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HISTORY: LAKOTA was brought to the Santa Fe Humane Society Animal Shelter after his owner developed health problems, and was to be FIV+. However, as is typical with many FIV+ cats he has no symptoms, is in excellent health and expected to live a normal lifespan. While conventional thinking is to only place an FIV+ cat in a home with no other cats or with another FIV+ cat, there are many “mixed households”. According to Cornell University, the primary mode of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) transmission is through repeated fights resulting in the exchange of blood. On rare occasions infection is transmitted from an infected mother cat to her kittens, usually during passage through the birth canal or when the newborn kittens ingest infected milk. Sexual contact is not a major means of spreading FIV, and it poses no threat to humans or other species. If you would like to consider LAKOTA for adoption but need more information on FIV, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com so we can provide you with links to educational websites.
TEMPERAMENT: A bit shy at first, LAKOTA quickly becomes a very sweet and affectionate lap cat when petted. He loves to be brushed and to have a 'safe place' to take a nap. LAKOTA would be happiest in a quiet home with no aggressive dogs or small children, and would prefer either to be an only cat or with another mellow kitty. LAKOTA is a big, handsome Turkish Angora mix boy with a long black coat and small 'rips' on both ears.
AGE: born approx. 5/1/07.
MICROCHIP #: 981020005711763
DATE OF STERILIZATION: unknown.
VAX RECORD: Rabies: exp. 6/1/16; FVRCP: 5/6/12.
FELV/FIV test: 5/8/12, neg.
ADOPTION FEE: $100
If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our Adoption Application completely. In the space provided on the form, please include contact information for three (3) personal references. For more information, please visit our website at fandfnm.org.