Thanx MC, Great idea.
Everyone that i have called refers me to someone else.They are asking $60 for 
trap rental.
I live in central Calif near Fresno so if there is anyone around here that can 
give me info on no kill shelters or help with TNR program thats cost 
effective it would sure be apprciated. Theres 1 little black ball of Fuzz thats 
lets me get close she already has me by the heartstrings. But the bigger ones 
scurry as soon as the patio door opens.
Again Thanx for all the help.
Warm Regards, Sharon
--- On Fri, 7/25/08, MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:33 PM

yep, gesine is a great resource for lots of things.

one thing i learned when i was TRYING to do an up-to-date database of national 
low-cost spay/neuter programs is that they change literally from week to week, 
often as funding becomes available. so keep checking with the places near 
you--and call the shelters and ask about new programs--we had a local grant 
here that no one even KNEW about..... and as silly as this sounds, there's a 
shelter somewhere in the southern states that funds its entire spay/neuter 
program with bottle returns. ask your family, your friends, your neighors to 
just let you take back their bottles to fund taking care of the colony...... it 
adds up really fast--find people like me who will literally GIVE AWAY my 
bottles to avoid having to have them clutter up my house..... i don't have a 
car, so it's worth it to me to pay someone, essentially, 10 cents each to get 
rid of them! 

make up a sign and stick in on a big container: cans for the cats.... it's so 
simple and it has worked before......

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Sharon Harden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Thanx Diane, 
 I am corresponding with Gesine. Have gotten some great info from this group.
I had taken Trix and Tink to SPCA (only because i am not working yet)  for spay 
and neuter and have since found out that they dont test for Felv.They had 
Rabies and Fiv shots there, but me not being knowlegable, I thought Fiv 
shot was for felv. I am now trying to learn and asking many more questions. 
Trix and Tink were found in field not of the same mother, so now I am thinking 
Trix might already have been positive.
Warm regards, Sharon

--- On Fri, 7/25/08, Rosenfeldt, Diane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: Rosenfeldt, Diane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 8:58 AM

Unfortunately, not all vets are current on the latest thinking on such "death 
sentence" diseases as FeLV and FIV.  It's so important to find one who is 
knowledgeable and willing to work with a kitty through its various issues.  
There are many knowledgeable and supportive vets out there, and often the ones 
who are not knowledgeable welcome any info you can give them, so don't be 
discouraged.  If this vet persists in her "he must be suffering" viewpoint it 
might be good to shop around.  
Good luck with "your" ferals.  In case you haven't come across it, [EMAIL 
PROTECTED] is a wonderful resource.  Some of the members can be a little 
hard-line about some things, but the files section of the web page is a 
treasure trove of good info on trapping, vetting and other aspects of feral 
caretaking.  Many of them are working with little or no money themselves.  The 
co-listmom, Gesine, gives great down-to-earth advice.
Diane R.

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sharon Harden
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

Thanx Tonya,
I have been on the internet to many sites that have been very informative and 
am going to try to find help with the colony around my home.
This was a new vet I went to and am now going to ask more questions. Being new 
to felv i didnt know much. I took her word that he was suffering and would only 
get worse.
It's a little hard for me at this time because i lost my job so finances are 
low. But I am trying to find help so this doesnt happen again.
The feralcat group at yahoo has been very helpful about tnr if i can find a vet 
who will help me, since i am not working and have the time to do it.
Again Thanx so much for your support.

--- On Fri, 7/25/08, catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 8:22 AM

Be sure to really check around.  My sister is in North Carolina and they have 
TNR program that cost only like 15 dollars per spay and neuter.  Good luck.

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