Ed Jr. arrived at the shelter as a feral, frightened little kitten in 2006, making him a superb ten years old. A kind person had transported him from the gulf coast after he was left homeless by a big hurricane. Ed was slow to warm up to humans and is still a work in progress, but if you approach him calmly, he will allow pets and will take treats from you. Ed gets along well with other cats and needs to be in a quite, calm home with another friendly cat. He may hide at first and needs to be given time to acclimate.
Ed has tested positive for FIV, but don't let that scare you off from adopting him! FIV-positive cats have a virus that targets their immune systems. FIV is transmitted to other cats through deep, aggressive bites, but it cannot be spread to humans, dogs, or any other species. When kept indoors, fed a quality diet, and receiving regular vet check-ups, FIV-positive cats can have near-normal lifespans and great quality of life.
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