And the life they lead before they are killed is rough.  They are  
surrounded by awful noises, cold bars......and may or may not have a  
gentle death at the hands of people who cannot afford to love them.
On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Heather wrote:

> Even with "negative" kittens, unless you find a strictly "no kill"  
> shelter
> and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be  
> put to
> sleep anyway without even being tested...and even a no-kill shelter  
> will
> euthanize the positives.
>
> I know it sounds sad to terminate but unless you will keep them
> yourself...the one thing sadder than the idea of termination is if  
> you go to
> your local AS/AC agency and see all of the sweet, friendly,  
> beautiful Mom &
> full litters of kittens who are being put to sleep--positive or  
> negative.
>
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:38 PM, Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  
> wrote:
>
>> I don't know the groups in Southern New Jersey (although I lived
>> there many years ago) - but some group will gladly help you with
>> testing and s/n.  Yes, the kittens would most likely be euthanized at
>> a shelter, if FELV +.    Good chance they'd be euthanized even if
>> negative.
>> BTW, some vets will spay a pregnant cat, depending on how far along,
>> some won't.  Let us know what the test results are!
>>
>> Best of luck,
>>
>> Gloria
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Jennifer wrote:
>>
>>> and the only possible father is my FeLV+ kitty, Ash.  Isobel is
>>> showing signs of pregnancy (hard and protruding tummy as well as
>>> pointy nipples).  She's going this Thursday to get tested for
>>> FeLV.  My question is, if she tests negative (which my guess is she
>>> won't being that her and Ash mated), will the kittens be FeLV+
>>> because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and she
>>> is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I
>>> feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money
>>> is tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If
>>> she is pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three
>>> and my boyfriend is allergic and says no way to any more cats in
>>> the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a shelter and
>>> they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't
>>> want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want
>>> more kittens??  When I take her to the
>>> vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.
>>>
>>> Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN & LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.
>>>        ~ loving mama to ~
>>>            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
>>>            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
>>>            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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