In March of 2008, Wizard – a handsome siamese male – came to us in a trap. We were very sad when he tested Feline Leukemia (FeLV) positive which made him “unadoptable”. The only suitable home for him would be one in which he was the only cat or in a home with another leukemia positive cat.
FeLV is a virus. It is contagious to other cats. About 1/3 of the cats with the virus die from it. The rest either test negative down the road or remain contagious their whole lives, but never actually succumb to it. Felines and Friends in Santa Fe came to his rescue and found a special home for him. Very sadly, he was one of the unlucky ones and he became ill within a year. But his last months were full of love in a home that treasured him.