Magnum has been adopted!

bridgewater grey kitty

Update: FIV positive male kitty Magnum has been adopted!!

Magnum is a very sweet and affectionate boy, approx 7-8 years old, who recently tested positive for FIV.  He has been living on his own for some time so is a little shy.  But with time, patience and TLC, this boy will surely appreciate the kindness of humans and having a warm, safe place to call home.  He is neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites.  Although Magnum tested positive for FIV, he can still lead a healthy life.  We have included various websites for additional information on FIV.  We welcome you to contact us to find out how to meet sweet Magnum!!  tapa@accesswave.ca

 When a friend delivered a rescued cat to a wonderful lady in New Brunswick two
years ago, she had the pleasure of meeting her 20 Year Old FIV+ cat. He
looked amazing for ANY 20-Year Old – didn’t look a day over 8! That guy
lived to the ripe old age of 22!

Her vet said if she was able to take in more cats, she would definitely
integrate a passive FIV positive cat with her cats. There is no risk to other cats as the FIV
virus is not spread by casual contact.

A lot of people own cats who are positive for FIV or FELV aren’t even aware,
as most people don’t test their cats for feline diseases.  Despite what many people think,cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives.

FIV Facts
1. The Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus is a slow virus that can affect a cat’s
immune system over a period of years.
2. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other
non-felines.
3. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with
no symptoms at all.
4. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually –
like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing.
It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.
5. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums,
or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely
rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)

6. A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats,if properly introduced.
7. Many people are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered
15 years ago.
8. FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them
indoors and free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat
any secondary problems as soon as they arise.

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