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Prettiest Eyes

Thai has a certain charm about him.

Thai is a beautiful Snowshoe Siamese who has a certain charm about him. Maybe it’s his confident swagger. Or maybe it's his kitten-like playfulness. Or it just might be those spectacular blue eyes. Thai is one of our mature FIV-positive cats. He is very healthy, though and is full of energy. He is the first cat to greet you at the door and he loves a good chin scratch. Once you get a look at his beautiful face, you will be mesmerized by his baby blues and you will know why he is this week’s winner for “Prettiest Eyes.” 

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It's a lentivirus, meaning that it progresses very slowly, gradually affecting a cat's immune system. It is passed through blood transfusions and through serious, penetrating bite wounds - mainly by stray, intact tom cats. The most well-known lentivirus in humans is HIV. But the two are not at all the same, and you can't get FIV from a cat. In fact, the only thing about FIV that you can catch is a bad case of the rumors.

Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. Read more...

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