Meet Indiana FIV
Animal ID 49629613 
Species Cat 
Breed Siamese/Mix 
Age 2 years 10 months 24 days 
Gender Female 
Size Medium 
Color Brown/White 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Lakeland Animal Shelter 
Location Colony 
Intake Date 2/19/2022 
Hi. My name is Indiana and I'm almost 3 years old. When people that come into the adoption room to look at me they often think "Oh, she's so pretty." But then when they come to touch me, I'm nervous and being pet by strangers is just too much. I'm starting to open up to the shelter volunteers and like when they pet me - but it takes a while for me to trust. You see, before I got to the shelter, I lived in a home that was... well not good. There were a lot, I mean a lot, of cats and we didn't get enough positive human interaction, so we never learned to trust. Being here at LAS is the first time I've felt safe in my entire life. And now, I think I'm brave enough to learn to be a real house cat. When I think about getting adopted, I know that I will need 1) another cat in the home, 2) a home that's quiet and calm, and 3) people who are experienced with cats like me. When I get home, please play with me. I love to play, especially with wand toys! And canned cat food is my favorite thing in the whole world! These things have helped me learn to like people. Although I've made good gains with people here, moving to a new place will be traumatic, so my new family will have to know that it will take me a time to recover. So, that's me emotionally. Physically, I have something called *FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). That means I have a reduced immune system. 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. FIV is only transmitted by blood from one feline to another.