Elm (born August 2015) is a neutered, male, grey, short-haired cat. Elm and his family suddenly showed up last fall and completely overwhelmed one of our small managed cat colonies. Elm quickly grew from a very shy kitten to a cat who cries to be picked up and one who loves butt scratches! He gets along great with other cats and is used to a big dog and one big noisy bird! He will probably do better with at least one other young playful animal companion to keep him company. Elm tested positive for antibodies to FIV, a slow acting virus that can cause mild to moderate immune impairment. Our vet says he's a very healthy cat. FIV is contagious to other cats but only through deep bite wounds, something not likely to happen given a slow introduction, so we will be happy to adopt him to an FIV negative cat family as long as they will be cautious and patient integrating him to their home. Most cats with FIV live to be seniors and pass away from common old age conditions, so it doesn't mean he won't have a long, happy life!
Spay and Stay Lake County P.O. Box 145, Grayslake, Illinois 60030