Thanks for your response. Makes sense now:).
I am thinking if you could get 11 people to donate $50 each, the goal would be 
Thanks for helping him. He has an amazing story! I'll donate something...

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get to 

Fundable takes a 10% cut for using their service, so that's why the ultimate 
goal is $550.

The reason they want to do a blood panel is because the cat is at least 
middle-aged, if not elderly;  he is emaciated; and has been eating like crazy.  
All things together really call for a baseline senior blood panel.  Could be 
kidney or blood sugar problems.  Or it could just be a case of a severerly 
debilitated cat making up for lost time now that his mouth doesn't hurt and 
there's plenty of food.  But he is an old geezer and should have a senior blood 
panel to see where things are at this point.

I think Boscoe may have a couple of very good years ahead of him, despite the 
FeLV.  He is a tough old guy to have survived life on the streets with an 
infected mouth, broken rib, matted and dirty.  And now that he's gotten the 
mouth taken care of, he's been eating 4 cans of food a day.  He's getting so 
strong, it's like trying to shove a rhino back in its cage when he tries to get 
out.  I think he has some very good quality of life ahead of him,

And how could I not help him.  A cat shows up at your door in that condition, 
you do what you can.

--- On Tue, 5/26/09, Laurieskatz <> wrote:

> From: Laurieskatz <>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get 
> to sanctuary
> To:
> Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 1:39 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:
> []
> On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:11 PM
> To:
> 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 
> 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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