She's not comfortable exposing her cat to him, even with the vaccination. I understand this is controversial, but I can see her point. When I was fostering a FeLV+ cat, I wouldn't allow him contact with my own cats.

Short of bringing him into her home, she's doing everything she can to save this cat, offering to cover all of his vet bills and even get him a dental. And I don't think she's even nearby, as I believe she lives in WV and the cat is on Chincoteage Island.


----- Original Message ----- From: "katskat1" <>
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Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ Cat - Chincoteague Island - URGENT-Transportation Available

Can't/won't she mix them?  I have mixed neg/pos for years with no
problem as long as the negatives are up to date on the dreaded FeLV


On 11/19/11, Cindy McHugh <> wrote:
The woman trying to help the cat on Chincoteague Island sent me some
additional information, so I thought I'd share it here.

He only has 11 days to find a home, foster, or rescue. Please feel free to


Here's the info she sent:

There is a resident population of feral cats at Tom's Cove Campground. Some of the people living there put food out. Occasionally a cat is trapped and
taken to
an area vet.  Storm showed up after Hurricane Irene.  He was trapped and
taken to the vet to get shaved down because he was badly matted and infested
with fleas.  At the vet's it was discovered he was already neutered.  His
ears were not notched and he has no microchip.

Storm has not shown any aggression at all.  He is fed separately, but the
other cats don't bother him. He is not feral. I was asked if I would take him home with me when I visited in October. I took him to the local vet to be tested and that is when it was discovered that he is FeLV+. I have a 3yo female cat who is FeLV-. There is no way I could keep him separated from my

While the rest of the colony will survive the winter, it is doubtful if
Storm would make it through the winter outside and without a regular source of food. The campground where he is now closes at the end of November. I
honestly think he would make a wonderful pet.

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