Don't know what to do - FeLV
We recently adopted a new kitten from a shelter to be a friend with our other cat who is 1 1/2. Sadly, although he tested negative at the shelter for FeLV, we found out a month after he has been with us that he is positive.
It's a heart breaking situation and Ive spent days crying and no sleep trying to figure out what to do.
The two cats are best buddies now. I've tried to keep them seperate but they will go to the door and scratch and cry for eachother.
We are trying to find him a loving home, but its hard to find someone who wants a FeLV kitten. We also don't know how the other cat will react when he looses his friend.
I've started to think about just keeping him. I know that may sound like a horrible idea, but he needs a home, he has his friend here, he will be happy here. My other cat has been vaccinated for the disease, I realize he can still get it. I feel like my options are to:
(a) either give the kitten up, break the bond between not only us but also my other cat... not knowing how my cat will react to this situtation. If I can't find a home for him he would probably go to a shleter who will probably euthanize (sp) him. or
(b) keep him and run the risk that my other cat will become sick too. But they will be happy living their lives together.
Which is worse... I don't know.
Has anyone been in a similar situation? The kitten will be retested in a month... I pray every day that it wll clear his system, but I think in kittens that is rare.