Our Feline Leukemia Adoption Center is the first of its kind in the
nation. Since 2011, we’ve been taking in FeLV+ cats from the Central
Texas area, as well as all over the country and continent. We
participated in humane research studies in partnership with the
University of Florida to learn more about feline leukemia virus, and are
regularly making new discoveries about the disease.
Historically, cats with this virus are euthanized upon diagnosis; but here at APA!,
we know that FeLV+ cats live normal, happy lives; and though their
lifespan has the potential to be shorter, we believe they deserve to
live. So, we are dedicated to the humane research and improvement of
shelter knowledge on the virus. APA!'s FeLV+ cat adoption fees are
waived and the APA! Medical Triage and Wellness Clinic will provide
treatment for illnesses related to their FeLV+ status for their
Over 2,100 lives have been saved since 2011 through our FeLV+ programs
We adopted out 478 FeLV+ cats and kittens in 2022.
APA! receives more than 600 requests per year to take in FeLV+ Cats.
Our FelV save rate was 93% in 2022!
Our Feline Leukemia Adoption Center has been part of a study that collected data and performed research on feline leukemia virus.
Our center shelters more FeLV+ cats with varied medical needs than ever before.
Darla, the 8-month old Golden Retriever that was too scared to walk, was being taken to the euthanasia room in a wheelbarrow. But thanks to APA!s Transport Program Darla was given a second chance at ...See more from the blog