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

2008-08-12 Thread Heather
Even with negative kittens, unless you find a strictly no kill shelter
and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be put to
sleep anyway without even being tested...and even a no-kill shelter will
euthanize the positives.

I know it sounds sad to terminate but unless you will keep them
yourself...the one thing sadder than the idea of termination is if you go to
your local AS/AC agency and see all of the sweet, friendly, beautiful Mom 
full litters of kittens who are being put to sleep--positive or negative.

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:38 PM, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I don't know the groups in Southern New Jersey (although I lived
 there many years ago) - but some group will gladly help you with
 testing and s/n.  Yes, the kittens would most likely be euthanized at
 a shelter, if FELV +.Good chance they'd be euthanized even if
 negative.
 BTW, some vets will spay a pregnant cat, depending on how far along,
 some won't.  Let us know what the test results are!

 Best of luck,

 Gloria



 On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Jennifer wrote:

   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), will the kittens be FeLV+
  because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and she
  is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I
  feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money
  is tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If
  she is pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three
  and my boyfriend is allergic and says no way to any more cats in
  the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a shelter and
  they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't
  want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want
  more kittens??  When I take her to the
   vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.
 
   Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.
  ~ loving mama to ~
  Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
  Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
  Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens beFeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Marylyn
And the life they lead before they are killed is rough.  They are  
surrounded by awful noises, cold bars..and may or may not have a  
gentle death at the hands of people who cannot afford to love them.
On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Heather wrote:

 Even with negative kittens, unless you find a strictly no kill  
 shelter
 and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be  
 put to
 sleep anyway without even being tested...and even a no-kill shelter  
 will
 euthanize the positives.

 I know it sounds sad to terminate but unless you will keep them
 yourself...the one thing sadder than the idea of termination is if  
 you go to
 your local AS/AC agency and see all of the sweet, friendly,  
 beautiful Mom 
 full litters of kittens who are being put to sleep--positive or  
 negative.

 On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:38 PM, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]  
 wrote:

 I don't know the groups in Southern New Jersey (although I lived
 there many years ago) - but some group will gladly help you with
 testing and s/n.  Yes, the kittens would most likely be euthanized at
 a shelter, if FELV +.Good chance they'd be euthanized even if
 negative.
 BTW, some vets will spay a pregnant cat, depending on how far along,
 some won't.  Let us know what the test results are!

 Best of luck,

 Gloria



 On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Jennifer wrote:

 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), will the kittens be FeLV+
 because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and she
 is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I
 feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money
 is tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If
 she is pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three
 and my boyfriend is allergic and says no way to any more cats in
 the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a shelter and
 they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't
 want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want
 more kittens??  When I take her to the
 vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.
~ loving mama to ~
Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)





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

2008-08-12 Thread Heather
Exactly, well put.   Whenever someone asks me for help with a cat or kitten
saying otherwise they'll have to take them to a AS/AC, I tell them that if
they care about the cat at all they should take it to the vet to be put down
themselves rather than subject them to such a fearful, cold endpeople so
often prefer to spare themselves pain at the expense of the animal.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 And the life they lead before they are killed is rough.  They are
 surrounded by awful noises, cold bars..and may or may not have a
 gentle death at the hands of people who cannot afford to love them.
 On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Heather wrote:

  Even with negative kittens, unless you find a strictly no kill
  shelter
  and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be
  put to
  sleep anyway without even being tested...and even a no-kill shelter
  will
  euthanize the positives.
 
  I know it sounds sad to terminate but unless you will keep them
  yourself...the one thing sadder than the idea of termination is if
  you go to
  your local AS/AC agency and see all of the sweet, friendly,
  beautiful Mom 
  full litters of kittens who are being put to sleep--positive or
  negative.
 
  On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:38 PM, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  wrote:
 
  I don't know the groups in Southern New Jersey (although I lived
  there many years ago) - but some group will gladly help you with
  testing and s/n.  Yes, the kittens would most likely be euthanized at
  a shelter, if FELV +.Good chance they'd be euthanized even if
  negative.
  BTW, some vets will spay a pregnant cat, depending on how far along,
  some won't.  Let us know what the test results are!
 
  Best of luck,
 
  Gloria
 
 
 
  On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Jennifer wrote:
 
  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), will the kittens be FeLV+
  because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and she
  is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I
  feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money
  is tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If
  she is pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three
  and my boyfriend is allergic and says no way to any more cats in
  the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a shelter and
  they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't
  want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want
  more kittens??  When I take her to the
  vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.
 
  Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.
 ~ loving mama to ~
 Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
 Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
 Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens beFeLV+??

2008-08-11 Thread Gloria Lane
I don't know the groups in Southern New Jersey (although I lived  
there many years ago) - but some group will gladly help you with  
testing and s/n.  Yes, the kittens would most likely be euthanized at  
a shelter, if FELV +.Good chance they'd be euthanized even if  
negative.
BTW, some vets will spay a pregnant cat, depending on how far along,  
some won't.  Let us know what the test results are!

Best of luck,

Gloria



On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Jennifer wrote:

 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), will the kittens be FeLV+  
 because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant and she  
 is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I  
 feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money  
 is tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If  
 she is pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three  
 and my boyfriend is allergic and says no way to any more cats in  
 the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a shelter and  
 they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't  
 want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want  
 more kittens??  When I take her to the
  vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.

  Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.
 ~ loving mama to ~
 Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
 Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
 Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)





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