it could be a full-time job keeping up with them, seriously. i was ONLY checking out places that had websites, and sometimes it was almost impossible to actually FIND the information--and of the places i emailed, in my official name so they wouldn't automatically ignore it, i got a less than 10% response rate.
i was using every main source available, and for some states i went to over 500 shelter/rescue sites--yet sometimes i found out about programs and clinics not from the sites themselves, but from someone ELSE'S site that referenced them. very difficult to find the information, and so many programs are funded only until the money runs out. the nationwide programs, like spayUSA and friends of animals have a completely different way of listing/searching for programs, so unless a place said that they participated in one of those programs, we couldn't include them.... i asked for help from one major group of spay/neuter activists, but got no responses, tho they had lots of time and energy to attack one another and everyone else's politics, so sometimes you just have to wonder what the real agendas are. if anyone has lots of time on their hands, we'd be GLAD to have help in working on keeping the site as close to updated as is humanly possible.... (oh, yeah--the animal-control facility in my own county has/had a low-cost s/n program.... there's NO mention of it anywhere on their website.... i found out about it through rumors.....and no one i spoke to locally had ever heard about it either. makes it a bit inaccessible.) really tired of winter here in the midwest. On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > For my area (the 501 area code), the only listings are Care, and also > North Little Rock Friends of Animals (which is actually the city animal > control). At least both those do offer some options for s/n, but I just > haven't seen a site where they really list what's available in low cost s/n. > Maybe these s/n clinics change frequently and it's hard to innumerate them? > > Gloria > > > > > > On Apr 4, 2008, at 3:47 PM, MaryChristine wrote: > > > try www.neuterspay.org under low-cost resources. database is huge so > > takes awhile to load; it's not totally up-to-date because i haven't been on > > top of it, but at the time, it was THE most accurate in the country. (that > > said, no sooner had i entered a program than the info changed..... or the > > program got cancelled.... sigh.) > > > > gloria, check and see if yours are listed..... > > > > MC > > > > On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Thanks Anita. I have heard back from both and neither have a vet in my > > area. Will just start saving up money and pursue finding sponsors for the > > kitties. > > Sharyl > > > > > > Stray Cat Alliance <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > You could also check out Pets 911 - lists rescues and their services, > > including spay/neuter, TNR, etc. > > > > http://www.pets911.com/index.php > > > > Or phone toll free 1-888-PETS-911 > > > > Best wishes, > > Anita > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: Introducing Sissy and Rocket > > Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 07:51:54 -0500 > > > > Oops - not reading my email in sequence, sorry. Well, hope you find > > something a lot less than $100 per. > > > > gloria > > > > > > On Apr 3, 2008, at 4:07 AM, Pat Kachur wrote: > > Does Spay USA have a branch in your state? In Georgia (Spay Georgia), > > one can purchase certificates which allow a huge discount at participating > > vets. They send a list of those vets when they send your certificates. > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: Sharyl > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:02 PM > > Subject: Re: Introducing Sissy and Rocket > > > > Thanks Gloria. So far it looks like the best I'm going to be able to do > > on the neutering is $100. There is a chance the Tidewater SPCA Neuter > > Scooter will come over to the Eastern Shore and I could save $25. I can > > afford to care for the 2 I have rescued. I'll have to work on colony one > > cat at a time as my budget allows. I am trying to recruit local sponsors to > > help with the cost. Local SPCA doesn't believe in TNR for ferals. I just > > don't want to have to tell the vet anything when I bring in a colony kitty. > > Sharyl Sissy and Rocket > > > > Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > That's wonderful that you're doing this. Would be nice if you could > > find a low-cost spay neuter clinic, or a free service, to help fund the > > neutering. RE your question about telling the vet, I don't know. If 2 are > > positive, still doesn't mean all the others are, although of course there's > > a chance. Any vet should be aware that if the kitty hasn't been tested, > > there's a potential for FELV or FIV. Neutering is the key to preventing the > > spread of this, as I understand. Least my take on it. Hope you find a > > good option for low cost or free neutering. > > > > Gloria > > > > > > On Apr 2, 2008, at 8:23 AM, Sharyl wrote: > > I had been feeding a group of dumpster 8 kittens and ended up rescuing > > 2, Sissy and Rocket, when they were about 12 weeks old. On their 1st vet > > visit both tested FeLV+. I will have both retested the end of April to see > > if they are still positive. I have them quarantined in my garage. They > > are eating Iams canned kitten food supplemented with a Super B Complex, > > Lactoferrin and DMG. So far they are responding well and seem very > > healthy. Both have had their kitten shots and been wormed. > > > > If they stay positive I will either find a forever home for them or > > build an enclosure onto the garage for them. I have 2 indoor kitties and > > one has CRF so am concerned about bringing them into the house. > > > > My questions concern the rest of the colony which includes at least 4 > > adults. I can not take all of them in. My plan had been to TNR the colony > > (trap/neuter/release). The vet is recommending euthanizing the entire colony > > if these 2 stay positive. I am not sure where I will be able to get then > > neutered if they are positive. And I can not trap them just to have them > > euthanized. That may be the best thing to do but I just can't do it. Is > > there any info on how to deal with a FeLV+ feral colony? Any advise on how > > to get them neutered? Am I obligated to tell the vet about the potential > > for FeLV when having them neutered? > > > > Sharyl Sissy and Rocket > > ES of VA > > > > You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster > > Total Access, No Cost. > > > > > > > > You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster > > Total Access, No Cost. > > > > > > Get in touch in an instant. Get Windows Live Messenger now. > > > > You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster > > Total Access, No Cost. > > > > > > > > -- > > > > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... > > > > MaryChristine > > > > AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats > > MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > ICQ: 289856892 > > > > > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892