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Rescue Me ID: 17-11-11-00094Rio (male)

American Shorthair    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Leukemia (FeLV),

    My husband and I recently took in a really friendly street kitty -- we were petting him when his owner informed us she had tossed him out because she'd recently adopted two dogs, and told us to feel free to take him home! We had another cat, so we quarantined him in a room in our house until we could get him tested and vaccinated, and were hoping he would be able to join our family. He is super affectionate and really calm, just a delight of a cat! Unfortunately the vet came back and told us he has feline leukemia, so we're worried about our existing cat, because it can spread through saliva. I also know that people have a lot of ... (Read More)misconceptions about feline leukemia -- even though most cats live a totally normal life with it -- and he'll probably have a hard time getting adopted at a regular shelter. He's between 2 and 6 years old, so fully grown, and at a healthy 10 pounds. He is 100% NOT feral and it's clear he's used to living in a home! To learn more about feline leukemia, here's a good primer: We're looking for someone with a good heart to take him in! He'd need a home with no other cats (dogs and other animals would be totally fine!). He has all his shots (rabies, distemper) and is fixed. Happy to deliver to you for totally free! Just send me a message. Thanks for your time, all! - Raquel (Less)

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Raquel Wojnar

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PIease Read Before Adopting an American Shorthair in D.C.
    American Shorthair Cats can make good pets in D.C. if they match your IifestyIe. The American Shorthair is a vigorous, medium to large sized cat. American Shorthairs are gentle and companionable. This breed is patient with children and dogs. American Shorthairs are mellow and quiet. This breed is typically fairly long lived and healthy.

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lnteresting American Shorthair Trivia Low-Cost D.C. Spay & Neuter Clinics
    American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs. The ancestors of American Shorthairs were carried on ships sailing from England to America for the purpose of killing mice. American Shorthairs come in dozens of different color combinations. American Shorthairs can be prone to congenital heart defects. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.

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American Shorthair Rescue

D.C. Animal Rescue
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District of Columbia - Washington 20002
D.C. Animal Shelter 202-576-6664

District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273

District of Columbia - Washington 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837

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