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post #1 of 14
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Hey all~ I just wanted to share with everyone my EXCITING news! I have adopted 4 more FeLV+ babies through Eileen (eilcon)!!!!! there are 3 little babies, 12 weeks old, although they are so tiny you'd never guess it, and a six-month old kitten too!! The three 12 week olds are Antigone and Pandora's siblings, same mother and quite possibly the same father, and their names are Zeus, who is a gray boy with little white toes and his back feet, Demeter, who is a gray and white beauty with the most adorable carnation pink nose and Ismene, who is a brown tabby with the hugest eyes and the most ferocious growl The 6 month olds name is Medusa and she is a black long-haired stunner. The three babies all slept with me on their first night! All I can say is this is what love is I haven't gotten to know Medusa very well yet, as she is a very scared little girl, but hopefully with time she will come to trust me Thank you Eileen for helping me to adopt these wonderful babies, I know a lot of people probably think I'm nuts for taking in the leukemia cats, especially 8 of them but these kitties are truly blessings, and I consider myself lucky to be their Meowmy. Hopefully I will have pics soon!
post #2 of 14
Looking forward to seeing pics soon!!
post #3 of 14
Congradulations on your new kitties! I can't wait to see pictures. Also, i don't think you're crazy at all to take in leukemia positive kitties- they need love just like healthy kitties do. They're lucky to have you!
post #4 of 14
Thank you for taking on these needy babies! They are lucky to have found a forever home! May they bring you years of blessings!
post #5 of 14
I don't think you are crazy for taking in FeLV + kitties! They need good homes just the same, don't they? I do think you are incredibly brave for taking them in, I just don't have the guts to take in a FeLV + cat, I would always be afraid s/he would get out, etc. I would be a paranoid wreck. Can't wait to see pics!
post #6 of 14
Congratulations on your new additions, Katie, and many thanks for giving these special little ones a loving home!
post #7 of 14
Katie, you are to be so commended to take in these sweet sick kitties....I applaud you girl!!

Now, HURRY with those pics!!
post #8 of 14
That is great you took in those poor sick babies!! Please post some pics soon.
post #9 of 14
Aw, they sound like such sweeties!! How dare you post without putting pics?
post #10 of 14
I just wanted to add that I wish more people would open their homes to FeLV + kitties like Katie has. There seems to be the misconception that they are these weak, sickly creatures, but that's not the case. Katie's cats are the pictures of health! The two kittens she adopted from us in April have grown into gorgeous, healthy, playful girls. And, the babies she adopted this weekend are just as cute and crazy as any other kittens their age.

It's true FeLV kitties are more prone to developing certain diseases and often have shorter lifespans, but I also know several people who have cats with feline leukemia that are now 9 and 10-years-old and still in good health. I understand that people may fear getting attached to these kitties and then losing them suddenly, but there are no guarantees with any cat. I've learned a lot about FeLV in recent months and wouldn't hesitate to adopt a + kitty when the time comes.
post #11 of 14
YEAHHH KATIE!! Congratulations on your many new additions and good on you for having the heart to take them in.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by eilcon
I just wanted to add that I wish more people would open their homes to FeLV + kitties like Katie has. There seems to be the misconception that they are these weak, sickly creatures, but that's not the case. Katie's cats are the pictures of health! The two kittens she adopted from us in April have grown into gorgeous, healthy, playful girls. And, the babies she adopted this weekend are just as cute and crazy as any other kittens their age.

It's true FeLV kitties are more prone to developing certain diseases and often have shorter lifespans, but I also know several people who have cats with feline leukemia that are now 9 and 10-years-old and still in good health. I understand that people may fear getting attached to these kitties and then losing them suddenly, but there are no guarantees with any cat. I've learned a lot about FeLV in recent months and wouldn't hesitate to adopt a + kitty when the time comes.

You should write an article & get it printed somewhere. People need to realize that these guys need homes, too! I know our HS cannot re-home b/c of some stupid rule the county made....
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by eilcon
I just wanted to add that I wish more people would open their homes to FeLV + kitties like Katie has. There seems to be the misconception that they are these weak, sickly creatures, but that's not the case. Katie's cats are the pictures of health! The two kittens she adopted from us in April have grown into gorgeous, healthy, playful girls. And, the babies she adopted this weekend are just as cute and crazy as any other kittens their age.

It's true FeLV kitties are more prone to developing certain diseases and often have shorter lifespans, but I also know several people who have cats with feline leukemia that are now 9 and 10-years-old and still in good health. I understand that people may fear getting attached to these kitties and then losing them suddenly, but there are no guarantees with any cat. I've learned a lot about FeLV in recent months and wouldn't hesitate to adopt a + kitty when the time comes.
Thanks Eileen! Leukemia babies are very special, and the vet bills may add up a little more, but Eileen made a great point here: there are no guarantees with any cat I've said it before, and I stand by this, these cats give more love than any cat I have ever known! I have had good luck and bad luck with my kitties and when they get sick I try to do everything I can to save them, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but I wouldn't change anything. One day, when there are no more positives, I may get regular kitties, but I doubt it... I have a feeling I'll take up for a different special needs group

Natalie, I bet your HS has that rule due to it being so easy to transmit, unfortunately most shelters and rescue groups immediately euthanize when a test comes up postive Because they just don't have the facilities. If anyone is ever interested in adopting one of these kitties, please PM me and I can point you in the right direction, there are a few leukemia only shelters across the country
post #14 of 14
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oh, yeah, and I swear I will get photos up as soon as I possibly can!
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