Tails of Hope: The Story of Remington

Tails of Hope: The Story of Remington

by | Jun 4, 2019 | Tails of Hope Stories | 0 comments

As a no kill shelter, we believe in helping every animal that comes to our shelter in need.

It’s your support and our dedicated staff that helps make a difference in the lives of each animal brought to us.

When we met Remington, we learned he had been abandoned outside of a shop.

Fortunately, he was found and brought to our shelter.

Our staff assessed Remington to see what his needs were.

Among the tests that we took, Remington tested positive for Feline Leukemia.

In order to test for this virus, you must conduct a blood test.

Unfortunately, this condition is untreatable.

Cats who suffer with Feline Leukemia have an average life expectancy of 2-3 years.

Feline Leukemia can be traced in saliva, urine, feces, and a mother’s milk.

This virus only affects cats and will not transfer to other animals except for cats.

Cats can contract the virus from bites, being groomed near each other, and sharing the same supplies (bowls and liter boxes etc.)

Once the virus has progressed, you may notice some of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Pale gums
  • Fever
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Poor coat condition

Since this virus is incurable, we’re only able to treat a cat’s symptoms.

Despite Remington’s illness, our veterinarian technician fell in love with him and adopted him on October 18, 2018.

As of today, Remington is spending his life well-loved in his furever home.