wHERE are you located? Where is the Sanctuary? The best little cat house in 
Penn. will take him for free when there is room.REgards. C

--- On Tue, 5/26/09, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote:


From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get to 
sanctuary
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 4:39 PM


Curious...why do they want to do a blood panel?
Also, why does the fundraising page list the goal at $550?
I rescued a guy a number of years ago who was four paw declawed, elderly and 
his mouth was a mess. Someone had shut him in the wall of a building and a 
worker heard his cries and let him out. He, too, tested positive for FeLV. He 
lived several more years in a sanctuary with friends of mine. Boscoe sounds a 
lot like him.....
Thanks for helping him.
Laurie
  

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:11 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get to sanctuary


Permission to cross-post granted.  Cross-posting encouraged.  I have just a few 
days to raise the money for Boscoe.

Boscoe's fundraising page is set up at 
http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2009-05-26.2918289545

Boscoe’s a really hard luck boy. He used to be someone’s pet but somehow wound 
up trying to survive on the streets. He showed up at my house wearing a tight 
dirty flea collar, emaciated and filthy. We took him in, put him in a 
quarantine cage till we could get him to a vet.

Boscoe had his vet appointment May 17th and the poor old boy had a lot going on:

1. His mouth was a mass of bad teeth and infection. How he managed to eat 
enough to survive is anyone’s guess. Also, he has a condition called ankylosis 
– the teeth fuse to the bone of the jaw. This made dental work more difficult 
but they did a really good job with the boy.

2. He was filthy. He could not groom himself with his diseased mouth and when 
he tried he just got foul smelling spit all over himself. And he had burrs and 
debris stuck in what should have been a longhaired gray and white coat. His 
tail was like one solid dreadlock. So Boscoe was shaved from neck to tail. BIG 
improvement.

3. He was neutered, got his FVRCP and rabies vaccines, nails trimmed, ears 
cleaned.

4. And Boscoe tested FeLV+ 

The FeLV+ part really sucked. It meant I could not offer Boscoe lifetime 
sanctuary. We have 9 cats of our own, including two who are FIV+, senior and 
special needs fosters, as well as a steady stream of more readily adoptable 
foster cats. So Boscoe is stuck in a cage at my house. There’s just no 
alternative.

But Boscoe has gotten very very lucky. He has been accepted into a small 
home-based sanctuary – a home with a family where they take only FeLV+ cats. He 
can spend what time he has left in this world napping on a bed in a sunbeam, 
having his long coat brushed daily (once it grows back), never missing a meal. 
This is a HOME for this boy!

The family that runs this sanctuary quite reasonably requests a donation when 
they accept a new cat. In Boscoe’s case, because of his age (estimated between 
6 and 8 years though a vet tech swears he is 14 because of his nails), the 
requested donation is $500. They want to get Boscoe a senior blood panel 
immediately and that isn’t cheap. The donation is reasonable and the 
opportunity for Boscoe to have a wonderful life in a family environment is just 
so amazing. I have to raise the money to get him there.

I can’t afford $500 out of my own pocket. I can kick in something. But I really 
need help with this. Please, please, please help me get the money that Boscoe 
needs to go to this sanctuary. Any donation will help.

Thanking you in advance on behalf of Boscoe and myself.


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