There's been an increase recently in the number of cats with Feline Leukemia Virus, which weakens their immune system and often causes cancer.
Because of the increase, the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor is taking in more cats with the disease and is looking for homes for them instead of having them euthanized.
I spoke with the society's marketing director Wendy Welch about what they're doing to help cats suffering from the disease.
Welch says humans are not in danger of contracting the virus as well as dogs, rabbits or any other species.
— Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her email@example.com