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Pet Spotlight



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This is Chickadee and she is a very special little lady.  She’s the first FIV+ cat available for adoption ever at the New Hampshire SPCA.  Just recently the NH legislature passed an exemption within the state budget that allows animal shelters to responsibly place cats with FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) in adoptive homes.   The virus is non-transmittable to humans and easily contained and managed in otherwise healthy cats.  Prior to this exemption, New Hampshire cats like Chickadee faced euthanasia or a lonely existence in long term housing.  

Chickadee is the sweetest little kitty. She's approximately 6 years old and has very soft medium length fur.  She’s a little shy and tends to hide away from noise, so when there's a lot of activity in our adoption center she will often curl up in the safety of her bed.  But spend some one on one quiet time with her and she just melts.   A gentle scratch under the chin starts her purring…and within moments she’s rubbing against your hand and making biscuits.   

If you are interested in adopting Chickadee, please call and speak to our adoption counselors at the New Hampshire SPCA at 603-772-2921 x 110. Chickadee needs to live inside and have routine vet care. If you have other cats in the home please note: The risk of transmission of disease to other cats is almost entirely from bites. If cats do not fight, it is very unlikely that transmission of FIV will occur between them. Despite these facts, we believe you should speak to your veterinarian before adding a FIV positive cat to a home with FIV negative cats to ensure that they are comfortable managing the situation. 


It’s a good time to adopt from the New Hampshire SPCA, now through July 31, all adult cats adoption fees are half off! It’s a great deal, but the true value comes from giving deserving older animals like Chickadee a second chance. Like all the animals available for adoption at the New Hampshire SPCA, Chickadee is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all her shots.


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For more information on adopting Chickadee please call 603-772-2921 x 110 or drop by to visit during open hours.



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