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Sounds like you got all the main points from everyone already.
Terri in NJ
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Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:36 PM
Subject: new cat coming--advice needed

Dear friends, I need some advice!
One of the NJ FeLV cats will be coming soon--possibly this Wed--to join my 2 remaining feral kitties (Mickie who's got FeLV, and Momcat who has tested neg twice).
Mickey and Momcat live in my 2nd bedroom.
I have 2 Qs--
1.    d'you think I need to introduce the new little guy slowly--I'd have to keep him in my bedroom while I'm at work, which could mean he'll be on his own for long stretches. :>(     (It's such a long time since I've had to introduce anyone---my brood all came as an existing colony.)  Little new guy, by the way, is supposed to be people-friendly. I'm hoping it will help bring my two round.
Cherie, who does rescue---she's the angel that took all the NJ cats-- said she didn't think I needed to keep little new guy separate (like in a crate, the other option I mentioned to her). But everything I read in the past says I should introduce them s-l-o-w-l-y.
2.    D'you think I should remove the negative cat, Momcat, from the room because otherwise she could contract FeLV from the new cat if it were a different strain of FeLV. (I'm very hazy on this stuff but I think I recall Sally in San Jose talking about different strains.) Momcat's never been vaccinated for FeLV.  She's still scared, and I really don't want to upset her further at this point. I dream of integrating her woth my bunch one day. It will be awful trying to catch her--much worse than the kittens and they were difficult enough.
All opinions much appreciated!! Thanks in advance----Kerry

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