AbbySenior, Female, Small
Meet ABBY. She is a 12 year old PETITE and ADORABLE MAINE COON mix female that weighs only 5 pounds. Abby’s history is one that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief. Abby was purchased from a pet store when she was a tiny kitten. The couple that bought her only wanted her as a plaything for their grandson when he visited them. The remainder of the time, Abby was kept in the basement with little or no human contact. She was never taken to the vet, nor was she spayed. We feel fortunate that we were able to free her from this horrendous situation. We’ve since had her vet checked and spayed. We were surprised to find out that Abby tested positive for FIV and we can’t quite understand how she contracted it. But the good news is that she is GREAT around other cats so she can live with other felines regardless of their FIV status. It’s understandable that Abby was a little standoffish when we rescued her. But since then, her foster mom has earned Abby’s trust and she is LOVING and AFFECTIONATE, enjoys looking out the window and even gives her foster mom KISSES. Abby’s adopter will need to be an EXPERIENCED cat person because (she will swat if pushed to do something she doesn’t want to do and trimming her nails is a challenge so will likely need to be done at the vet). Someone experienced with FIV positive cats is also preferred. If you're the type of person who enjoys the rewards that come with seeing the difference that love and patience can make in the life of an animal that has never had that before, then please come and meet Abby. She resides in Westchester, NY. * The primary mode of transmission for FIV is through bite wounds. Casual, non-aggressive contact does not appear to be an efficient route of spreading the virus. As a result, cats in households with stable social structures where housemates do not fight are at little risk of acquiring FIV infections.
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