I only have 3 cats of my own left. 2 are quite old & 1 is FeLV positive.
I do not take in more FeLV fosters unless one passes away.
I do not take FeLV cats from individuals unless they agree that it is still 
their cat, just living at my house. I will not be responsible for vet bills or 
food expenses. It is tough turning people down, but I have to have a sane life 
& do not want to get overwhelmed. I prefer to educate people that they can mix 
their cats & keep the FeLV's.
That being said, I recently agreed to take an FeLV from a lady who volunteers 
at our shelter & who I have known for years. The cat no more than got to my 
house & it is clear he has medical issues & she is not returning my calls or 
emails. This may mark the end of me taking in any FeLV's from individuals, 
period.


 Beth
Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 


________________________________
 From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing & Fostering (Beth)
 


I had three FeLv+ cats throw it off. They all three were adults. Bunny was the 
youngest. She tested positive when she was spayed at a shelter. They would 
usually euthanize them but for some reason she slipped through the cracks, I am 
pleased to say and the rescuer brought her to me knowing that I would keep her 
or find a place for her if she did not turn. But she turned. Right now she's 
annoying two other cats in my computer room. She sleeps with me at night, and 
is a joyous cat. I would like to find her another home though because I just 
have too many and can't give her enough attention. My oldest cat, Moses threw 
it off i about 7 years ago. Percy had both FeLv and FIV. He threw off the FeLv 
and is now in my FIV room. I have a 5 months old FeLv+ kitten in foster care 
trying to turn negative. I hope she does. Taco and Smooch, two other FeLv+ cats 
who were brought to me as strays and tested positive passed away in two years. 
But at least they had those
 two years extra and weren't deprived of their short lives. I have chosen the 
wrong calling though. I'm much too emotional to be able to cope with this. 
Unfortunately I have no choice. I live from one emotional disaster to another 
these days because my feline family is approaching the older years.


 
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 
too!





>________________________________
> From: Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com>
>To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing & Fostering (Beth)
> 
>
>
>No, I have never seen one throw the virus off.
>I think fostering the FeLV cats is probably easier than fostering healthy 
>cats, actually. I have done that plenty of times, too. At least I don't have 
>to deal with constantly getting attached to cats only to have them adopted out 
>& I don't have to deal with kittens, which can be so much work.
>
>
>
>Beth
>
> 
>Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
> 
>
>
>
>________________________________
> From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:54 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing & Fostering (Beth)
> 
>
>Beth I didn't know you fostered FelV cats.  Have you had any who eventually
>threw off the virus?  All of the kittens I've taken in as
 FelV positive, who
>must have acquired the virus from their mother, have died within two years. 
>However, from one litter of FelV kittens I have an male who is now 4 years
>old, and he was the only one in his litter who did NOT test positive when I
>took them in, and I later tested him and he was still negative.
>
>I really admire you for fostering FelV cats.  It can be heartbreaking
>when they become sick and die. I've had three PTS since October. They
>would have been a year old in May.  One from this same litter is still 
>fine, or seems to be. I will retest her soon.
>
>Lorrie
>
>On 04-23, Beth wrote:
>>    Chris -
>>    I would search the archives on "mixing". A lot of us mix our positive &
>>    non-positive, vaccinated cats. I have done it for over 10 years with no
>>    transmission of the virus to my healthy cats. I even have had FIV
 cats
>>    mix with the FeLV cats with no problems. And, yes, I do retest my
>>    negatives.
>>    It becomes a little difficult when you foster healthy cats for a
>>    shelter. I only foster FeLV cats these days. The shelter would not
>>    allow me to foster both positives & negative, even if they were
>>    separated.
>>    Beth
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