Meet this handsome boy! His name is Peyton and his birthday is 04-01-2011. He is a stunning Seal Point Snowshoe with a short coat and a long lean body. Peyton was rescued off the streets and brought to Michigan Siamese Rescue by a caring family. He had a chest wound and could not walk on his front leg. The leg was very swollen but with the right medicine and care, the wound drained and healed. During his medical treatment, his blood work came out positive for FIV. This was not a surprise as he was an un-neutered male and abandoned outdoors for many many months. As you will remember, FIV is a cat only immunity disorder/condition and is spread only through bite puncture wounds of an infected cat and not through fecal contamination or casual contact. This is cat AIDS and is not transmitted to humans or dogs. If you are interested in him, out vet will be more than glad to talk to you about this condition.
FIV cats can live a normal life and quite a long life. Now that he is neutered, he has no urges to get out, to fight, or to do what intact males are meant to do by nature's design--impregnate females. He is very adoptable and he is very sweet and outgoing as his new foster mommy will tell you. Lots of head butts, leg rubs on her everywhere and LOTS of rolling over for belly rubs. He could live nicely as an only cat, with another cat with FIV, or possibly with dogs with a proper introduction. An adopter could also choose to have him live with non-FIV positive cats (keeping in mind that FIV is spread by puncture bite wounds) in a peaceful household. The bedroom he was in was scanned with Black light and he is using the litterbox very well. No signs of spraying.
Peyton's first foster Dad was sorry to see him go as he enjoyed him and his friendly personality and helping him recover from his wound. But going to his new foster mom meant the run of the house and 100% of her attention as her only "house guest". She reports that after 5 minutes under the bed after he arrived, he came out and trotted and bounced around the house very happy--tail in the air! He started to follow her EVERYWHERE. (oh my!! help in the bathroom!?)She had to tell him coming up on the couch to watch tv was ok. As soon as he knew that---well--- best buddies on the couch!!!
Oh and his favorite place to be scratched is under the chin:)
MISR always accepts donations of lightly used cat carriers, cat trees/towers, and polartec delivery blankets.
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