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Cody Domestic Short Hair Chicago, IL

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other cats.

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Meet Cody

Cody is a white and gray male who has really blossomed in his foster’s home with other young cats and kittens. He loves playing with his feline housemates, and he goes wild for rattle mice, mouse-on-a-stick, and games of chase. When he’s not playing, he can be found snoozing on a nice piece of cardboard. It took Cody some time to adjust to his foster home, but he has slowly warmed up and is growing more and more affectionate toward his foster human. We estimate his date of birth at 10/21/2019.

Cody has come a long way since his foster found him on the street eating garbage, scratched up and injured. He has healed wonderfully and is coming into his own as a house cat. Cody is FIV positive.

What Should You Know About FIV:
Humans nor dogs can catch FIV: It is exclusively a feline virus.
Cats can only spread it to other cats by blood: This means a deep, deep bite down to the gums or a very deep scratch down to the claw cuticle. Playful wrestling will not warrant this, only very rough, out-to-kill fights, which is why many shelter cats who have lived on the streets, unfortunately, have contracted it. An FIV+ cat is very unlikely to spread the virus to an FIV- cat while play-fighting.

FIV is not a "sickness": There are no medications or special treatment of any kind required. There is no medication required for the majority of their life. All FIV does is lower a cat's immune system, so he should not go outside. This is the only major stipulation of owning an FIV+ cat. He should be indoors, and if you notice something amiss, the cat should be taken to a vet sooner rather than later since they have low immune systems. Otherwise, nothing about owning an FIV+ cat takes extra effort or expense during their good years. They are just like normal cats.

Cody would benefit from a loving, patient family who understands that he might need some time to acclimate to his new home.

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All animals are already spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV tested, micro-chipped, de-wormed and have all necessary shots. They are ready to go to a loving home. Adoption fee is $150.00.

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Thank you.

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