Mariah, Cat, Calico / Mixed (short coat)
Calico / Mixed (short coat)
Vaccinations Up to Date:
Calico or Dilute Calico
My name is Mariah and I am starting to lose hope. Here's my story:
Like so many others I too have Hurricane Katrina to thank for bringing me to Baton Rouge. I spent several stressful days at the LSU emergency shelter where I lost my litter of kittens due to sickness and stress. If that weren't bad enough, I then found out that I am FIV positive. Like humans with HIV, cats with FIV can live many healthy years. So far I am totally symptom-free. Because I am contagious to other cats, however, I will have to be isolated from other cats for the rest of my life. But that's enough bad news. Let's talk about the good news: I am young, healthy, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed, and friendly. I have not slowed down for a second to complain. I love playing and chatting with people so much that I don't miss other cats one bit. The best news, though, is that you are still reading my profile and considering taking me home -- and that's about the only news that will make these two years I have spent in shelters worth my time..
FIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE. It is a serious, potentially fatal illness, but many cats with FIV will live basically normal, healthy lives. Please speak with your veterinarian if you have concerns about how to care for an FIV positive cat.