Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma, Inc. PAWS-OK email@example.com (405) 204-3964
The Friendliest Cats in Oklahoma City
Introducing the PAWS-OK
"Faces of Misfit Felines"
Just like in the famous childrens movie (The Island of Misfit Toys), these cats are not "purrfect" but still deserve to be in a loving home... could it be yours?
FIV in Cats - FAQs www.bestfriends.org
Cats who test positive for FIV or Feline Leukemia are not allowed to attend adoption events or be housed in PetSmart Adoption Centers.
These babies are available to meet by appointment - just contact PAWS-OK.
Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Fear FIV
Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma, Inc
This is REAPER! (FIV+)
Reaper was surrendered to PAWS in September 2014 with a serious skin issue around his neck. He had been a stray in this condition and unwilling to approach the lady who was feeding him. Finally after a number of months she was able to get her hands on him and called PAWS immediately for help. As you can see from the pictures (sorry they are so graphic) it has taken a while to get the skin around his neck to grow back and heal. His slow recovery is most likely due to his FIV+ status. Reaper is now available for adoption! He is a very sweet boy now and would make a fine indoor only cat for some special family. He likes to keep to himself
and is quiet and very clean. A sunny window and a couple of plush beds are all that is needed
to keep him happy. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting Mr Reaper!
Mamma Tamlyn (Felv+???)
Tamlyn was owner surrendered to PAWS in July 2014, very pregnant. In fact she had three kittens the very next day! She was a neighborhood stray and is a bit wary of new people at first. She is quiet and very beautiful. If you are interested in giving her a wonderful new home, please contact us! We have tested Tamlyn every year since we rescued her and her results are a mystery. FeLv positive twice and NEGATIVE twice! Recent studies seem to indicate that adults who contract the virus can live normal life spans (YEA!) while kittens born with the virus generally don't survive their first birthday. Tamlyn's three did not. She is a sweet girl who loves attention. Her virus status requires that she be an only cat in a home with an owner who will help her maintain her health with regular vet visits and good nutrition.
Feline Leukemia is a very contagious virus so positive cats must not share space, food bowls or litter boxes with other non-positive cats and must be strictly indoor cats. The lifespan for most kittens born with the FeLv virus survive less than one year. Cats who contract it as adults can live much longer. Stress should be kept to a minimum, a nutritional diet is recommended and cats should be seen by a vet at any sign of illness. Any cat who goes outside should be vaccinated against this virus.
Ready to adopt?
The first step in adopting a pet from PAWS is to complete an
This brief survey helps us understand your pet experience, home environment and personal preferences so that we can help you pick out the purr-fect cat for your lifestyle.
We have recently updated our Request Form so potential adopters can fill it out on line and send it back to us! So if you are ready to adopt, download the form, complete it on your computer then send it back into us!
PAWS currently has two adult cats who have tested positive for the FIV virus. This virus is species specific and can not be transmitted to humans or canines. They require no special care, only an attentive owner, no companion non positive cats and an indoor only lifestyle. There is no reliable vaccine for FIV.
Independent Carley (FIV+)
Carley was owner surrendered to PAWS-OK in 2009 with her two kittens. SInce that time she has had 3 homes. The first home was with a nice family. She was the young daughters 11th birthday present but a couple of years later they had grown tired of Carley and returned her. Her next home was with an older couple. She was the apple of her daddy's eye but after he passed away, his wife returned her again. She had allowed Carley to go outside and when we tested her we found that she had caught the FIV virus. Her third home was with a nice older, disabled woman who returned her 6 months later. Carley is a we bit independent and will become dominant if she feels she can get away with it. She needs a cat-savvy owner used to dealing with strong willed cats. If you are interested in this older gal ( DOB 2/2008) please contact us!
Alexa is a beautiful tri-pod 3 year old calico female who is looking for a quiet home with a loving owner. She was living in an apartment complex with an injured front leg when she popped up on our radar in June 2018. The complex said she had had multiple litters and they needed her to be fixed. We got her and took her to the vet who did an exam and said Alexa's front leg had radial nerve damage (an old injury) and she would never use it again. They also let us know she was pregnant (again) and close to delivery. Sure enough a few weeks later she gave us 3 kittens! We had her front leg removed shortly thereafter. Alexa was very skittish at first but has become more used to people and loves to be petted. She is a quiet cat who needs an experienced cat owner with patience and understanding ideally in a home where she is an only pet or with a senior, calm dog or cat. She is currently in our Adoption Center at PetSmart on NW Expressway and Rockwell. Please drop by and see her!