FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY wrote -
Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization on our way to building an animal sanctuary. While we work on the big solution we are in need of building a cattery to house kitties who are infected with FELV (feline leukemia) and build a new housing to expand our adoptable area.
WHAT WE NEED:
We wish to upgrade the existing unit to a fully functioning temperature controlled room that can house many FeLV cats. Currentl it is a screend in porch room and unusable in the heat and cold 24 hours - This will give us the room we need to help more cats in need and save lives!
Addidiontally we want to add on to the main buidling another 25x30 ft room that is tempurature controlled that can hold more adoptabels. This room will also have a quarantine room, kitchen area with a vet space so we can have our vets do more proceedures at the sanctuary. This will all need to be designed, permitted, electric, gas, plumbing and more~
Cats infected with this disease can live long and healthy lives with proper care. The cattery will ensure that they:
- Live indoors
- Be spayed or neutered
- Not be fed a raw diet
- Be examined by a veterinarian regularly
- At least twice yearly
- Have routine blood screens (including a complete blood count and blood chemistry profile)
- Urinalysis (urine testing) done at least yearly
Hematological (blood) disorders are common in cats with feline leukemia, so some veterinarians may advise blood testing, particularly the complete blood count, twice yearly. In the event that a previously healthy feline leukemia positive cat becomes ill, a thorough diagnostic plan and aggressive treatment should be instituted as soon as possible.
WHAT IS FELINE LEUKEMIA?
Feline leukemia is not cancer as people have it. Cats infected with the feline leukemia virus experience suppression of their immune system. This immunosuppression can cause an infected cat to become more susceptible to secondary infections. These secondary infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal and can affect any body system.
Please join our efforts in helping build our cattery. Every penny and more will make a difference in transforming the lives of our wonderful kitties because each of them is worth saving. Thank you!