Tango is a gorgeous green-eyed cat with a patchwork coat of orange, black, tan and white.
This beauty was discovered in a shelter at the cat colony with her five kittens. Fortunately, the kittens were the perfect age for being adopted, and have since found wonderful homes. Tango is waiting for her forever home, too.
In addition to being beautiful, Tango is sweet, friendly and affectionate. She loves to just hang out and be petted by the people in her life. She also adores her catnip toys.
Tango is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She has tested positive for FIV virus, though. If you are not familiar with FIV, see explanation and link below.
My husband and I have an FIV cat who lives with our other cats, and they are all healthy. Please do not let this deter you from adopting her.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) has been associated with cats for many years, although it was only labelled as such as recently as 1986. The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus. FIV is species specific. It can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals.
Transmission between cats in a group who do not fight is unlikely as the virus can only survive a very brief time outside a cat's body, and it cannot be transmitted indirectly, such as on food, feeding equipment, clothes, shoes, hands etc.
The virus is present in the blood and saliva of infected cats. But, like HIV, it is a very 'fragile' virus, and cannot survive for long outside the body. It also requires a high dose to establish an infection in another cat. Therefore, it is not easily passed from cat to cat. The main route of infection is through biting, when the virus in the saliva of an infected cat is injected directly into the blood stream of the cat it bites.