Our volunteer forgot to get Star tested, so we dont' know her status. She has been vaccinated and boostered.
I will check with the pets for the elderly resource, but this lady is not elderly, she is handicapped. Not quite the same thing... On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 1:29 PM, MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > as we know, a loving, stress-free environment seems to be the most > effective treatment for FeLVs. good nutrition is important, but less so, in > my seldom-humble opinion, than the former. > > see if http://www.petsfortheelderly.org/ have any suggestions--i seriously > doubt that your local shelter <makes warding signs> is one of their > partners, but there are a lot of shelters around the country now that have > meals-on-wheels for local elderly and disabled folks. you might also want to > contact the local center for independent living and ask them > if there are any local programs they know of--some food banks have animal > food banks, too. (one has to wonder if this woman is aware of the various > programs that she, herself, if quite possibly eligible.) > > after you find out what the other cat's diagnosis is, i think doing what > has been suggested is good--as long as we're talking FeLV. i don't see any > particular reason to say much about the FIV..... that the cat has a virus > that might never become activated, just keep closer watch for changes, etc. > i might not use the word leukemia right away, cuz that in and of itself > scares people. > > start a food pantry..... contact the CIL and senior programs and find out > about the ones that are operated in other parts of the country--it's a GREYT > idea, and the need is incredible.... > On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 8:55 PM, Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > >> Hi guys, >> >> Lately Rescuties has been expanding our services to include a limited >> amount of free spay/neuter for the pets of handicapped or housebound folks >> in the area. I have a neighbor who is wheelchair bound, so we took her >> female cat up to be spayed a couple of weeks ago. Today we had their male >> cat, Jack, neutered. >> >> Sadly, Jack is double positive. I guess we can have him tested again in 6 >> months, but we aren't going to be able to do the IFA and certainly no >> aggressive treatment if he gets sick. We just don't have the funds. I wish >> we had enough money to help every kitty in Austin, but our primary focus is >> adoption, and this kitty already has a home. >> >> I have no clue what to do here, or how to advise this woman. She is >> wheelchair bound and the food she feeds the animals comes from the grocery >> store, which she rides to on her wheelchair. The family does not own a car >> and I am assuming whatever money they get comes from disability (I didn't >> ask, I don't like to pry and my primary focus is the cats) but premium >> foods, supplements and the things we usually advise are probably out of the >> question. >> >> I didn't want to distress or scare her too much - does anyone have any >> links to "non scary" FELV info for the lay person? These are nice kind >> animal loving people, but not highly educated in cat diseases. I don't know >> if they have internet or not. There is another cat in the home we will be >> having tested tomorrow (which really is getting outside of our scope again, >> but what can you do?). >> >> Any advice is appreciated. >> >> Kelley >> >> -- >> Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. >> >> http://www.rescuties.org >> >> Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! >> >> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 >> >> Check out our Memsaic! >> http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 >> >> http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* >> >> Please help with some of our kitties medical needs! >> >> http://rescuties.chipin.com/kitties-medical-expenses >> >> "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them >> first as long as you leave me alone". >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> >> > > > -- > > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... > > MaryChristine > > AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats > MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > ICQ: 289856892 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 Check out our Memsaic! http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Please help with some of our kitties medical needs! http://rescuties.chipin.com/kitties-medical-expenses "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first as long as you leave me alone".
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