Have you met adoptable cats Nez and Tandem?
These adorable brothers are currently living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Main Campus. They are as sweet as they come. Nez and Tandem are 6-month-old Siamese Chocolate Point cats. Check out the video below to see more.
These cats tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV. That might sound scary or daunting, but it’s really not. FIV is a retrovirus, similar to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in its effect on the body, however, the two viruses aren’t related and aren’t transmitted between species. This virus is transmitted through blood, usually by bite wound. Casual grooming and sharing space with other cats isn’t a problem. FIV suppresses the immune system, so positive felines will have an increased risk of infection and disease. Cats with FIV need to be kept indoors at all times. This will prevent exposure to other felines who might want to fight. Studies that show that FIV positive and negative cats can live happily together in a home, and positive cats can still live a happy and full live even with this virus.
These cats are a bonded pair, which means they will be adopted out together! There are so many benefits to adopting a bonded pair. The more the merrier!