I am a new member to the FeLV talk site, so please pardon me if I am not following the correct protocol. We found the cat on our doorstep. My daughter found him there when she came home from the high school homecoming football game Friday night. It was starving, and she could not let is suffer. She took it into our garage and fed it. I told her we could let it stay in there the night, but explained to her cats wander, and we need to let it go in the morning to see if it would find its way home. Well, it obviously had no place to go and spent the entire day in our bushes. That evening, it was crying at our front door to come in the house, so we decided to put him up in the garage and give him some food(that poor thing was starving to death). We thought possibly it had a micro chip, so we opted to take it to the vet (he had no chip). We had him vaccinated with all his shots, tested for disease, worms, parasites, ticks, etc (yes, we invested a few bucks...). He is a completely healthy +/- 1 year old with one exception; is has is it tested positive for stage 1 FeLV. The vet gave it some sort of immunization and was optimistic it could test neg when re-tested again, and did not recommend putting him down.
Our problem is we really cannot keep it long term. I've posted signs in the neighborhood, went door to door, contacted I can't tell you how many different rescue services, organizations, and people. Our guess was he was dumped in our neighborhood. I know that if we call our local animal control (MADACC), having tested positive for FeLV, they will put him down immediately. He is still a healthy young cat, and he deserves a chance at life. He is an extremely friendly cat that likes to sit in your lap. It has no fear whatsoever of our dog, does not even raise a cackle. He wants to come in the house so bad, and it is tough to sit and listen to him cry to come in. But, we feel staying in the garage is better than the bushes, or euthanization. Please, I need help. This is tearing me and my family apart inside. If you anyone who can/would like a loving cat, please let me know. Brian J _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org