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Love black cats and Siamese cats? Here’s your opportunity to have both in one awesome package :).Qupe is half Siamese, half black cat, and 100% loving.Super affectionate, Qupe jumps up on the sofa to be near you the moment you sit down. He loves to be held and petted and will roll over for belly rubs and purr like crazy when you pet him. He loves humans of all ages and is great with kids. He also loves to play and wrestle with his fostermates. He is a sleek and beautiful little panther who enjoys chin and head scratches. Due to his age and energy level, Qupe will need another furry friend in his new home - he would love to be adopted with one of his foster mates, or to be a little brother to a cat or dog already in your home. Qupe is up to date on vaccines, deflead, dewormed, neutered, FeLV negative and microchipped. Qupe tested positive for FIV - but please don’t let that deter you. Please read our information on FIV and consider adopting Qupe. Don’t miss out on the sweetest most affectionate boy ever!
What is FIV?
Like HIV in humans, FIV is the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV+ cats almost always get overlooked just for this reason. It's not because these cats are high maintenance but because most people are uneducated on the topic. There was literally NOTHING different in caring for an FIV+ cat than any other cat.
There are a few things to know about FIV:
Most kittens who test positive are actually negative but test positive until they are around 6 months old due to their FIV+ mother’s antibodies. So there is a strong chance Qupe will test negative in the near future. But even if he is truly positive: Humans cannot catch FIV. It is exclusively a feline virus. An FIV negative cat will not get FIV from living, playing, grooming, sharing food and litter with a positive cat. Cats can only spread to other cats by a deep, deep bite down to the gums. Playful wrestling will not warrant this, only very rough, out-to-kill fights. An FIV+ cat will not spread the virus to an FIV- cat while play-fighting. In and of itself, FIV is not a sickness. There are no medications or special treatment of any kind required. I repeat, THERE IS NO MEDICATION REQUIRED. All FIV does is lower a cat's immune system, so he should not go outside. This is the only major stipulation of owning an FIV+ cat. He should be indoors, and if you notice something amiss, the cat should be taken to a vet sooner rather than later since they have low immune systems. Otherwise, nothing about owning an FIV+ cat takes extra effort or expense. They are just like normal cats. If you'd like to read a much more detailed and comprehensive FAQ about FIV, we recommend this site.
If you are interested in learning more about this kitty or in possibly adopting him, please click here to email his foster parent.
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