Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma, Inc. PAWS-OK firstname.lastname@example.org (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 in deserve a to be in a loving home... could it be yours?
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MEET TINY.... Our Senior Boy!
Tiny has been surrendered to PAWS once, returned to PAWS once, and rescued by PAWS once from the OKC Shelter. Each time we got him back he was larger than the time before! In case your wondering, his bad luck with homes wasn't entirely his fault. He was surrendered when his first owner was hospitalized (in 2009), he was returned when his owner second owner got another cat and he started to misbehave (he doesn't like other cats) and he was rescued after being dumped at the OKC Shelter by his third owner (in May 2013) who was getting divorced. At that time he weighed 26.4 pounds!
We are happy to report that he is now a beautifully fit 13 pounder thanks to his foster mom's proper feeding regimen. Tiny is talkative (sometimes stubborn) and front declawed. He requires an owner who believes in a clean litter box and doesn't have any other pets or small children. Tiny can experience separation anxiety and does best when not left alone for long periods of time.
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.
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Cats with Special Home Requirements
A stay-at-home, work-from-home or retired owner would be ideal for Tiny. He is afraid of other cats, (not unusual for cats who have no claws) which is very funny since he was at least twice the size of most cats at one time. He was born in 2003 and needs a new owner who is attentive and firm with him about his diet and litter box habits.
Contact us if you are interested in Tiny.
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!
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 FeLv positive cats is much shorter (some only a few years) than non-positive cats. Stress should be kept to a minimum. 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
Adoption Request Form
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.
Meet CARLEY! (FIV+)
We rescued Carley in 2009 when she was about a year old with her newborn kittens. After she weaned them Carley found a home with a nice family who returned her 2 years later claiming she didn't like their son (and never had?). A few months later she found a home with an older couple and became quite close to her new dad.
When he passed away in the fall of 2016 she was devastated. In January her
"mom" was tired of her and returned her to PAWS again - she never much cared
for Carley. Her "mom" admitted that she let Carley go outside and when we
tested her she (sadly) tested positive for FIV. Carley is very friendly, quiet and
calm. She has a very thick beautiful coat that requires regular brushing (she
loves it and purrs furiously when you do it!) to keep it shiny and lush. Carley
needs to be an only cat so she isn't unnecessarily exposed to viruses that
could be more serious for her because of her compromised natural immune
system. That won't be an issue for Carley - she has never lived with a cat
before anyway. If you are interested in meeting Carley, please contact us!