|Purred: Wed Sep 14, '11 8:41am PST |
|Have the kittens had their vaccinations yet? I would double check with your vet, but it is my understanding that the vaccine will protect them from any exposure they might get from another cat or from surfaces that may have been infected.
I don't have experience with feline leukemia, but I do with feline distemper. Randy had it as a kitten. That particular virus can live for many years and can only be killed by one particular virucide, or bleach or fire. It's not necessarily only items that are known to have been used that may be infected, such as dishes or beds, as the virus sheds and can transfer to other non-contact surfaces. We can't bleach every item and surface in our home, so short of burning the place down, we will likely have infected surfaces for possibly years.
If we were to have another cat in our home, we would be safe to do so if the cat was current on his/her vaccinations. But we wouldn't be able to bring in an unvaccinated stray, because we would risk infecting him or her.
Again, confirm with your vet, but I don't think a previous infection would be a reason to reject a home for these little guys if their vaccinations are in effect and kept current in the future.