Adoptable Pet of the Week: Koi

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Koi pet of the week
Photo by Cathi Bodine.

Koi is approximately 4 months old and has a true zest for life. He’s a bit shy at first, and takes his time to warm up to new people and situations. But once he’s comfortable, Koi can be very playful and lovable. Koi is capable of living a full, healthy life even though he has tested positive for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). This virus can suppress his immune system, potentially making him more susceptible to other infections. While there is no cure for FeLV, with regular veterinary care, cats can go on to live a relatively healthy and long lifestyle. The disease can be transmissible to other cats, but not to people or other species. Ideally, FeLV-positive cats should live with other cats who have tested positive for FeLV to reduce the risk of spreading the disease, or in a single-cat household. APS has other cats available for adoption who have also tested positive for FeLV who may make a good playmate for Koi, if adopted together! Koi’s adoption fee has been waived. Click here to view Koi’s profile and learn more about this adorable kitten!

The Animal Protection Society of Durham, located at 2117 E. Club Blvd., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been helping animals in the community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. In addition to county funding, APS relies on donations from individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 7,000 stray, surrendered and abused animals it cares for each year. The shelter is open Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri., 10:30am-5pm; Wed. 10:30am-6pm; and Sat. 10am-2pm. For more information, call 919-560-0640 or visit

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