You may have to do like the no kill shelters all do, ask an amount to take care of their food and medical bills for the rest of their life. I have a shelter picked out and have provided in my will for their care. They have a formula worked out, number of years expected for them to live x set amount of money. It is really not asking all that much considering you are asking them to give the cats the same care you have given them for the remainder of their lives. I have had my babies too long to leave their future up in the air.
---- Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote: > 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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> 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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> >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: firstname.lastname@example.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 > >_______________________________________________ >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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org