Benjamin

We have a very special shelter guest: Benjamin!

This handsome, gentle boy was found running loose so his history is a mystery.

What we have learned about him at the shelter is that he is estimated to be about 3 years old, he enjoys petting and neck scritches, and he has tested positive for the Feline Leukemia virus.

We think that cats who test positive for FeLV can make wonderful companions. They can live long, happy, healthy lives. While this virus is contagious to other cats, it is not contagious to other species (so you and your dogs are not at risk). The virus is also very weak; it cannot live outside the body very long, so there is little risk in transmitting the virus except through close, personal contact from cat to cat.

Benjamin will need an adopter who understands that his immune system is weaker than a typical cat, so he will need to stay indoors to live his life in safety as well as not put others at risk. He should go to a home with no other cats, or with other FeLV cats only.

You can read about FeLV here: https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/feline-leukemia-felv-faqs