(C.A.R.E. Name: Tahiti)


We adopted Tahiti from your shelter in February of 1999.  She was 9 months old at the time and had tested FIV positive.  As soon as we saw her we fell in love with her and decided that we were willing to take a chance on her, even though the staff at CARE and our vet warned us that cats with FIV often do not live more than a few years.  Well, as you can tell by this letter and by the picture I've attached, Tahiti is still alive and doing very, very well! I don't know if she is a good example of a cat with FIV because she hasn't been sick once in the 8 years since we've had her.  People often comment on how beautiful she is and how lovely her fur is, and I must say I agree.  I think she's one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen.  Furthermore she has been a loving, sweet cat ever since we brought her home.  She has always been a bit shy with strangers but with us she is a complete lover, always looking for a lap to crawl into or a hand to stroke her.  We love her very much and are very grateful to the staff at CARE for helping out with the adoption.  Thank you so much!