Hello, we are Carmen and Carlita! Shortly after arriving at the shelter it was determined that we were both FeLV+ (positive for feline leukemia). Feline Leukemia is a retrovirus, similar to AIDS in humans, that is species specific- meaning it cannot be transferred to humans and other non-feline animals. It is important that we go to a home with no other kitties, current or incoming, as FeLV is contagious to other cats through bodily fluids. Many people think FeLV cats are sick and dying and have no quality of life but the reality is that felines who are positive for the virus can remain healthy for months or years after their diagnosis. Some cats can live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosed as an adult. Unfortunately the virus can be harder on kittens than adults as most kittens succumb to the disease before their second birthday. Even though the virus can be harsh on kittens, this does not mean their lives are without worth. Whatever length their life ends up being, their time can be joy-filled. With an FeLV+ kitty additional veterinary care may be required since the virus weakens a cat's immune system, making them more susceptible to illnesses. The donation fee that is being asked for me is solely to cover the cost of our spay surgery and vet care that was done while at the shelter. We love each other very much so it is important that we go to a home with room for two wonderful kitties. If you are looking to open your home and heart up to give two sweet kitties a good, fulfilled life then look no further- here we are! ...
If you're interested in adoption please visit www.catsontheweb.org and fill out the online adoption form. Thanks!
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