FIV+ Cats

Nine Lives Foundation is proud to welcome FIV-positive cats into our no-kill shelter and strives to educate the public and other veterinarians about this often misunderstood viral disease.


Our dedicated FIV enclosure is home to many healthy and adoptable FIV-positive cats that have come to us from Northern, Southern, and Central California. These beautiful cats are routinely adopted and may live safely with non-FIV-positive cats.


Nine Lives Foundation adopts FIV-positive cats as indoor-only cats. 


For more detailed information about the feline immunodeficiency virus, we recommend the Cornell University Feline Health Center website. Numerous studies, papers, and videos are also available for viewing through our website. See the resources below to learn more.

Tyson - FIV Cat