Thank you for clicking on our Adopt Us! button. If you’ve viewed our “Meet Four Special Kittens” video, you have a brief understanding of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or “FIV”.
Wikipedia defines FIV this way: “Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a lentivirus that affects cats worldwide, with 2.5% to 4.4% of being infected. FIV differs taxonomically from two other feline retroviruses, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline foamy virus (FFV), and is more closely related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Within FIV, five subtypes have been identified based on nucleotide sequence differences coding for the viral envelope (env) or polymerase (pol). FIV is the only non-primate lentivirus to cause an AIDS-like syndrome, but FIV is not typically fatal for cats, as they can live relatively healthily as carriers and transmitters of the disease for many years. A vaccine is available, although its efficacy remains uncertain. Cats will test positive for FIV antibodies after vaccination.”
These kittens are quite special and we’d love to see them adopted as pairs into the same home together but please do contact us if you would be interested in giving any of them a permanent, loving home. We’re willing to deliver these kittens anywhere in the US to a qualified home.
If you would like to find out additional information about these wonderful kittens’ personalities, you can contact our Adoption Department. Just click on one of the kittens photos (Nora, Buck, Leroy and Sassy) under our Cats for Adoption section and at the bottom complete and submit an Animal Information Request form. If you’re interested in completing an adoption application which is required to adopt an animal from The Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC), click on Adoption Application.
If you’d like to speak directly to someone about these cuties, call the BAAC at 304-724-6558 and ask to speak to an adoption counselor.