Q: Are dogs allowed to board at Camp Kitty?
A: No. Camp Kitty is strictly for cats. There are several great dog boarding facilities nearby should you have a dog that needs to be boarded. Check out Wagalot or Camp Woof.
Q: My cat is very old and requires meds, can he stay at Camp Kitty?
A: Yes, cats on medication are welcome to stay at Camp Kitty. Though, we do not give injections.
Q: Do you groom cats?
A: Currently we do not groom cats. That is something we will look into in the future should there be a high demand for it.
Q: What is FIV? How is it transmitted?
A: Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) causes an infectious disease in domestic cats and cheetahs similar to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) in humans. It attacks and weakens the body's immune system, making the animal susceptible to infections and diseases that don't usually affect healthy cats. There is no cure for FIV, and the use of vaccines to prevent infection is somewhat controversial.
FIV is transmitted primarily through deep, penetrating bite wounds. For more information on FIV, please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine's website.
Q: So, what is FeLV? How common is it and how does it spread from cat to cat?
A: Feline leukemia is a cancerous disease caused by feline leukemia virus (FeLV). FeLV causes diseases other than leukemia including other cancers and immunodeficiency.
It is estimated that 1-2% of otherwise healthy cats are infected with FeLV. Males are more commonly infected than females, and cats with access to the outdoors are more at risk of becoming infected than indoor cats. Kittens are much more susceptible to FeLV infection than adult cats.
The feline leukemia virus is excreted in saliva and tears and possibly the urine and feces of infected cats. Prolonged, extensive cat-to-cat contact is required for efficient spread, because the virus is rapidly inactivated by warmth and drying. For more information on FeLV, please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine's website.
Q: Since Camp Kitty is closed on Tuesdays will someone be there to care for my cat?
A: Of course! Camp Kitty will be closed to the public on Tuesdays, but all cats will be fed, have there litter changed, and generally be cared for as normal.
Q: What happens if my cat gets sick while in your care?
A: Should your cat get sick while in our care, we will notify you first then contact your vet. in case of an emergency and your vet cannot see your cat then he/she will be taken to the Animal Emergency Center in Decatur.