Thanks, as always, MC! And of course it's not at all true, that he
can't mix with other cats, just the "old party line". Darn, be glad
when the vets grow out of that.
On Feb 28, 2009, at 12:56 PM, MaryChristine wrote:
someone on the FeLV lists is from the red bank area, if i recall, so
this is OT for those lists, i apologize.
if anyone knows anyone in NJ who could possibly short-term foster
could actually do something for this cat, the contact info is below.
From: Joan Benincasa <jbeninc...@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:00:32 AM
Subject: URGENT NEED - Neutered Male FIV Cat Needs Home
I had been feeding a stray cat (Chester) all winter, trapped him on
and had him neutered, tested for FELV/FIV, vaccinated, and meds
rid him of fleas and worms at the local SPCA. He tested positive at
SPCA for FIV only. They released him to me and I took him to my
he has been since Tuesday, 02/24/09.
My vet gave him a complete physical exam and blood analysis and also
retested him for FIV using Western Blot I think as well as the
Antigen test again. Chester is FIV positive. Vet said that he is a
healthy cat and his blood work was otherwise squeaky clean - no
FIV cats can only transmit the virus to other cats by a bite wound or
scratch that draws blood. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans or to
animals. Nevertheless, he must be in a one cat home or in a home
FIV cats, and he must be kept indoors to avoid contact with other
to minimize exposure to germs that can compromise his immune system.
cats can live a full lifespan with proper nutrition and vet care, as
Chester needs a home ASAP because he can no longer be boarded at the
inasmuch as they only do medical boarding and Chester will have no
go as of Monday, 03/02/09. If that happens, he may have to be put to
because (1) he has been use to being fed for two months now and to
out without food would be very cruel - I cannot continue to feed him
of complaints to my apartment manager and it is against the town's
the animal control officer is aware of it, plus (2) Chester should
allowed to come in contact with non-FIV cats, of which there are
pets let out by their owners in this apt complex.
Chester is not feral, but needs socialization; he allowed my vet to
stroke him. The vet picked him up, however, Chester was tense, but not
aggressive - just scared. Chester is probably about 3-4 years old,
white, green eyes, and adorable. Please help if you can. Time is
getting short inasmuch as I have to pick him up from my vet on Monday,
03/02/09 and still have no home for him and no place to go.
Chester is located in Red Bank, NJ (Jersey Shore area)
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