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. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org