“‘It’s impossible.” said pride.
“It’s risky.” said experience.
“It’s pointless.” said reason.
“Give it a try.” whispered the heart.”
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PLEASE HELP US STAY SAFE AND FED THIS CHRISTMAS
Thank you very much for thinking about us and helping us this Christmas;
all the cats (and dogs) at Shelter Felix xx.
All of the kitties in the shelter are safe and loved for life, but they do need help.
Sve mačke su azilu voljene su i bezbedne, ali treba im pomoć.
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Samson is most probably a stray who has spent at least six years of his life on the street.
During the day he was wandering the neighborhood but he was kept in a cellar at night. When he got sick and was brought to a vet, it turned out he had a serious respiratory infection, worsened by the fact that he was immunocompromised, as he tested positive for FIV. Although FIV virus is transmitted from cat to cat only by deep bite wounds, or from an infected mother to her kittens, or by sexual contact, it is not contagious if all of the cats sharing the household are neutered/spayed.
However, it seems that most cat owners fear that their own healthy kitty would get infected from a FIV+ companion and that’s probably why no one was willing to take Samson in, despite a zillion shares of his plea and appeals for help.
Luckily for him, we knew better and this magnificent looking blackpanther has become a resident of our shelter as of Wednesday, as we already have six FIV+ kitties out of around 50 we have managed to test over the last two years. All six of them are living good lives, not showing any symptoms of their illnesses and receiving Interferon once a month. For the time being Samson is being separated from the other cats, he is kept in the cage and seems to be adjusting to his new surroundings just fine.
This once dejected and unwanted black beauty was taken to the vet on Saturday for a thorough exam which included blood work and a UV scan. He weighs 7.200 kg and it’s been confirmed he is FIV+, so he received Interferon immediately and will continue receiving it every month for all of his life, because this drug is helping keep the virus under control.
His digestive system and urinary tract are healthy. He is between six and seven years old, his teeth and gums are in good shape, but his nose is stuffy and there is some phlegm – a mucus-like substance in his lungs; he was prescribed some syrup to help cough it up.
If his respiratory infection clears out completely (with the help of nose drops and cough syrup) he will be neutered next week, under inhalation anesthesia. In the meantime, he’s lying on his new kitty bed on his back with all four legs in the air, obviously thinking that being a shelter kitty is not so bad after all.
Please, help us provide this gorgeous and cuddly kitty boy with proper vet care, high quality cat food and a much happier life than the one he’s been living for years!
Thank You !
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