What is Feline Leukemia Virus?
Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that causes cats to have a weaker immune system. It is a contagious virus, and is spread from cat to cat through saliva and other bodily secretions. However, it is not a highly contagious disease, and usually requires a prolonged period of close contact between an infected cat and susceptible cats. Many people will never consider adopting an FeLV positive cat because it sounds scary or expensive to care for. We’re here to give you all the facts, and therefore improve the chances of these cats finding forever homes.
If you’re looking to adopt a shelter cat, want to know how to protect your cats, or have no idea what FeLV is, this video is for you!
Now you know all about FeLV!
Please share this video with your friends, and remember to keep your cat up to date on their vaccinations, especially the one that protects against FeLV!
Come to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Main Campus and meet our adoptable FeLV positive cats.
Scroll to watch videos of Crystal, Midnight and Jade.
Did you know that large felines like tigers and lions can contract FeLV too?
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