Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is a highly contagious virus that impacts the immune system and generally shortens the lifespan of a cat to just 2-4 years after diagnosis. Because of the highly contagious nature of disease, FeLV+ cats must be kept isolated from other cats who are not infected. The quarantine combined with the estimated lifespan means that our FeLV cats have a harder time getting adopted, and thus are often the first to be euthanized when they test positive at shelters. However, APA! believes that these cats and kittens deserve a chance – even if it’s a chance for just a few years.
Because FeLV+ cats and kittens are often hard to place and they can’t be placed in the cattery with non-infected cats, APA! has created a special place that these kitties can call home until their forever family finds them.