Surprise! (I think I even surprised myself!) This Fursday meet Odin. He's a 5 year-old, large, short hair cat! Odin's mom passed away and that's how he landed at Haven of the Ozarks. He's used to living with other cats and dogs and he's good with kids too. He's super sweet and loving. Check out this video of Odin helping with the laundry at the Haven.
Laundry is actually kinda fun when you have Odin around to keep you company! Odin is now our office cat since he has been diagnosed with FIV and can't be with the other cats in the cat room. He's healthy otherwise and loves to get attention! He is still up for adoption, although we know it will take a very special person to adopt him. Would you like to be Odin's PAL and sponsor a portion of his adoption fee? You can sponsor any pet you choose if you click here! http://mkt.com/havenoftheozarks/pal-sponsor-a-petPosted by Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary on Monday, August 24, 2015
Odin is FIV+ but is not currently showing any signs of feeling sick. Here's a little about FIV (I love all the things I've learned while doing this Fursday project!)
"Cats who are infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. 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.
Many people confuse FIV with feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Although these diseases are in the same retrovirus family and cause many similar secondary conditions FeLV and FIV are different diseases." --ASPCA click on over to read more about FIV.
Odin will need to be an indoor only cat in a home where he's the only cat or with other FIV+ cats. He's extra cuddly and a really handsome guy. He loves to be held and will even let you hold him like a baby. If Odin is the right fit for your family, head over to Haven of the Ozarks. They have lots of other cats too, some with FeLV and many that are perfectly healthy too. That's one of my favorite things about the Haven. They make room for all and find the best way to take care of them.
Speaking of taking the best care of every animal, this recently happened...
Rocky Road could really use our help. If you have a few dollars to help with Rocky's vet care, there's a "donate" button on the Haven Petfinder page. Hang in there Rocky, you're in good hands now.