Not available for interstate adoption
Foster carer needed
Molly and Lady - Special Needs Bonded Pair
Looking for love
Female Domestic Short Hair Cat
- Rescue group:
- Forever Friends Animal Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
ONLY $25 EACH WHEN YOU ADOPT BOTH OF THESE FABULOUS FELINES!
Lady and Molly are a sweet pair of very small felines who we recently rescued from a property with a large number of animals. Both girls are shy but affectionate, and need a loving home where they can be treasured and cared for.
Until now, they've never had vet attention, but are now receiving the loving care they deserve. Lady has had all her teeth removed but is still able to eat happily and healthily.
Lady and Molly need to be inside-only cats or have access to the outside via an enclosure.
Are Lady and Molly your Forever Friends?
Lady and Molly have tested positive for FIV. This is a cat-only virus - humans and other animals can't catch it. It is most commonly transmitted to other cats by a very deep bite wound.
Many FIV+ cats live long, healthy lives and don’t develop any symptoms. In fact, studies have found that FIV+ cats often outlive their FIV- friends.
"A ten-year FIV Monitoring Project was carried out at Glasgow Veterinary School involving 26 cats. The results indicated that a higher percentage of FIV negative cats died during the study period than FIV positive cats, and that FIV infection did not affect the cats' life expectancy."
Dr Diane D. Addie (Lecturer in Veterinary Virology, University of Glasgow) said "at least 3 studies in FIV positive cats have shown a life span equal to uninfected cats."
A fourteen year study by Maureen Hutchison B.Sc, BVMS, MRCVS (veterinary adviser to the Cat Action Trust) found that FIV-positive cats are more likely to die by being killed in road accidents or to be alive and well into their twilight years than they are to die from any FIV related condition."
Learn more about FIV here:
Further studies have found that the risk of FIV transmission from an FIV+ cat to an FIV- cat is negligible, provided there is no serious aggression. It is not transmitted from sharing food and water bowls, bedding, grooming or playing.
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