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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Sorry it took so long, but I had to get everything together after I got back from the shelter.

I went to the shelter today expecting not to find much of anything that I would see that would just melt my heart. I walked in and and saw these two kittens sleeping with each other and I figured that they weren't for adoption. A gentlemen there told me that I could take them out if I wanted that that they were up for adoption. They were so cute snuggling together, and both of them and I just hit it off from the start and melted my heart. Actually one of them was purring up a storm and feel a sleep in my arms. From what I was told, the police found these two in a window well and sent them to another shelter. When that shelter found out that they were both FIV positive (no big deal since they will not be going outside) they were going to kill them since they don't adopt FIV positive cats .

PACT who I adopted from took the two cuties off there hands and they have been staying at a volunters home ever since. They are both 10 weeks old and one is a DMH brown and white and the other is a DSH brown tabby. This couldn't have worked out an better if I tried. Since they are sisters they are very bounded and just love to be with each other and snuggle with each other. The only thing I have to do is get them there rabies shot when they are old enough and on 9/11/04 get them microchiped and spayed (which is going to be free). I am also going to be taken them in on Saturday for a free vet visit.

Here are a few pictures of my gals. I tried to get the last one smaller but couldn't sorry about that.







Let me know what you think

Jason
post #2 of 26
Awwww!!!

Great picture!

Spotz
post #3 of 26
Purrty babies Kudos to you for rescuing those babies even if they are FIV positive
post #4 of 26
awwwww Jason they are just adorable

Good on you for adopting these gorgeous girls even though they are FIV positive!!! they are very special girls!!!

welcome to the world of kittens
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by animallover4

The only thing I have to do is get them there rabies shot when they are old enough and on 9/11/04 get them microchiped and spayed (which is going to be free). I am also going to be taken them in on Saturday for a free vet visit.

Jason
Why wait so long for the spay?

The longer you wait, the more likely they are to go into heat, which totally negates some of the health benefits derived from the operation.

They can be spayed as early as 8weeks.

Sooner the better

Spotz
post #6 of 26
They are both very beautiful kittens . My congrats on your new baby's
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
Spotz,

PACT told me that they should get chiped or spayed until then. I am going to make an an apointment for a free vet visit that I got with both of them for Saturday just to make sure and double checkthat everything with the two cuties is ok.

Jason
post #8 of 26
Thanks for responding Jason,

I'm sure that PACT means well, and I would probably agree with the microchipping aspect.

However Early Spay/Neuter is one of the most proven practices. There is no chance for a first heat cycle, therefore there is absolutely no chance of an unwanted pregnancy. Also, since they are younger, they heal faster and will have less scar tissue. If you wait, and they have a heat cycle before they are spayed, some of the health benefits from spaying are greatly reduced.


Friendly suggestion here:

When you goto see the vet, ask for his/her opinion on performing the spays Now vs Waiting three months.

If you do, would you please share the veterinarian's response?

Thanks,

Spotz
post #9 of 26
They are lovely!
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Spotz,

I will let you know.

Jason
post #11 of 26
Gorgeous babies!!
post #12 of 26
Aw, Jason they are beautiful girls!! How wonderful of you to adopt them, especially with FIV. We know they can live long and healthy lives with this condition, but many people have the same attitude as the other shelter. Thank goodness you came into their lives!

I'm moving this to Fur Pictures.
post #13 of 26
AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW Jason! They are GORGEOUS! Made me want to reach out thru the monitor and cuddle them! I know they will have a GREAT and loving home with u Jason!!

Keep us posted! They will be growing FAST so take zillions of pics of them and share with us. Grin.

Also, be very careful with some TCS members here - we have talked often about "catnapping" each other cats so I'd suggest you hire a big and strong bodyguard for those 2 gorgeous furbabies so they won't be "catnapped"!

OH OH! What are their names?? (if u haven't thought of names yet, there's a link here on TCS somewhere with ideas for names that U can look at if u'd like..) I know it took me a couple days-weeks to come up with my furbabies' names!
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
They are currently taken a nap under my bed. For whatever reason they love being under my bed and when I close the door they cry and cry until I open it.

It worked out so well that they came from the same litter and just love each other. The do horseplay and wrestling like any other kittens would, but then fall a sleep in each others arms as you can see from the last picture.

This is why I wanted kittens so I could watch them grow up.

Thanks,

Jason
post #15 of 26
Jason, you are to be highly commended for taking in these two beautiful girls. I would have too in a heartbeat. They are very lucky to have found you! Keep those pics coming!
post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spotz
Thanks for responding Jason,

I'm sure that PACT means well, and I would probably agree with the microchipping aspect.

However Early Spay/Neuter is one of the most proven practices. There is no chance for a first heat cycle, therefore there is absolutely no chance of an unwanted pregnancy. Also, since they are younger, they heal faster and will have less scar tissue. If you wait, and they have a heat cycle before they are spayed, some of the health benefits from spaying are greatly reduced.


Friendly suggestion here:

When you goto see the vet, ask for his/her opinion on performing the spays Now vs Waiting three months.

If you do, would you please share the veterinarian's response?

Thanks,

Spotz
Spotz, there are a lot of vets still unschooled in spaying/neutering so young, so it's not an option everywhere. Apparently the anesthesia is what they worry about.

Jason, those two are absolutely gorgeous, and I'm so glad that you were willing to take them despite them being FIV-positive.
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
jcat,

To me since they are always going to be indoor cats, the whole FIV thing really doesn't matter. The only difference is when the first sign of a cold comming on I was told to make a vet apointment and get them checked out asap.

I can't believe that the first shelter that the cops brought them to was going to kill them since they don't adopt FIV positve cats. Luckily PACT came along and go them out of that shelter.

The whole reason that I wanted cats in the first place was so I could give a couple of them a chance that no one else wanted to, plus I just love animals. Trust me if you saw how these two girls play, eat, use the litterbox, etc there would be no way of knowing that they are FIV+.

Jason
post #18 of 26
They are beautiful!!!!!!!!!
post #19 of 26
Jason, What beautiful and darling girls you have, I love them!! I am sure I would have done the same thing if I didn't already have 4 cats I can already tell that they are going to be spoiled young ladies and that you'll be a grand kitty-dad to them.
Keep us posted with pics and if you aren't careful, I might virtually grab out and pet them
Anne
P.S. Let me know what your vet says about appropriate age for neutering/spaying. Simba was already neutered at 8 weeks from Humane Society but my stray girls were spayed after their first heat when they were roughly 6 months old. I plan to neuter my Tiger soon (he's about 7 months I would guess)
post #20 of 26
they are so adorable!!! I love the little pink nose!!!
post #21 of 26
Oh they are sweetie pies. What are their names?
post #22 of 26
You have got some gorgeous girls on your hands! And it's such a blessing - to you and them - that you contacted PACT and that they (and you) were willing to give these girls a chance.

I had one cat with FIV who lived a very happy life and lived for many years after she was diagnosed as a kitten. I lost another just last July from FIV after he'd only had it a few months (he was attacked twice by a cat who broke in through my screen door). He had a bite that abcessed and it made him so sick I had to put him down Be very careful with any wounds they might get. Check their teeth and gums every day (might want to learn to brush their teeth at this early stage so they get used to it!) because abcesses can also happen in the mouth.

Welcome and congrats!
post #23 of 26
There so gorgeous!! They melt my heart just looking at them!!
post #24 of 26
They are both so beautiful!!!!
post #25 of 26
What cuties!
post #26 of 26
What beautiful kittens!! They are precious.
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