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Featured FIV+ Furkid: Darren

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FIV-positive cats deserve forever homes and Furkids in metro Atlanta is helping make that a reality by waiving all adoption fees for their FIV-positive kitties and offering free medical care for one year. Click here for more information on this special promotion.

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - it is a virus that affects a cat’s immune system. FIV weakens the immune system making them more vulnerable to other infections. However, FIV-positive cats can live safely with FIV-negative cats.

During this special promotion I will be featuring Furkids’ FIV-positive kitties who are available for adoption. Today’s featured cat is Darren - a three and a half-year old medium hair gray and white tabby boy. Here is Darren’s description from the Furkids’ website:

Meet Darren. He walks with his tail straight up, and he's known for this prancing walk. He's not showing off; he just can't help it because he's polydactyl on all four feet! Though polydactyl cats can have some difficultly learning to walk as kittens, once these cats reach adulthood the condition does not have a negative impact on the lives of cats who have this awesome feature – in fact, polydactyl cats sometimes develop advanced manual dexterity that allows them to perform impressive feats like opening latches and catching objects with a single paw.

Polydactyl cats are also sometimes called Hemingway cats as writer Ernest Hemingway was very fond of kitties with more toes than average – so in a way, Darren is a little famous! This tabby-and-white boy has a long, distinctive face, and it's been observed that he's an assiduous bather. He has a bit of a Maine Coon look to him with his longish, flowing hair and his cute tufted ears. Although many cats don't tolerate being held, Darren is an exception. He likes to sit close to his human. Darren is listed as special needs, only because he tested positive for FIV. But this is nothing to fear. He plans to live a long and healthy life just like any other kitty. If you want an adorable, wonderful cat who is truly unique, you can’t go wrong with Darren.

Click here if you are interested in adopting Darren or another cat from Furkids.

Click here to see all of the FIV-positive cats currently available for adoption from Furkids.

Click here to see all of the cats available for adoption from Furkids.

Click here to see the Furkids Adoption Center locations in metro Atlanta.

In 2013, Furkids saved 1,597 dogs and cats and found forever homes for 1,351 dogs and cats. As of July 31 of this year, Furkids has saved 1,548 animals and adopted out 1,142 animals. Click here to read more about Furkids’ mission and history.

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