Thank you Beth for being much more diplomatic than me.  :)

Beth Noren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
    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". 

  On 9/25/07, Susan Dubose <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:       Allowing mixed 
"pet" cats to stay together that have already been exposed is one thing 
  Deliberately exposing already immune compromised fiv+ cats to felv+ is giving 
them a death sentence.
While she (Not Sherry, the owner)  collects donations for this  and tells 
  "We do the best that we can".
  Question, as far as declawing, are the adopters even asked or is it "just a 
Sounds like the dark ages.
  And besides, a cat that is fiv+ is stillvery adoptable, w/an education 
programset in place.
A cat that is felv+ is much harder.
  A cat that is fiv+ and exposed to felv is just about impossible.
  Susan J. DuBose  >^..^<
                                  "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 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:16 AM
  Subject: Re: Here is the link
  Glenda, many of us here mix our vaccinated negatives with our positives.  It 
is a calculated risk that takes into account quality of life, as is your 
decision to allow your cats outside.  In my situation, with my neighborhood and 
my street-senseless cats, an outdoor kitty is a risk that I won't take.  Your 
situation may be very different.  I guess I am just trying to suggest that we 
ALL care deeply for our cats, and that we be gentler with each other when 
voicing our different opinions.  It does the cats no good if all of us crazy 
cat ladies start attacking each other.  Sherry has worked so hard, and takes 
each loss so personally, and for that I thank her. 
  Best wishes,
  Beth, Blue, Moxie, Dash, Scooter. and Will Feral 


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