Hi Glenda, I didn't read this until this morning at work. What horrible people for not letting you back to see Marmalade. I've got my fingers crossed for him. It's so sad how many people don't care about our fellow creatures. Let us know right away about Marmalade. He sounds like a great cat who deserves a chance (don't they all?!).
Melissa -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of glenda Goodman Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:18 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: OT: Exactly what are my rights here? Hello everyone, Several of you here know my story about trapping an orange and white cat , whom I named Marmalade. The cat was trapped this last Sunday night in my personal trap. The cat was then transported to our local shelter by a policeman. When the cat was turned over, he became the property of the county shelter...He was trapped at my friend's house, together we decided to call the officer... The shelter decided Monday morning he was a wild"feral" cat and told me he was put in with the wild kitties and would have to be put down. They did say they would wait 3-days to see if anyone came forward to claim him. I went in Monday morning to see the kitty and get my trap back...I was told I could not see him. I asked if I could take him to be tested.After some discussion, I was told I could. I made the appt. for that Monday. I was then told I could not test him until Thursday, after the 3-day waiting period. I went to the shelter yesterday morning to visit the kitty. I just wanted to see him , see if he might talk back to me, show some sign of wanting me to work with him. I was told by a worker ,because he was in the wild kitty section, I was not allowed to see him...I was told the reason being they were worried about liability...I tried to understand their point and did not want to be too much of a thorn in their behind, because at least they had given me permission to have the cat tested on Thursday morning. I had an appt. for 9:15 am. The shelter opens at 9:00am. I was using the same vet they use... Last night I was heading down to the shelter after work and had decided to bring up some points about if this kitty tested negative for the FeLV and FIV and I decided to neuter this cat...after all I already had an investment in the cat and if the cat were young...looked under three years old...was there maybe someone who might enjoy the challenge of working with a feral...if indeed this cat was a feral...Things like that...I called my friend on the way home and decided one more day would not hurt that much and at least after the test I'd have one important plus to work with if the cat tested clean...Us cat people do tend to rattle people enough as it is... Well, I got home tonight and there was a message on my phone from the director of our shelter...It was: Hi Glenda, I have some good and bad news for you. If you get this before 7:00pm give me a call @....Otherwise call me in the morning...I got the message after 9:00pm. Well guys, nothing like suspense...I hate to jump to conclusions , but I bet they put the cat down...and they will tell me he tested neg. I will be on the computer to tell everyone the rest of the story in the morning... The fact the beginning of the story is a story in itself, should hold everyone until morning...I seriously wonder what the wild cat area is like??? I'd like to know what they do with ferals after they are caught here...? I am going to be talking to feral cat people in other neighboring areas to see what type of programs they have...Thanks for reading this. Glenda ____________________________________________________________________________ ________ Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us. http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7