One of our previous adopters brought Lance, a large tabby mix with one of the sweetest, most gentle dispositions ever to us. He had been hanging around her house and didn't seem comfortable outside but her cats refused him entry. We immediately took him to the vet and found that he had tested positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia (FeLV).
This posed a difficult problem for us to find a safe, comfortable place and keep our other cats from being infected by FeLV. We finally settled on a large pen in the garage made up like a big living room complete with a huge recliner, rugs, a special heater in the winter, and fans in the summer for his comfort. All the volunteers spent as much time as possible just holding and petting him as much as possible.
After many months of trying to find Lance a home with another FeLV cat or no cats, we were able to place him with Best Friends. This, of course, was in the winter with a serious storm coming so driving wasn't an option. Instead, we flew him to Las Vegas. Even after hours in a cramped carrier with tons of strangers surrounding him, he did so well.
Even though it was tough to pass him over to extremely caring hands we knew that this was the right thing to do. Lance was able to live with other cats and be reasonably normal for a couple of months until he, unfortunately, passed away due to complications of FeLV.
Although his 5 years was way too short, he knew he was loved by all and was an absolute trooper to the very end. He holds a special place in all of our hearts.
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