1st thank you for taking in Penny.  Mixing is such a personal decision.  Like 
other I mix my positives and negatives.  My negatives all had their FeLV 
vaccine and booster one month later before I mixed them.  My positives were 
kittens when I rescued them and never threw off the virus.  They were born with 
it.  Older cats do not seem to be as susceptible to the virus or at least seem 
to have a better chance to throw off the virus.  

My oldest positives are going on 2 yrs old and the youngest is almost 1.  You 
would never know Rocket was a positive kitty.  Sissy, her sister, has always 
have swollen lymph glands.  Mattie, the baby, is blind and a ball of energy.  
They play and eat with my negative kitties.  So far so good.

Hugs to Penny and Stella

--- On Fri, 7/3/09, Sandra Brunner <> wrote:

> From: Sandra Brunner <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] kitten with FeLV
> To:
> Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 9:37 PM
> Hi there,
> I'm new to this... looking for some advice. I took in a
> stray, she's
> about  7 months old. She tested positive for FeLV. I
> didn't know she
> had FeLV. I took her in as she was hanging out on the patio
> of a
> restaurant, near a busy street. The owners of the
> restaurant were
> going to take her to the humane society.
>  I already have a cat, who is not FeLV positive. The stray
> is with me
> while  I try to re-home her, and my cat is with a
> friend.
> In an ideal world, I would like to keep the stray (Penny)
> and have her
> and my cat.
>  Is this possible? Should I have Penny re-tested with a DNA
> test to
> make sure she does have FeLV?
> My cat (Stella) is an indoor cat, 7 years old. and has had
> all of her
> shots every year except for the last year.
> Is there any way they can live together with Penny being
> FeLV positive?
> any insight or links to relevant websites/postings would be
> greatly appreciated!
> thank you.
> s.
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