This room is exclusively for cats that have tested positive for Feline
Leukemia. The feline Leukemia virus is similar to the Feline
Immunodeficiency virus in that it is not transmittable to humans, but can be
passed to other cats through bite wounds, litter boxes, etc. The virus itself
can not live outside of the host (the cat) for more than a minute or two, and
can not travel through the air.
Although the virus these cats carry is not readily transmittable to other cats,
these cats are housed in a separate area from all our other residents. Several
of the cats in this area are receiving a new drug therapy to boost their
immune systems and help them fight the leukemia virus.