Most people don't realise that most cats with FIV have a strong immune system. It is only after many years that there may be sufficient decline for the effects of the virus to be evident.
Most FIV cats are perfectly healthy for most of their lives. Even for those who start to show effects, most infections can be handled by appropriate medications.
Watch this space for news about our cats, and their stories, and other useful information.
FIV positive cats can have, and deserve to have, a long and healthy life. Like all cats, they need careful attention to their general health and diet, but this is no more than any cat should receive.
A properly cared for FIV cat need not have a shortened life expectancy.
This is Ken, the husband of one of our volunteers, Sue.
Ken had first hand experience of how rewarding our older residents can be, as Sue and Ken have given Teddy, Rosie, Arthur and Reg from Tŷ-Nant a forever home.
Sadly Ken recently lost his battle with cancer, and our thoughts are very much with Sue.
Ken's last wish was for the longer term residents of Tŷ-Nant to be well looked after, and he requested donations for Tŷ-Nant, specifically to go to our older, less homeable cats, for their care and veterinary treatment. So far Ken's request has raised over £350 from his friends and family for our Tŷ-Nant Twinkles. Thank you, Ken.
This is Rupert (a friend of Big Joe). Rupert has FIV.
A lot of people think that cats with FIV can't go outside, full stop. However, that's a myth. If the weather is fine and your cat is in good health, they are allowed to be outside in a controlled environment. They can't wander alone or be free to escape, as they can potentially spread the virus, or become unwell.
Rupert and William (both FIV cats) have been adopted by Hayley. Thank you Hayley!
Adoption and Rehoming Day
Could you find a special place in your home, and heart, for a special rescue cat? We are open every Sunday between 11:30 and 14:30, so please join us. Our cats would love to see you.
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