Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-25 Thread catatonya
If you keep these (probably positive)kittens it just means other kittens will die in their places. I would abort as soon as possible. tonya Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know it makes sense to spay abort, but I don't really know. I don't believe in abortion...and it would be a

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Alice hanson
Laurie, if the kittens were in so much pain, why didn't you end their pain sooner? I told my little kitties right from the start, if they got to a point where they were miserable, I would help them over the rainbow bridge, no matter how heartbreaking it would be for me. I can't let them

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Laurieskatz
Alice, we did euthanize. It was excruciating because they had survived a year ~ though small they were healthy. They went downhill quickly as cats often do, esp FeLV+ cats. By the slowly die off, I meant first one died and then another and then the mama. Last night we had to make a decision to

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Heather
The one thing worse to me is being born only to die in a shelter, having that life then taken away from you. If you are going to keep them, that's another story. On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know it makes sense to spay abort, but I don't really know. I

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Marylyn
It is so hard to deal with these things. Thank God they have people like you to care about them during their last while on earth. It is so much better to die in loving hands than in a cold cage. I don't know if they still use gas to kill in shelters or not but that was gruesome. Even

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Chris
I volunteer with a Louisiana shelter (am a remote volunteer) and spend time there when I go down--It kills the staff to have to euthanize and they do anything they can to find situations for the tons of cats they get A shelter is a terrible environment for any cat--the noise, the confusion,

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Jennifer
Ash is getting fixed on the 28th and Isobel is getting fixed after that.  I've had to save up the money for both surgeries, that's why they weren't fixed sooner.  Honestly, with Ash's physical problems (not being able to stand and walk properly), I didn't think he'd be able to mount her and

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread janine paton
Hi, I am not so active on this list because I am primarily doing rescue with only occassional positives. But, I have to say I would spay this cat so fast, pregnant or not. There are way too many kittens being born outside this year - back to back pregnancies it seems. And you don't need your

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Chris
I realize it’s a very personal decision and a very hard one to make. But I volunteer with a couple of shelters and I post pictures of the kittens they get and its just as hard to have to take them off the picture site because they didn't make it! You can't just try to find them homes--you have

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Jennifer
I was planning on spaying her after Ash gets neutered.  I am still going to spay her at the local SPCA since they do it cheaper than my vet would.  I am still considered doing a spay-abortion.  Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.         ~ loving mama to ~       

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Laura B
Since you are her guardian, obviously it's your choice as to what to do, but I know for me, I try to do what is best for the cat, and not make a decsion based on how it makes me feel.  But again, it's your decsion and we can only give advice.   Please tell me that you have separated Ash and

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Marylyn
I wonder if you could spay her before you neuter him. The earlier the better for her sake. Putting him off, since she is already pregnant, shouldn't be an issue. On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Jennifer wrote: I was planning on spaying her after Ash gets neutered. I am still going to spay

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Laurieskatz
If you are going to spay/abort, the sooner the betterless risky for Isobel. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:02 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Laurieskatz
We rescued one mom with 4 kittens. All were FeLV+. It was heartbreaking watching them slowly die off. The mom and 2 kittens died early on but two kittens lived to age 1 and then died excruciating deaths. It was costly and we couldn't find homes. Hard enough to find homes for healthy ones. My

[Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-11 Thread Jennifer
and the only possible father is my FeLV+ kitty, Ash.  Isobel is showing signs of pregnancy (hard and protruding tummy as well as pointy nipples).  She's going this Thursday to get tested for FeLV.  My question is, if she tests negative (which my guess is she won't being that her and Ash mated),

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-11 Thread Laurieskatz
This is heartbreaking. I am sorry for poor Isobel. If you can't afford to spay, I cannot understand why you wouldn't get Ash neutered or separate unaltered males and females. When I have rescued litters I separate the males and females to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Isobel and her kittens, if

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-11 Thread Marylyn
Can you have them spay her even though she is pregnant? Anyway you look at it, the kittens have no future. Some people can do this and others just can't. Neither group is right or wrong. I guess the question is whether it is better to lose your life kindly and gently or, after you are