Adoption Resources


  • Contact Us:
    feedback@rmfr-colorado.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
    2390 S. Delaware Street  Denver, CO  80223
  • Phone: 303.744.6076
  • Fax: 303.744.6205
  • ADOPT a 'FIV+' and 'FeLV+' cat


    RMFR has FIV and FeLV positive
    kitties that have a lot
    of love to give,
    but just need...
    a little extra attention.


     

     


    When you visit;

    A quick guide to our color code system:

    • Red collared cats are our long-term residents. With serious issues such as biting, it is unlikely an appropriate home will be found for them.
    • Yellow collared cats might be hard to adopt because they have issues such as urine marking or litter pan aversion.
    • Green collared cats are our most adoptable felines. They are ready to find a new lifelong home!
    • Pink collared cats are cats that have been de-clawed.
    • Lavender collared cats are cats that will need ongoing medical treatment after adoption. RMFR will work with the adopters of these cats to make sure the cat is taken care of medically.
    • In John's Room, many friendly, wonderful cats live out their lives while waiting for another home. The Blue collar means the cat has Feline Leukemia and Violet collared cats have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
    • No collar? Please ask! Some of our kitties know how to remove them, or they might be one of the few that are feral or unable to tolerate a collar.

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    Many cats with FIV and FeLV live essentially normal lives. RMFR has FIV+ and FeLV+ kitties that have the virus and are just as loving and sweet as the non-positive cats, but might require a bit of extra care on occasion.

     We have a special room at the shelter, John's Room, for FIV + (purple collar) cats and FeLV+ (blue collar) cats. Please stop in and visit these wonderful cats!

    Watch a video of these wonderful cats in action!


    A Report from a Home with Special Needs Cats.

    Special needs cats make wonderful pets and they live good quality lives. I adopted my first FIV + cat many years ago. Max lived happily to the age of 19. FIV is spread between cats via penetrating bite wounds. Since my cats do not fight like that, my present FIV + boy lives along with my negative cats. Please see the informative article from Best Friends Animal Society : "FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors" for more information. This virus cannot be communicated to dogs, people nor any other non-feline species. Dale, my sweet FIV + kitty is gracefully growing into his senior years.

    More recently I trapped a stunning Maine Coon tame Felv + stray cat. Since Felv is spread between cats via bodily fluids, I opened my spare bedroom for Happy. She has to live separately from my Felv negative cats, but I spend lots of playtime with her. She has her own supplies and I always wash my hands after visiting her to keep my other cats from being exposed to Felv. At the shelter our FIV and Felv cats live together, but the FIV ones are vaccinated against Felv. Our special needs cats get a good healthy diet with some Lysine supplement. The Felv virus is also only transmissible between cats. It cannot be communicated to dogs, people, nor any other non-feline species. If you want to be rewarded with unconditional love and gratitude, consider adopting one of our special needs cats. They are some of the best cats at the shelter.

     
    Brody is a young, sweet, FIV+ male who arrived at the shelter in July, 2008. He has extra toes on his front feet but is very tolerant about having his nails trimmed. He enjoys spending time in the secured outdoor area, as well as playing with interactive toys and his cat friends. He is not aggressive toward other cats. He is sociable with people, also, and likes to have his chin scratched. Brody is not a lap-cat. Brody
    Citrus Citrus has developed a fondness for certain volunteers who regularly visit the shelter. He appreciates their willingness to scratch his neck and behind his ears; sometimes he even curls up in a warm lap. He is a little shy of being picked up, but likes to be petted gently. On warm days, Citrus enjoys sunning himself in the yard, showing off his gorgeous orange classic tabby markings. When it's chillier out, he prefers to loaf in a warm, quiet spot atop the kennels. He is more of a relaxer than a player, and gets along with the other cats very well. Citrus is FIV+ and very healthy. He was born in 2004 and has been at the shelter since 2008.
    Ed Jr., with us since 2006, is a shy FIV+ boy who was transferred to us from the hurricane disasters. He prefers to be with the other cats and avoid humans entirely, although on a good day you can say hello and he will squeeze his eyes closed at you. He loves his catnip. Ed Jr.
    Faith Faith I guess I need some Faith that someone will come and rescue me! I’m a small, timid little girl that needs a kind soul to love and take care of me. Here is my story: There was a trap-neuter and release project going on and all us felines got our fertility problem taken care of. Well, one of the ladies realized that I was a very sweet girl and wanted me to find a home. I'm a little shy at first but when you put me on your lap I start purring to beat the band. I'm very petite and cute. Being an orange female is kind of unusual too! I was diagnosed with Feline leukemia that is not contagious to anybody but other cats. So, why not adopt two of us with the same thing? We can live long and happy lives, if someone that would give us a chance. I am healthy and have a long life ahead of me.
    Gidget is FeLV+ and almost three years old. She was found as a stray kitten and when the time came to integrate her into the household, tested positive. She is sweet, playful and good with other cats, but is not crazy about being picked up. Gidget
    Hank

    Hank has been adopted! Hank is laid-back and mellow. When he is in the mood, he enjoys marathon petting sessions and loves to sit in your lap. He came to Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue in 2004 when the shelter received a call from a pit bull rescue group who found him injured in a junkyard. Hank is FIV+ cat and remained robust and healthy over the years. He enjoys spending time in the secured outdoor enclosure and napping in the covered cat beds.

