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FIV+ Cats: Positively Adoptable!


BAA loves all of the FIV+ kitties in our care — and we know you will, too! There is a false notion that cats who test positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV+) require special care — but they are no more demanding than your average kitty. FIV+ cats do have a weakened immune system, which means they should stay inside, be fed a high-quality diet, and get routine vet checkups – as all cats should.

They can safely live with non-infected cats as long as the kitties are spayed/neutered and don’t fight (FIV is only transmitted through sex or deep bite wounds, so hissing or minor spats are nothing to worry about).  In other words, FIV+ kitties do not need special treatment, and they make wonderful companions. They are Positively Adoptable!

Read more about FIV+ cats at here, and please email to find out which FIV+ cats might be a great fit for you!


Brooklyn Animal Action rescuer Tara was walking down Grand Street in Clinton Hill when suddenly a handsome fawn-colored tabby began to follow her, meowing so sweetly and hopefully. When Tara bent down to pet him, she saw that he was friendly and desperate for a human to make him feel safe, so of course she took him home with her!

Now known as Ollie, this sweet boy purrs loudly and head butts his rescuer’s hand for more pets. He was clearly abandoned, because of how affectionate he is. Now that Ollie’s had time indoors, he has become the gentlest, sweetest, most affectionate boy ever. He loves humans, and is so social, so outgoing, that he’s like a beam of sunshine wherever he goes.

Ollie is neutered and up to date with vaccines. He tested negative for FeLV and positive for FIV—which simply means he needs to stay indoors, eat high quality food, and see the vet yearly, which all cats should.

If you’d like to meet this gentle ginger, contact Tara Green at!

Munchy is a super sweet boy found by a rescuer wandering around in the Bronx. He had been a bit roughed up and scared, but she took him in, fixed him up and he turned into a total love bug. He really adores people and is a great cuddler. He loves to be petted and is very playful. He is also a big, handsome boy.

He is FIV+ but very healthy; as long as he is kept indoors, fed a good a diet and well cared for, he should live a long and happy life. He is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines, dewormed, deflead and ready for his forever home.

If you are interested in learning more about Munchy, please contact Sheri at

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