If she is not comfortable with mixing because of the vet's say so, maybe she should try another vet who is enlightened. Storm sounds like a real lover and and it would be a shame to miss out on his company just because he is felv+. I have 2 positives and 5 negatives including 2 kittens I brught home at age 3 months. I did keep the kittens seperate until they had all their shots up to date. They all mix now and 1 kitten Harley aggrevates the older ones to death. So far, slaps nd hisses, but no biting, (and if anyone would bite, it would be Annie and Nitnoy. Especially Nitnoy snce she got her tail removed by a raccoon. She does not like being approached from the rear and does not hesitate to let you know) but even then, my vet said if the negatives are up to date on shots, I sould not have a problem. The kittens are now over 1-1/2 years old, and healthy as can be - no sign they are having problems from contact with Annie and Nitnoy.
I am not putting her down, she is doing her best for this cat. I just think she will be missing ot on a real lover if she does not take him. Is the vet sure he is really positive? Would retesting be called for? Since he is neuteed, he must be past thekitten stage and his immune system could have it controlled by now. Don't hey always test positive once thy have had contact? ---- Cindy McHugh <ci...@furangels.org> wrote: > 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. > > Thanks, > Cindy > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "katskat1" <katsk...@gmail.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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 > > shots. > > > > Kat > > > > On 11/19/11, Cindy McHugh <ci...@furangels.org> 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 > >> crosspost. > >> > >> Thanks, > >> Cindy > >> > >> 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 > >> cat. > >> > >> 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. > >> > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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