     

    Hoss enjoys basking in the sun, belly up to the sky and crunching on yummy cat treats...he would probably eat the whole bag if he were allowed! He's a very sweet boy with such soft fur. Hoss
    Ippy Ippy, FIV+, was trapped in Denver in a TNR effort. Being found too friendly to release but FIV+, he makes his home here at the shelter. Ippy has been with us since 2012.
    Jamaica, FIV+, was trapped in Denver as a pregnant feral. Her favorite cat friends are Ed Jr and Hoss. She is very shy around people but will sometimes allow a quick touch. Jamaica has been with us since 2008. Jamaica
    M&M M & M originally came to RMFR with his sister as a scared feral kitten in 2010. He was adopted but grew up frightened of his own shadow in his new home. His owner brought him back to the shelter in 2012 to see if a new home could be found where he would be happier. M & M has acclimated to shelter life, loves to lay in the sun and will sometimes allow a small touch.
    Mamasita is talkative, sociable and friendly to visitors, especially if they are bringing treats. Before coming to the shelter Mammasita was a very young mother, whose kittens were all negative for the FIV virus. She responds to her name, enjoys petting, brushing, playing with a laser toy and sharing gentle human attention. Although she has slowly gotten used to being around other cats, she would really prefer to be the only cat. Mamasita loves being petted and kissed, and also enjoys chasing grasshoppers. She has been at the shelter since 2006. Mamasita
    Michael Michael, FIV+, was found as a stray in Denver and brought to the shelter on 7/15/07. He is very calm and would prefer to spend the rest of his days indoors in a cozy bed. He's always the first one on the counter when he hears the sound of a food can opening, and must have his own plate as he is a voracious eater.
    Mikashaun Zen Forget the yoga mats and the incense, all you need is me! I’ll be your Zen master; all you have to do is follow me. The only hitch is that you have to mediate me out of here to your pad. I’ll provide soothing sounds like purring and calmness when you stroke my fur while I’m on your lap. I’m a quiet girl that gives the most loving looks. So how can you beat a deal like this? So let's get together for some good vibes.
    I would do really well in almost any home, and I would get along well with adults, children, and other pets. I'm outgoing and confident. I love to be petted too! You should know that I have tested positive for FIV. It is not transmittable to dogs or humans, and it is only transmittable to other cats via penetrating bites. So I can live with a non-FIV cat if they don’t fight. Or perhaps you can adopt me and another FIV cat from here. There are a lot of great cats here who I can call my buddies. Also, FIV cats can live just as long as non-FIV cats, and we just need some TLC! Do you think you would be able to give me a good home? I hope so, and I am looking forward to seeing you here soon!
    Mikashaun Zen
    Millie Tillie Millie Tillie Hey there! I'm Millie and I'm so happy to meet you. I absolutely love people! I am really excited just to get pets and affection. That seems really simple, right? Wouldn't you think that a beautiful, young girl like me would get lots of attention? I would really love to have one person or a family focused on just me. Or even me plus a few friends. It's rare to see an orange female cat, so that definitely makes me special. What else makes me special? Well, I am a loving and gentle cat, and I would make a great cat for almost anyone - a single person in need of a companion, a family with children, an older couple with an empty nest. Anyone! Trust me, I look and act just like honey, and I’ll make your life sweeter! I really feel lucky to be here at RMFR. I was rescued by RMFR the day before I was scheduled to be euthanized at the animal shelter. And now, I am doing nothing but looking forward to finding a happy home where I am safe, treasured, and loved. I would do really well in almost any home, and I would get along well with adults, children, and other pets. You should know that I have tested positive for FIV. It is not transmittable to dogs or humans, and it is only transmittable to other cats via penetrating bites. So I can live with a non-FIV cat if they don’t fight. Or perhaps you can adopt me and another FIV cat from here, like Hans Solo! There are a lot of great cats here who I can call my buddies. Also, FIV cats can live just as long as non-FIV cats, and we just need some TLC! Do you think you would be able to give me a good home? I hope so, and I am looking forward to seeing you here soon!
    Poli Ali, here since 2009, is a sweet, healthy, hefty adult with Feline Leukemia. She has a fun loving, playful personality, a sleek and soft solid black coat, and huge paws with extra toes. Her prior owner allowed her to roam outdoors which resulted in several litters of kittens being born. She would love a home that would give her lots of hugs, has cozy spots to sleep, and spends time playing with her. Poli Ali
    Randolph Randolph is one of our senior yet PLAYFUL FIV+ boys. He loves being talked to, cuddled, petted and being brushed. He arrived at the shelter from an animal hospital in January 2004.
    Tipper is a lovely, gentle cat who is alternately playful, cuddly and so excited that she races frantically around the room. Even though she has FeLV, she has plenty of energy and enjoys chasing laser toys. Born in 2010 and adopted from the shelter as a kitten, she was returned in 2011 when her owners could no longer care for her. Tipper

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