What exactly are FiV+ cats?
From time to time, we have cats available for adoption that are FiV+, like Donald here. But what does that mean? FiV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which may sound familiar to those with knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HiV. They are not the exact same, but they are comparable. There is no treatment or cure for the condition, but regular vet check-ups and a healthy diet can help FiV+ cats live long, healthy lives. You can find more details about FiV here.
While it’s understandable that a medical condition may deter some potential adopters, these cats deserve the same loving homes as any other feline. Many of these cats show no signs or symptoms of having anything wrong with them, instead acting just as you would expect a cat to.