You never know. This list works wonders. We had a double pos (FELV confirmed by the IFA test) and she got adopted by a wonderful lady named Emily in Waco.
We would never kill a cat just because they are FELV+ We always really want to get them into a home, though. Having had a special needs kitty with complete endiocardial cushion defect, I know what it is like to come in every night with the first thing on your mind being if your cat is still alive. I just CANNOT do that again. I deeply admire anyone who can. I have one of those vets too, would not trade him for love or money. Kelley On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > You cannot believe how many people, when they find out that their cat is > FeLV positive, ask the vets to immediately kill them! My vet, is the last > one to ask - he will NEVER do it. But there are many vets who actually > suggest to their clients that the kindest thing to do is to put them out of > their misery, when they're not even exhibiting any symptoms yet. I get > calls from such people, asking if I would take their cat - my response is, > why can't you keep the cat you claim to love so much? I happen to have > two, > because I had no choice, but I wasn't going to throw them out, not accept > them, or have them killed. They're wonderful cats, but I doubt that anyone > will adopt them - so I will have them for life. I wish there were a decent > place for FeLV cats - but as nice as some of them may appear, they are NOT > - > not in this area. > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee > Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:08 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Felvtalk] observations from adoption process... > > Just wanted to share something I have encountered - we are considering a > pal > for Whimsy, and have been in touch with wonderful, amazing rescues, > shelters, and fosters. I have encountered many times kitties who have > never > had an IFA and sometimes only one ELISA. Obviously, this doesn't sit quite > right with me, and I need an IFA. Of course, it's an expensive test and > totally understandable why it's not done as much. I have offered to pay > for > one (for a kitty who has lived in a cage for a year) and wish I could get > all of those in question this luxury. It's a dilema I didn't anticipate. > I > have had to explain on many occasions what it is as well. > > I'm so touched by all the passion and committment out there for these > special kitties. You wouldn't believe the long, stunned silence on the > phone when I ask "Do you have any Feline Leukemia kitties for adoption?" > I've had shelter people shout for joy and almost cry at my inquiry. It's > also made me aware of where I will be directing my donations to. My > favorite local shelter takes care of these guys, but I am definitely going > to redirect my other donations to smaller groups that care for these > sweethearts - that welcome them with open arms. > > I realize, too, that having Whismy come into my life, for however long it > may be, has made me an advocate for FeLV adoptions, and when you start see > how many people you can inform, you truly see how to effect change. It may > be one person in one waiting room at your vet clinic, but if that gives one > of these cats the chance to live out their years, it is definitely powerful > action. The horror of the inital diagnosis seems to disipate and you > see...yes, we can handle it; if not us, who? > > Shannon and Whimsy > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties Please help Trooper! http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper "And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue." - Nathan Winograd _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org