hi this is my first post on this board , i practically have a colony in my house , i have 4 ferals 1 semi feral adults in my house hold (all trapped as adults.) , and i always have feral and semi feral kittens in my foster room of my house to tame, i work for my local low kill shelter where we do not TNR , so i have taken it into my own hands and work with alot of local barns and industrial areas , but lastnight at 2:30 AM i got a call from one of the barns i TNR they had herd the trap go off and went to check on it and there was a feral tom in the trap with a very swollen leg and it looked like it could of been a old infection , so i rushed there and took a look threw the trap . and it was a REALLY bad infection , so i imediatly got onto my cell and called my vet ( he is really good and will always go to the clinic in a emergancy) i took in this handsome black LH tom aprox 6 years old with the BIGGEST tom cat cheeks ever , my vet took a look at it and said he was going to have to amputate the leg before the cat died of infection , so i told him to go ahead and he proformed emergancy surgery and amputated it and neuterd him , but then we tested him for FIV .. and he was + .. i have female cats and have herd that you can have FIV cats with non-FIVs and it may not spread , how much do you think i would be putting my girls at risk if i was to keep this guy and add him to my colony of all females who are not aggressive twords other cats? i dont want to infect my cats with FIV , but i also cant release because he has 3 legs now and has FIV . and the lady i normaly send FIV's too has 13 right now and cant take anymore . i have him in my guest room right now free of all cats.
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7/2/06 at 4:23pm