Agreed--when I was looking for a home for Romeo, I was referred to someone who apparently takes all the FELV cats from rescues in my area. BUT he never gives his address and they are perfectly content to meet him in a parking lot somewhere and give him cats. He may have been wonderful but I found his unwillingness to let me do a home visit too frightening. The joke is that I found his address (from his phone #) in about 30 seconds--but that wasn't the point. Then I had someone who called me about all this experience she had. I asked for a vet ref and she willingly gave it to me--though in retrospect, I suspect she figured I'd never check. Well the story her vet told me was awful and needless to say I was soooo glad I did that check.
I've worked on placing animals long distance for the Shelter I volunteer for and its not easy. But there's an application form, vet check and always someone local who can check things out before AND after the placement. There's also an adoption contract that says that if for any reason and at any time, if the adopter cannot keep the animal, they MUST contact us first and give us an opportunity to plan for that animal. We also always do follow ups==pictures, conversations, etc. You can tell a lot from those about how things are going. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 ti...@mindspring.com Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbpshelter/sets/72157603921945483/ -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 1:30 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject) Anyone who wouldn't let you come over and see that cat is a big red flag for me. You can't do that without an address. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com _______________________________________________ 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