FeLV Without Fear

February 2015 by Steve Okino

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 42 minutes

Too often, routine euthanasia is the prescription for cats with the Feline Leukemia Virus. That’s changing and so are the stereotypes that FeLV-positive cats are undesirable, expensive to care for and un-adoptable. We’ll explode the myths and misconceptions and explain how to give these often overlooked cats the quality of life and loving homes they deserve. Presented by veteran broadcast news journalist Steve Okino, this program was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Steve Okino

Steve Okino has worked daily with the feline leukemia cats at Austin Pets Alive! since 2012. He served as an APA! Cat Adoption Counselor and currently volunteers six days a week at APA’s FeLV Sanctuary. Steve is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who moved to Austin after 25 years in Hawaii, where he wrote and directed independent films featured on PBS, Hawaii Public Television and the Hawaii International Film Festival. His communications background includes marketing, political consulting and journalism, including ten years with CBS News and CBS Television Stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas.

Comments

Content you may be interested in

Feline Influenza Outbreak in New York City

March 2017 by Dr. Sandra Newbury

When Avian Influenza H7N2 infected cats in a New York City animal shelter, it was the first outbreak of its kind, and the first documented case of cat-to-cat transmission. Learn about the response and the outcome for the cats that were infected.

Learn More

Small Changes, Big Results for Cats

March 2017 by Mike Keiley and Bryn Conklin Rogers

Learn how making a few small, easy-to-implement changes can spiral into more programs, lower intake and decrease euthanasia at an open admission adoption center. Learn More

How a dog named Patty sparked a lifesaving revolution for dogs with behavior challenges

March 28, 2017

Are there dogs in your shelter or rescue who you honestly think can’t be adopted because of behavior problems? There might be a simple solution — and if it works for them, they’ll have a dog named Patty to thank. Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at the Austin Animal Center, told Patty’s story… Learn More