FeLV Sanctuary

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.

If you’re interested in adopting any of these special cuties, their adoption fee is waived.  We hope next time you’re at APA! you’ll stop by to say hello to its residents and perhaps fall in love.  For more information about adopting, click here or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Play with our FeLV kitties!

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