Pet of the Week – Felix

Felix is a handsome Silver Tabby with just a bit of white and brown mixed with his traditional silver tabby coloring.  Shelter staff believes Felix to be approximately 4 years old.

Felix is a big boy, and by big we mean Felix loves his kibble! He is very laid back (dare we say lazy?) and loving, and he loves to be petted, pampered and spoiled.  If you sneak Felix a treat, he will be your best friend for life!

Felix loves other kitties, and gets along well with them.  However, Felix is FeLV positive, which means that he will need to be an only kitty, unless the other cats in his household are also FeLV positive, or have been vaccinated against the virus.  Despite his FeLV, Felix is a healthy boy, but his FeLV does require him to be an indoor only cat.  Felix doesn’t mind that though, and he would be more than happy to loll in sunbeams and watch the birdies from inside the windows of his own Forever Home.

Felix has been neutered, de-wormed, and is up to date on all vaccinations including rabies.  Please note that Felix’s FeLV only affects cats and cannot be transmitted to humans, dogs or other non-cat animals.

** FeLV, which is short for Feline Leukemia Virus, is a disease that suppresses a cat’s immune system, making the cat less able to defend itself against infections or viruses that would not normally cause a problem in healthy cats.  FeLV can be passed from one cat to another through saliva, blood, and to some extent, urine and feces, with mutual grooming or fighting being the most common ways for the infection to spread.  FeLV is specific to the cat family, and does not affect other species of animals or people.