FIV Cats Appeal

APPEAL FOR INDOOR HOMES.

Here at Axhayes people often ask us for 'an indoor cat'.  The only cats we home as 'indoor cats' have a medical condition called FIV  This is a virus, similar to human HIV, which is present in blood, saliva and other bodily fluids, and it is very delicate and cannot survive for long periods out of the body.  This means it cannot be transferred from cat to cat on people's hands or clothes.  It can only infect cats, and infected cats can live normal lives for many years.  We home cats with the virus as indoor cats to avoid the risk of the cats getting into fights with other cats and passing the virus on.  Being indoors also means that there is less chance of catching an illness.  There is currently no reliable treatment for FIV, and there is no vaccine against it. 

We always have FIV cats looking for homes, and they are purrfect for people who, providing there is enough space and enrichment for the cat, don't have gardens.  Please call us about adopting an FIV cat on 01395 232377.