Amy,
I wish you the best of luck in placing these kittens. I had a litter of 4
positive kittens and tried very hard to find good homes for them, with no
luck, so they lived with me until they passed away, most before they were 1
year old. It was a very busy year, but they were a lovely little group and
it was nice seeing them stay together as a family for the time they had.
I have to agree with Kelley that a $115 adoption fee in reality is not
likely to help you get them placed in homes. In my experience, people just
don't want to adopt and get attached to, much less pay a fee for, a kitty
who will probably not live long. I was lucky enough to be working with a
larger rescue organization who covered their shots, spay/neuters and
testing expenses. I just provided the home, food, love and tears :)
I suggest making flyers with the best photos you can get, and make them
sound very friendly and loving. Play the sympathy card for all it's worth!
:)
Good luck,
Katherine

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Kelley S <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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