Howdy, I’m Whey
My favorite thing to do is I love to play, wrestle human feet, climb and chase. Im a very outgoing little man.
What makes me special is I am FIV Positive but otherwise very healthy. My mom is Positive so it is unsure if I will remain positive or will become negative after the antibodies from nursing are flushed out. Please read the information below about FIV and the care involved. I should be retested again to verify.
I want my new owner to know I am super cute and extremely playful but I don’t love being held. I need to be really tired for that. I just want to play play play. I dont have time for this cuddle nonsense!
When I am feeling playful I like to…I love balls, bells, string, cat trees, all the cool things. I love to tackle my mom and my little brother. When it is time to rest I sleep I like a blanket or the cat tree.
I am good with Cats, Kids and I have no experience around dogs
By nature I am… Energetic, Playful, Social, Affectionate, Curious, Loud.
Thank you so much for your interest in giving Whey a forever home! Before we take the next steps with your meet and greet we did want to take a moment to discuss Whey’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 Whey it 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 Whey to be seen. FIV kitties are amazing and typically live full lives. Whey is a very healthy kitty who will make an amazing pet for a special family.