From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dilemma
Perhaps for this issue you should look for a vet who already gives the vaccine
of your choice. Best of wishes to Gribble, the others and Velvet.
I have a tripod who was originally run over in someone's driveway and left
there to suffer and die. A neighbor of mine who was feeding outside cats saw
her and took her home but did not have the money to have the leg amputated so
she just put the poor cat in a cage. A few days later gangrene set in and the
room where the cage was began to smell bad so the neighbor contacted me, asked
me to handle the situation. I don't know why she didn't bring the cat to me in
the first place but this woman was not really playing with a full deck,
although she did care about the strays. Jolene, as I named her after her $700
dollar amputation, is still a feral cat but has been living the life of a
house cat with my other rescued felines for about 6 years. Three of my FeLv
cats turned negative after several months. Two others passed away after two
years. Most of my FIV+ cats are still alive after 8 years except those who
passed from old age or unrelated cancer. It's always difficult to lose a furry
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:54 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dilemma
First, I would like to offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost
their Fur kids. Even when you know it is inevitable, it is always far too
I have a problem which involves my FeLV boy. I'll try to keep it
simple. Gribble has been with me for over a year. He lives
with 6 other cats. When I first found him, he tested - for FeLV/FIV. He has
recently tested positive (FeLV only) after a health crisis. At the time my Vet
felt that there was no point in vaccinating the rest of the bunch he lives
with, but will test as/if needed.
I also feed some outdoor cats. Last week someone shot one of
them. Although the attempt was made to save he leg, he is now three-legged.
Obviously, he cannot go back outside. While researching the FeLV vaccine I
came to the conclusion that the PureVax rFeLV would be the best choice. My
Vet agreed to order it for me, but the practice owner has refused. I can buy
a tray of 25, but at $459, it will be a stretch. So I'm looking for some
wisdom for thse of you that have been there. In 30 yrs of rescue, I have
never had a cat test positive for FeLV before.
Do I simply put Velvet (the recent
amputee) with a different group, that have never had any issues? They have all
tested negative at one point or another, but then, so did Gribble. I'd prefer
to have him with my special needs group, as they are the most closely
supervised. What if I can't access the rFeLV? Are any of the other, adjuvanted
vaccines going to help? I know they will increase FISS/VAS risk.
So far, Velvet is still caged, but his stitches come out Monday.
I can take him walk-about in a safe part of the house, but then, I guess he
has to go back to the cage.
Sigh. Any wisdom would be much appreciated. He's been thru so
much that I'd really like him to have a good life. While I'd much prefer to
keep him, for his sake, I have offered him for adoption through my Vet.
Margo and the gang
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