Grimsby

STATUS: Available

Meet Grimsby! Grimsby is a handsome male tabby who spent about 8 years of his life living on the streets. Grimsby had enough of street living and tried to come into a kind lady’s home who feeds a small feral colony in her backyard. She contacted our rescue as she could not take him in and was concerned that he was not accepted by the other feral cats who were bullying him. We took Grimsby in and he has learned to appreciate an indoor life! Here is what his foster mom has to say – “He (Grimsby) was super sweet from day 2. This guy absolutely loves his head, back and belly scratches, purrs up a storm. I do think he would do well with another cat, but only if they are as chill and mellow as him, and very tolerant of other cats. He is a lovely, chill, quiet boy. He likes to just lounge about enjoying this new, chill life. Once he gets used to you- which will take a little time- he will just want to be where you are.” As Grimsby is on the shier side, he would do best in a calmer home. We are really hoping to find a loving, patient home for this gentle soul who so deserves a family of his own.

Grimsby has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested negative for FELV but positive for FIV which is not surprising given his years on the street. FIV is common & nothing to fear – please refer below for more information on FIV. The adoption fee is $175. If you have room in your heart & your home for Grimsby – contact us here or email heartstohomesfelines@gmail.com.

FIV is a feline only virus that cannot be transmitted to people or other animal species. FIV is passed between cats through a deep bite wound – deep enough to inject saliva into the bloodstream of the other cat and is commonly found in unneutered outdoor males who fight for territory. FIV is not passed through casual contact like sharing food/water bowls or litter boxes or through playing, wrestling or licking/cleaning each other. Studies over the last 10 years have also shown that cats with FIV often live as long as otherwise healthy cats that do not have this virus. Studies have also found that FIV-positive cats can live with FIV-negative cats and not infect the FIV-negative cats during normal day-to-day interaction. Links to more information: https://www.fivcatrescue.org/fiv-what-is-fiv/?gclid=CjwKCAiAhJTyBRAvEiwAln2qB43W3uPvScOYWPF0eqKU_CFJpvZVQsJ6LObRH-PE-BJFf_0i6HTuwxoCXLQQAvD_BwE https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-immunodeficiency-virus https://etobicokehumanesociety.com/should-fiv-stop-you-from-adopting-an-awesome-cat/


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