Adoptable Pet of the Week: Eli

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Eli is approximately 4-5 months old, loves to play and get treats (he will do almost anything for one!) and has a zest for life. Even though Eli has tested positive for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), he is capable of living a full, healthy life. This virus can suppress his immune system, potentially making him more susceptible to other infections. While there is no cure for FeLV, with regular veterinary care cats can go on to live a relatively healthy and long lifestyle. The disease can be transmissible to other cats, but not to people or other species. Ideally, FeLV-positive cats should either live with other cats who have tested positive for FeLV to reduce the risk of spreading the disease or in a single cat household. Consider opening your heart and home this darling young kitten!

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Eli’s webpage, visit Same-day adoptions are now available in the shelter!

Adoption fees for cats are usually $95 and $50 for the second cat when adopting two together. This includes a basic medical exam, spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation, rabies and other vaccinations, intestinal parasite check, a heartworm test and deworming.

The Animal Protection Society of Durham, located at 2117 E. Club Blvd., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been helping animals in the community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. In addition to county funding, APS relies on donations from individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 7,000 stray, surrendered and abused animals it cares for each year. The shelter is open Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri., 10:30am-5pm; Wed. 10:30am-6pm; and Sat. 10am-2pm. For more information, call 919-560-0640 or visit

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