House of Dreams is one of the few shelters that accepts FeLV (Feline Leukemia) positive kitties.
Our FeLV cats have an area of the shelter all to themselves, with bedding, food and water dishes, and cleaning supplies reserved exclusively for their use. It is important that infected and non-infected cats be kept separate at all times, to avoid spreading the virus.
Contrary to what most people believe, it is possible (and common) for FeLV cats to live for years with the disease, symptom free. We have known cats to live 10, 12, 14 years or longer with Feline Leukemia, enjoying the same health and quality of life as a kitty without the disease.
So what exactly is Feline Leukemia? Click here to learn more, and for tips on how to protect your cats from contracting the virus. The only exception House of Dreams would take to the article is how long a cat can live with FeLV--in our experience they can live a happy and healthy life for many years after diagnosis.
Angela, a feisty FeLV positive kitty, adopted into a loving home from House of Dreams.