Hey I’m Bubba Ray! Im a big boy with a soft personality. I’ve been a wandering for the last few years, but now it’s time for me to find my ‘fur’ever home. I am a big softy and I love cuddles! My favorite this is to have my head scratched and to have my fur brushed. I get along well with other cats and have a calm personality around them! I enjoy toy mice and love to use my scratching post! I love being in my foster home, and I can’t wait to be with my ‘fur’ever family!
Full disclosure I have been tested positive for FIV but please don't let that deter you. I'm a sweet guy and I have 4 reasons why you should adopt me:
Humans cannot catch FIV: It is exclusively a feline virus.
Cats can only spread it to other cats by blood: This means a deep, deep bite down to the gums or a very deep scratch down to the claw cuticle. Playful wrestling will not warrant this, only very rough, out-to-kill fights, which is why many shelter cats who have lived on the streets, unfortunately, have contracted it. An FIV+ cat is very unlikely to spread the virus to an FIV- cat while play-fighting.
FIV is not a "sickness": There are no medications or special treatment of any kind required. THERE IS NO MEDICATION REQUIRED for the majority of their life. All FIV does is lower a cat's immune system, so he should not go outside. This is the only major stipulation of owning an FIV+ cat. He should be indoors, and if you notice something amiss, the cat should be taken to a vet sooner rather than later since they have low immune systems. Otherwise, nothing about owning an FIV+ cat takes extra effort or expense during their good years. They are just like normal cats.
Ask us how we can help you bring Bubba home today!
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All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.