An FeLV/FIV diagnosis is not a death sentence. Learn how to help below.

Facts and Stats about
​FIV and FeLV Cats

(And why you should consider adopting us!)

Meet Leah Norton - Foster Parent & Volunteer 
My goal? To find them all homes.

About me

I have been volunteering at The Center since 2012. In December of that year, the shelter was running a monthly special, “Adopt a Special Needs Cat Month”. I wasn’t sure what that meant so I decided to jump in and help!

Since that December, I've learned that the shelter was home to cats with either FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) or in some cases, both diseases! I wanted to make sure I was knowledgeable enough about their care so I took to the internet to learn, and what I found was that there were a lot of mixed messages and bad information. I continued my search for accurate info and in doing so participated in a webinar about FIV through Cornell University and had the privilege of speaking to the veterinarian at the largest FIV and FeLV rescue in the country located in Michigan.

After all of this research, I came to the conclusion that BOTH diseases aren’t nearly as scary as I was originally been led to believe. And that is where my passion for finding these overlooked animals comes in. Today, when special animals with FeLV and FIV arrive at The Center, I love bringing them with me to offsite locations and educating the public and of course, finding them homes!

The Center is so grateful for Leah's advocacy on our special needs' feline's behalf! Please feel free to reach out to Leah with any questions on adoption or contributing to their care.

Have questions about FeLV/FIV cats?

Email Leah