Isn’t he gorgeous? Pretty Boy is around 3 years-old and was found in Matlacha. He is extremely laid back and steers clear of the alpha cats at the shelter. He is timid, but if you invite him to play he will give it all he’s got! He is also very affectionate. If you put him on your lap he will stay there for hours. He has a slight catnip addiction, but nothing to be concerned about!
Pretty Boy is FIV positive; FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a lentivirus, meaning that it progresses very slowly, gradually affecting a cat’s immune system. It is passed through blood transfusions and through serious, penetrating bite wounds (mainly by stray, intact male cats). FIV cats usually live long and healthy lives as long as they are kept up-to-date on vaccinations and any illnesses that develop are treated aggressively.