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Fernando (aka Cheesepuff) Domestic Short Hair Pittsburgh, PA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Tabby (Orange / Red)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. FeLV+/FIV+.
Good in a home with
Dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Other cats.

Meet Fernando (aka Cheesepuff)

* Currently healthy but FeLV positive
* Needs to be the only cat, or with other FeLV+ cats
* Needs loving, low-stress home

Internet, meet Fernando (also known as Cheesepuff). Fernando is a friendly big boy that is looking for a home. He is one of a kind, a larger than life kind of cat. He likes to entertain his foster family by sitting in odd positions, like a human propped up against some furniture! He has many hobbies he enjoys, watching squirrel videos on youtube, sleeping in the sun, and lounging around with the humans. He purrs up a storm when people talk to him and loves to be petted and brushed. Fernando is super polite and unlike most cats, waits for his foster to wake up before asking for breakfast. He dislikes being picked up, snowy days and people calling him a fat cat. (He insists that he is just big boned, NOT fat!)

One big thing you should know about him is that he has FeLV, feline leukemia, and because of it, Fernando should not be with other cats, unless they are also positive. Don't worry -- he is only contagious to other cats, not you, your dog or your kids. (Oh, and he also has FIV, too, but FeLV is the big whammy.) Have no fear, he's a happy healthy guy right now. Do you have a busy home with plenty of hands to pet him? Would you give a great guy like Fernando a chance? Contact Pittsburgh CAT and ask about him! He'd really love to meet you!

(FeLV, otherwise known as feline leukemia, is a virus that impairs the cat's immune system and can shorten their lives; FIV also impairs a cat's immune system. During the early stages of infection, cats often exhibit no symptoms and no signs of disease at all. Over time, however, the cat's health may deteriorate. We do not recommend that FeLV+ kitties live with FeLV- kitties. Cats infected with FeLV and FIV can live for years in relative good health, but their health should be vigorously monitored. Fernando will best thrive in a loving, low-key home where he's fed a high-quality diet, and checked regularly by a veterinarian supportive of maintaining and treating an FeLV+ cat. Controlling secondary infections and treating other illnesses as they arise is key, so Fernando will require a committed and loving adopter. In return, he will give much love and joy, and many snuggles and purrs!)

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Fernando (aka Cheesepuff)

Fernando (aka Cheesepuff)

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male