Simon is in a special room because he has Feline Leukemia. From Best Friends.org, Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a disease in cats that can cause anemia and lymphoma, among other serious illnesses. The good news is that FeLV-positive cats may live many years in a healthy state. There is no set life expectancy for FeLV-positive cats; much depends on the cats immune system and ability to fight the virus. If exposed, some adult cats can fight off the virus, but if they test positive after exposure, it is a lot harder for them to clear themselves of the virus. Cats who fight off the virus develop immunity and become resistant to future infections...
I'm so excited to go home with you today! Come meet me at the One of a Kind Pet Rescue adoption center at 1929 W. Market St. in Akron, OH 44313. You can adopt me Monday-Friday from 11am-8pm, Saturday from 10am-8pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
All cats at One of a Kind have all been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, and are current on flea/heartworm preventative. Thanks for giving rescued pets a chance!
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