All of our spokescats are available for adoption and would be a great asset to any family! If you have any questions about adopting an FIV+ cat, please give us or your vet a call to discuss it.
These cats are some of the most wonderful, gentle souls and deserve a loving home after all they've been through. We hope through education that any stigma surrounding the adoption of these sweet cats can be put to rest.
Why are tom cats so susceptible to FIV?
FIV is transmitted through deep bite wounds. Since unneutered toms tend to fight often, we see a higher frequency of them testing positive for FIV. I f an unneutered tom comes in with a lot of battle wounds, the probability that he will test positive for FIV is more than 50%.
How long can a cat that is FIV+ live?
At our shelter we have had FIV+ cats since we began 16 years ago. Some of them succumb to the disease which attacks their immune system. But more times than not they live a good long life without many complications. Those like Timmy, despite his many wounds upon arrival have a great fight in them to overcome and keep going! So where there are no guarantees these guys have plenty of love to give their new families! Gordito, however is one of the exceptions to the rule. He is a very feral cat that will live at the shelter for life unless he can learn to trust again.