A Domestic Short Hair named Eli is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
Primary Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Senior
Size: Medium
Color: Gray
Sex: Male

Prefers no dogs

Gentle Eli will make the perfect companion. Mild-mannered and friendly, he's happy to receive attention but doesn't demand a whole lot. The mellow domestic shorthair gets along well with other cats and would do just fine with feline siblings or as the sole pet in the house. He's laid back and lovely with a major sweet streak.

Eli was born in 2007 and tests positive for  FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). His life expectancy is normal, and if you decide to adopt him he promises he'd be the best decision you ever made.

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Eli qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to his new home!

*Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.