you walk away too soon so I keep his claws trimmed. Since he had no dental care on the streets, his teeth were rotten and all had to be pulled. So he will need to eat mainly wet food. Good news is that there is no dental expense in the future! He still has a tendency to try to bite when he gets over stimulated but, since he has no teeth, there is no pain. He is a bit of a rough and tumble type of guy.
FIV is not a big deal; given proper care and attention, an FIV+ cat will live the same lifespan as an FIV negative cat. The disease is extremely hard to transmit from cat to cat, requiring direct blood contact (typically from a deep puncture wound). It is not transmissable to humans. Click here for a basic FAQ about FIV. If you’d like to read a much more detailed and comprehensive FAQ about FIV, we recommend this site.
As you can see he is a handsome fellow with chubby cheeks, grey fur and green eyes. He has a light dusting of white on his chin and tummy. George would do best as an only cat since he can be aggressive with others (too many years on the street) and also will try to take all the food (yours included)! He would be fine in a home with pre-teens or older, probably not toddlers or youngsters.
Spayed/Neutered - Vaccinated - Dewormed - Treated for Fleas
Tested for FeLV and FIV (cats and kittens only) - Microchipped
Kitten Rescue is located in Los Angeles, CA and we only adopt animals to homes in the greater Los Angeles area.
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