Hello, all! Some of you may remember me from years ago when I had
"fostered" and then adopted 6 FeLV+ cats and then painfully lost them
one by one over a few years.
I moved from MA to NJ 8 years ago, and 4 years ago I started a TNR and
rescue program in my town. Having gotten our town under control and to
no kill status, we are brancing out a bit to the border towns. We just
TNR'd a mother cat and removed the kittens, who were 8 weeks old ,to
tame, and the father, who, once trapped, could be handled. The kittens
are fine, the mom is fine and back out, but the father tested double
positive for FIV/FeLV.
We do not really have anywhere to put him. He is in a fosterer's guest
room right now but she is only allowing that fora few weeks. We have
FIV+ cats in our foster homes (I have one in mine), but no FeLV or
space for them as we are just a few volunteers with foster space in our
homes and handle 100+ cats/year. He's a really sweet guy, a bit
timid/shy but loves to be pet and brushed. The vet said he's 4-5 years
old. We are still just referring to him as "papa cat" and for some
reason haven't decided on a name yet.
I realize no one really comes to this list looking to take on more
positive cats. But if anyone has space for him, it would be wonderful.
The FIV is not so much of an issue for cats with FeLV, as it is a less
bad disease. Out of my 6 FeLV+ cats, only one had FIV too and it did
not seem to spread (it only spreads through bite wounds) and she
actually outlived all the others who only had FeLV (Patches, if anyone
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