Thank you Jennifer (and your husband) for the work that you are doing
and for joining the group. I know that hospice/rescues like
yours are needed in every community in this country. It is wonderful
that you are able to give love and care
to these special cats. I am sure you have a unique understanding of
this virus and how it progresses, living
with so many affected cats.
Are most of the cats in your home symptomatic ? Have you any who are
dealing with stomatitis? Do you have
a vet who helps you with Felv issues?
I would love to hear more about your rescue and about the 13 kitties
who are with you now. Thank you again for
the work that you are doing.
On Mar 22, 2009, at 12:17 PM, martinj...@verizon.net wrote:
My name is Jennifer Reihart and I run a hospice center/rescue for
cats with FeLv. I have been doing it for over 6 years and have
gotten cats from all over the eastern US. OH, NY, NJ, PA, NC, and
even as far as Texas. We have a huge house, and take in cats from
different areas, and various backgrounds and give them a place to
call home. I am independent, my husband and I do this on our own,
and out of love for these special cats. They have free run of the
home, and get lots of love and attention. We currently have 13,
and they all have their own space, however at night our bed is
covered in cats.
I have gotten several cats from FeLv.org and have given them a
loving home. We have had 3 live past 9, most live until 5 or 6, we
have one that is 7. We don't do anything special, they get good
cat food, wet in the morning-dry throughout the day. But what I
think is our secret to having them live longer is lots of love.
they are all used to being petted, kissed, and made over. Each one
has it's own special personality, that's what I love about cats, no
two are the same.
I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. We have worked a
little with the Marley fund in NC, but mostly we take cats from
various rescue groups and individuals who are desperate to find a
good home for their cats. We do insist they bring the cat's here
so that they can see the love and attention we give the cats. This
set's their mind at ease, and makes the transition easier.
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