That's such good news about Jack.  I hope he has a long and happy life.  

I'm waiting on pins and needles today, hoping not to get a call from the vet.  
Snowy has been gone for 2 hours now and no call so far so the Felv test must 
have been negative, although I think I remember saying I didn't want to know 
the results.  There was no mention in her health records of being tested 
although the foster mom did tell me she was negative.  They weren't going to 
vaccinate her but since she does go out for fresh air I don't want to take the 
chance.  Our Lennie who is confined to supervised back yard outings was 
scratched on his head a couple summers ago by a neighborhood cat and that wound 
up costing us 600 bucks.  There was a cat in our yard this morning.  Snowy is 
getting blood work while she's there as well.  This little adventure is going 
to cost us close to $500.00  She was such a good girl with Dr. Gill.  He brings 
out the best in cats.  We could have taken her to the Clinic that cared for her 
while she was fostered but it's an hour drive, I wouldn't be able to get the 
time off work and where she is now is where she'll be seen regularly.  Even if 
I paid for it myself there it only would have cost $125.00.  But she is getting 
a lot of extras where she's at.  

I hate wishing time away but I just want this day to be over and my little girl 
home.

Lynne
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kelley Saveika 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:48 AM
  Subject: Re: OT - sorta


  All rescues are struggling financially right now I think:(

  I live near Jack's owner and asked today how he was adjusting to being 
inside.  They say he loves it.  So he is happy right now...


  On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

    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...

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  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

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