When we took Grandpa in he had several teeth that needed to be removed from extensive decay, but he has now recovered and feeling much better! His left eye is clouded over with scarring from an untreated eye infection while he was a stray, but he gets around just fine with the vision in his right eye.
Poor Grandpa must have been attacked by some tough street cats, because he tested positive for FIV (a virus transmitted between cats by deep bites during fighting). As long as Grandpa is kept as an indoor pet with regular vet checkups he can live for many more happy years. Grandpa is gentle and does get along with other friendly cats, so he can share a home with FIV-negative cats. The virus is only spread through deep bites, not by casual contact like sharing bowls or grooming each other. You can learn more about FIV at the following link: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs
Grandpa loves to sit on laps and be scratched on his chin. He deserves the very best life possible after toughing it out on the streets of Camden for so long. Can you be Grandpa's angel? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
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