Meet Merlot
Animal ID 45054458 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 10 months 25 days 
Gender Female 
Size Medium 
Color Brown/Orange 
Spayed/Neutered  
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Location Main Cat Room 
Intake Date 7/11/2020 
FIV (not to be confused with FeLV) Positive cats are very adoptable, and they can live the same life span as an FIV negative cat. They can also live with other uninfected cats in a stable environment (with other friendly cats who are not fighting with one another). The primary mode of FIV transmission is through bite wounds. Casual, non-aggressive contact does not appear to be an efficient route of spreading the virus. As a result, cats in households with stable social structures where housemates do not fight are at little risk of acquiring FIV infections.
We recommend talking with your veterinarian for more information.