I adopted Magnus BECAUSE he had FIV. I found him on Kijiji - he’d been found as a stray by a family who already had a cat and when they took him to the vet for tests so they could keep him, they found out he had FIV. To prevent their first cat from getting sick they offered him up for free and I jumped at the chance without even seeing a picture. I’d learned about FIV in my classes (I majored in biology) and did some research and knew he would be manageable.
It was love at first sight between us. We’ve been together for about 6 years now and while he does cost more than a healthier cat, I wouldn’t say he’s significantly more expense/effort on average. He just had his second dental surgery (this time he had two teeth removed and had to clear up bone infection; FIV makes his mouth more susceptible to bacteria) but otherwise he’s happy and healthy and nobody would really be able to tell he’s got FIV. The only “down side” is that his illness prevents us from adopting other kitties but he is more than enough love. We expect to find him in places he shouldn’t be for many more years to come. 

I adopted Magnus BECAUSE he had FIV. I found him on Kijiji - he’d been found as a stray by a family who already had a cat and when they took him to the vet for tests so they could keep him, they found out he had FIV. To prevent their first cat from getting sick they offered him up for free and I jumped at the chance without even seeing a picture. I’d learned about FIV in my classes (I majored in biology) and did some research and knew he would be manageable.

It was love at first sight between us. We’ve been together for about 6 years now and while he does cost more than a healthier cat, I wouldn’t say he’s significantly more expense/effort on average. He just had his second dental surgery (this time he had two teeth removed and had to clear up bone infection; FIV makes his mouth more susceptible to bacteria) but otherwise he’s happy and healthy and nobody would really be able to tell he’s got FIV. The only “down side” is that his illness prevents us from adopting other kitties but he is more than enough love. We expect to find him in places he shouldn’t be for many more years to come. 

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    This is absolutely gorgeous and I absolutely approve of people who take in FIV+ cats. Some of the sweetest cats I’ve...
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    my kitten has died on FIV in my arms. I wish that never happened


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