Adoptable Feline Spotlight: Meet Aztec!

We popped into 1 City Center last week to say hello to our friends at the Portland Press Herald with Aztec, an adoptable, FIV-positive cat from the ARLGP. We spent some time with PPH staff photographer, Amelia Kunhardt, who put together this purr-fect video of Aztec.

Aztec poses for his close-up!

Aztec poses for his close-up!

We quizzed our feline caregivers, and asked them what their favorite things about Aztec were. Read their answers below to learn more about this fantastic feline! To meet Aztec, stop by the Millcreek Pet Life Store (an ARLGP satellite adoption location), where Aztec is patiently waiting for a new home!

What is Aztec’s cutest quality?
He’s very outgoing and social, not much phases him. Also, his cute face! Don’t you just want to squeeze those big cheeks?!

What is your favorite thing about Aztec?
He’s very personable, and loves to be around people. He is a true companion. If you are typing on the keyboard, he will help. Getting a dish out of the cupboard? He’ll explore it for you. At the shelter he is labeled a ‘Leader of the Band’- he’s a cat on a mission, and needs a human to take adventures with.

Does he have a favorite toy or treat?
Feather toys are a favorite for Aztec, as well as pretty much anything! He loves to play with a good furry mouse, too! He loves his dry food, any kind, but loves his wet food even more.

What would be the BEST type of home for Aztec?
A home where he can thrive with all of his curiosity and have someone to play with him. He’s very nosey and explorative, so a home where he can help with the day-to-day things.

Aztec is FIV positive, what does that mean?
FIV stands for Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus. It slowly affects a cat’s immune system over a period of years, but does not progress. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines. FIV positive cats most often live long, healthy and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all. FIV is not easily spread between cats. It cannot be spread causally- like in litter boxes, food and water bowls, or when snuggling and playing. A neutered FIV positive cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced. FIV positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible, indoors and free from stress. We encourage people to use a high-quality diet, and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise. There should be no additional medical expense in providing a home to a FIV positive feline, other than your normal yearly exam.

Why does Aktec deserve to be the next feline adopted from the ARLGP?
He’s a bundle of fun. If you’re looking for a sidekick in life, he’s your man.

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