SMVHS Pet of the Week -- Piper

Piper is a brown male domestic short-haired mix who is 5 years, 3 months old and about 7 1/2 pounds.

He's a Hurricane Harvey rescue transferred from Texas.

Piper is FIV positive, so he should be the only cat in the household.

FIV is only contagious to other cats, but not people or other animals. He can have a long, high-quality life with this condition.

Piper may seem shy initially, but just call his name and he will come out to greet you.

He loves being petted and getting attention.

All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Check out the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society website at and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Road in Santa Maria.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, call 349-3435.

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