This is Kisa, or Kitty, and he was a FeLV+ stray - photo added by Michael. Kisa is not living at SCR - photo by Timothy Wells (Flickr)
What caught my eye about Shadow Cat Rescue was the statement by the founder of SCR (with her husband), Sheila Smith who says this in relation to FeLV cats.
"If I had my choice we would be a leukemia-only shelter, but we have too many others with different issues." Since 2006 SCR has provided a home to 75 FeLV cats.
This shows heart and tenderness, the kind of person who almost must be involved in cat rescue as a way of expressing herself. Roy is also very tender towards FeLV cats. FeLV cats are at the bottom of the list of adoptable cats and threfore the most vulnerable. It is fantastic to think that there are people out there who care for cats that are least likely to be cared for.
Shadow Cats Rescue is in Round Rock, Texas. It was founded in 1977. Sheila could not ignore the skinny stray and feral cats that others wanted to get rid of. She was drawn to them. She wanted to give them a life. A life that they deserved as much as any other of God's creatures.
Roy prefers to not use the word "feral" and calls them "community cats" as the word has negative connotations. I like that. It tells us a bit more about Roy and Sheila Smith.
They seem to have a fantastic 1,700 square foot facility attached to their house.
Roy is a veterinarian and works at the Central Texas Hospital close to Shadow Cats Rescue.
I just wanted to promote, if you like, this good work. See also Adoptable FeLV Cats.
This is a link to their website: Shadow Cats Rescue