Hi...thank you for calling Frankie and giving her so much information!  Quincy 
will be neutered and have shots today.  You saved his life!

----- Original Message ----
From: MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 12:58:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat needs a home in SC area

um, why would someone back down because he was positive? 

is he in good condition? does he seem to have been a stray for a long time, or 
does it appear he might have recently joined the outside world? if its the 
latter, he quite possibly is testing positive to recent EXPOSURE, and will 
clear the virus as many healthy adult cats will. The Merck Veterinary Manual 
-Feline Leukemia Virus and Related Diseases: Introduction 

there's very little anyone on a list can do in a couple of hours; the vet, 
however, ought to know that every single veterinary group and all the vet 
schools say not to accept a single test as definitive for FeLV, and that what 
is needed is a safe place to hold the kitty for retesting. 

all a FeLV positive needs, if the cats in the house aren't vaccinated, is a 
room of his own, or a condo-cage--it's not airborne, and unless he's sneezing 
profusely, which doesn't seem to be the case, he's not going to infect anyone. 

i'm sure we're all wracking our brains for folks in SC who might have positives 
or vaccinated cats, but this isn't giving the poor cat much time!


On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:04 PM, lexingtongrn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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My TNR friend has picked up a male cat and took him to the vet and found him to 
be leuk pos.   She had a home lined up and of course she backed out when she 
found out he was leuk pos.  The vet is holding him a few hours before he pts.  
My friend has over 30 cats at her home.  I have 21.  This cat is a short haired 
gray tabby with an orange eye and a golden/green eye.  He's very friendly, very 
sweet and a talker.  Just talks up a blue streak!  I guess you've all been 
through this at one time or another but it's heartbreaking.
He's very healthy...no symptoms.  Does anyone have room for this baby boy?  My 
e-mail address is [EMAIL PROTECTED] My work phone # is 803-734-6364.

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