[Felvtalk] i hate this disease!
create_me_new at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 11 09:40:17 CST 2012
This is a seriously sucky virus! Thank you for the work you do to save all these babies.
The threat of FeLV & other viruses is the reason our shelter never puts untested kittens on lactating moms. Although it is much harder to have to bottle feed, it is the safest ting for all involved.
I cannot believe the rescue you were fostering for was going to waive the adoption fee & post the animals on Craigslist. Are you kidding????? Predators just love "Free Cats" & Craigslist is notorious for predators.
Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
From: Kat Parker <korruptakitty at gmail.com>
To: Felvtalk at felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:03 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] i hate this disease!
I never set out wanting to fall in love with an FeLV+ cat. I have been a cat rescuer for about 7 years, now. I've worked indie and with several 501c3's in San Diego. i especially like bottle babies and socializing feral kits, and did this a lot for one group here, until I got a litter of four wild ones, 5 weeks old, where 3/4 tested pos for FeLV. On 2nd snap 2/3 of those had cleared it and only my Awesome Opossum remained pos. The "no-kill" group I was fostering for wanted to waive the adoption fee and put her on Craigslist. I adopted her, myself, to save her, and now could not imagine life without her. She's 20 months old now, asymptomatic and seemingly healthy as can be. I know when it "happens", though, it often happens fast.
I was brought two kits by a rescue I volunteered for, in March, a one day old, Angelina Jolie, and a one week old, Mimi. I made a tough decision to try adding them both to a lactating mama who had herself lost 2/3 of her babies. She welcomed both... what an odd family-with her own 3 week old kit, Kiwi. Mimi died of FeLV at 8 weeks old. Mama and Kiwi, her kit, both tested neg., Angelina Jolie was too young at the time to test. She looked and acted so healthy and vibrant until her final few days. I lost her a week ago tonight to FeLV. I held my perfect miracle in my arms and tried to comfort her and let her know it was okay to let go...of her life. ( I am bawling my eyes out right now, again.) Tested my other 2 kits around same age (unrelated)--one pos, one neg. OMG. I am again worried for Mama, Kiwi, and my other 3 (adults) here. This perfect world, such perfect angels, devastated. All 3 teenagers not incl. Kiwi, had
adoptions waiting, ironically. I count my blessings my awesome Opossum is not sick.
I hate this disease!
"I'm Kat Parker. I park cats."
"Keep your kitties INSIDE, 24/7, 'cause an inside cat is a SAFE & HAPPY cat!"
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