Aug 23rd

Simba

ByNina | In Adoptable Cats, FIV+

People always say that orange cats are the nicest and I’m no exception! I’m a super sweet and gentle boy who came to the MCSPCA from another shelter in New Jersey. I am lovable, affectionate and a joy to be around. I am about 5 years young.

I am FIV+, which means that my immune system can be weaker than the average cat. This isn’t a problem as long as I am kept inside and up-to-date on vet visits and vaccinations. FIV+ kitties typically run into problems when they are left outdoors to fend for themselves. It is only transmitted from cat-to-cat through reproduction and bite wounds.

The reason I came from another shelter is because often, kitties with a positive FIV status are euthanized at shelters. Since they are more prone to contagious illnesses when exposed to them, FIV+ kitties that are housed in a stressful situation with other cats that aren’t feeling well, they are more likely to contract, and have a hard time recovering from, being sick.

An animal shelter is like a nursery school where, when one individual gets a cold, everyone else gets it too! Many shelters don’t have the resources to treat sick kitties, so they are euthanized. Luckily for me, I was pulled from death row and sent me to the MCSPCA where I could find YOU!!!!!

I can’t tell you much about my prior life, other than I must have had contact with people and cats because I’m friendly with both! I’m just a sweet and easygoing guy with lots of love to give. I’m just looking for someone to love me as much as I will love them!!!

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