I'm lucky that I'm in the San Francisco/Bay Area. We have had low cost spay/neuter and feral cat programs for well over a decade so we don't have the kitten glut so many other places have. As a result, adoptions tend to be pretty strong around here. Can't imagine doing adoptions in West Virginia.
--- On Fri, 8/14/09, Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote: > From: Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Santuary > To: email@example.com > Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 1:59 PM > I run a rescue too. I bought a > 2,000 sq foot building in an > older section of town and made it into a cageless no kill > shelter. > There are 28 cats there, and they have cat trees, second > hand > furniture, and all the comforts of home. I also have a > large FelV > room. It's a lot of work and expense, but it's my calling > in life. > > However I seem to accumulate more cats than I adopt..... > Everyone > in our small town seems to have a reason they can't adopt > or foster! > > Lorrie in WV > > On 08-13, Susan Hoffman wrote: It feels like it sometimes > but no. I > > run a small rescue. We average around 150 > adoptions a year and > > have the cats in various foster homes. Here's > our petfinder site: > > http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1136.html > > > > I usually take older kittens, teenagers and adults at > my house. > > Some seniors and special needs types too. The > foster homes are > > usually more into the tiny kittens. > > > > I do wind up sanctuarying some of the harder to place > cats, or at > > the very least fostering them for a long time till the > right home > > is found. I've had some for 12-18 months before > they were adopted. > > I also have a weakness for Siamese and will take more > risks with > > older feral or undersocialized Siamese. May take > a year to tame > > them for adoption but, hey, they're gorgous and > eventually I do > > manage to place them. > > > > Our senior girl who just passed away from a grey and > white tuxedo > > who had been with us 9 years. She showed up 9 > years ago, starving > > and hugely pregnant. We took her in and kept > her. She was at > > least 15 on Monday when she went to the bridge, > possibly older. I > > know we did right by her all the years that she was > with us and I'm > > glad she was here so long. Gave her plenty of > time to forget her > > former life that had left her in such bad straits by > the time she > > found us. > > > > > > > > --- On Thu, 8/13/09, Reyna Castano <rcpin...@yahoo.com> > wrote: > > > > > Do you work at a sanctuary? > > > _______________________________________________ > 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