Rescued cats tested positive to feline AIDS
The RSPCA has seized 124 cats from a Chandlers Hill cat breeder who has been accused of keeping the animals in poor conditions.
The RSPCA said the cats were suffering from a range of untreated conditions including fight-wound abscesses, infectious diarrhoea, skin diseases, poor body weight and poor socialisation. Almost half the adult cats also tested positive to feline AIDS and it is very likely that the breeder was selling cats already infected. Feline AIDS is an incurable and infectious disease that is easily spread between cats through contact with saliva and bite wounds. Infected cats can live various years with the disease, especially if they are given prompt medical attention when necessary and with supporting care.