But are they helping to save lives or are they
protecting the breed from probably inbreed cats...|
Nobody will tell me anything even though I am one of the closest and from what I can tell I was one of the 1st to try to respond to Dr. Bruce...I don't know if I am reading it right but it sounds like we are getting ready for a mass euthanasia on Wed...Origionaly I thought how lucky these pure breads were with all the big help that jumped in compared to Angel Wings but now I am wondering if the 2 local Tenn. rescue girls aren't going to have much better numbers for saving lives....
My 6 AW FeLV+ cats are all doing great and they got a 1000 mile transport....
And contrary to the Dr.'s 1st post...The local HS didn't turn him down...They have never been contacted...Why an I hearing that from the head of my local shelter ???
hey, nina, both aby and bengal rescue are involved...... On 8/7/05, Nina <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:Hi Jenn, I'm sorry I haven't a clue about PK deficiency in cats. I'd never heard of it before your post. Hopefully none of these guys will have the problem. It's just overwhelming isn't it? Thank you for always being in the thick of these deplorable situations. I don't know much about Bengals, but I've never met an Abyssinian I didn't like. Are there any breed specific rescues that might be able to help? Humans simply baffle me sometimes, and it's always the animals that end up suffering. Once again, thank you for your efforts in bringing these guys to safety. I'm so glad there are people like you out there on the front lines. Where do you get your courage and stamina?Speaking of your efforts... We haven't heard anything about Bones lately. How is she doing? Nina Jenn wrote:Anybody know anything about, or ever dealt with erythrocyte pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency in a cat? It's recessive gene breed issue in Somali and Abyssinian cats. Is there a yahoo group that deals with it? I'm about to get some Abyssinian rescues in, and just wanted do a bit of research on it before-hand, just in case. Supposedly, the "cure" for it is surgical removal of the Spleen, from what I have been reading so far. Anybody ever had that done? On the same note, is anyone interested in adopting a Abyssinian or Bengal (or cross between the two) cat in the Vermont/ New Hampshire/ Eastern NY areas (or willing to drive to the northeastern USA area to pick one up)? We are seeking adoptive homes for 150 hoarder situation cats. If enough homes are not found, cats WILL be euthanised. They need homes by WEDNESDAY. Rescues are welcome to take GROUPS of cats. If you can help, please contact: Donna at [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> (with the subject: "VT Aby/Bengal - ADOPT" ) as soon as possible to make arrangements and be screened. You can tell her Jenn from the UCAT rescue told you about the situation. This is a quite overwhelming situation, we need your help! PLEASE only respond if you can be in the northeastern USA area this week, these cats will NOT be shipped. These cats are rumored to have ringworm, but otherwise are supposed to be in fairly good health. Some will be purebred registered cats, but we can not guarantee that you will get their papers with them (these are RESCUE cats, and MUST be spayed/neutered, not to be used for breeding). The vet that is rescuing them will spay/neuter, update rabies, and put Frontline on any that can be done, before releasing them to adopters or rescuers. Pregnant queens will NOT be aborted, so it is possible that we will need homes for queens expecting kittens (kittens may or may not be registerable, at this point, I do not know if papers will be released). If you can take on special needs cats (the preggo queens, or sick cats, or PK cats, or anything out of the norm) be sure to mention that in your email to Donna. Jenn http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Adopt a FIV+ cat: http://jenn.rescuegroup.org/FELV/FIV/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I collect KMR kitten formula labels for Bazil, a 3 yr old special needs cat who must live on a liquid diet for the rest of his life. Bazil's caretaker collects labels and sends them to KMR, where they add up until she earns a free can of formula! PLEASE save your KMR kitten formula labels for Bazil! If you use KMR, even just one can, please ask me for the mailing address you can send them to, to help feed Bazil! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.10.0/63 - Release Date: 8/3/2005
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