We're in California. Also, the sanctuary that is taking him is a small home-based sanctuary -- husband, wife and kids in a house where they only take FeLV+ cats. It is truly a home environment. He will have a home and family, sleep on the bed in a sunbeam. It isn't a big hundreds of cats in a compound sort of thing. I am so glad they have agreed to take him. He's had a hard life and is entitled to a little softness now.
--- On Tue, 5/26/09, CATHERINE DIDONNA <westnint...@yahoo.com> wrote: > From: CATHERINE DIDONNA <westnint...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get > to sanctuary > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 2:08 PM > 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: email@example.com > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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. > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org