Want a kitty who purrs on cue? Well, say hello to Toby, an adorable gray and white feline looking for a new home.


Toby has been at the shelter since 2014 and is FIV-positive. But don’t let his health status deter you without knowing the facts first.


Shelter staff says FIV does not affect dogs or humans, and is not easily passed by cats unless they get into a vicious fight. (The good news: Toby is a lover, not a fighter).


Most kitties such as Toby live long and healthy lives with no symptoms and FIV-positive cats can live with felines sans any issues.


Toby is a friendly guy who is known as the “purring machine.” He loves cuddles and daily strokes, especially around the chin, between the ears and around the base of his tail. A sucker for compliments, Toby is fond of baby-talk and likes his owner to proclaim “I love you,” over and over.


A bit of a couch potato, he likes lap naps, lounging and just chilling at home. But even on lazy days, he still finds time to play and wander about the house.


Help debunk the myths surrounding FIV and give Toby a chance. With his friendly demeanor and natural charm, you’ll be sure to have a furrever friend.


Toby is neutered and up-to-date on his shots.


For more info on FIV, go to animalscanttalk.org/fiv


For adoption information, call 570-242-2846 or visit animalscanttalk.org/adopt


Pet of the Week runs every Saturday. If you have a cat or dog up for adoption, contact Micaela Hood at mhood@poconorecord.com