The FELV virus is not hardy and cannot survive long outside the body. There is 
still debate over whether it lasts for hours or days on dry surfaces (though 
most will say hours), and obviously it will last a bit longer on a wet surface. 
I personally would think that 2 weeks is more than enough time for the virus to 
have cleared your yard. Any cat going outdoors should be vaccinated against 
feline leukemia which you have done so I think you would be fine. 
Hope this help!

--- On Fri, 9/4/09, Cindy Jackson <> wrote:

> From: Cindy Jackson <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors
> To:
> Date: Friday, September 4, 2009, 5:32 PM
> How long can the feline leukemia
> virus live outdoors?
> Is it safe for a healthy cat, up to date on her vaccines,
> including the felv vaccine, to roam and play in the same
> place a felv positive cat used to play, roam, pee and poop?
> The positive cat use to play, roam, pee and poop in my back
> yard (grass). This was happening less than two or three
> weeks ago. She is now with a best friend who adopted her
> from me.
> She was an indoor cat but I allowed her to be outdoors,
> only in my back yard, she didn't go anywhere else, once a
> day (each day). My back yard is filled with flowers, grass
> and tall plants. She loved my back yard.
> I want to let the new cat I got, who is healthy, be
> outdoors too. She will be an indoor cat but I want her to
> get fresh air once in a while. Specially now during the
> summer. My house gets really hot and humid. I don't have AC.
> Is it safe? 
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