Thank you so much for your interest in giving Bezzuby a forever home! Before we take the next steps with your meet and greet we did want to take a moment to discuss Bezzuby’s medical condition of FIV.
FIV stands for feline immunodeficiency virus. FIV typically causes a weakening of the cat’s immune system. It is the same class of virus as HIV (a lentivirus); however, only cats can get FIV. People and dogs cannot. FIV can only be transmitted via a deep bite wound and is not transmitted via normal contact. Cats with FIV can live normal and happy lives in households with other Non-FIV cats. Cats who are infected with FIV may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat’s immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections.
Infected cats who receive supportive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for years before the disease reaches its chronic stages.
If you do choose to adopt Bezzubyit will be important to have a working relationship with a vet (as a rescue, we use San Tan Animal Hospital) and if any signs of illness start to show it will be important to make sure that you call your vet and/or take Bezzuby to be seen. FIV kitties are amazing and typically live full lives. Bezzuby is a very healthy kitty who will make an amazing pet for a special family.
My favorite thing to do is I am a little county kitty looking for my new home.
What makes me special is I was found homeless, toothless, and pregnant in a trailer park. Some good people found me and took me home. I have fallen in love with the indoor life!
I want my new owner to know I do not have teeth so I will need soft foods to eat. I will hide under a bed, but if you talk to me, I’ll come out and want your attention. I am also very bossy with other cats. I want all the attention and food for just me!
When I am feeling playful I like to…
I have never really played with toys but the laser pointer looks pretty interesting. When it is time to rest I sleep I like to sleep under a bed, under chairs.
I am good with[Kids], I am not good with or unsure around [Cats], and I have no experience around [dogs]
By nature I am… [Cuddly, Shy, Loud, Affectionate, I like to be held].