Animals can have many of the ailments that we do. For instance humans can get AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and cats can get FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).

FIV causes AIDS-like symptoms but is not typically fatal to cats, although they can carry and transmit the disease for years. When secondary infections are promptly addressed, these cats can live long, fulfilling lives.

Although FIV can be transmitted to other cats; it cannot be transmitted to dogs, humans, or other animals. This means that FIV-positive cats can live normal lives as a family cat, the only catch is that it has to be the only cat in the home.

Animals Best Friends found a cat that had been dumped at the facility. They took her to Three Trails to be examined and found she is FIV positive. This precious girl is under 1 year old and has a beautiful white and gray coat. ABF named her Temple. She is in the process of being spayed and getting her needed vaccinations. Temple will soon be ready for her new home.

ABF is looking for a family to either adopt or foster sweet Temple. If you are interested or would like more information about Temple, please contact Animals Best Friends at 816-254-8664, or at

Temple is a sweet girl who was discarded like trash by her original owners. She deserves to have a happy home and a loving family.