[Felvtalk] FELV+ Emergency in Austin, TX

2011-08-19 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hey folks, got an emergency with a possible FELV+ cat in Austin, Texas.
He's had one snap test (and that's with the felv/fiv/heartworm test, which
we know there are a lot of false +s with).  There is no one to hold him for
a confirmatory IFA.

Someone wrote me asking for help, this is her description of him:

He is slated to be euthanized at 5pm today. This boy is very affectionate,
loving to be held, petted, scratched, etc. He was even purring while being
petted at the counter at the vet's office with all the strange scents and
animal noises going on!

He's pretty sick at the moment. Vet says he's extremely anemic. That's why
he hasn't been eating much. And the heat has exacerbated the problem since
he's been an outdoor cat. Vet also says the condition is treatable, but the
treatment makes him very infectious. So what he needs is an indoor home
either in a one-cat household or in a house where all the cats are feline
leukemia positive.

It's breaking my heart because he's such a sweetie. I'm hoping to find
someone who can provide a home for this baby so he won't have to be
euthanized.

I've asked for pics  etc

I also asked for an extra day which is hopefully being negotiated.  I know
someone on this list has room for a wonderful survivor of this horrible
Texas heat and drought.

I've gotten some wonderful kitties placed as a result of this list (just ask
their moms) so am hoping we can pull a rabbit out of a hat one more time!

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Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+ Emergency in Austin, TX

2011-08-19 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hey all,

I was unable to get a picture - this is what the finder said:

Argh! I went down to the vet immediately after getting your email to take a
picture. The camera looked like it was working, but when i got home the
directory was corrupted and the pictures unreadable. He is almost solid
black. There's a tiny white patch on his chest. He has green eyes, short
hair, and is medium sized for a tomcat. He is extremely thin. There are big
hollows behind his rib cage. And it seems a little uncomfortable for him
when I run my hand down over his bony hips. I got him to the vet because he
looked like he was starving to death in spite of the dry and wet food I was
providing. And honestly, he was.

I spent about half an hour visiting with the cat. He is about 100% better
after 2 days in the a/c eating Fancy Feast. When I brought him to the vet,
his meows were barely audible and he did not twitch his tail. His eyes were
full of wet matter and he wasn't grooming. Today he seems like he may be a
bit of a talker. When I spoke to him, he often replied. His tail was very
communicative. While his eyes are still a little runny, he was cleaning his
face and keeping the mess to a minimum. And while he wasn't unnecessarily
vocal, if I got up to leave before he was done being petted, he was most
vociferous. :) Cheered my heart to see the improvement. Also, I witnessed
him grooming. He did seem to get a bit tired after 20 minutes or so and was
content to just sit beside me and stretch out.

The vet agreed to keep him one more night. They close at noon tomorrow.
Hopefully we can find him a home before then. Thank you all for your help.

Come on guys, I know someone wants a scrappy tomcat who's down on his luck -
remember he may not even be FELV+! (probably with the anemia he is, but we
don't know for sure!)

I can transport or meet in the middle if a reasonable driving range from
TX.  If not maybe we can set up a transport, but someone's got to step
forward for him.



On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hey folks, got an emergency with a possible FELV+ cat in Austin, Texas.
 He's had one snap test (and that's with the felv/fiv/heartworm test, which
 we know there are a lot of false +s with).  There is no one to hold him for
 a confirmatory IFA.

 Someone wrote me asking for help, this is her description of him:

 He is slated to be euthanized at 5pm today. This boy is very affectionate,
 loving to be held, petted, scratched, etc. He was even purring while being
 petted at the counter at the vet's office with all the strange scents and
 animal noises going on!

 He's pretty sick at the moment. Vet says he's extremely anemic. That's why
 he hasn't been eating much. And the heat has exacerbated the problem since
 he's been an outdoor cat. Vet also says the condition is treatable, but the
 treatment makes him very infectious. So what he needs is an indoor home
 either in a one-cat household or in a house where all the cats are feline
 leukemia positive.

 It's breaking my heart because he's such a sweetie. I'm hoping to find
 someone who can provide a home for this baby so he won't have to be
 euthanized.

 I've asked for pics  etc

 I also asked for an extra day which is hopefully being negotiated.  I know
 someone on this list has room for a wonderful survivor of this horrible
 Texas heat and drought.

 I've gotten some wonderful kitties placed as a result of this list (just
 ask their moms) so am hoping we can pull a rabbit out of a hat one more
 time!

 --
 Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

 http://www.rescuties.org

 Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life!

 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20

 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties*

 Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties!
 http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties

 Please help Trooper!

 http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper


 And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they
 can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they
 should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue.

 - Nathan Winograd




-- 
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20

http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties*

Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties!
http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties

Please help Trooper!

http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper


And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they
can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they
should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue.

- Nathan Winograd
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