Hello everyone, I joined this list some years ago because as a rescuer, I wanted information on how best to deal with leukemia colonies we were running into. My organization also does adoptions. We have a family interested in one of our kittens as a companion to a 5 yr old positive cat. Their cat tested positive for leukemia as a kitten and their vet recommended euthanizing - they declined and the cat is now a healthy adult, and still testing positive.
The kitten they are interested in is under 3 mos and was the runt of the litter. One concern I have is the number of vaccines plus neutering a cat that age has to go through already in a relatively short period of time - then add in the leukemia vaccine on top of that. And is the vaccine good enough protection for a kitten, should a kitten even get that vaccine? Any thoughts on this, or if you do adoptions, how would you handle it? I'm hesitating suggesting they look for another positive youngster only because the family has young children. We have plenty of kittens of all ages, and young adults - does this matter? Thanks for any thoughts - it's a very nice family with a great reference from their vet. Janine _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org