The only thing you left out is felv can be beaten. The cat throws off the virus on its own or it gets help from a human.
Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Android phone Pam Norman <pam_nor...@charter.net> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > >Hi all, > >We are trying to give little Sabriina a chance. She is an approximately >5 month old lynx Siamese. She was pulled from a dope house & was going >to come to us as a foster until she was tested positive for FeLeuk. At >the moment she is at a sanctuary about 75 miles from here. We are >desperately trying to find someone who will take her for the >approximately 6 months that I understand will give a good idea whether >she can beat this virus or not. She is healthy & looks great. She has >had so far only the snap test & as I understand it, the IFA test should >follow in about 3 weeks. Is this correct? > >We have a daughter of a friend who MAY take her. But she has two small >children & the family had to put down their 2 Siamese about a year ago & >they are not anxious to take in a kitty that they will have to euthanize >soon. I have not spoken to her yet but will be tomorrow & I am planning >on telling her pretty much the following: > >There are no guarantees as to how long a kitty will live who has tested >positive for FeLeuk. It depends on a lot of factors - her general health >& how she is cared for - diet, freedom from stress, etc. Some kitties >will not live long at all; others can live for years: & still others >will fall somewhere in between. No guarantees. They have no other cats >right now & I can tell them for sure that they will never have to >euthanize her. If she continues to test positive, they have the option >of having us take her to the sanctuary where she is not & she would >join the other FeLeuk cats in that part of the sanctuary. Or they can >keep her & give her good & loving care for as long as she has, knowing >that they played a huge part in making her life one filled with love. >It would be hard on the kids but it would teach them something about >compassion, about caring for an animal that they may lose, that it will >hurt them to lose her, but that they know they have done a good & >beautiful thing. > >Please tell me if there is more I can tell her. I have never had a >FeLeuk kitty before & I am no expert on this. So I am very much in need >to information I can provide that is fair & objective so that they can >make an informed & compassionate decision. I very much want them to take >her but I do not want to mislead them either. > >Please help me. > >Pam > >_______________________________________________ >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