I caught a wonderful male stray cat he has been living in my yard for months he is sweet as pie the problem is he has feline aids and I do have four other cats I have him isolated for the time being and i have a large attic where he may be always isolated from cats but not from human interaction cat rescuers told me to put him back outside ,im just so tormented he does not want to leave he seems so happy and content and i do not think he will survive outside does anybody have any suggestion should i keep him since he is older abot 5 i dont think any one will adopt him
It may be a long shot but you could call around to different rescues. My aunt adopted a cat that ended up have Feline AIDS. Her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to take him back to the rescue. My uncle had a liver transplant and has a compromised immune systeem. Someone with the rescue told her that he still had a good chance of finding a home. Often people w/ AIDS or HIV take them in.
If all your cats are docile and there is no fighting, they can live together in harmony. As long as no one gets bit by the aids positive cat, you should have no problems and they can live a very long life.
Have you had your cats vaccinated for feline luk.? As long as your cats have been vaccinated the stray can't infect them. You can also look up feline luk rescues. There are places that take the infected cats and take care of them until it is there time to pass.
The other idea would be that you allow him to live in the attic. If he is happy and content to remain up there then let him live his life out up there. Cats, like humans, tend not to die from the AIDES but from an infection. All it takes is a cold. That is why I can't understand why they would tell you to put him back outside. Not only is it bad for him but he would infect other cats as well. Cats with aides can live a long life as long as they have healthy diets and stay healthy.