I have to say that my FIV cat lived 6 years after his diagnosis....and none of my other twelve indoor cats ever contracted it. Also, Spike lived a very healthy life until the last couple of days...I wouldn't trade anything for the time we had.
I take care of a feral colony, also...all TNR'ed and vaccinated. Just because these cats were abandoned or born outside doesn't mean they need to die. TNR works! Debbie (COL) "The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King > From: stray_cat_allia...@hotmail.com > To: email@example.com > Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:54:58 -0400 > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Euthanizing FELV+ cats in shelters > > > Do they hold and re-test? Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan. > > > > Ethically, killing cats who test initially positive or even confirmed > positive but who are not suffering is wrong on so many levels. Maybe they > need to look up the definition of euthanasia. > > > > We had a Cat Management Forum last September and a volunteer took some pretty > good notes from Dr. Christine Wilford of the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project in > Washington State - check it out here: > > > > http://www.pawsofpa.org/new/join_the_team.php?p=72 > > > > And the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project website here: > > http://www.feralcatproject.org/ > > > Any reasonable person/people should be willing to listen to the most > reputable veterinary scientists on this subject - not only does it include > Dr. Wilford but Dr. Julie Levy - whose articles are referenced in Dr. > Wilford's presentation. Dr. Julie Levy has a site here: > > > > http://www.ufsheltermedicine.com/meetTeam_Levy.html > > > > She runs Operation Catnip at the University of Florida at Gainesville. > > > > You can do a Google search on the subjects or even contact the veterinarians > and ask their advice to medical information. > > > > Anita > > > "Every year shelters kill almost 5,000,000 cats, dogs, puppies & kittens. > > Most were beautiful, loving creatures (even feral cats!) that died simply > because they did not have a home. > Every puppy or kitten born costs a shelter animal its life. > > Save lives, spay-neuter, support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) & adopt for life!" > > Visit http://www.castawaycritters.org/info/display?PageID=153 for information > on Spay/Neuter in Mid-Central PA > Visit http://www.alleycat.org and http://www.neighborhoodcats.org for info on > humane control of free roaming cats > Visit http://www.pawsofpa.org for information on spay/neuter clinics and > resources in south-central PA > Join the Yahoo! Group for feral & free roaming cats > http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feralcatsinsouthcentralpa/ > > _________________________________________________________________ > Express your personality in color! Preview and select themes for Hotmail®. > http://www.windowslive-hotmail.com/LearnMore/personalize.aspx?ocid=TXT_MSGTX_WL_HM_express_032009#colortheme > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ News, entertainment and everything you care about at Live.com. Get it now! http://www.live.com/getstarted.aspx _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org