Has anyone had a similar situation? We took in this wonderful sweet stray tomcat (who has since had $500 worth of vetcare and been neutered) when he showed up at our door and demanded to come in. He was beat all to hell, poor baby, and had wounds from a collar that had grown into his skin. We kept him apart from our cats til tests could be run (it took them 2 weeks!) and after falling head over heels, found out he is FIV+.
The vet on base wants us to put him down. They told us we need to keep him strictly quarantined from our other cats, down to washing face and hands and changing clothes after handling him. However, two of the local shelters said that they can't take FIV+ cats, but that we'd be okay to keep him with our other cats as long as they don't fight. I hate the idea of putting this loving, healthy cat down, but am worried for my other cats. Is the vet overreacting or are the shelters understating the risk?
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