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, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Maxwell has no problem with being picked up and cuddled, and he is rapidly becoming a favorite with the volunteers. He just LOVES food and will rub up against your legs in an attempt to get MORE food. He doesn’t like being told what to do and will swat, sometimes, in protest. Oh yes, he is FIV-positive, but he does not let that slow him down. This virus lowers a cat’s immune system response. He is young and healthy, and should remain healthy for many years.
Give a great cat a chance!! Let’s find this sweet guy a home as soon as possible. Maybe yours? 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.
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