Maro

STATUS: Adopted

Meet Maro – Maro is a very handsome domestic long haired 4 year old. He is a gentle cat who likes snuggles and being brushed. Maro likes to watch the world go by from a cozy perch in a window.  He can be playful but is mostly a chill guy who loves his people. Maro would do best in a quieter home as an only cat. He would love a lap of his own and will make someone a wonderful companion. This handsome sweet boy led a hard life living outside and as a result is FIV positive. Cats can live a relatively long and healthy life with FIV as an indoor cat. We know so much more about this slow acting virus now and I have included some information & links below.  

Maro has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you have room in your heart and your home, contact us here or email heartstohomesfelines@gmail.com.  The adoption fee is $200. 

About FIV

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FIV is a feline only virus that cannot be transmitted to people or other animal species. FIV is not passed between cats through casual contact like sharing food bowls or litter boxes or through playing, wrestling or licking/cleaning each other. FIV is passed between cats through a deep bite wound – deep enough to inject saliva into the bloodstream of the other cat – commonly occurring in outdoor  males who fight for territory. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine conducted a long-term study in cat shelters and found that FIV-positive cats can live with FIV-negative cats and not infect the FIV-negative cats during normal day-to-day interaction. 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. For more information, please check out the links below.

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-immunodeficiency-virus

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