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*** COURTESY POSTING - The Peter Zippi Fund for Animals will provide you with the appropriate contact if you are interested in learning more about this fabulous feline. ***
Bandit, a handsome Seal Point Siamese/DSH mix, is about eight years old (born in 2003) and currently living at his vet's clinic with his best buddy Boxer (see pic).
Bandit has tested positive for the Feline Corona Virus so he must be an only cat, or he can go to a home with another virus positive cat (perhaps with his buddy Boxer!).
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is a common infectious agent, spread by fecal-oral contact and/or inhalation. Most cats can clear the viral infection after exposure and have no evidence of disease. In a small number of infected cats, the coronavirus can mutate and cause FIP, an inevitably fatal disease causing immunosupression and multi-organ dysfunction.
Most cats infected with coronovirus show no signs of disease. The cats can live completely normal lives if the virus does not mutate into a virulent form.
Bandit is a bit reserved around strangers at first, but he adores gentle affection - especially a good chin scratching! He does great with feline-friendly dogs. (FCoV is not transmissible to dogs.)
He is otherwise healthy, neutered and up to date on vaccinations.
If you'd like to give Bandit (and perhaps his buddy Boxer, too) a loving, indoor-only home forever, please contact the VCA College Park Animal Hospital in Cypress at 714-827-6861.