Monday, May 9, 2011

Sad News at - A litter of strays, wiggling live.

I'm afraid we have some bad news. Pony wasn't doing so well on Sunday night, so we took him to the vet. He was severely dehydrated, and his condition was assumed to be congenital. The vet ran a blood test and he came back positive for FELV. FELV is almost always lethal in kittens, and with the vet's strong recommendation we had him put down. He is sorely missed.

Unfortunately, Pony almost certainly contracted FELV from Oscarina, and the rest of the litter is at high risk. We are taking them to the vet this afternoon and will post updates here when possible.

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