My name is SNUGGLY (a new name for me that is a perfect fit!) and I am a LARGE black cat about 7 years old who was rescued from a hoarding situation. I was going to be left behind when the hoarder moved - without shelter or food - and with a neighbor that wanted to shoot me. Thank goodness Furrever Friends saved me! I am a LOVER (not a fighter). I am affectionate, and like to follow you ALLLLL over the house. I would be great company for you, and be a very good friend. Note that I also tested positive for FIV. This is a disease that scares many people as they do not understand it. Cats with FIV can live with other cats.....and can live perfectly healthy lives. FIV cats do not need medication and can live long lives without illness. Don't miss out on this one of a kind young female because of her diagnosis.
FIV is a disease and cannot be transmitted to humans under any circumstances. Most often, FIV+ cats live long, healthy and relatively symptom free lives. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be transmitted casually through shared litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling or playing. It is also very rarely transmitted from a mother to her kittens.
Just how is FIV transmitted?
The virus is spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums or in very rare cases bite wounds. Unneutered male cats, because of their tendency to roam and fight when allowed to be outside, are at higher risk for exposure (and transmission) of the virus.
How do I ensure my other cat(s) are safe?
A neutered FIV+ cat who lives in a home, is extremely unlikely to pass the virus on to FIV-negative cats in the home so long as they are properly introduced. We have many cat adopters whose FIV+ cats live perfectly well with their FIV- feline housemates.
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