Alex, our male orange tabby, and Mace, our multicolored tabby, were relinquished when their owner passed away. They are both 9-years-old and have lived together all of their lives. But there is something special about Alex; he is FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) positive and you would have never guessed it. FIV is a misunderstood disease and a lot of cats are put down because of it. It is only passed from cats to cats through bite wounds from fights with tom cats and can not be passed to other species (i.e. humans or canines). Cats with FIV can live a healthy 18- 20 years just like normal cats with treatment, a healthy diet, and a healthy lifestyle and can also live with non-infected cats. We aren’t sure how Alex got infected with FIV, but he is as healthy as can be and has been living with Mace all of his life.
Alex is a little shy, but is also going through an adjustment from home life to shelter life but will run up to you when you sit on the floor, begging for a belly rub. Mace is a very confident cat who will greet you when you walk in the room and will melt when you pet him behind the ears. They are very loving and sweet cats just looking for a second chance for a loving home and we would prefer that Alex and Mace be adopted or fostered together since they have a brotherly bond. Come by the ACF and get to know Alex and Mace, you won’t regret it and they will surely melt your heart.
Alex and Mace are taking visitors at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) on 1395 First Street with hours of operation between 9am – 4pm, every day but major holidays. To see and read about other animals needing homes, please view our websites: pawsofcoronado.org and petfinder.com. All our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on their immunizations prior to their adoption.