Meet Cheesy. Cheesy is between 5 and 6 years old. His exact age is unknown as he was rescued as a stray from the streets of South Boston. Cheesy was picked up by a trap and vaccinate and fix and release program for wild and feral cats. Cheesy is FIV+, and as I am not well versed in cats I looked this up. FIV+ means feline immunodeficiency virus. According to the ASPCA website "Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat’s immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Infected cats who receive supportive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for months to years before the disease reaches its chronic stages."
With FIV it takes cats longer to heal, but since he was so sweet and good natured they decided to put Cheesy up for adoption. On top of the FIV, the black spots you see on Cheesy's ears and nose are from frostbite. It's hard to imagine this beautiful cat sick, shivering, and cold all on his own, so I'm so happy Stefa adopted him in July of 2014, as she is a most caring cat mommy!
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