Re: [Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-10 Thread Lorrie
Hi Katherine,  I have had no luck rehoming FelV kittens other than ONE
wonderful couple who took a  kitten knowing he might die. They spent over
$1,000 trying to save his life, but he died at 1 1/2 years old. I have my
own no kill, cageless sanctuary, and most of the FelV kittens there have 
died at less than a year old. 

It is hard enough to find good homes for kittens who are not positive
as times are hard, people are out of work and the shelters are full of 
wonderful cats and kittens who need homes. It is heartbreaking to know
most of them will be euthanized.

I hope you have better luck finding homes than I have.

Lorrie in WV


On 08-08, Katherine Kershaw wrote:
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 until last month. They all turned up positive on ELISA and
IFA tests. Mom has since been adopted. The rescue group I foster with
does not officially adopt out FIV/FeLV kittens so I am independently
trying to rehome the kittens (the org funded all testing, shots,
microchips, spay/neutering, etc so nothing has been out of pocket for
me so far except litter).

Otherwise they are all healthy, happy and very friendly. They have been
fixed, microchipped and vaccinated and are 4 months old now. I have
posted them on a couple of rescue sites and plan to put up flyers
around town. I know the chances of them finding homes are slim since
it's hard enough to find homes for healthy kittens but I have to try.

To complicate things (or simplify depending on how you look at it), my
10 year old cat became ill and tested positive for FeLV last month as
well. I have no way to know if he was a latent carrier all along and
gave it to the kittens, or if they got it from their dad and gave it to
him, or if it's just a coincidence that they all had it. His health has
been up and down since and I have started him on LTCI injections and am
keeping him and the kittens separate from each other.
If anyone has any rehoming tips, ideas or success stories I'd love to
hear them. Thanks!
Katherine


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[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 until last month. They all turned up positive on ELISA and IFA
tests. Mom has since been adopted. The rescue group I foster with does not
officially adopt out FIV/FeLV kittens so I am independently trying to
rehome the kittens (the org funded all testing, shots, microchips,
spay/neutering, etc so nothing has been out of pocket for me so far except
litter).

Otherwise they are all healthy, happy and very friendly. They have been
fixed, microchipped and vaccinated and are 4 months old now.

I have posted them on a couple of rescue sites and plan to put up flyers
around town. I know the chances of them finding homes are slim since it's
hard enough to find homes for healthy kittens but I have to try.

To complicate things (or simplify depending on how you look at it), my 10
year old cat became ill and tested positive for FeLV last month as well. I
have no way to know if he was a latent carrier all along and gave it to the
kittens, or if they got it from their dad and gave it to him, or if it's
just a coincidence that they all had it. His health has been up and down
since and I have started him on LTCI injections and am keeping him and the
kittens separate from each other.

If anyone has any rehoming tips, ideas or success stories I'd love to hear
them. Thanks!

Katherine
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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 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 until last month. They all turned up positive on ELISA and IFA
 tests. Mom has since been adopted. The rescue group I foster with does not
 officially adopt out FIV/FeLV kittens so I am independently trying to
 rehome the kittens (the org funded all testing, shots, microchips,
 spay/neutering, etc so nothing has been out of pocket for me so far except
 litter).

 Otherwise they are all healthy, happy and very friendly. They have been
 fixed, microchipped and vaccinated and are 4 months old now.

 I have posted them on a couple of rescue sites and plan to put up flyers
 around town. I know the chances of them finding homes are slim since it's
 hard enough to find homes for healthy kittens but I have to try.

 To complicate things (or simplify depending on how you look at it), my 10
 year old cat became ill and tested positive for FeLV last month as well. I
 have no way to know if he was a latent carrier all along and gave it to the
 kittens, or if they got it from their dad and gave it to him, or if it's
 just a coincidence that they all had it. His health has been up and down
 since and I have started him on LTCI injections and am keeping him and the
 kittens separate from each other.

 If anyone has any rehoming tips, ideas or success stories I'd love to hear
 them. Thanks!

 Katherine


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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 have vaccine, they 
should be safe .  Just tell prospective adopters not to be afraid of FELV.  
Annie is now 8 years.  


 Betheny Laubenthal bailleyspetc...@gmail.com wrote: 
 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 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 until last month. They all turned up positive on ELISA and IFA
  tests. Mom has since been adopted. The rescue group I foster with does not
  officially adopt out FIV/FeLV kittens so I am independently trying to
  rehome the kittens (the org funded all testing, shots, microchips,
  spay/neutering, etc so nothing has been out of pocket for me so far except
  litter).
 
  Otherwise they are all healthy, happy and very friendly. They have been
  fixed, microchipped and vaccinated and are 4 months old now.
 
  I have posted them on a couple of rescue sites and plan to put up flyers
  around town. I know the chances of them finding homes are slim since it's
  hard enough to find homes for healthy kittens but I have to try.
 
  To complicate things (or simplify depending on how you look at it), my 10
  year old cat became ill and tested positive for FeLV last month as well. I
  have no way to know if he was a latent carrier all along and gave it to the
  kittens, or if they got it from their dad and gave it to him, or if it's
  just a coincidence that they all had it. His health has been up and down
  since and I have started him on LTCI injections and am keeping him and the
  kittens separate from each other.
 
  If anyone has any rehoming tips, ideas or success stories I'd love to hear
  them. Thanks!
 
  Katherine
 
 
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