james, if you're reading this, could we maybe have a links page for folks to put up info on the programs people know about?
and sally, WI has EVERYTHING..... On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM, SALLY NORDSTROM <ms...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > For anyone living in Milwaukee, WI, the Wisconsin Humane Society has > programs for spay/neuter, vaccinations, and food. It makes sense to have > these programs rather than having people surrender their beloved companions > - we especially need our babies when everything is going wrong, and it must > be less expensive to have these programs than to have to find homes for all > of the surrendered pets. > > Thanks for the reminder to be extra vigilant about our neighbors with the > poor economy! > > "Yes we can!" - Barack Obama > Sally > > > --- On Fri, 3/6/09, MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > From: MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject) > > To: email@example.com > > Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, 10:41 AM > > thanks for posting this, sue, because the issue of folks > > unable to take care > > of their critters right now, elderly or not, is becoming > > huge. > > > > folks, check with your local shelters to see if any of them > > run a pet-food > > bank--a lot actually do. there are ani-meals programs in a > > number of places, > > that deliver food for animals to homes where the humans > > can't afford to get > > the food, or can't get to the store to pick it up. in > > some places, there are > > programs that are funded by the United Way--they just > > don't get much > > publicity. > > > > social-service agencies SHOULD know about clients who have > > companion animals > > in need, and SHOULD be working with animal-welfare groups > > to help, but it > > doesn't happen when case loads aren't overwhelming > > the system, so i'm sure > > it's not now. > > > > sometimes all it takes is stopping long enough to look > > around: if you have > > an elderly or disabled neighbor that you know has critters, > > or is feeding > > ferals, ask them what kind of food they use because > > you're into coupons, and > > you'll keep an eye out (that's not charity, you > > see....)--etc etc etc. > > > > MC > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org