Sandman, a “ruggedly handsome” male orange cat, is available for adoption in Virginia.
Sandman came to King Street Cats after about five to six years living on the streets, said the shelter.
King Street Cats is an all-cat, no-kill shelter located in Alexandria, Virginia, completely run by volunteers.
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“He is a dear boy,” Patti Gross of King Street Cats told Fox News Digital. “A street cat that we are so happy he found his way to King Street Cats.”
Sandman is FIV+, but it is not something to be overly concerned about, said Gross.
“He is more susceptible to infections than other cats, but is otherwise normal,” she said.
Despite his diagnosis, Sandman is able to live safely with other cats.
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“He is not sickly,” Gross said. “It is simply that his immune system is not quite up to snuff.”
Although Sandman was found on the street, King Street Cats believes that he had a home at one point, as he “really likes people.”
Sandman was living with a feral colony that was tended to by a “dear friend of King Street Cats,” who noticed that he was getting sicker by the day, said the shelter.
That person notified King Street Cats, who then took in Sandman. He was then neutered and given necessary dental care, said the shelter.
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After a period in isolation, Sandman now lives with the other cats at King Street Cats, and loves to give the volunteers “lots of leg rubs and purrs.”
Sandman would do best with “another mellow kitty” in a home, or as a single pet – he does not do well with dogs, said King Street Cats.
He is “a lover, not a fighter,” said the shelter.
While he “may not be your classically handsome guy,” Sandman is appealing in his own way, it enthused.
Anyone interested in adopting Sandman can apply on the King Street Cats website, KingStreetCats.org.
King Street Cats is located at 25 Dove Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Adoptions are currently being done by appointment only, and King Street Cats only adopts out to the metro D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area.
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