I must not be getting all the posts.  FELV+ kittens are very hard to
place,and the adoption fee you are charging doesn't make it easier.  I too
do rescue.   We adopted out a double positive cat to a person on this list.
We altered her, vaccinated her, tested and retested her.  We charged $25
and today I doubt we'd charge that. She went to an excellent home, we got
pictures and updates.  She recently was euthanized due to severe
cardiomyopathy and lived 7.5 years.  I wish you the best of luck testing
your 5.  Maybe someone here has room for a new kitty:)

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:

> I GOT ANNIE AS AN ADULT OF 4 YRS, BUT THE VET THINKS SHE WAS ALWAYS
> POSITIVE.  SHE HAD NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE THE LADY'S HOUSE AND WAS SPOILED
> ROTTEN.  I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH MY OTHER CATS WHO WERE ANYWHERE FROM 1
> YEAR TO 10 YEARS.  MOST DIE OF OLD AGE AT 18 OR SO.  YOU DO HAVE TO BE VERY
> OBSERVANT AND CATCH ANY PROBLEM BEFORE IT CAN GET STARTED.
> I AGREE, YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE, BUT IF THEY REALLY LOVE CATS, THEY WILL
> TAKE THE CHANCE AND LOVE THEM UNTIL THEY ARE GONE.  WHAT YOU GET FROM THEM
> IN THAT SHORT TIME IS WORTH IT.
>
> ---- Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Did she get leukemia as a kitten?  I have a 12 year old leuk positive
> but I didn't get him til he was three so not sure if he had it as a kitten
> or an adult.  I also just lost one of my leuk positives that was 12, also
> got her around 4 so not sure when she got leukemia.  Anybody that I had
> with leukemia as a kitten hasn't made it past 2 :(  I know any of them can
> defy the odds and I always tell people that but I will warn people that
> there may be heartbreak ahead.  I think it is only fair.  Never stopped me
> from helping these little ones though.  They are all so special.
> >
> > We just had an entire litter convert at our rescue (which the vets and
> the specialists have told me is really unusual) so I'm hoping for the best
> for these little cuties.  So happy your Annie is doing well!!!
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >  From: "dlg...@windstream.net" <dlg...@windstream.net>
> > To: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com>; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:28 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 5 leukemia positive kittens
> >
> >
> > MAY NOT LIVE OVER A YEAR, BUT THEN YOU NEVER KNOW.  MY ANNIE IS NOW 8
> YEARS OLD .
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ---- Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I volunteer for a rescue in Rochester, NY and have also owned leukemia
> positive cats (rescues) for years.  We were recently contacted by somebody
> that adopted out a kitten from a litter of 5 that she found outdoors.  She
> got a call from the adopters that the kitten tested positive and that the
> people needed to bring him back.  She wanted help so we paid to have all 5
> kittens tested this week.  All five are positive.  The foster is willing to
> hold them for 30 days so we can retest them but she does not want to
> euthanize (nor would we suggest that) and she can't keep them.  She has
> five cats of her own and can't take another 5.  She would like us to try to
> find adoptive homes for them.
> > >
> > > We have agreed to find homes for them if she will let us screen the
> homes and do the adoptions through our rescue, Animal Service League.  We
> would love to find homes for them with people that know this disease.  We
> have a black, a blue cream, a gray and white, a calico and a tortie.
> Pictures are available if you email me.  We will determine sex and give
> them names soon.  We will also retest them at 30 days or possibly do an IFA
> to make sure they are positive if somebody wants them sooner and has other
> leuk positives.  We wouldn't want to send them to a home with leukemia if
> there is any chance they are going to fight it off but will all five
> positive, we suspect some or all of them will remain positive.
> > >
> > > These kittens will not be free.  We will do all the vetting on them -
> spays/neuters, microchipping, rabies, distemper, flea and parasite
> treatment, etc., and will charge a $115 adoption fee.  We are a rescue and
> will not adopt out animals that are not fully vetted and we don't do free
> adoptions.  We are aware that they may not live past a year or two but they
> still deserve a loving, responsible home and proper veterinary care.
> > >
> > > If anybody is interested in helping one of these little beauties,
> please let us know.
> > >
> > > Amy Weygandt
> >
> >
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