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Melody Domestic Long Hair Champaign, IL

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • White


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Melody

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Special NeedsMelody is a beautiful, friendly girl who was found wandering and never claimed! Would you like to be her forever family? Sad to say Melody tested positive for FeLV.

From available research, progressively infected FeLV+ cats often live between 2-6 years after diagnosis if they were diagnosed as adults, and 6 months-2 years after diagnosis if they were diagnosed as kittens. Regressively infected cats are showing normal lifespans in research studies. Alley Cats says

Quick Facts:

FeLV is a retrovirus that compromises a cat's immune system.
FeLV is a feline-only virus that cannot be transmitted to humans.
Cats who test positive for FeLV can live for many years without serious symptoms.
A positive FeLV test result SHOULD NOT be a death sentence.
A vaccination for FeLV exists, but it is not 100 percent effective.
In rare instances, FeLV can spread through the shared use of litter boxes and/or feeding dishes.
A positive FeLV test in a cat is not necessarily a diagnosis. False positives can occur.
We strongly recommend against testing community cats for FeLV.
Spaying and neutering is key to preventing FeLV spread by minimizing biting behavior that is the main mode of transmission.

FeLV cannot survive for more than a few hours outside a cat's body in most environments and is easily destroyed with soap and water.

Spaying and neutering cats helps prevent FeLV transmission by minimizing biting behavior. When cats are spayed or neutered, hormone-driven fights (and any resulting bites) associated with mating decrease dramatically. Spaying and neutering also ends the transmission of FeLV from mother cats to kittens.

It is important to know that a vaccination for FeLV exists, but it is not 100 percent effective. People should consult their veterinarians and determine their cat's risk factors for FeLV when deciding whether to vaccinate.

So to adopt Melody is facing a unknown future. But that is so true of many cats. Life is not promised to anyone.

Thank you for your interest in a CATsNAP cat or kitten!

If you would like to meet a cat, please complete the online application located on our website

We do not have a walk-in facility; most of our cats are in foster homes. For this reason, we require an approved application on file before we set up a meet and greet.

Completing an online application does not obligate you to adopt! We care deeply about our cats and want the best match for all involved.

All CATsNAP cats and kittens are:

Vaccination against Panleukopenia (Distemper), Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus

Vaccination against Rabies (if animal is over 4 months of age)

Testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Initial de-worming, flea, and ear mite treatment

Sterilization of the animal prior to adoption; no exceptions

Micro-chipping as mandated by state law

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