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Hi everyone! My name is Stanley aka Stan the Man. I had been adopted but returned through no fault of my own. You see, my previous guardian noticed I was peeing a lot and peeing outside of the litter box. They took me to VCA Valley Animal Hospital for a good checkup where they decided to run some blood work. When the results came back, it turned out I was Diabetic! Unfortunately, my previous guardian knew they could not provide the care I needed with consistent insulin injections. When RVSPCA heard about my new diagnosis, they took me back in. Fortunately, they contacted one of the Licensed Technicians at VCA Valley Animal Hospital if she would be willing to foster me while we figured out my Diabetes. She agreed and I’ve been staying with her since August! I think I’m a good room mate. Ever since starting insulin injections, I feel much better and use the litter box like I’m supposed to. I get fed a special wet food and it’s very yummy and I eat it right up. I don’t even notice the small pokes! While my foster and VCA Valley Animal Hospital were figuring out my Diabetes, I got very sick. It also turns out I have a specific type of Heart Disease called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). This means the walls of my heart are thickened. Thankfully, my foster and the staff at VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Virginia Tech got me started on new medications. I’ve been doing really well on these new meds. My foster puts them in a little treat, pops them in my mouth, she says I’m the best cat to give meds to! Don’t let my face deter you. I’m a lover! I love pets and head scratches. I even like my chest and belly rubbed. While I might not be a lap cat, I’ll keep you company, laying beside you. I also enjoy laying in the sun! My foster says I have the loudest motor. But that just means more love to give you! I love scratching posts and I love cat wand toys! I’m a laid back easy going kitty. However, I do not enjoy car rides, they make me anxious and I tend to have some accidents in my carrier. I also get very alarmed with something called a vacuum. Those things shouldn’t exist. I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and combo tested.  My adoption fee is $50. I am staying with my foster mom until I find a home! If you are interested in adopting me, call the front office to schedule an appointment to meet me!

If you are interested in adopting me, please complete our online Adoption Application.  The Roanoke Valley SPCA offers adoptions by appointments Monday – Saturday between Noon and 7pm. Appointments can be made by calling 540-339-9247.  Walk-in’s will be offered the next available appointment.  Pets are adopted on a first come basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold pets nor guarantee a pet will be available at the time of your appointment, but we do promise to call you if a pet is adopted prior to your appointment.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has embraced Fear Free Shelters philosophy and are committed to giving each pet in our care a fear free experience while looking for their forever homes.  The Fear Free® philosophy is designed to reduce the negative emotional states that are commonly experienced by shelter animals, including fear, anxiety, stress, and frustration. We offer virtual walk thru of available pets on our website and at our shelter. The end result is a happier, healthier new member of your family.  

Call 540-339-9247 Monday – Saturday between Noon and 7 pm to speak with an adoption counselor for more information.