Our shelter tests on intake on the snap test. Positives are immediately 
re-tested to make sure there was no error. If retest is positive we do an IFA. 
If the IFA is negative we wait & retest on the snap
In an ideal world all rescues that tested negative would be quarantined for 3 
months & rested to make sure they really are negative, since the virus can take 
3 months to show up on the snap test. But that just is not feasible.

I don't have any suggestions on your second question.


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 From: Amanda K. Payne <amandak.pa...@gmail.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, June 9, 2013 4:57 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence

Hi Everyone!

I have two questions today regarding FeLV.

First, for anyone who has worked in the rescue world, what is your testing 
protocol?  I volunteer w/ several cat/kitten rescues in Los Angeles.  I 
recently found a litter in my garage and they're staying in my guest room until 
I can find a foster.  I have two FeLV+ cats so I'm overly cautious and don't 
want other cats in the house, even if they're in the spare room away from my 
cats.  One of the rescues found another foster for the litter but the new 
foster has a cat.  I got to talking to her about FeLV and now she won't take 
the kittens without them being tested--which I TOTALLY agree with. However, the 
rescue doesn't seem to think it necessary.  Am I just paranoid?  I think all 
cats and kittens should be tested before being introduced into a new household. 
 However, I feel like an ass for talking too much because I may have wrecked 
their potential foster home. I also know that testing isn't the most economical 
thing to do--LAAS doesn't even
 test their animals until they are adopted out. How does everyone feel about 
testing vs. not testing?

Also, my girl, Polli (the one who wasn't eating a few weeks ago) has terrible 
gas.  It clears the room.  She's eating, drinking and using the litter box 
fine. She's always had problems with flatulence but now that she's showing 
signs of leukemia related illnesses, I once again just want to make sure it's 
not a sign of something bigger.  Anyone have FeLV kitties with gas?  Or a gassy 
cat for that matter?

Talk to ya'll soon and I hope everyone's kitties are doing well!


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