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.

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Heather
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the

Exactly, well put.   Whenever someone asks me for help with a cat or
saying otherwise they'll have to take them to a AS/AC, I tell them that
they care about the cat at all they should take it to the vet to be put
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]>

> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >>> won't being that her and Ash mated), will the kittens be FeLV+
> >>> because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and
> >>> 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
> >>> 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.
> >>>
> >>>        ~ 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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