Adopt an FIV+ CAT
We are excited to announce we are now adopting out FIV+ cats. We believe these animals deserve a second chance. So the next time you are thinking of expanding your family, please consider adopting an FIV+ cat!
What you need to know if adopting a cat with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that compromises a cat's immune system. Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred.
FIV does not seem to be commonly spread through sharing food bowls and litter boxes, social grooming, sneezing and other casual modes of contact. It is mainly passed from cat to cat through bite wounds or an infected mother to kitten.
Can my cat live a normal life?
Yes, an FIV-infected cat may not show any symptoms for years. Infected cats kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for months to years before the disease reaches its chronic stages. Unfortunately, there is no specific antiviral treatment for FIV.
How do I care for my FIV+ Cat?
Keep your cat indoors - This will protect him from contact with disease-causing agents to which he may be susceptible. By bringing your cat indoors, you’re also protecting the uninfected cats in your community.
Watch for changes - even seemingly minor—in your cat’s health and behavior. Immediately report any health concerns to your vet.
Bring your cat to your vet at least twice per year - for a wellness checkup, blood count and urine analysis.
Feed your cat nutritionally balanced food - no raw food diets, please, as bacteria and parasites in uncooked meat and eggs can be dangerous to immunocompromised pets.
Be sure your cat is spayed or neutered.
Despite the fact that FIV+ cats can live long normal lives, many people tend to overlook FIV+ cats due to their status.
Because we want all FIV+ cats to find a forever home, the adoption fee for FIV+ cats is FEE WAIVED.
DID YOU KNOW?
Less than 2.5% of the North American feline population tests positive for FIV.
If you have more questions, our team is happy to answer them!
To prevent the spread of this illness to other healthy felines we will not adopt out an FIV+ cat to an adopter with any other cats or kittens.
Current FIV+ Cats available for adoption