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My name is IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Plano, Texas - IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!
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IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!'s Info...

I am already spayed and up to date with shots.

IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!'s Story...
Iris was rescued from a rural high-kill shelter where she had been brought in as a stray. It is possible the person that brought her in was her owner, saying she was a stray to avoid owner surrendering stigma. Regardless, she had a home at some time in her young life because she is highly socialized and as sweet as she can be. A "stray" feral kitten doesn't act like Iris. The shelter Iris came from is a distance from the DFW Metroplex area and only has 11 cat cages and very little foot traffic. They close early during the week and are closed weekends. The animals in this shelter have very little chance of getting adopted or rescued, for that matter, because of the rural location. A wonderful lady offered to transport Iris to Furry Friends because Iris is such a sweetheart and so worth saving. Iris gets along with kids, cats and dogs. She did test FIV positive, but odds are she will test negative at six months of age. Even if she were to still test positive, FIV is not a reason to not adopt Iris. Read more about FIV in the note below and more about kittens testing positive for FIV in the next paragraph.

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.

Facts about IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: LF
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

IRIS - IRRESISTIBLE CUTIE!!, a Plano Domestic Shorthair kitten was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Plano, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair kitten from a breeder in Plano.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Plano already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Plano breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Plano paves the way for another one to be saved.