Meet Mortimer-FIV+
Animal ID 48031490 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 7 years 7 months 3 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Brown/Black 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Lakeland Animal Shelter 
Location Colony 
Intake Date 9/25/2021 
Adoption Price $25.00 
Hey there! My name's Mortimer and I'm 7 years old. When you adopt me, could you make sure you have enough beds, baskets, and boxes - I love them! Also, do you like to give massages? I just love a good massage. And a spa day... ah heaven. You see, I had a really hard life and now I'm all about comfort. When you meet me, you'll see the scars on my face and ears from fighting when I lived outside. I look like a big ol' boy, but in my heart, I'm just a baby. I like when humans take one finger and rub my forehead and cheeks. It reminds me of when my mom used to wash my face when I was a baby. I love people and pets, but little kids kinda freak me out. I'm pretty easy going, but if I don't like something, I'll make grumpy cat noises to let you know. Other cats are cool, if they're polite, but I'd be great as an only cat too. But please, absolutely NO DOGS. I love being with people and am a chill and confident cat. I'd be awesome to have around. My only problem is I have something called *FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). That means I have a reduced immune system. I know people really like me, but my health issues scare them away. Being POS-FIV, my adopters will just have to take super great care of me, - like having nutritious food and 2X year vet visits. FIV positive cats can live long lives with a bit of extra care. I hope you are the person that will give me a forever home. Please come to LAS and talk to the staff about adopting me. I'll be in the Teal adoption room waiting for you!

*LAS routinely checks for FIV, as it is a common virus found in cats living outdoors. All of the cats in the Teal adoption room have tested positive for FIV. You cannot catch FIV, and you can't spread it. It is only transmitted by blood, from one feline to another. Please come visit our FIV cats, they are some of the friendliest cats we have at the shelter.