Editor’s Note: The Cat of the Week feature is written and submitted by Gail Bowers, a volunteer at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center where the animals are available for adoption. The shelter is at 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach, (562) 430-4993.
Like calicos? Did you know that calico cats are always females? Come see Jenna and Tabitha at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
Jenna came to us with just one kitten that has since been adopted. She is a friendly, gentle and pretty young cat that would love to have her own home. Jenna is FIV+, however. Despite what many people think, cats with FIV can live long, healthy lives. Their immune system is compromised making them more susceptible to infections and even to cancer, so they need to be kept indoors and have regular veterinary care.
FIV is not transmitted by sharing food or water or a litter box. It is transmitted from one cat to another when FIV+ cat bites an uninfected cat. Jenna is not the slightest bit aggressive and is in a common room with more than 30 others cats that are FIV negative. Many people have both FIV+ and FIV negative cats in the same home.
Tabitha is a sweet calico cat who was found in an alley in Seal Beach. She has been with us for about 5 months now. She is friendly and affectionate so we think she probably had a home at one time and would love to have one again. She is in the same common room as Jenna and gets along just fine with other cats.