I know how devastated you must feel.  Have they never offered an explanation 
for their actions.  I just will not take a cat to a shelter, that is why I have 
6 now.  Did have 7 but lost Nitnoy to FELV this Monday.  I have a good vet that 
does not say kill just because have FELV or FIV.  He explains the possiblities 
and leaves the decision to you.  Nitnoy was with me since 2008, not a long time 
, but at least she had a good life up till the last 4 days and she died in my 
arms, knowing she was loved.  That is all we can do for them, love them, care 
for them and then let them go.  It is worth the pain to know this.  don't give 
up helping them, they repay you with tons of love and joy.

--- Alev Durmus wrote: > Dear all, I feel for all of you who lost your cat(s). 
I have lost one too many and I can't bring myself to think losing another one. 
I would like to share something with you all and ask your opinions and advice 
since I am not originally from the US and I don't know how things go over here 
plus I might not be thinking straight because I am very upset. This happened on 
Saturday and I have been crying since... I came across to this cat-we named her 
River-less than 2 weeks ago cross the road from my home in an unused shed. I 
usually don't look around but for some reason, I looked towards the shed and 
there she was looking at me...She was not moving a lot, sickly and skinny. I 
started feeding her, she ate a lot and became more energetic in 2 days. She had 
started wandering around since she wasn't starving anymore and I became afraid 
of coyotes killing her or cold weather coming soon. I called the local no-kill 
shelter to ask what to do. They told me to take pictures and uploaded on their 
facebook page in order to locate her owners. She definitely had owners once and 
probably was dumped...She was a very loving sweet cat. I suspected, being a 
house cat she didn't know what to do to feed herself and that's why she was in 
that shape. After a while she was so great, even if she was not in the shed, 
she would come running when I called her. A few days later > shelter called and 
said they had an opening for her. This was a good timing because of freeze 
warning coming to our way. I already have another cat and I didn't want to 
bring her home without knowing that she is healthy...We-me and the kids-were 
so happy to bring her to safety. They asked me to sign a form saying that I 
gave all her rights to the shelter. I was puzzled but knowing that it was a 
no-kill shelter I was not that concerned. I put a note saying that I was not 
the owner and she probably had an owner...I asked a lot of questions, when 
would we know about her health, how can we adopt her, can I visit her etc.? I 
told them we were planning to adopt her but my husband needed to be 
convinced...They told me the vet would be coming on Thursday and the blood test 
would be back and she would be in pet finder after a while. They said no to 
visitation and no to adopting her right from the shelter...I said what if 
someone adopts her before we see the > ad, please call me etc...And then we 
left. I didn't know that I brought her to her death by my hands thinking I was 
doing the right thing... I called them Saturday and they informed me that they 
"put her to sleep" on Friday because she had FeLV+...I said why didn't you 
call? no answer...Between killing an animal and making a phone call they picked 
killing her. After I read online that there are many false positive on this 
test ( I don;t think anyone bothered to do the second test) and even if she was 
positive she could be living a long life in a one-cat household...I can't 
believe any animal lover would be that quick to kill one without exploring 
other options or calling someone-me- who showed extreme interest on saving this 
cat...Please anyone let me know if this is what they do in the shelters? Is 
there anything we can do to change their policy? She even gave me a line of " 
oh, you did such a good job taking care of her, she would have died if not for 
you" No one ever mentioned me killing the cat-never...If they did I wouldn't 
leave River there. Please drop me a few lines, I am still crying and I think I 
owe this to River to at least question their actions...I can't even look over 
the shed which is cross the road from my home-impossible to avoid and couldn't 
even tell the kids what happened... Thank you for all your help,   Alev  
________________________________ From: "ter...@tazzys.org" To: 
felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:22 AM Subject: 
Re: [Felvtalk] Nitnoy and felv BTW...would like to add this nasty tumor grew 
so fast within one month before Taz passed. So we were pressed for time and 
had to do whatever it would take. TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE & COLLIE 
RESCUE Sultan, WA. 98294 Terrie Mohr-Forker http://tazzys.org/ Non-Profit 
national rescue Dedicated to the welfare of animals.     Copyright © 1999-2012 
tazzys.org. All rights reserved.     -------- Original Message -------- 
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Nitnoy and felv >From: >Date: Mon, October 15, 2012 3:07 
pm >To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >My Nitnoy crossed over today at 12:45. 
She had been with me since 2008, survived a raccoon biting of her tail and 
being FELV +. There was nothing to idicate whaat was going on. During the 
holidays, she was not doing well so took her to ER. They did x-rays and 
complete bloodwork. I had told them she was FELV+ but they did not seem upset 
that she was just 1 point low on red and white cells. After the holiday, I took 
her to my vet as she was not improving, had not passed urine or stool. First 
thing he did was look at her anal glands. They were impacted and infected. He 
cleaned them out and gave her Covina and we brought home Orbax to be given once 
daily. Everything was much better, she was back to her self. Then Friday, she 
began hiding, not eating or drinking so took her to vet on Saturday. ONE THING 
PLANTED IN. Sat when we got to vet, my dr was not there, but his wife (also a > 
vet) was. She said her lymph glands were slightly enlarged and gums very pale. 
We did another blood panel. Her white cells were .98 and her red blood cells 
were 3.2. Kidney and liver functions were normal as were creatine and bun. We 
thought about going to ER for transfusion, but she would have to stay over the 
weekend in a cage and we decided the stress would outweigh any good it might do 
plus her body might just kill the new blood and we would be right back where we 
started plus stress. Again, gave Covina shot and started again on Orbax. I 
wanted to try a tonic that has worked wonders on cancers, etc. Vet said ok but 
keep a record of what I did in case it worked. She actually seemed to improve. 
I was feeding with an eye dropper aruond 50 ml every hour (i can ad mixed with 
3 cans hot water so she could swallow and also to egt fluids into her. She got 
around 50ml of tonic also. She took a turn for the worse this am at 3:30, but 
then seemed to get > better. She was breathing easier, heart was strong and she 
responded to my voice and touch. By 12:45, she had gone completely the opposite 
direction. I was holding her aganst me as she seemed to like the body warmth 
when she gasped 3 or 4 times and the light in her eyes went out. I knew she was 
going and I told her it was all right. She held on with her claws, gave a sigh 
and that was all. > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk 
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