[Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, I finally was able to join your list and am so excited to be able to check in for advice and any questions I might have for my cat Leo. Some history- I trapped Leo last summer to TNR for a neighbor who offered to keep/feed him outdoors. He seemed feral, and was an elusive neighborhood

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
Hi Shelley - First of all, thanks for giving this guy a chance not immediately putting him down. 1) A negative IFA does NOT mean the cat is not FeLV positive. It simply means the virus is not replicating in his bone marrow.     If a cat has a positive SNAP test, he is still positive.     If

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Beth, Thank you so much for the fast reply! I should give credit to the vet that neutered him too. She said that she would never put a cat down just because he/she tests positive. I guess that is why she didn't call me right after she tested him that morning, and waited until I went in to

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
I can sure empathize with your friend, my bf and I care for over 20 colonies. The rescue bills over the years have taken any credit we can find, we have no money for a home (health/dental etc) for ourselves, and our daily lives completely hinge on the weather and our colonies, not to mention

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Hi. I have had experience with three FeLv+ cats turning to negative. You have to keep them for about 3 months, then retest with the SNAP non heartworm test. I had no idea that the three way test can cause a false positive. Anyway, have him retested with a fresh SNAP test and if it's negative,

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, Karen and I have both worked on this problem, I on the computer and Karen asking friends, rescuers and others for some help, mostly to no avail. The TNR group here is San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition. They do not have a shelter situation so get very little

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
The Lysine powder for cats can actually come in flavors. The gel is not bad tasting at all, either. In fact I wouldn't mind taking it. I sprinkle the powder on the dry food they have no problem with it. Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
I understand all too well. I've been having great difficulty feeling very alone in the daily commitment, let alone the financial side. Is there a paypal address that can be shared publicly (like on facebook) for donations? It might help a little if there were a 501(c)3 rescue who will allow

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
Kudos to your vet. I was lucky to have a great vet when I found my 1st FeLV cat. She never even mentioned euthanizing. She just laid out a plan for integrating them into the household. If the IFA is negative he could still throw off the virus. In my experience most cats born with FeLV do not

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Susan Saunders
Has she looked into the pet food stamp program. Just google pet food stamps a Sent from my iPhone On Aug 8, 2013, at 11:03 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: I understand all too well. I've been having great difficulty feeling very alone in the daily commitment, let alone the financial

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to her, let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB. I can also post a physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she doesn't mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from online in several different types of jobs and companies (independent contractor) so be sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be able to give her whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook, that

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread adopt
Please check out http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/programs/pass/ for information about any resource in San Antonio available to help your friend. I know San Antonio Pets Alive is not able to take in animals from the public - they have a hard time keeping up with any they can save from ACS -

[Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-08 Thread Katherine Kershaw
Has anyone had luck with rehoming kittens who test positive for FeLV? I have been fostering healthy kittens successfully for a number of years with a local rescue group here in North Carolina. In May I got a litter of 4 when they were 2 weeks old. Mom tested negative so we didn't test the babies

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Margo
You could set her up on Go Fund Me; http://www.gofundme.com/ A good friend is struggling in her 501c3 dog rescue, and has turned to this alternative. So far, it's going well. Margo -Original Message- From: Lee Evans Sent: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Margo
Hi Lee, I tried to send you a private email, but I guess it went astray. If you could email me privaely with Karen's full name and a delivery address, I can help with food. Margo -Original Message- From: Lee Evans Sent: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
Yes, I'm not a big fan of fb either but am active on there for animal purposes and it does seem to be the best way to find help these days. Send me the info I will share it, if you can send any pics of the cats (of course that won't disclose her feeding location), I can post with a pic in hopes

[Felvtalk] foster kittens testing positive

2013-08-08 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Kathrine,  I am by no means an authority on feline leukemia, because the group I have now is the first group I have had testing positive.  I am here to continue to learn also. But my suggestion would be to be extremely aggressive in treatment---any sniffle sneeze runny eyes or anything, get

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
 Need to call her and get her permission to do that and get her full address. I know how to go there but don't know the full address. Back to you in a while. This laptop is overheated and need to shut down. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too!

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
For some reason I did not receive the latest messages, so I am just sending a new email since I saw that Lee and Beth responded in the archives... Thanks Lee and Beth. I don't think my L- Lysine is the cat only version, but I sprinkled some on Leo's canned food and he ate it right up.

Re: [Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-08 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
I kept my Felv kittens. Keeping them segregated from the other cats in the home. On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Katherine Kershaw kaths...@gmail.comwrote: Has anyone had luck with rehoming kittens who test positive for FeLV? I have been fostering healthy kittens successfully for a number of

Re: [Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
Especially if one or two are adoptd together and no other cats are in the home, should be easy. Even if Neg cats in the home, just get them vaccine for FELV and should be okay. I had 2 POS cats with 5 NEG. One Pos passed but Annie is still with us, healthy as can be and as long as the others

Re: [Felvtalk] foster kittens testing positive

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
I AGREE, GOOD FOOD, SHELTER, LACK OF STRESS AND ALL THE LOVE YOU CAN GIVE. Karen Harshbarger harshbargerka...@yahoo.com wrote: Kathrine,  I am by no means an authority on feline leukemia, because the group I have now is the first group I have had testing positive.  I am here to

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes Petsmart and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free. Wouldn't hurt to look into it. Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
Sure would be nice if one of us could win a couple of million. I would even take in dumped children if I could. But the law won't let me do that and on SS, I barely keep myself and 6 cats going. Seems the rich get richer and animal lovers get poorer. Heather furrygi...@gmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
This not a bother. I too am on SS, at poverty level and have a problem feeding 6 cats and myself. One help I get is volunteering at th senior center in town - I get my one big meal free for working there. In the evening it is fruit and cereal. I keep my fingers crossed that my van keeps