Ash came to us as a stray kitten with a very bad skin infection. Her fur was patchy throughout her body, and one of her hind legs was injured. We discovered an extreme reaction to fleas was the cause of the infection, and we immediately began treatment. Now, Ash’s fur has grown back in, and this beautiful black cat is ready for adoption! Despite her condition, Ash has always been extremely friendly. She has maintained her delightful personality throughout her treatment, and is always happy to receive attention!Ash would be happiest in a home where she can be the one and only kitty.Ash is FIV+. Feline immunodeficiency virus, or cat FIV, is a retrovirus infection first discovered in cats in the U.S. The virus is often referred to as cat HIV or cat AIDS because it has a similar effect on felines. FIV-positive cats may have the virus in their system for years before showing signs of illness. The virus works by killing or damaging cells in a cat's immune system, often targeting white blood cells. The ongoing damage of FIV in cats eventually leads to a weakening of the immune system. Once that happens, cats with FIV can become vulnerable to secondary infections. Keeping them indoors helps prevent such secondary infections.Most cases of cat FIV come through an infected cat passing it to another through a deep bite. While FIV is contagious, cats typically do not transmit the virus by sharing an eating bowl with other cats or through other feline contact actions like social grooming, sneezing, or sharing a litter box.Animal meetings and adoptions by appointment only. Please go to kenthumane.org/adoption-applicationOnce approved we will call you to set up an appointment!
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