Louie

Louie is a very handsome, friendly 3 year old boy! He was found wandering the streets of Beaver Dam all alone. He came to the DCHS and we quickly learned what a wonderful boy he is! We can’t wait to find him a wonderful home!

We also learned, after his vet visit, that Louie tested a (faint) positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV). Feline leukemia is a virus that is highly spreadable between cats. FeLV is passed from one cat to another through saliva, blood, and to some extent, urine and feces. FeLV weakens the immune system, so these cats can get respiratory illnesses easier. The virus does not live long outside the cat’s body — probably just a few hours. This disease only affects cats — it cannot be transmitted to people, dogs, rabbits, or other animals.

What does this mean for cats like Louie? It means that Louie has to be an only cat in the home, as to not spread the virus to other non-FeLV cats. But, he can live with another FeLV cat. He must live as an indoor cat to keep him healthy and not affect other cats. He needs to be watched for any early signs of respiratory symptoms and taken to the vet if he develops anything (which can usually be treated with a simple antibiotic). If untreated, it can be deadly for Louie.

The good news is that following a few simple precautions, Louie can live a long and healthy life! He has lots of love to give and he can’t wait to find his forever home! Louie’s adoption fee is waived to help him find his wonderful happy ending!