Bertie is looking for his Ernie! Bertie was admitted to Tree House Humane Society back in June of 2011. He was noticed by one of our colony caretakers in the 60651 neighborhood limping on his left front leg. Once he was admitted we learned he was FIV+* and also, that he was not able to put much weight on his front left leg. Cage rest helped his leg heal and before we knew it he was a relatively normal orange tabby. Bertie has put on a little bit of weight since he was first admitted to Tree House so he is currently on an all wet food diet to help stabilize his weight. He has always been very food-oriented and lights up with excitement when he sees you coming his way with a plate of food! He is pretty low maintenance and loves to curl up next to you or in your lap and just enjoy your company. Bertie is a very healthy FIV+ feline who would love to grace your home with his presence!
*Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes a weakening of the immune system in cats. It's often compared to human HIV, but FIV is not transferable to humans or other species. It is also difficult to transfer to other sterilized cats, and we believe that mixed FIV and non-FIV households can work if managed properly. If kept indoors in a stress-free environment, with regular medical care and high-quality nutrition, most FIV+ cats live long and healthy lives. Tree House staff can help answer your questions to see if an FIV+ cat is the right choice for you. FIV+ cats adopted from Tree House are eligible for a lifetime veterinary-care plan that includes a free annual exam and discounted treatments.