Cathy, you have already gotten some good advise.  I've rescued several FeLV 
kittens and treasured the time I had with them.  They enjoyed 1 to 4+ years of 
being pampered and loved.  I mixed my positives and negatives but my negatives 
were all adult cats and current on their FeLV vaccine.
You can do so much to make whatever time Cali has a joy to both of you.  I 
would get Sasha tested and vaccinated if she hasn't been already.  
I am disturbed that Petco is adopting out kittens that have not been tested for 
FeLV or FIV.  I also do TNR and rescue kittens.  I test all the rescued kittens 
before offering them for adoption. 
Give Cali a hug from me.

From: "" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:40 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

I am new the site and I am just crushed.  I have never had cats before and I 
adopted a shelter kitten from Petco in Plano, Texas.  She had Ringworm to start 
with and she was tiny, but she was playful and is as sweet as can be.  We live 
in Downtown Dallas so she sits in the window of our high-rise and overlooks the 
skyline.  Last week, she became very lethargic and on Friday, I became worried 
so I took her to the emergency room.  She's always been little, but playful and 
happy until last week.

They did a Feline Leukemia test and it was positive.  The only thing I had ever 
heard about Feline Leukemia before Friday night was that all cats who get it - 

Cali is only 7 months old and I can't stop crying.  I just moved to Dallas last 
July.  I have always had Dachshunds but I didn't think that dogs should be in 
apartments, so I got Cali.  Then I didn't want Cali to be by herself, so I got 
another shelter kitty from the Petco in Bedford, (named Sasha) and she is very 

The emergency room vet and the Vet that I took Cali to have both told me that I 
need to put Cali to sleep so that Sasha won't get sick and Cali won't get 
better so she should be put down.  For all of you out there, please say a 
prayer for me and Cali.  She is a Blue Cream Tabby, she weighs 5 pounds and she 
has been a real fighter.  I don't know how I will find the strength to put her 
to sleep.  

She is so little.  I want her to get better.  I can't stop crying.  

Cathy Kessel
(858) 361-8972

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