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Adopt an FIV-Positive Kitty!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm

If you’re looking to make a difference for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, how about adopting or spreading the word about an FIV-positive cat? In fact, how about one of our favorite cats ever, Dasher?

Dasher is a super-friendly kitty who’s never met a human, cat or dog he didn't like. He loves to cuddle, but also enjoys a little playtime. In fact, there's really nothing not to like about Dasher; he's essentially the perfect cat.

And yet, Dasher is still waiting for his forever home! You see, this extra special guy was rescued from a hoarder in April 2011—and he came to us infected with FIV.

Here are the straight facts about FIV:

  • FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a disease that weakens a cat’s immune system.
  • Cats with FIV can live full, long, happy lives with proper care.
  • Humans, dogs and other animals cannot contract FIV.
  • Other cats can contract FIV—and that’s why you should adopt an FIV-positive kitty only if you have no other cats or you have only FIV-positive cats.

Of course, Dasher needs to find a person with only FIV-positive kitties or no kitties at all. That adopter will be one of the luckiest pet parents in the world—we promise!

Plus, if you'd like to take Dasher home with a friend, we've got a special room of FIV-positive cats at our Adoption Center, including Gloria, another wonderful, friendly feline

If you're inspired but you've already got a non-FIV-positive kitty, other special-needs cats need your help, too! Check out a few at the ASPCA.

Please share Dasher. Let's find him a home!