Taliska is a handsome male who is unfortunately FIV positive. He is very, very laidback and sweet. He was an owner surrender who came in with his lady friend Mila, and their kittens Malik, Maverick, and Maddox. Mila and Malik have found homes, so let’s get this papa cat and his two remaining kittens homes too!
Taliska is currently residing in a foster home, so call if you’d like to schedule a meet and greet!
FIV is no reason NOT to adopt a cat, but if you’d like more info, please read on:
Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat’s immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Infected cats who receive supportive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for months to years before the disease reaches its chronic stages.
FIV cannot be passed to humans or other non-feline animals. FIV can be passed between cats through deep bites, so an FIV positive cat should only live with another cat if they get along and do not fight, or the other cat is also FIV positive.
Many people confuse FIV with feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Although these diseases are in the same retrovirus family and cause many similar secondary conditions FeLV and FIV are different diseases.
Read more about FIV here.