found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and not good with dogs.
Luke has been a cuddlebug since he arrived, and loves to be patted. He is OK with being picked up and held, although he wiggles to get down. He is quite vocal for food and attention, and shuts up when both are supplied. It never hurts to ask for what you want, he says. He follows the volunteers down the hall and rubs on their legs.
Luke is a good-looking pale orange tiger kitty with white tux and paws, about a year old, lean and well-built. We suspect he may be an explorer, since he knows what doors are for. He is now an indoor kitty, however. Note to adopter: guard your doors – this guy appears to be an expert escape artist.
He is also FIV-positive, maybe the result of outdoor encounters. This virus lowers a cat’s immune system response. However, he is young and healthy and with good care should have many healthy years. With Luke in your house, things will never be dull. He would be a great companion for another FIV-positive kitty who might be looking for a friend. We prefer to have these cats go to homes either with no other cats, or with other FIV-positive cats already in residence. Come and meet this handsome fellow soon!
1. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a slow virus that affects a cat's immune system over a period of years.
2. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.
3. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.
4. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.
5. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)
6. A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.
7. Many vets are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered 15 years ago.
8. FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them indoors and free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise. To learn more about FIV visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/cat-care-feline-immunodeficiency-virus.html and