Momma

Momma

Momma is a very nice 7 year old kitty who was relinquished to us because her family no longer wanted to care for her and her three other feline roommates (we have them all).

Momma is FIV positive.  FIV belongs to the same family of viruses as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and immunodeficiency viruses in other species. This family of viruses (Lentiviruses) is known for being species-specific, for life-long infection, and for slowly progressive diseases. FIV is not transmissible from cats to people or cats to dogs. FIV is known to be present in the blood, saliva and cerebrospinal fluid of infected cats. However, the virus is extremely fragile and does not survive outside the cat's body. Therefore, the main method of transmission of FIV from one cat to another is through a bite wound during a cat fight.

That being said, Momma, at age 7 has stayed healthy for all that time.  If you have room in your heart and home for her, please consider adopting her.