Hi Nancy,

I'm sure you'll hear from many people about this, but I'll chime in
for now.  First of all thank you for taking care of these cats. I
too have a rescue building, but mine is strictly cats, no dogs. I 
have two rooms in my cageless shelter where I have FelV cats.  I 
have adopted out a few, to people who have been told they are FelV
positive, and who are also people I know will care for them, can afford
their vet bills, and will give them a stress free life. This is very
important for FelV cats.  Some of these cats have lived long lives
in spite of the FelV and others have died at around 2 or 3 years
of age.  Every case is different.  Good luck with your cats.

Lorrie in WV

> On 12-19, nancy crandall wrote:
> Hi, I was introduced to this list by a friend who is a cat rescuer. I
> am a newly placed member of the BOD of a local no kill rescue (dogs
> mostly). We find ourselves in a very sad predicament for which we
> have no past experience. We have a cat room with 15 cats all
> infected with feline leukemia.(they are isolated from all other
> animals) What is the current ethical guidelines concerning this
> sort of situation? Can we adopt them out with full disclosure to
> inside homes only with no other cats? Or is there too much of a
> chance that they will spread this illness on? Bottom line we would
> prefer that they were in homes but we are willing to allow them to
> live out their lives in the shelter as sanctuary if necessary. We
> do not want to euthanize them if at all possible.

> Nancy C.

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