Thank you Tazzy for your positive story.  We are already so attached and I am 
so torn.  I certainly don't want to make this sweet baby sick!

I believe that Shadow (our current name choice may change!) chose us for a 
reason!  My husband never would have considered another cat if this one hadn't 
called out to him while we were taking a walk.  I waited 2 full days before 
checking to see if the police had picked him up.  Sure enough he was.  I don't 
know why I knew it was meant to be, but it definitely was.  

Fuji is really curious about him and I believe they will be good friends.  I 
plan to take every precaution including separate litter boxes and food bowls 
until he is older.

Thank you all for your stories of mixing.

Melinda, Fuji and Shadow

On 15 Oct, 2010,at 12:30 AM, wrote:

Well, this is my opinion and experience with having FELV kitties in the past 
but don't any now.
My first personal experience was back in mid part of1999 I got a kitten that I 
named Taz was FELV and he died in January 2002. He had it in his bone 
marrow. He died from secondary illnesses.
Spent a lot of money on him to try and save him money was not a factor. My 
husband and I didn't care did whatever it took.
Anyway, I had other personal kitties both young and older adults that lived 
with this kitten up to his passing. They played, ate, shared litter boxes, 
bathe, and slept together during this time. My other kitties were vaccinated 
every year and some were not this was due to the age since I had a few seniors 
at the time when they passed they did not die of FELV. I have to say no one 
tested positive during and after he died. I lost my eldest cat back in March of 
2010 that personally took care of Taz when he was alive. She did not die of 
FELV. She was 21 years old and went into kidney failure. I was with her when 
she died.
My conclusion is that no one came down with FELV.

So I guess my point is it is you that can make the decision of whether you want 
to mix or not.
There are some of us on this group that do mix and some that do not.
I do not have the fear of having a FELV kitty and mixing with my personal cats.

In rescue I do not mix this is for safety reasons.

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Dedicated to the welfare of animals.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mixing
From: Melinda Kerr <>
Date: Wed, October 13, 2010 2:14 am

OK,  I know I am going to get some really strong opinions on this one.   What I 
really want is positive feedback from people who have mixed positives and 
negatives.  My Fuji contacted her FeLV from her mom and it didn't show up on 
her initial test.  We did not know she was positive until a mediastinal mass 
developed when she was almost a year old.  She now receives chemo and is doing 
really well. Since her first treatment in July, she has never shown any signs 
of being sick.  

Today, I "rescued" a stray that I thought for certain would be positive.  
However, the initial test was negative.  I have the cats separated and intend to 
vaccinate as soon as one of my vets gets the vaccine in.  They have been introduced to 
each other and seem as though they will get along quite well.  Fuji is not a fighter and 
I cannot see her biting him.  Neither of my vets seem to think that mixing them will be a 

I read the old threads and saw that many of you have mixed with great results.  
I did not see any stories of mixing where a vaccinated negative became 
positive.  I'm looking for stories of success or failure.  Please share your 

Melinda, Fuji and Shadow
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