A couple of thoughts. FELV has been around forever-out there among loose cats and they haven't all died off---sooooo, its not as contagious as everybody thinks. If you're maintaining a controlled colony, I'd just get them s/n and maintain the colony as you're doing.
Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 913-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sharyl Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:24 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Introducing Sissy and Rocket I had been feeding a group of dumpster 8 kittens and ended up rescuing 2, Sissy and Rocket, when they were about 12 weeks old. On their 1st vet visit both tested FeLV+. I will have both retested the end of April to see if they are still positive. I have them quarantined in my garage. They are eating Iams canned kitten food supplemented with a Super B Complex, Lactoferrin and DMG. So far they are responding well and seem very healthy. Both have had their kitten shots and been wormed. If they stay positive I will either find a forever home for them or build an enclosure onto the garage for them. I have 2 indoor kitties and one has CRF so am concerned about bringing them into the house. My questions concern the rest of the colony which includes at least 4 adults. I can not take all of them in. My plan had been to TNR the colony (trap/neuter/release). The vet is recommending euthanizing the entire colony if these 2 stay positive. I am not sure where I will be able to get then neutered if they are positive. And I can not trap them just to have them euthanized. That may be the best thing to do but I just can't do it. Is there any info on how to deal with a FeLV+ feral colony? Any advise on how to get them neutered? Am I obligated to tell the vet about the potential for FeLV when having them neutered? Sharyl Sissy and Rocket ES of VA _____ You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=47523/*http:/tc.deals.yahoo.com/tc/blockbuster/t ext5.com> month of Blockbuster Total Access, No Cost.