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I Work With FIV-Positive Cats, and Guess What? They're Not Broken!

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- 1930 days ago -
The people of Whiskers Animal Benevolent League list the benefits of adopting FIV+ cats.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:53 am

Don't ya just love when old myths are broken by new facts?

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:30 am
All my kitties are FIV and/or FELV+, several with special needs. They're not *broken*. They're living a very happy life!

Mike M (40)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:13 am
A great article and hopefully some will understand these kitties are just the same as any because everything on this planet has a special need of one kind or the other

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:41 am
Noted, thanks.

aj E (164)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:44 am

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:16 am
We've raised FeLV postitive cats and they are as loving and as playful as any other cats. Because the available vaccination is very effective, we had FeLV-negative cats and FeLV-positive ones living together. As the vet said after examining Foster, one of street rescues who had tested negative, even if the vaccine fails, how long a life do think the cat would have on the street?

Although his best friend (Lenny) was FeLV positive, they had a great time together. Foster went on to live to at least 16 more years. Through love and care, our fur buddies enriched our lives as well as each other's. Lenny was only 2 when he died from the Feline leukemia virus, but he helped Foster learn to like people by showing him how much fun people could be if you trained them well. (As they saying goes, dogs have masters, cats have staff.)

. (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:18 am
Glad to read that a common sense article that has held back a few of our cats from getting adopted sooner.

. (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:47 am
Well said Patrick. God bless all of them

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:05 pm
Thank you to Wisker's Animal Benevolent League for all their information on these FIV+cats.
A good article Cher.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:48 pm
Noted, thanks.

Natalie V (27)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3:06 pm
noted, thanks

Sarah G (109)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 4:34 pm
Thanks, great story!

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:13 pm

michelle t (41)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:06 pm
Good article.Thanks Cher

Ruth C (87)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:06 am
To all those people who have helped, are helping and will continue to help kitties with FIV, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

pam w (139)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:34 am
I've just rescued a cat which tested positive for FIV/FELV once and negative another time.

On my vet's advice, I'm waiting another month or two to retest him.

Seems like a long time...but, as the vet said, 'Either he's got it...or he doesn't. Waiting will only give us a more reliable result."


Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:24 pm
Noted and Thnx Cher :-0

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:44 pm

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 11:00 am
noted and agreed, thanks Cher

Iveta cer (41)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:51 pm
Thanks for great article

Beth M (138)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 3:30 pm
Wonderful and positive article. Thank you so much for this information!
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