We do what we CAN...and it hurts to realize we cannot save every one. I don't think the guilt ever goes away, but it does help to remember the story of the boy and the starfish.....every one we save matters. Be gentle with yourself...I know exactly how you are feeling....and so do many others.
Debbie (COL) "The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King > Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 06:23:57 -0500 > From: martinj...@verizon.net > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Felvtalk] Feeling Guilty > > when you have to turn away FeLv cats because you rescued one to many, > does the feeling of guilt ever go away. I was going to take a cat from > NY but had an emergency rescue of one who was going to be put to sleep. > I had to tell this person that I can't take the cat. We are getting our > last one from Indiana, that has been planned for months. I worry about > being reported to the ASPCA for having too many cats. We currently have > 13, plus 1 from indiana makes 14. > > I wish I could rescue them all. In 2-3 years, when we get more > financialy stable, we are going to convert a house that we are currently > renting, into a cattery so I can rescue more cats. But for now we run > it out of our home, which is large, but is getting over run by cats. > > Any advice or words of comfort is appreciated. > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ Drag n’ drop—Get easy photo sharing with Windows Live™ Photos. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowslive/products/photos.aspx _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org