Hi, I'm sorry that you had such an awful experience with Boo. My husband and I take care of special needs cats and it can be very heartbreaking. I think it is great that you will contact the Humane Society about this new kitty as it is obvious he is being neglected, at the very least. Hopefully he will not test positive and a good home can be found for him.
Thanks! Michele -------------- Original message -------------- From: "Lynne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Michelle, when I purchased Boo I was told he had his vaccinations. I loved this cat so much I just wanted him at any cost and didn't bother asking for proof. When we took him to our vet to be cleaned up we found out he was positive. From that point on it was all downhill. Within 2 weeks we were taking him to have his lungs aspirated because he couldn't breathe. He was put on interferon but the vet had told me it was probably too late. He was scheduled for a blood transfusion but didn't make it to that point. I was so hurt and angry I called the Humane Society and told the field worker that they were selling all of their Himilayans because the owner could no longer take care of them due to illness and I was worried about other people running into the same problem as we did. He investigated them and told them they were responsible for informing any other new owners of the possibility of their cats being infected. I don't know what happened. He did come to my place as well to see our Snowy as is their policy to make sure we were suitable owners. He was not at all happy with Boo's owners as they played ignorance and basically accused us of causing his problems and insisted he was healthy when we got him. Well he wasn't and I'm certain they knew this. I will call this man and tell him what is going on and he will go and see them. He warned them he would be back. I have seen this cat in the window almost daily on my way to work but obviously they have let him out and he has been in fights. Boo was a very gentle smallish guy and no doubt got the disease from another cat in the neighborhood. Honestly if this cat were to test positive he would be better off dead than to live with them. They do not believe in vets and he would die a horrible death like Boo did. Our humane society has loosened their policy of euthanizing all positives and some of the shelters now take them. This cat seems to be quite frisky and definitely needs to be groomed and have his nails trimmed for sure. I will not let him wonder the neighborhood and like I mentioned, if he comes around again my husband has decided to call the field worker, have him tested and I'm betting we could have him if we wanted. I will call this man tomorrow and let him know what's happening. He will pay a visit to them and examine the cat. He has to if I lodge a complaint. I live in Ontario Canada and most of the shelters in my city are full so if he is positive I'm not sure what would happen to him. I can only pray he isn't and just needs a good home where people take care of him. Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:51 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] like seeing a ghost Hi Lynne, It sounds like the poor guy really needs some medical attention. Is he tame? Where do you live? Is there any way you can keep him in a pen or something and just get him tested for Felv? If he is positive he could spread it to all the other cats in the neighborhood. If you consider getting him tested I can help you find a rescue that will take him. If he is not positive than you can keep him if you want. If those people have any other animals I think you should call the Humane Society and have their animals removed. -- Michele -------------- Original message -------------- From: wendy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Hi Lynne, There is a reason you're seeing this little fellow, and I'm sure it's to help. But give yourself a little time to breath and make the decision on how to handle the situation, especially considering what you went through with BooBoo. It doesn't sound like you need to make the decision right away. Give it a little time and it will come to you. :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message ---- From: Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: email@example.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:20:32 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] like seeing a ghost Most of you know about my experience with BooBoo, the Felv positive who died after owning him for only a month. It was without a doubt the most tragic thing I have ever been through in my life.. Not long after that we got a rescued persian Snowball who was neglected and in foster care for 4 months because she was so ill. She has feline herpes virus, not active and is absolutely thriving now. Tonight my husband calls me out to the front yard, and who is sitting there? BooBoo's son. I don't know if he is Felv positive or not. Just as BooBoo was, he has sores on his head, matted fur, dirty ears and most likely fleas. I feel like I'm experiencing our tragedy all over again. If I knew he was not positive, I would take him inside right now and those despicable people would never see him again. Odd how he has chosen our house to han g around. The owners were warned about taking care of their cats and I know all I have to do is call this field worker at the humane society and he will come and pick him up. I just don't know what to do. I could never subject Snowball to any harm, not after what she went through prior to living with us but I don't want to see this little guy suffer either. If this kitty is Felv positive, perhaps a rescue would take him. I simply could not afford the emotional and financial devestation we experienced watching BooBoo die. I'm totally co nfused right now. Lynne __________ NOD32 3296 (20080724) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org __________ NOD32 3296 (20080724) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com
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