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.
Best, Ben -- My iPhone told me to send this message. -- On Jul 8, 2011, at 5:06 AM, Jenny Orvis <mi...@cableone.net> 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? > _______________________________________________ > 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