Sex: Male
Approximate Age: 3 years, 4 months
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Size: Medium
Neutered: Yes
Status: Available

Treble is a sweet guy who came to CVHS after being a stray cat on the city streets. While clearly having some outdoor and mousing experience, he does enjoy the warm life of being indoors, and giving headbutts to his human companions. He is not a fan of canines, so he would love a home that is canine-free, but other cats would be just fine.

Treble is an FIV positive feline, so he does need an adopter who understands his diagnosis. Here's information from our supporting veterinarians regarding FIV in cats.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, is one of several viruses that can affect cats.
When veterinarians first discovered FIV, we thought it would make cats sick the same way that HIV (the virus that causes AIDS in people) was making people sick. But it turns out that's not true. We now know that almost all cats with FIV live normal lifespans, and that they only rarely seem to get sick more often than other cats who don't have FIV. We used to think we had to euthanize these cats when they tested positive for FIV in shelters, but now we know they can be adopted out to live normal, happy lives.

We also know now that it is very unusual for a cat with FIV to pass on FIV to other cats in the same household. This can only happen if the FIV-positive cat is biting other cats.

Cats who test positive for FIV tend to have the virus stay in their bodies for the rest of their lives. It can occasionally affect their immune systems and make it more likely that they might get sick, or possibly pass on illness to other cats in their household, although this is uncommon. However, to prevent transmission of the virus, cats with FIV should not have kittens, and they should not live in households where they are biting other cats.

If you are adopting a cat who is FIV-positive, you should be aware of their status, and consider having your vet do a simple blood test with other cats in your household to find out their status also. In the unlikely event that your new cat is fighting with and biting the other cats, please contact us right away to discuss returning the FIV-positive cat to the shelter. Your vet may suggest ongoing monitoring of your cat's health, such as bloodwork or other testing.

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