Funds For Sammie

Sammie needs surgery to remove a benign tumor that is inside his left rear leg, it is interfering with his ability to walk and is painful. The surgery is 450.00, please help with any amount you can ... THANK YOU!!

$140.00 Received $450.00 Needed
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Mimi

Mimi is a very sweet and friendly female, calico and white domestic shorthair cat. According to the shelter documents, she is about two years old. She is very affectionate, a true lap cat. She will always come to you and she is very happy to be petted. Every time you pet her or bring her food, she makes funny, happy gentle noises. She has a five months old black and white kitty Pete. Mimi is a loving Mom, she still looks out for her kitty, and he is full of energy, fun, happy and playful.

They are looking for a loving forever home. If interested in Mimi or Pete, please call 858-882-7083, please leave a message if no answer with your name, phone number and please let us know that you are interested in Mimi and/or Pete and we will call you back.

At the shelter, Mimi & her kitten tested positive for the FIV antibody, but the test used could not tell the difference between a cat infected with the virus or simply vaccinated against the virus. We are happy to have them tested again. Local vet in San Diego confirmed they are both very healthy and offered to talk to a potential adopter. It is expected that Pete will test negative, as kittens that test positive when younger, at six months of age often test negative.

Additional reading about FIV in cats:
http://www.bestfriends.org/allthegoodnews/magazine/010110fiv.cfm

It is hard to spread FIV to other cats, and it is not transmissible to dogs or humans (it is cat specific).
"Although there is no specific treatment for FIV, infected cats can live long and healthy lives. It is important to keep feed them a high-quality diet. Since the disease is spread by bite wounds, you can safely keep an FIV-positive cat with FIV-negative cats if the cats get along well together." Source: Virginia Clemans, DVM

"FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all. It [FIV] cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing." Source (and to read more about FIV): http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/petcare/cats_fiv.cfm