Just wanted to let you guys know I heard back from the lady who posted about this kitten on Craigslist. I was afraid she'd think I was total weirdo for emailing her, but she was actually really grateful to have the information. She said they really love the kitten and want to keep him, but
their vet told them their other cat could be infected simply by the cats grooming each other. That makes me so mad.
I hate the idea that vets are so misinformed about this disease and passing it on to people who aren't likely to question the information.
Anyway, this lady is now going to do some addition research into FIV (I emailed her a good article). She's also been calling some of the no-kill shelters in the event they do feel like they have to give up the kitten. I hope that's not the case, though.
Please guys, do whatever you can in situations like this (that doesn't mean you have to email complete strangers, crazy I know.
) to educate people about FIV. Thanks!