Hello, my name is North America, and I am 16 weeks old. Can I tell you my rescue story? For a little girl like me - it's kind of sad but I promise there's happiness.
I was brought to a shelter along with 6 other kittens. In one day, the shelter had 3 different families that had "oops" kittens. Shelter workers had to take us in because that's what they do but then they get on the phone and work really hard for rescues to help out. We were all brought in right before Christmas and shelter workers said you get your Freedom Ride to rescue - just wait.
Well, Christmas came and went and no rescue. Nobody wanting to adopt me or the other 6. Then right before New Years a TAR Volunteer "just happened to be in the neighborhood" and asked the local shelter workers you got any kittens?
Seven kittens got their Freedom Ride, and we all got the names for the 7 Continents - that's where Europe comes from.
Once I was in my foster home, I got to go the kitty vet and we had to take a test. Gees, I didn't even get to study but my test showed I am FIV+. My siblings (Asia, North America & Europe) all had the same test results. Please keep reading my profile because even though I'm FIV+ I still need a loving home.
Now all my friends and some of my siblings have found forever homes and I am so happy for them. I know my family is out there just waiting for me. I can be on the shy side sometimes but get me some toys to play with or even better my brother - I'm not so shy.
I hope one day I will have my own forever family.
North America is in our foster home in Aurora. To meet this pretty girl, please complete our adoption application at: https://treasuredanimalrescueinc.org/application-cat-adoption/
North America and her sibling have tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats are adoptable and can live the same lifespan as an FIV-negative cat. Research shows that when a kitten reaches their 6 months a retest should be done to confirm FIV status. Please don't let this test outcome deter you from adopting North America and/or his siblings. They are lovable, friendly kittens that just need the chance to have a home.
When a cat tests positive for FIV, it means they either carry the virus or have been vaccinated for it at some point (which causes them to test positive for the disease, which is why this vaccination isn’t recommended, among other reasons).
FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. If a cat has been spayed or neutered, they are unlikely to fight in this manner.
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