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Iris was born to an FIV mother. She inherited her antibodies, but not usually the virus. A mother cat with FIV will have FIV antibodies which are produced by her immune system in response to the virus. When pregnant, she will pass these antibodies to her kittens through the blood, but she will not pass the virus; it will not cross the placenta. Because the test for FIV actually looks for the antibodies and not the virus, a kitten from an FIV mother will show positive on the test without any virus being present. As the kittens grow, they will gradually lose their inherited protection, and will then test negative. This can take several months, the actual time varies between kittens, so any FIV positive test is not safe until the kitten is at least six months old, and possibly older. Kittens who really are FIV, are not common. The virus is present in the milk, and yet it is rare that the kittens actually get the virus from their mother (this also shows how hard it is to transmit the virus across the mucous membrane, indicating that the virus is not at all contagious). Read more about FIV in note below, but please do not let Iris' current FIV status keep you from adopting this precious adorable kitten. Please open your heart to Iris and give her a chance!
NOTE: FIV is feline immunodeficiency virus. Cats can live long, healthy lives with FIV. FIV is primarily transmitted to other cats via bites (must be transmitted through blood) and is not transferred via litterboxes or food bowls. The virus only lives outside the cat for 2-3 hours so it is not contagious to other cats in non-aggressive households. Actually, many people own FIV+ cats and do not even know they carry this virus. It is asymptomatic and unless a blood test is performed, there is no way of knowing if a cat has it. FIV is ABSOLUTELY NOT transmittable to humans or dogs.
For further information please contact us at www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org/contact-us or call 214-676-2434. Anyone interested in our cats will be required to fill out an adoption application. All our cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. We do ask for a $135 adoption donation. To fill out an application on line, just go to www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org and click on the Adoption Application link.