|Ledger the cat relaxes.|
The cat was surrendered to HART because his owner was moving.
The rescue discovered that Ledger is FIV+. Cats who are FIV+ can live long, happy lives. Franny Syufy who writes the About.com Cat's guide reports that FIV cats "can lead a reasonably normal life span."
HART of Maine recommends for FIV+ cats:
- sound diet
- routine veterinary exams protection against secondary infection (i.e., vaccinate against other viral diseases, control parasites - fleas/worms/mites, keep indoors and away from other cats)
To learn more about FIV check out the facts at the Best Friends Animal Society.
If you think you can give Ledger a forever home contact:
302 Range Road, Cumberland Center, ME 04021
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) is an all-volunteer shelter and adoption center for cats that has operated in Cumberland, Maine since 1997.
You can sponsor one of their cats for $15/month.
photo of Ledger from HART Facebook page