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Disney - Adoption Center - FIV+   

In shelter Cat

Oak Forest, IL, 60452
Pet name:
Disney - Adoption Center - FIV+
Domestic Short Hair
Tabby (Brown / Chocolate)
Coat length:
FOSTERED IN: Adoption Center - Frankfort, IL 60423
COLOR/BREED: Tabby w/ White Shorthair
DOGS: Unknown


Disney came from a hoarding situation and was transferred to our care from one of our overcrowded shelter partners.


Disney is ready to walk right into your home like he owns the place. Were pretty sure hell take over your heart in the same manner. This super friendly, social boy is like having a dog without all the hassle. He has a deep, throaty purr befitting a cat his size. Theres almost never a time where he doesnt want pets and attention - sometimes hell literally throw himself at your feet and roll over to encourage you to reach down and give him a massage. Sometimes, hell paw at your lap when youre sitting down so you can pick him up and give him a hug. Unlike most cats, he doesnt seem to have a spot that is "off limits". Disney isnt shy with strangers, so hes likely to make instant friends with any visitors you have over. He also does well with other cats, but sometimes he tends to push their buttons (he cant help it - he just has no respect for personal space), but isnt aggressive. 

Now, there is one more thing you should know. Disney has tested positive for FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus), but this will not prevent him from living a long, happy life. The disease can only affect felines and is rarely spread to altered, friendly FIV-negative cats. It cannot be spread by sharing litter boxes, food dishes, playing or grooming. Transmission is only possible through deep puncture wounds (think non-neutered male cats fighting over territories) - again, Disney is a lover not a fighter, and is not the type to get into these types of serious scuffles with another friendly housemate. Additionally, he does not require any medicine for his condition, but since his immune system is a bit more suppressed than normal, he has the potential to get sick easier. For indoor cats, this is generally a non-issue as he will not be exposed to diseases and viruses in the safety of his home. Dont be scared by the myths people (and even some veterinarians!) spread about FIV. Take your time and do the research, and make your own decision about whether adopting an FIV cat is right for you if you have other felines at home.

Disney also has a heart murmur, but he is asymptomatic and has been cleared for adoption by our cardiologist.

Interested in adding this handsome, outgoing guy to your family? The first step is to fill out our adoption application. More information and our adoption application can be found at