Mindy FIV POSITIVE
Mindy is a 2 yr. old, spayed female she is a friendly social easy-going girl who is looking for a family of her own. Mindy came to the shelter when her owner could not care for her.
Mindy has been at the shelter since 8/12/20
FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immunocompromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high quality nutrition a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits (two times per year), and lots of love.
FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. If a cat has been spayed or neutered, they are unlikely to fight in this manner, and if the population is stable (no serious fighting), FIV+ cats can live with non-infected cats.