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*THOMAS O'MALLEY - ID#A123121

Shelter staff named me THOMAS O'MAL

I am a neutered male, buff cat.

The shelter staff think I am about 1 year old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 10, 2018.

This information was refreshed 12 minutes ago and may not represent all of the animals at the Burlington Animal Services - Shelter.
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Thomas O'Malley is a very sweet and friendly boy, but is part of a very bonded pair. His sister is Katana (A123119), and neither does well when separated from the other, so it would be best to adopt them together.


Thomas O'Malley has tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV.) Cats who are infected with FIV may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat's immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections.

The most common way a cats contract FIV is a deep bite wound from an FIV-positive cat to another cat. It can also be transmitted via blood, in utero and from the milk of an infected mother cat. It is very rare for cats to get FIV just from being around infected cats, sharing food bowls, or from a person touching an FIV-positive cat and then touching an FIV-negative cat. Many FIV-positive cats and FIV-negative cats live together in the same home for years without spreading the virus to the non-infected cats.

With appropriate care, cats with FIV can remain in apparent good health for months or years. Cats with FIV should be confined indoors in order to reduce their exposure to infectious agents and to prevent the spread of FIV. Cats with FIV should be closely monitored by their owners for any changes in their health or behavior.

Talk with us and your veterinarian for more information about bringing an FIV+ kitty home. More information on FIV and adoption an FIV + cat is also avaialble at the following websites:

- http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_fiv.cfm

- https://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-information




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Burlington Animal Services - Shelter at (336) 578-1386
Ask for information about animal ID number A123121

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