Gender: Male

Birth date: 04/2019

Needs feline companion: No

Description:

LEROY is a handsome classic brown tabby. He is the sweetest cat – ever. Leroy is a very sensitive kitty who is a tad bit shy at first but warms up to new people in a few days. He loves being petted and sometimes meows for attention.

Leroy loves to climb to the top of cat trees to sit up high. He enjoys looking outdoors in front of windows. Leroy is moderately playful and especially likes playing with a string on a wand. Once he is comfortable in his surroundings, he likes to explore and follow you around the house to check out what you are doing. When he's tired, Leroy likes to sit next to you for a nap and cuddle up with you at night purring. He also gets great comfort by kneading on a soft blanket.

Leroy needs a quieter to moderately active home with more than one person. He is very people-oriented and a home, for example, with a single person who works outside the home (in non-COVID times) wouldn't provide him with enough stimulation. A family with an older child or two would be ideal. Or a home with couple who is at home a fair amount.

Leroy is a healthy FIV positive cat. He acquired the virus from his mom cat – which is a little unusual. Most FIV mom cats don't pass the virus on to their kittens. FIV is usually passed on through a deep bite from an infected cat. Leroy came into our care from an organization that had adopted him out with his sister, also FIV positive. Once in their new home, Leroy made it clear he didn't like his sister getting attention from people – he wanted people all to himself. Because he was picking on her, he was returned to the organization that adopted him out. He was transferred to our care so he could live in a foster home until adopted out again as a single kitty.

PLEASE NOTE: We ONLY adopt to residents of the Washington metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C. and parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Please see our adoption guidelines at  https://spcanova.org/about-us/adoption-policies/.

Home Environment:

Moderately Active

OK with dogs:

OK with kids:

Yes

Needs a foster:

Yes

Special needs information:

Leroy is a healthy FIV positive kitty