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My name is Butch Cassidy (FIV positive)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Butch Cassidy (FIV positive)
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Butch Cassidy (FIV positive)
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Butch Cassidy (FIV positive)
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Cat Angels Pet Adoptions

Facts about Butch Cassidy (FIV positive)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9748710-C150025
  • Hair: Unknown
Hi! My name is Butch Cassidy! I was abandoned outdoors to fend for myself. I wasn't very good at it - I was so hungry and cold. These nice folks helped me out and gave me all the food and love any cat could ask for. I have this thing called "FIV". It's OK - you won't get sick. I'm pretty healthy and can live a normal life span. If you have another "FIV" cat, I'd love to come live with you both! Or maybe you'd like to take both Kirby and me home - we'd sure love to be with you!!!



The wonderful folks here at Cat Angels wanted you to understand a bit more about this so they put in the below from Vetinfo.com



Feline immunoddeficiency virus, or FIV, is called feline AIDs because it behaves in the same way inside your cat's body that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, behaves inside the human body. FIV is not contagious to humans or other species. Though it's contagious from cat to cat, it's difficult to spread; transmission usually requires a deep bite wound, though it can also be spread through blood transfusions and by minor bite wounds if the infected cat's gums are bleeding. It cannot be passed by litter boxes, water or food bowls, or by casual contact; it's very rare for this disease to be spread from mother to kitten.



Feline immunodeficiency virus compromises your cat's immune system. This means that he can no longer fight off illnesses and infections, and he'll be vulnerable to a range of secondary infections that may be rare in healthy cats. FIV cats may suffer serious illness, and even death, as a result of illnesses and infections that would be considered quite minor, if they weren't immuno-compromised.



The good news is that cats with FIV may never display symptoms; they may live normal, happy, healthy life spans. Caring for a cat with FIV is much the same as caring for any other cat; you must simply be extra vigilant for signs of illness. FIV cats must be kept indoors at all times, and away from contact with non-infected cats, though they may be allowed contact with other FIV positive cats.



FIV cats should be kept as free as possible from stress. They should enjoy a high quality, high protein diet. Secondary infections should be watched for and any health problems, no matter how minor they might seem, should be treated immediately as they arise.









About Cat Angels Pet Adoptions

About Our Shelter...

Cat Angels Pet Adoptions is a cat and kitten rescue and adoption organization in the Triangle Area of NC. We are a no-kill shelter. Our goal is to help homeless, abandoned and abused cats and kittens find safe, loving, permanent homes. Every cat and kitten available for adoption has been spayed or neutered, is completely vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia or FIV, microchipped with a Home Again microchip and has been dewormed. We have a Lifetime Return Policy for all of our cats and kittens. For whatever reason, we will gladly accept any of our cats and kittens back into our program.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have public adoption hours at our new cat adoption facility on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 pm.

We are located at 959 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary NC 27513

This is in the Northwoods Market Shopping Center, at the intersection of N. Harrison Avenue and N. Maynard Road.

If you can't come on a Friday or Saturday, appointments can be made during the week.

Our Adoption Process...

Please fill out an adoption application on our website. One of our adoption counselors will contact you for a phone interview and if you have any current pets, a vet check will be done. Once you have an approved application, you are welcome to come inside any of the five cat and kitten rooms and visit with our wonderful cats. Once you decide who is your forever pal, we need you to take a breather and leave the facility for thirty minutes. This is our "cool down" period in which you can think clearly about your decision. We call this "going on walk about." If you come back, bring a carrier, because your newly adopted cat will be going home with you. An adoption fee is $115 per cat, which covers spay/neuter, FIV/FeLV testing, microchipping, de-worming and vaccinations. You will sign an adoption contract and be given copies of the medical records for the cat or kitten. We have a lifetime return policy for all of our cats and kittens.