Originally Posted by booktigger
I do hope something is found - but 3 months is too young to be certain that the tests are positive, what age were they taken away from mum? ARe these antibody tests or virus isolation tests?
I don't know...the e-mail asking for people to look for resources is the first I had heard of the kittens. I don't live near the others in my group, and rarely see them except at adoption shows, which I haven't been to recently. That would be lovely if they were actually negative, but it sounds like they had the second test, and their numbers were going up, indicating they are positive.
Sarah, you are a gem to keep your kitties. I thought about taking one or more of these FIV kittens myself, but I do have one boy (Will) who is still in and out, and fights sometimes when he is outside. He has recently taken to whacking the housecats...whether establishing territory or just playing? Not a big problem with my current group, but I wouldn't want him starting trouble with newbies. Also, I have a feline herpes kitty (Gar), and that might not be the best...not to mention I really don't want more kitties!
It will be lovely if they can go to a safe place for them, where they will be up for adoption. My agency does have some special needs kitties...two with heart murmurs from my recent "Hundred Acre Woods" kitties. So we have some luck with special needs cats, but we are a pretty small group which makes it difficult to adopt out a lot of them.
I will definitely keep you all posted, although it may be Jen who carries the rest of the story! LOL!