Special Needs Cats

The cats listed on this page have special needs.  They could be scheduled for surgery, be senior catizens, be FIV+ or have dietary restrictions.  In many cases, these kitties are the most loving and appreciative of our shelter cats.  FIV is not a reason to reject a cat for adoption, please read on.  

Here are some links for more information about FIV and FeLV:

Note:  PBS does not take in Feline Leukemia Positive cats, but we try to help out those who have gone the extra mile to save these very special kitties.  These cats are being cared for in private homes and the phone number listed is a direct line to the caretaker.

The site below allows anyone to post FIV/FeLV/FIP positive kitties for adoption:  http://www.bemikitties.com/felv/cgi-bin/suite/classifieds/classifieds.cgi

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Kalb - female - 1 year
Kalb #1 - female - 6 months
FeLV+
We've been here since November, 2016
** SPECIAL NEEDS: FeLV+ **
WE ARE HOUSED SEPERATELY FROM THE REGULAR POPULATION AT THE SHELTER

Hi there, we are Kalb and Kalb #1. We arrived at the shelter together as mother and nursing kitten. Shortly after arriving here it was determined that Kalb #1 was FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia) and that her mother Kalb, although coming up negative on the blood test for FeLV, was likely a carrier of feline leukemia. Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for us is solely to cover the cost of our spay surgeries done while at the shelter. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give two wonderful kitties a good, fulfilled life then look no further- we're the gals for you! ... Below is some more information about FeLV+ kitties:

http://kittydreams.typepad.com/house-of-dreams/feline-leukemia-positive-cats/

http://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/feline-leukemia-misconceptions




**WE ARE BONDED AND MUST GO HOME TOGETHER**







Donation Fee: $135.00 (for the pair)
   

Chia - female - 10 months
Persian Mix
FeLV+
I've been here since February, 2017
Hello, my name is Chia! Shortly after arriving at the shelter it was determined that I was FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia). Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for me is solely to cover the cost of my spay surgery and vet care that was done while at the shelter. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give a sweet, wonderful kitty a good, fulfilled life then look no further- here I am! ... Below is some more information about FeLV+ kitties:

http://kittydreams.typepad.com/house-of-dreams/feline-leukemia-positive-cats/

http://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/feline-leukemia-misconceptions

 

   

Thaddeus - male - 1 year
Angora/Russian Blue Mix
FeLV+
I've been here since February, 2016
Hello, my name is Thaddeus, but you can call me Thad for short! Shortly after arriving at the shelter it was determined that I was FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia). Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for me is solely to cover the cost of my neuter surgery and vet care that was done while at the shelter. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give a big handsome boy with a tender heart a fulfilled life then look no further- here I am! ... Below is some more information about FeLV+ kitties:

http://kittydreams.typepad.com/house-of-dreams/feline-leukemia-positive-cats/

http://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/feline-leukemia-misconceptions

 

   

Carlita - female - 10 months
Persian Mix
FeLV+
I've been here since February, 2017
Hello, my name is Carlita! I came to the shelter with my pal Carmen. Shortly after arriving at the shelter it was determined that we were both FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia). Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for me is solely to cover the cost of my spay surgery and vet care that was done while at the shelter. Carmen and I do love each other very much so it would be nice if we went home together but not absolutely necessary. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give a sweet, wonderful kitty a good, fulfilled life then look no further- here I am! ... Below is some more information about FeLV+ kitties:

http://kittydreams.typepad.com/house-of-dreams/feline-leukemia-positive-cats/

http://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/feline-leukemia-misconceptions


   

Carmen - female - 1 year
FeLV +
I've been here since February, 2017
Hello, my name is Carmen! I came to the shelter with my pal Carlita. Shortly after arriving at the shelter it was determined that we were both FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia). Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for me is solely to cover the cost of my spay surgery and vet care that was done while at the shelter. Carlita and I do love each other very much so it would be nice if we went home together but not absolutely necessary. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give a sweet, wonderful kitty a good, fulfilled life then look no further- here I am! ... Below is some more information about FeLV+ kitties:

http://kittydreams.typepad.com/house-of-dreams/feline-leukemia-positive-cats/

http://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/feline-leukemia-misconceptions

   

Hoover - male - 15 years
I've been here since July, 2013
2013 had not been a good year for me. My beloved guardian passed away and I sure do miss her. I was taken care of by a friend of her until the shelter could take me in with my buddy, Jasper, but now he's in foster care with the possibility of being adopted. I was very overweight when I arrived but I have lost weight since then. All I want to do is spend my golden years in a home not a shelter ( although this is one of the better ones). As you can see, my adoption fee if very low because it's more important for me to be in a home and I'd make a great companion for someone looking for a laid back senior cat. I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and am being treated with insulin twice daily. If you come and adopt me, it sure would put purrs back in my life.

Donation Fee: $85.00
**$5.00 Seniors for Seniors Program for those who Qualify**
   
   

 

 


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