It is my understanding that a vaccinated cat will always test positive. Anyone else heard differently?
Komkee, I also thought I should mention this. I checked out a place who accepted FIV cats when I had my first, Old Tiger. I was saddened to see that although they were cared for, they were caged and did not, IMO have a very quality life. I kept him, and although he was already showing symptoms, he did live for another 4 years. I guess they do somehow know when people are trying to help them because he went from feral to being a sweetheart. I did some research when I got Pip and also found another group who accepts them. While they have a large open enclosure and provided good care, they did not have an active adoption program. Basically, the cats went there to live out there lives. They were very open in saying that the stress of being placed there was hard on the cats. If your kitty is a sweet, pet quality kitty, and if you do find a place to take him, make sure he's going to be given an opportunity for a home and not just a place to live out his days. I wish you luck. It might not be easy. I ended up keeping both of mine because I couldn't place them in a situation I was comfortable with. Do your homework on FIV, you may not have to make so many accomodations as you think to keep him. As Jen said, it is not casually spread.