Cathy, I rescued my cat, Buddy, from a thicket behind a parking lot when he was 5 weeks old. I took him to the vet the day after I rescued him and he tested positive.
Well, the vet told me to euthanize him - I did not like that at all. So as Buddy was clutching my shirt, I yelled at the vet "YOU'RE NOT GOING TO KILL MY KITTEN!!!" And ran crying from the office. Dramatic, sure, but I think it made my point - and I hope the vet was more tactful with pet parents after that. I had him retested a couple of months later, got second opinions, and now Buddy is 2 years old and VERY healthy. I found a new vet that is great with my cats, euthanasia shouldn't ever be the first option. Good luck! Katy On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 1:28 AM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: > 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. > Sharyl > > From: "ckess...@cox.net" <ckess...@cox.net> > To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > 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 - die. > > 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 healthy. > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org