Who would take a big, friendly, sweet, FIV+ cat? That was the question - and our #MonthlyMojo shelter for August, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, had one answer. Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an affliction that only affects cats, it absolutely cannot infect humans. Its symptoms are similar to AIDS in humans, causing a weakened immune system and making affected felines more susceptible to other infections. Cats can be infected by deep, blood-drawing bite wounds from infected cats, making many multiple-cat households reluctant to take on an FIV+ charge. As a result, these are often among the cats that are considered less adoptable, and are euthanized in shelters regularly.
Major is a big cat with a fabulous purr. He was picked up from the Chatham County shelter by a cat rescuer - who then found to her dismay that he was FIV positive. At a second shelter, despite his playful personality and affectionate nature, staff who had just started getting to know him were all too aware that if Major didn't find a forever home by the end of the day, they'd have to euthanize him to make space for more adoptable cats.
And Major wasn't adopted that day. As his terrible five-o-clock deadline rolled around, he rubbed lovingly all over the shelter's veterinary technicians, and purred up a storm. The techs just could not let the seemingly inevitable happen to this very special charmer. Desperate, they called Orange County Animal Shelter, which works with Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary.
There, Major at last found safe haven - one of many examples that led us to choose Blind Cat Rescue in North Carolina as our #MonthlyMojo shelter for August. This awesome cat has love, a home, and the right care for a long and happy life. Best of all... if just the right person should happen to come along, someone with a low-risk household who is ready to adopt a sweet, handsome tabby... he still has a chance at that forever family. Could you be the one?
Visit Major's page if you're in North Carolina and dreaming of a furry feline to love. He's got more than enough to share.