ADOPTED! Patrick


Turkish Van

DOB 10/4/2016

What’s the one thing that can improve a relaxing soak in the tub after a long day?

Sharing your bath with this glorious kitty, of course!  Our sweet boy Patrick is extra-special because he’s a Turkish Van, the famous “Swimming Cat.”  You’ll make a friend for life simply by turning on the faucet or flushing the toilet for him.  As well as their well-documented love of water, Vans are known to be particularly loyal and devoted to their humans, and Patrick is no exception.  He’s a lap-cat in search of a lap!  He loves attention, cuddles, and grooming.  He’s happiest when he’s snuggled up beside (or ON) his special someone – and preferably that someone should have a brush in their hands.

With his super-soft coat and fluffy grey-and-white tail, Patrick’s sweet personality is complemented by his good looks and swimmer’s build.  He asks that you please give him a chance despite his FIV+ status, because he intends to live a long and healthy life.  In fact, Patrick already considers himself a very lucky cat, because he was saved from a high-kill shelter.  He’s hoping that his winning streak will continue and that he’ll be adopted into a forever home of his very own soon.  And no need to go out and buy a fancy cat fountain; Patrick will be happy just to visit you in the shower!

SNAP is more than happy to give you information on FIV and how to introduce an FIV+ cat to your home. Patrick would be a great addition to any home, so please fill out an application to meet the cool cat himself today! Below are a few links to read up on FIV and learn the joys that can come from adding an FIV+ feline to your family!

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Patrick will be great in any type of home including with older children and small dogs. He will make a very special addition to the family.

Like all SNAP pets, Patrick is neutered, up to date on shots and vaccinations, and micro-chipped. And ready to meet you at one of our adoption centers or by special appointment.

If you are interested in finding out more about Patrick, fostering or adoption, please email us at You can also apply for adoption online.

Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers.

SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news.

First posted April 3, 2018.