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Male9 lbs
  • FIV Program
Status Available to Adopt
  • Breed Domestic Shorthair
  • Age 11yrs 9mos
  • Location At Shelter
  • Color Grey and White
  • Foster Eligible Yes

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Meet Scooter

Hey there, it’s Scooter. I’m still the charming boy with a heart as sweet as ever, but there’s more to share about my journey.

I once had a wonderful family who loved me dearly. I had a human sibling, and we spent our days working on homework together and snuggling up for some quality time.

Life was great, but then my family decided to adopt a kitten. They knew I could get a bit stressed around other cats, but they thought we could all get along. Unfortunately, the stress started to show, and I found myself without a home. It was a tough situation, but a kind soul found me outside their house. Sadly, due to allergies, all she could do was try to find my original family.

Thanks to my microchip, I made my way back to FOHA, finding safety once again. Now, I spend my days patiently waiting for a family who will love me forever, just like my first one did. I’m still that affectionate guy with a passion for food, and I believe I’d thrive best as the only cat, soaking up all the attention and love.

Did you know I’m also a TV star? A local TV station interviewed FOHA about FIV+ cats, and I got to be the representative. And I have to say I totally stole the show with my amazing good looks and my cool guy personality! The TV show won’t air until March 2024, so I’d prefer to be adopted before then so I can be home once the paparazzi come looking for me!

If you’re looking for a feline companion who knows the ins and outs of family life, I’m your guy. Let’s create new memories together and build a forever home filled with love and joy. I’m ready for the next chapter – are you?

Scooter is sponsored by Jen.

Scooter's Medical Information

I have FIV, that's what I have but it is NOT who I AM! Please don't let that scare you away. I want you to know that FIV+ cats can and DO live long, healthy, and normal lives when given the chance. In fact, statistically, most FIV cats live as long as their indoor counterparts (13-18 years), and much longer than cats that live outdoors (3-8 years). There are many reported cases where FIV+ cats live well into old age without ever showing any symptoms. It's important to note that dogs, other pets, and humans are absolutely immune to FIV. The virus itself is astonishingly frail and can live outside of the body for only a few seconds. The virus is also extremely slow-acting, so it is unlikely to pose any threat to other cats in the household. I know that adopting an FIV+ cat may seem like a big responsibility, but I promise that I am worth it. I am a sweet and loving kitty who just wants a warm and safe place to call home. If you are willing to give me a chance, I promise to bring you years of joy and companionship. So please come and meet me, and see for yourself that FIV+ cats are just as wonderful and deserving of love as any other cat. Read more about FIV at