I think the cat is being given a chance at a decent life right now. It just isn't affordable for the average person to give these cats access to all the treatments. If the kittie has a happy household, good food and access to medical care when necessary, what more could you ask for. Of course if he should become seriously ill, well we know the answer. The rescue we got our Snowy from is really struggling financially now. Our purchase included the spay fee but we said, forget that, we'll pay for it ourselves. That money can be put to a lot better use for food, antibiotics etc for the others.
Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Kelley Saveika To: felvtalk Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 8:20 PM Subject: OT - sorta Hi guys, The off-topic part: We are trying to think of "catchy" names for our new service where we take the pets of low-income people for basic vet care (I.e. spay/neuter, rabies shot, etc). The on topic part of this: as some of you read, one of the kitties we had neutered through this program turned out double pos. So my question is: How far should we really go with this cat? He has a home, the owners cannot afford special care for him, I'm not sure it makes any difference if he is really + or not. We got the other cat in the household vaccinated and boostered. The problem is that the more we do for any individual cat, the less we can do for other cats. As a nonprofit we can get a discount on SNAP tests, but not (that I know of) IFA tests. I wish we could do everything for every cat, but clearly we can't do that... -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 Check out our Memsaic! http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Please help with some of our kitties medical needs! http://rescuties.chipin.com/kitties-medical-expenses "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first as long as you leave me alone". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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