We need your help to find Saffron, Layla, and Cedric their forever homes! Our Humane Officers brought these sweet cats to the HSVC as part of a hoarding case in mid-April. After examination by our vet, the three felines were diagnosed with Calicivirus, a common upper respiratory virus that often affects cats and kittens in shelters. While not fatal or contagious to humans or other animals, we are recommending that these cuties go to homes where they are the only cat in the household. Their adoption fee is only $60! Help us get Cedric, Layla, and Saffron out of the shelter and into the loving forever homes they deserve!
Calicivirus, along with Feline Herpes Virus, is very common among shelter cats and kittens. The FVRCP vaccine includes protection from Calicivirus and is recommended for all cats and kittens. Cats can get an infection by direct contact with another infected cat or by environmental exposure to objects that have been contaminated with infectious secretions. People that have touched contaminated objects or an infected cat can also spread the virus to susceptible cats. Although all cats can develop a calicivirus infection, symptoms tend to be more severe in young kittens. Most cats will overcome the virus, but a few will become persistent carriers and can potentially shed the virus, usually during times of stress.
It is important to note that while this condition is permanent, it in no way means that Cedric, Layla, and Saffron cannot live long, happy lives! They are each very sweet, friendly, and enjoy interacting with people. Now all they need is forever homes!
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