When Winston came to APS, he was a little beat up and soon there after, he was diagnosed as FIV positive (see below for more information on FIV). Even with this, he carried his chipper and happy spirit. We quickly learned that he LOVES scratches under his chin and on the top of his head. Winston began to heal.
With the love and support of APS staff and volunteers, Winston was soon healthy enough to be available for adoption!
Time went on and Winston still had not found his perfect match. Staff and volunteers went into high gear to make sure that he was loved and socialized so that his spirits would stay high for his future family. He soon became the front desk mascot, where he got lots of love and attention in hopes that it would help him find his forever home. He would spend his days curled up on our adoption counselors laps, watching people come and go. Needless to say, we all became extremely attached.
One amazing day, someone came in and asked to see our handsome Mr. Winston! His new dad said he was interested in adopting him and they clicked right away. Winston went home with him that week and they are happily living their lives together.
We are so happy to say that the dearly loved Winston has found a purrrrrfect forever home. We think they look very happy together, how about you?
What is FIV?
FIV stands for feline immunodeficiency virus. FIV typically causes a weakening of the cat’s immune system. It is the same class of virus as HIV (a lentivirus); however, only cats can get FIV. People and dogs cannot contract FIV.