About Leuk's Landing
How did Leuk's Landing come about?
Leuk's Landing was founded in 2007 by Leona Foster. After many years in marketing and the market research business, she was looking for a passion to complement her work life. Having grown up on a farm and having kitties around all her life, she knew she wanted to do something to benefit cats and kittens. After consulting with one of her vets, she identified the greatest needs being related to kitties with FIV (much like AIDS in kitties), kitties with Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and geriatric kitties. Leona chose kitties with Feline Leukemia due to the higher euthanasia rate among these kitties. Her goal is to make a dent in the number of kitties euthanized because they test positive for the disease.
At Leuk's Landing we strive to give these cats a high-quality life, since they may not realize the quantity of life of a healthy kitty.
How does Leuk's Landing operate?
Leuk's Landing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a permanent home for cats and kittens diagnosed with Feline Leukemia. Feline Leukemia cats should not live with healthy cats. While the average lifespan of a FeLV positive cat is shorter than a healthy cat, there is no reason why these cats cannot live a happy, healthy life with good care. While there is no cure for FeLV, there are things we do to boost their immune system and help ward off the onset of illnesses and health problems. At Leuk’s Landing, our goal is to give these cats and kittens a second chance and a high-quality life with lots of loving care and attention.
Leuk's Landing is completely run by volunteers. We have space in our sanctuary near Ann Arbor, MI for about 25-30 cats and kittens. Our facility is a retrofitted building with windows, high perches, catwalks and a kitchenette. We provide outdoor access to a natural fenced area. Our business model of recruiting long term foster homes for FeLV kitties allows us to serve another 50 kitties. We discovered over the years that our kitties tend to be healthier longer when they are in a low-stress environment like a home. Since we do not adopt our kitties out, we can only accept them as space becomes available.
All donations to Leuk's Landing are tax deductible and 100% goes toward the care of our feline residents and kitties in long term foster homes.