Winslow

Adoptable Large Up-to-date with routine shotshousetrainedSpecial Needs

Winslow is one handsome and sweet fellow. He was found on the city streets with an injured paw. Being inside was new and it was nice – a warm bed, plenty of food and fresh water. Winslow adapted to the great inside very well. His paw has healed, he’s just beginning to learn how to play and he’s made some new cat acquaintances. He doesn’t have a close buddy yet but we think that’s just a question of time. Now Winslow is ready to find a home of his own. He could be an only, or he could be with another laid back, cool cat.
We did learn that Winslow is FIV positive. 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. 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. Casual, non?aggressive contact does not appear to be an efficient route of spreading FIV; as a result, cats in households with stable social structures where housemates do not fight are at little risk for acquiring FIV infections. We always encourage people to introduce the cats properly and monitor initial interactions between them, just as they would with any new cat. Find out more about FIV and meet Winslow at one of our upcoming adoption events. Check our Facebook page for times and dates.