Texas seems to have a very bad problem with pet over population, especially in some areas. Last year I went to Houston and took the wrong turn and ended up in a very bad area near downtown (HOLY CRAP
). There were animals all over, there were two very big, very cute puppies that looked like mastiffs or something like that, they were laying in the middle of the street, I think they were dead. They didn't look like they were hit by cars or shot or anything, but I think they were poisoned. All I know is I couldn't get out in that area to check on them. We saw a lot of dogs all over and some cats too, I felt so bad for the animals because I knew the people in that area could hardly feed themselves, let alone the animals, I knew they couldn't afford vet care either.
Anyway, getting to the point. There are no-kill shelters that will take FIV and FeLV positive cats. Its not a death sentence. There are even owners that have FIV+ cats living with FIV- cats and the cats are great. Then there are the owners that own strictly FIV+ cats. I would tell them to check into local no-kill shelters, it MUST be no-kill, other shelters won't give Pinkey a chance. Even ask vets, a handful adopt out needy animals, some might have clients who will take FIV+ cats. One thing is for sure, Pinkey noeds a home. White cats are very easy for preditors to pick out because they have no camoflage (brown tabbies have excellent camo), and deaf cats can't hear predators coming, so outside is very dangerous for the kitty.