It is a good place, Sharyl. One of my beloved kitties, Milo, lives there. They 
send you pictures and newsletters too. You made the right choice.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sharyl<> 
  Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 7:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary

  I had the opportunity to visit the C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter in IA.  Looking 
for a forever home for my cats when I die.  They have a excellent set up with 
multiple houses/buildings/barns.  Each building is heated and has air 
conditioning.  Most windows have an attached screened-in enclosure so the 
kitties can enjoy the nice weather.  There are several TVs in each building 
running kitties videos.  

  Most of the buildings are old but it is obvious the kitties are well loved.  
In addition to a paid staff, volunteers come in every day to feed the kitties 
and scoop the litter boxes.   

  The rooms had hand me down furniture for the kitties to lounge on.  It isn't 
the Ritz but everything was clean.  They have a board of directors and plans in 
place to keep the facility going if/when something happens to the original 

  Most importantly they will take FeLV+ kitties and other special needs 
kitties.  I am having my will changed so my cats will go there when the time 
comes.  I sponsor one of their kitties with neurological issues.

  Here is the link to their web site if anyone is interested.<>


  --- On Mon, 6/1/09, MaryChristine 
<<>> wrote:

  > From: MaryChristine 
  > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary
  > To:<>
  > Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 4:45 PM
  > of course if depends on quality of
  > life, but you also have to have a
  > realistic definition of what that means. i've found that
  > many people tend to
  > judge quality of life in human terms, and in light of what
  > they would like
  > to be able to provide to a housecat--and that is NOT
  > necessarily what a
  > sanctuary can and even should be able to provide.
  > people often have unrealistic expectation of the places
  > that take in the
  > unwanted, and while there are DEFINITELY enough horror
  > stories to go around,
  > until more folks can step up and share the burden, they
  > perhaps need to
  > revise down their own personal standards.
  > let's have a task force of folks who volunteer to go to
  > sanctuaries nearby
  > where they live, and report back to the rest of us. let's
  > talk with people
  > who've had to try to make decisions regarding how best to
  > care for large
  > number of critters, and see what it's like to make the
  > choices needed. let's
  > ask the cats -- you can tell happy cats when you see them,
  > and plush
  > surroundings are NOT the standard....
  > MC
  > -- 
  > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors!
  > Maybe That'll Make The Difference....
  > MaryChristine
  > Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
  > (<>)
  > Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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