Are you able to vaccinate your other kitty and keep the new girl separated for 
a month or so? If so, I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't keep her.  
Just because she's potentially FeLV positive doesn't mean she isn't a wonderful 
kitty who deserves a chance at happiness just as much as a cat who tests 
negative.  Your heart seems to have already led you in this direction and 
following your heart will serve you well.



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On Jul 8, 2011, at 5:06 AM, Jenny Orvis <> wrote:

> I just rescued a kitten two days ago, Cali. She was bullied by a dog so was
> looking a little rough. She's 8 weeks old. Broke my heart when I found her
> in the state she was in and I couldn't leave her. On the drive home she
> stayed in my arms clinging close. We stopped and got her a can of food and
> nearly snarfed the thing down in one setting! She's a very happy kitten,
> little skiddish, but happy.
> I took her to the vet yesterday. She has a sore on her tongue and a bit of a
> runny nose and small fever, and otherwise heart and lungs sound good. But,
> she tested positive for FeLV with the SNAP test. My heart just dropped. I
> have an 8 month old kitten also, Joey, who tested negative when we got him,
> and am worried about his health. He's up-to-date on all of his shots, and
> the vet is not concerned about it spreading to him too much other than
> biting.
> I've only had Cali for 48 hours and I'm already attached. I want to keep
> her, but am a bit worried about FeLV and Joey. I know I won't introduce the
> two until she's over her sniffles. She's in the spare bedroom all set up,
> and Joey is quite interested thankfully! Was afraid it'd be World War 3.
> I know I've read somewhere about a kitten being so young and testing
> positive, but actually not having it so I'm hoping that's what it is. She
> goes back in two weeks. I've just been worrying if I'm crazy for wanting to
> keep a possible FeLV+ kitten while my other baby is not positive. Any
> advice?
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