We just welcomed an affectionate adult tuxedo cat to WCAL and we're excited to be able to give him the opportunity he needs to find a great home. Brando is comfortable, confident and happy to roll onto his back and let you scratch his tummy! His scratchy meow is really endearing and he has a big purr that doesn't quit. His ideal adopters have no other cats, but he'd love lots of human attention and pets. Brando also LOVES canned food.
This friendly fellow was identified as "adoption challenged" by the Napa shelter because of the results of his routine blood test (that's it!); he tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia). Luckily he is not showing any symptoms whatsoever and he may never develop any. Brando appears to be a happy-go-lucky guy with a very bright future. Our vet ran a full blood panel that revealed Brando is "healthy as a horse" and said there is no reason to believe he won't go on to live another 6-8 years or more! With excellent litter box habits and super friendly demeanor, Brando's a real winner. You've gotta meet him!
Neither FIV or FeLV can be transmitted to humans or dogs. Cats with FIV can live a long, happy life. FeLV tends to primarily impact kittens and it's rare to see this virus in an otherwise healthy adult. We're sure is that there is someone out there will enjoy spoiling Brando rotten, just like he deserves. He doesn't require anything you wouldn't already provide for your pet: good food, low stress and regular veterinary care as needed. Brando should be an indoor only cat to minimize his chances of injury or infection and to prevent the spread of FeLV to unvaccinated cats.
More information on Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): https://tinyurl.com/y8pvs3x2
More information on Feline Leukemia (FeLV): https://tinyurl.com/4765zwv9
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