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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.

Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Most senior cats who find themselves in a shelter cage share some variation of the same story.

One day, their person dies. They lose the only friend they’ve ever known — and now that they’re older, nobody wants to care for them. The city shelter steps in to keep them from becoming homeless, but with so few resources, the shelter can’t make up for the loss of the cat's family, their home, and even the little comforts in life — a window to look out of, a bed, a favorite toy.

It takes an exceptional cat, like Tony, to rise above these circumstances.

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.