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Changing Minds About FeLV

Changing Minds About FeLV

Every year, shelters and rescues across the country take in cats with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Although minds are changing around FeLV, many organizations still believe no one will adopt these cats.

That’s because feline leukemia is unpredictable. Half the cats with FeLV live long, symptom-free lives. The other half succumb to lymphoma —and there’s no way of knowing whether they’ll have years or days to live. Even with that uncertainty, these cats deserve every chance at finding a loving home.

Thank You for Helping Cats Like Polly

Thank You for Helping Cats Like Polly

When we brought Polly to our cage-free Adoption Center, I watched her make biscuits with her oversized paws and show off her gentle personality. At Cat Town, we explained to visitors that FIV is typically symptom-free for many years, and while untreatable, doesn’t spread as easily as the name implies. Best of all, Polly was able to show hundreds of people that her FIV status wasn’t a danger to other cats by safely grooming, playing, and sleeping with her feline companions at our Adoption Center.

Progress Report: Huey

Progress Report: Huey

After an injury left him unable to feel his tail and bladder, Cat Town took Huey under our wing. We knew this extra-friendly cat would need extra-special care, and we’re happy to report that, thanks to your donations, his medical condition has dramatically improved!

We noticed Huey was not treating his paralyzed tail with the care he would have if it had any feeling. Our vet agreed this put him at risk of future injury, and amputated his tail for his safety. Huey got top notch recovery care from his incredible foster, who happens to be a veterinary technician and made sure he healed up great after his surgery. We suspect that the unlimited cuddles may have helped, too.