This young cat is sweet, joyful and lovable, and can’t wait to cuddle up with her forever family. Tali has been at the shelter since August. Even though she has tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Tali is capable of living a full, healthy life. The virus can suppress her immune system, potentially making her more susceptible to other infections. The disease can be transmissible to other cats, but not to people or other species. Ideally, FeLV-positive cats should either live with other cats who have tested positive for FeLV to reduce the risk of spreading the disease or live in a single cat household. Consider opening your heart and home to such a sweet and wonderful cat.
Adoption fees for cats are usually $95 and $50 for the second cat when adopting two together. This includes a basic medical exam, spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation, rabies and other vaccinations, intestinal parasite check, a heartworm test and deworming.
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 www.apsofdurham.org.