I am already neutered, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.
Yardley showed up in a yard one day (hence his given name), looking much the worse for wear. He was a smaller cat and had the scars of battle from larger neighborhood felines. He appeared to be feral, as he ran away whenever he saw us. He would show up when food was available for the other community cats near our home, though he preferred to eat alone. We soon began to expect Yardley and gave him his own small saucer of food. His ear and face were scarred and appeared to be infected. We were able to trap Yardley and send him for examination and neutering. After being fully vetted, Yardley was returned and soon began showing interest in the humans who inhabited his space. He wanted so badly to be an inside kitty, and darted into the door of our studio every chance he got. He began to take his meals in the studio, would have pajama parties there at night, was a perfect gentleman with a litter box, and insisted on being on our lap or at our feet constantly. We allowed Yardley access to our home, but he would get in staring and snarling matches with our “Alpha Cat”, so we think that Yardley would best be suited to a home where he is the top cat. However, we have learned that Yardley is best buddies with small puppies. All of Yardley’s physical scars are healed now, and he is searching for his forever home. While he remains FIV+, he doesn’t require special diet or medication. Our vet says he estimates that Yardley is about 5 years old. He is a sweet cat who gets along well with children. He is a special guy who we hope will touch your hearts, too.
Yardlee is FIV+. FIV is not a mandatory death sentence. Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. And FIV positive and negative cats can indeed live together as long as they have a peaceful relationship. The largest threat to FIV+ cats is secondary infections, such as bladder, skin, and upper respiratory infections. Kidney failure is also frequently seen in cats with FIV.
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