I will compile the information and also contact the various shelters to get 
their input.  How do you think this would best be done?  Post the names of 
shelters to this list and I will take it from there?  
I do not have any talent at getting things on web pages, so if I make a list 
would anyone else be able to put it on an appropriate web page?
To begin with I will make up a questionaire for shelters.  I will post it here 
in a day or so for suggestions.
Hopefully this will be a useful and interesting project!
Sue


---- Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> Sounds like a good idea MC.  Would be nice if there could be one contact 
> person everyone could send their thoughts to.  Then that person could compile 
> the list of questions for everyone to review.
> And no I'm not volunteering to be the compiler
> Sharyl
> 
> --- On Mon, 8/31/09, MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (FeLV talk) Sanctuaries
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Date: Monday, August 31, 2009, 8:40 PM
> > i've been mentioning for years that
> > we, who are on the front lines of this,
> > should write up a home visit protocol for sanctuaries, so
> > that all the
> > correct questions ARE asked....
> > 
> > each of us has different ideas of what is important, and
> > it's so important
> > for folks to recognize the difference between a sanctuary
> > setting, and a
> > forever spoiled-housecat home. so input is needed from both
> > sides...
> > 
> > if we could pull together something that was realistic,
> > then it would be
> > possible for local people to do some of the early footwork.
> > we just CANNOT
> > believe what a website shows, because anyone can make up a
> > website. nor can
> > judgments be made on places that don't have the time to
> > make a fancy one--
> > 
> > we could make a thread that is specifically for the purpose
> > of coming up
> > with questions to ask, and things to look for, and make it
> > a place to figure
> > out how to do this finding-a-place thing easier and
> > surer....
> > 
> > MC
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Carmen Conklin 
> > <cwshel...@wildblue.net>wrote:
> > 
> > > I am a member of this list who doesn't get a chance to
> > spend time
> > > responding
> > > to posts, but I would like to encourage those looking
> > into sanctuaries to
> > > be
> > > sure to visit them if at all possible and that is a
> > great idea about asking
> > > what happens to the cats or the sanctuary if the
> > founders die or can no
> > > longer care for the animals. That is an essential part
> > of questions to ask
> > > all sanctuaries as there are a lot of them out there
> > that make the rest of
> > > us look 'bad'  it seems. I am the director and
> > co-founder of C & W Rustic
> > > Hollow Shelter in Iowa and I know Laurie and MC and
> > Sharyl are familiar
> > > with
> > > our work and we always tell people if they are
> > thinking of taking any cat
> > > to
> > > a rescue or sanctuary they absolutely should go
> > themselves or send someone
> > > they know to check it out. We have solid plans to
> > continue past us and our
> > > board would make the decision at that point to not
> > take any more cats
> > > except
> > > those who are planned to come here when it is time, or
> > to go ahead and
> > > continue the sanctuary as it is now. We have five
> > buildings at this time
> > > and
> > > are building a sixth one this fall.  But your
> > ideas are so 'right on' about
> > > visiting places and finding out the plans for their
> > future. Great ideas.
> > > Also, our FeLV areas have cats that are over 5 
> > years and lost one this
> > > summer who was 18 and had one other live to be 19
> > years ago. That's the
> > > exception not the rule, however. Five years is a
> > critical period for FeLV
> > > kits and sometimes no matter how much  you do for
> > them, the end result is
> > > the same. Our philosophy is it is 'quality of their
> > lives, not the
> > > quantity"
> > > and that is what we strive for. Carmen and furballs at
> > C & W Rustic Hollow
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> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors!
> > Maybe That'll Make The Difference....
> > 
> > MaryChristine
> > Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
> > (www.purebredcats.org)
> > Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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