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Gracie was rescued from the cold Iowa winter by one of volunteers. As you can see, she is a beautiful calico. Since she is used to living outdoors on her own, she is reluctant to come out of her carrier. The volunteers will work with her daily until she is more comfortable with people. She is not aggressive, so it will just take some time. We think she is worth the effort.
Gracie did test postivie for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) - although she is not showing any symptoms, and FIV cats can go on to live for years without showing any. This is a slow-acting virus, that can only be spread to cats (not to humans) and is spread during a deep tissue cat bite from one cat to another. This virus does make Gracie more susceptible to various secondary infections, but if she receives regular supportive medical care she can live a comfortable happy life for years before FIV reaches is chronic stages.
If you have a quiet, stress-free indoor home to offer Gracie, please consider adopting this special kitty and giving her the life we know she deserves!
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