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Angus finds a home

Angus had a home until he didn’t. Through no fault of his own, he found himself at the shelter and as a result of undergoing a complete examination, it was found that he tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV attacks the immune system of infected cats, making them more vulnerable to other infections. The primary mode of transmission for FIV is through bite wounds, non-aggressive contact does not appear to spread the disease. Cats in households where there is no fighting are at little risk of acquiring the disease.

Cats infected with FIV can live normal lives for years, as evidenced by Angus, who at six (6) years old, had not shown any signs of illness. They do need to be kept indoors and monitored closely for illness and infection. While there is no reason to minimize the seriousness of Angus’ situation, it is important that potential adopters are aware of all the facts. Along with his FIV diagnosis, Angus’ adopter pool was impacted by the fact that he also needed to be on a special diet to help prevent urinary infections.

Angus was an affectionate cat with beautiful long black fur. He craved human attention and loved to be petted and brushed. He patiently waited for just the right person to come along, someone who would love him in spite of his potential issues.  One day his dream came true – a wonderful woman came to HSMC with a request that we show her the cat who was the hardest to adopt. It was love at first sight!