Be This Sweetie Pies Hero! (male - 14yrs)
Salutations fine people! My name is Baron and I am a very special kitty cat to the people of the shelter.
I have been here for some time and regularly keep the staff in the office company by being a constant love bug. I help out where I can by laying on their paperwork, hiding their pens, and when I sense they are stressed I offer plenty of snuggles and purring and I just know it puts them at ease to pet my o' so fuzzy coat. I especially love ear scratches and under my chin caressed.
As much as they love me they know that I deserve a very special home of my own. The only catch is that I tested positive for FIV ( feline immunodeficiency virus). They know there are other cats out there that may have tested the same and because of that don't have any other furry felines in the home to keep them company. Being that I am the cool cat that I am they know I may just be the one to brighten the day of another cat that is also FIV positive.
If you have a FIV cat and would like them to have some company please come meet me today!!!
(male - 14yrs - longhair)
Here is some additional information about FIV that everyone should keep in mind:
It is important to realize that a positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence. With a high protein diet and aggressive treatment of secondary infections, an FIV-positive cat can lead a reasonably normal life span.
The primary mode of transmission for FIV is through bite wounds. Casual, non-aggressive contact does not appear to be an efficient route of spreading the virus. As a result, cats in households with stable social structures where housemates do not fight are at little risk of acquiring FIV infections.
FIV is a highly species-specific virus that infects only felines. There is currently no evidence that FIV can infect or cause disease in humans or dogs.