Sorry, the "hellhole"comment was not meant to go to the list. My mistake (yes,even I make them).
However, I standby my opinion. Susan J. DuBose >^..^< www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net "As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent ----- Original Message ----- From: Beth Noren To: email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:16 AM Subject: Re: Here is the link But the FIV cats have not been given a "death sentence", they have been vaccinated for a much reduced risk of a catching FeLV. They are weighing that risk against the risk of death on the streets or in a kill shelter. If anyone believes that that risk is not justified they can say so in a much nicer way than calling the place a "hell hole" and attacking poor Sherry. From my experience, I do believe that some rescues are too set on the idea that declaws are neccesary to attract adopters. Our local rescue declaws every kitten it can before offering it for adoption. When I told one of their volunteers that I was looking for a clawed companion for my clawed one-year old, she looked horrified and actually said "What about the furniture?" A politely worded letter to the director telling them that they lost out on an adoption can have more impact than jumping into impassioned rhetoric and telling them they're in "the dark ages". Beth