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Gracie

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‼️‼️special home required
Gracie is 2 years old and is FIV positive. We are
looking for a very specific home for her as she must be kept indoors at all times and can NEVER be allowed outdoors. She cannot be homed with any other cat.
Gracie is a very calm, quiet placid cat that would
make a great pet in the right home.
FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus) is a viral
infection that affects cats. It causes affected animals to have a weaker immune system in comparison to non-FIV positive cats. FIV initially results in a short- lived illness. Cats then enter a stage of progressive immune system decline but many remain without symptoms of the disease for many years. However if they do get sick they are less likely to fight off any infection.
Although FIV isn’t easily transmitted between cats
(only through deep bites) and is not spread by
sharing food and other normal interaction, the risk
means that a FIV positive cat should be adopted into a single cat household only.
As FIV can’t be transmitted to humans or other non
feline animals, an FIV positive cat is able to share his or her environment with a dog or other pet.
FIV is most commonly seen in unneutered male cats who have been involved in fighting for territory. It is spread by biting and body fluids and does not spread in the environment. This disease is one of the main reasons why we strongly recommend all cats are neutered at four months of age, as neutering can reduce a male cats urge to mate, roam and fight.
If you would like to offer Gracie a home please e mail us at info@mayospca.ie or call 086 8032592. Please include your name, telephone number, email and what cat you are interested in and we can advise as to how to best care for her.