Jennifer, I know how bad you must be feeling now, and I know what it's like to not have enough money to go around, and I know what it's like to make a bad judgment call. Obviously you should have made it a priority to have *somebody* fixed since unfixed cats living together WILL do what comes naturally. Preferably both of them should have been fixed, but I know Ash's FeLV status is a factor. I join in the plea to have Isobel aborted if at all possible. Even if by some miracle the kittens were born healthy, there are so, so many heartbreakingly unwanted kittens in the world already. And the thing is, if they're born, sick or well they're your responsibility. If you can't personally keep them, you will be faced with the same agonizing decision as you are now, except that they will be warm little creatures you can hold in your hand and it will be much, much worse. Sorry you're going through this. Hugs to you and Isobel and Ash.
Diane R. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:08 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittensbeFeLV+?? Exactly, well put. Whenever someone asks me for help with a cat or kitten saying otherwise they'll have to take them to a AS/AC, I tell them that if they care about the cat at all they should take it to the vet to be put down themselves rather than subject them to such a fearful, cold end....people so often prefer to spare themselves pain at the expense of the animal. On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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) > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> _______________________________________________ > >>> Felvtalk mailing list > >>> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >>> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > >>> > >> > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Felvtalk mailing list > >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/ > >> felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > >> > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. 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