Scout is now about 6 years old - a Short-Haired Gray & Black Tabby Female. She has been spayed, tested Negative for FeLV, current on her shots and has been treated for fleas & parasites. Scout is in a temporary foster home, waiting to be adopted.
Animals with special needs are all hoping for a hero – someone to overlook their physical imperfections, and love them for the quality of their hearts.
SCOUT is one such special cat looking for her forever home. She tested positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV is a condition that weakens a cat’s immune system over a period of years. It is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or dogs. The disease is spread through bite wounds. A mother cat can also infect her kittens, whether in the womb or through nursing (that’s probably how Scout got it).
Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. FIV affects the immune system and there is no specific treatment for this virus. So...it is important to keep these cats up-to-date on vaccinations, feed them a high-quality diet, and seek veterinary treatment at the first sign of illness.
As long as cats with FIV are not exposed to diseases that their immune system can’t handle, they can live perfectly normal lives. And since they can only pass the virus on to other cats through a serious, penetrating bite wound, you can safely keep an FIV-positive cat with FIV-negative cats if the cats get along well together.
SCOUT is a friendly, outgoing girl. She is a very cute short-haired gray tabby with black stripes, and long white whiskers. Scout was abandoned on a doorstep, left in a carrier with a note attached. She is playful, and loves people and other cats.