About Winston (FIV+ and Positively Adoptable)
- Status: Adopted!
- Species: Cat
- Rescue ID: C200313
- Color: White and orange
- Current Age: 4 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Hi I’m Winston. I found myself all alone outside and made my way to a feral colony where a very nice man was feeding all the cats. After a while of seeing me around he decided that I must have had a home at some point since I am quite a friendly guy. Lucky for me he took me to King Street Cats with the promise they would find me a furever home. I don’t ask for much. Just a comfy bed, some yummy food, some gentle company and a window to look out of. Do I sound like the guy for you.
Since I spent so much time outside, I am FIV+, which means that I have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
Don't go away! - I am
and going to make someone a
FIV is not the same as Feline AIDS.
It is not the same as the human forms of HIV or AIDS.
You cannot catch it, and my care requirements are no different from what any cat lover does for his or her cat companions.
"Feline AIDS" is a condition which may (or may not) develop at the end of a cat's life. An FIV+ cat does not necessarily develop Feline AIDS.
FIV can only be spread from one cat to another cat through deep-puncture bite wounds.
Here's what I'll need in terms of care
I'll need you to feed me a high quality WET, CANNED diet (preferably grain-free, high-protein)
Come to know my behaviors so that you can notice changes that may be health-related, develop a good working relationship with a veterinarian who is current on FIV issues,
Seek that veterinarian's assistance if you notice any changes in my behavior.
That's all. Wouldn't you do that for any kitty? I thought so!
If you would like to meet me, please visit the following link to fill out an application.