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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Pete

Pete is a very sweet, affectionate and sociable four months old kitten with lovely black & white markings! He was saved from an extremely high kill shelter and he is now looking for a loving, forever home!

If you are interested in this sweetie, please call (858) 882-7083, if there is no reply please leave a message with your name, phone number and please let us know you are interested in Pete and we will call you back.

At the shelter Pete 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. If you like this sweet and playful kitty, please contact us and we will test him again -- most kittens become negative at the age of six months.

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