Re: Our New Cat has Feline Leukemia
Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
We adopted a cat from a local shelter about 10 years ago, and I remember that after we paid for her, they ran a feline leukemia test there at the shelter. It was negative, but they told us that if if would have been positive, they wouldn't have let us take her home.
I think you should call your shelter back and let them know. It was very irresponsible of them to let you take the cat home without knowing. Feline leukemia is very contagious. If you would have had another cat at home, he or she could have contracted the disease very easily.
My wife called them this morning to let them know. They don't test for that at that shelter. I agree they should. But I suspect they just don't have the funds to do it. Yea if we had another cat at home we would have been upset. I hadn't really thought about that until you mentioned it.
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