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Little Man Tate ADOPTED:) Domestic Short Hair Mix Waverly, IA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • Black & White / Tuxedo, Black, White


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Little Man Tate ADOPTED:)

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE: To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in.

Apply to adopt with our online cat application:

Please go to our web-site to learn more about Waverly Pet Rescue:

Little Man Tate was a stray near West Union, Iowa. Some kind people helped him because he had several open wounds on his head. He is now a WPR kitty. Little Man Tate is now neutered, and now up to date on shots. He tested negative for Feline Leukemia. But he did test positive for FIV.

Little Man Tate is about 5-years-old as of February 2017. He is all black with a little white on his chest. His wounds were cleaned and he was put on meds. He is healed up nicely. His ears are beat up looking, like he has been in a few cat fights. He does still look fairly rough. You can tell he has lived on the streets for a long time. This doesn't stop him from being super friendly and loving. He is also very outgoing. Curious of his surroundings and likes to explore. He really enjoys being petted. He is ok when I pick him up and carry him around. He did meet a couple of my own cats, he was ok with 2 of them. But did hiss at one of them so I put him back into his room. Not sure yet if he would be ok around other cats or not. I will update this profile once I try him with them again.

7/16/17 UPDATE: Little Man is a sweet sweet boy. So loving. So friendly. Very affectionate. He does well with other cats and enjoys having cat friends. He is a wonderful cat with a wonderful personality! Super laid back and easy going! He does well with my children too!

Here is info on FIV. Little Man Tate can possibly live with other cats that do not have FIV as long as he does not bite them, he cannot transfer the FIV to them. Or if you also have a cat with FIV, if set up properly and given time, they could possibly become friends.

FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

Both FIV and FeLV are called "retroviruses" because of the way that they replicate, or multiply, inside the cat's body. FIV is further classified as a lentivirus, or "slow virus."

An FIV-positive cat may live for many years. However, the virus eventually weakens the immune system, which limits the cat's ability to protect itself against other infections or illnesses. Periods of relatively good health may be interspersed with recurrent illnesses.

FIV is spread primarily through bite wounds. The virus is transmitted via the saliva of an FIV-positive cat when it bites deep into the tissue of another cat. It is therefore commonly found in tomcats as they fight for territory and mates. Casual, non-aggressive contact does NOT spread the virus. The virus cannot survive for more than a few hours when exposed to air. Therefore, an FIV-positive cat CAN live in a house with non-infected cats if they are all on friendly terms and don't fight with each other. Sharing food and water bowls, litter pans, and even grooming each other will NOT spread the virus.

If acquired during adulthood, a cat with FIV can live a long, full life, and many do. However, the weakened immune system can lead to recurrent or chronic conditions such as inflammation of the gums and mouth, skin, urinary, or upper respiratory infections, weight loss, anemia, persistent diarrhea, and cancer.

3/17/18 UPDATE: We have switched Tate's food and it is helping him look and feel a lot better! He has dry flaky skin so we are feeding him Science Diet dd food. It is about $60 for an 8 pound bag. He eats 1/4 cup twice a day.

Will someone please adopt Little Man tate and give him a forever home? $95 adoption fee.

WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE. All donations are tax deductible. We do not have a shelter. All pets live in foster homes. We only adopt to indoor homes. To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in. We do background checks on all applicants. If you have assault, domestic abuse, or drug charges please do not apply. If you have questions, please send an email to

All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $200 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male