ID# C-16-112

13 year old • Male

All About Me

Ronin is very handsome wearing his best formalwear. He is extremely in shape with a body built like a little Greek god--a Tom at the peak of health! He is beautifully symmetrical, with very attractive white whiskers, a white chin, white mittens, and white socks. His eyes are green like a pond in the summertime.

Ronin is one cool and friendly cat. His name means “masterless samurai,” because he has left the street life behind him for the good life indoors. He is a super sweet and confident cat! His favorite things to do are hanging out with the people and other kitties, looking out the window, lazing in sun-spots, and making biscuits while getting petted. He is also a super play-machine, being so athletic! <p>Ronin gets along well with other cats or kittens, but loves people the most-- to the point where he will come right over if he hears or sees you paying attention to someone else! Ronin is neutered, litter-box trained, loves his scratch posts, and is up to date on all vaccinations. He is FIV+, but is healthy in all other regards.

My Details
Likes Cats Yes
Likes Dogs Unknown
Likes Young Kids Unknown


Ronin wandered into an IAR volunteer’s home from the streets of Durham, NC. He is FIV+ from his roaming days. This is a common cat virus that is transmitted chiefly through deep bite wounds, like those that occur during tomcat fights, or from mother to kitten. It does not infect people or dogs. Studies have shown that FIV+ cats can live happy long lives without risk of infecting cat companions through sharing of bowls, litter boxes, or grooming. Maintaining a healthy, indoor lifestyle is key for the happy, long life of all cats, but especially FIV+ cats! Please see these links (<a href="" target="_blank">link 1</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">link 2</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">link 3</a>) and <a href="" target="_blank">this video</a> for more information about FIV+ kitties!