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Kringle Still Looking for Love

❤️❤️❤️Kringle update and still looking for love❤️❤️❤️

You may recall last week we were delighted that Kringle had found a forever and seemingly perfect home…. however once all the checks had been done, the adoption appointment confirmed… his potential adopter failed to either attend the appointment and ignored all.our attempts to contact them…. so Kringle is still here with us and confined a unit due to his condition.

Kringle has been with us 27 days and in that time his condition has greatly improves. He spent Christmas on our Critical Care Ward having intravenous fluid therapy.

Kringle had been abandoned for several months When his owner died the relatives took all the valuables from the house and turfed him on the streets to fend for himself.
Unfortunately it has taken months for the neighbours to build up his trust and today was his lucky day.

On arrival at BCWR+S Kringle was rushed to the vets and admitted immediately.

He had many wounds, a nasty tooth root abcess, full of fleas and was dehydrated.

Kringle really had suffered whilst fighting for survival on the streets.


❤️Kringle needs to be an only cat in the house and remain indoors at all times
In addition to Kringles current acute clinical issues he also has FIV.❤️

💚If you would like to.know more about welcoming Kringle into your home either to foster or adopt please complete one of these forms and quote Kringle.💚

💙Adoption Enquiry Form

❤️Foster Application

💙About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus💙

FIV is a fairly common cat virus.

FIV was only identified in 1986 (although it had probably been around for hundreds of years before that)

Because it has only been known about for around 30 years, we are still learning about it.

When it was first identified, there were lots of studies carried out which formed the basis of understanding of the virus from the start.

It is only in the last 20 years or so, when more and more FIV cats have been allowed to live their normal lives, that we are learning that the original studies gave a false impression.

Today’s ‘facts’ should be based on the real-life experience, rather than those early studies, but therein lies the problem, most real-life experience is not documented, and is therefore not available for the official bodies to benefit from.

💙So what do we really know?💙

FIV attaches itself to some cells which are part of the immune system

The virus is very slow acting, so the time taken for there to be sufficient damage to the immune system to actually affect the health of the cat is many years.

Most cats with FIV maintain strong immune systems for many years, often all their lives.

Most FIV cats live normal length of lives if properly cared for.

The virus only affects cats, and cannot be passed to other species, either animal or human.

The virus has only been shown to be transmitted via a bite.

1 FIV is not in itself a life-threatening disease
2 FIV does not ‘destroy’ the immune system
3 FIV is not ‘Cat AIDS’
4 FIV is not contagious
5 FIV does not necessarily shorten life expectancy.
6 FIV cannot be transferred to other species (animal or human).

Adopting a FIV positive cat can be really rewarding. Although no-one can predict the future, many FIV cats can potentially live long, healthy and full lives, just like a non-infected cat, and have all the usual needs such as a nutritious diet, mental stimulation and plenty of love!