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Max Domestic Medium Hair & Manx Mix Oklahoma City, OK

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • Gray / Blue / Silver , Smoke

About

Coat length
Medium
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other cats.

Meet Max

Max is a very sweet petite manx adult (est DOB 2/26/12) who was accepted by PAWS from one of our wonderful rescue veterinarians in February 2014. He was brought into the vets' clinic by a client after he befriended her. When she found out that he was FIV+ she was reluctant to take him in as a pet because she had a cat and was afraid they would fight. Max is a sweet boy who has a love affair with food, is very talkative and likes to mark his human with head bumps. He is ready to find his new forever home.
This cat has tested positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a lentivirus, meaning that it progresses very slowly, gradually affecting a cat's immune system. It is passed most commonly through serious, penetrating bite wounds - mainly by stray, intact tom cats. The most well-known lentivirus in humans is HIV, but the two are not at all the same, and neither you nor your canine companions can get FIV from a cat. As long as cats with FIV are not exposed to diseases that their immune system can't handle, they can live perfectly normal lives. And they can only pass the virus on to other cats through a serious, penetrating bite wound. For this reason, PAWS recommends that this cat be an only cat in its new home and that it not be allowed outside where it may come in contact with other cats. We also highly recommend that all cats with FIV be microchipped to identify and protect them if they do get out and are picked up by a concerned citizen or animal welfare agency. Many vets and most shelters are not up-to-date on the recent findings concerning FIV and routinely euthanize all cats that test positive for the virus (and sometimes all cats that come in contact with FIV+ cats). However if a microchip is detected they are obligated to contact the owner before taking any irreversible steps. A microchip could save this cats life. For more information on FIV we recommend “FIV – Catching a Bad Case of Rumors” by Best Friends Animal Society at http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/petcare/cats_fiv.cfm
All PAWS cats are litter box trained, up-to-date on their vaccinations and spayed or neutered prior to being made available for adoption. This cat is currently being fostered in a home environment, isolated from other cats and because of its FIV status cannot be placed in our PetSmart Adoption Center. However, if you are interested in meeting him/her, please contact us. The adoption fee is $70 (cash only). Thank you for considering a rescued cat and especially this cat for adoption. Rescues do make the best pets!

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  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Adult
  • Male