I am so sorry. My heart feels your pain. So sad and so unjustified since you
agreed to keep them.
We found a vet who will SN ferals who are going to be returned to their
location without testing (unless they are symptomatic). 

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sharyl
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:51 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] I Hate PETA

Thnksgiving Day I finally trapped Smoky Jo in the dumpster colony I feed.
Then Sunday I trapped Butterball.  A new group is organizing here on the
Eastern Shore to help with low cost speutering of ferals.  Wed. the PETA
SNIPS van came to speuter pets ($45) and ferals (#25).  I took Smokey Jo and
Butterball.  My other low cost speutering place had fallen through and the
only other option is $200 per cat at the animal hospital.     

I knew PETA sucks but had no idea how bad.  The release form I signed said
they could kill any animal testing positive for FeLV or FIV.  I explained to
the vet I would sanctuary them if they tested positive in my garage/cat
enclosure.  She checked with her supervisor and told me no exceptions.  I
should have left then but both of mine seemed healthy.  When I went to pick
them up I found out they had killed both Smoky Jo and Butterball!! I am

PETA has a real problem with feral cats. The only way they'll let their van
spay/neuter ferals is if all who test positive for FeLV or FIV are killed.
PETA's way of exterminating ferals I guess.

Smoky Jo tested positive for FeLV and Butterball for FIV. What really burns
me is the SNAP test used is not 100% for FeLV. Don't know about FIV.  But
FIV is generally spread by deep bites.  Once Butterball was fixed he
wouldn't be fighting anymore.  Just PETA's way of 'thinning the herd' I
guess.  Then they kept my money.

Needless to say I won't be going back unless I find a way around the PETA
policy. The Spay the Shore guy is going to try and find a vet to pre-test
any future ferals I trap. Then if they are positive for either I'll have to
find some other way to have them fixed.

I'm broken hearted. Those two kitties trusted me to do right by them.
Neither was ill. And now they are gone. It rained all the way home. Almost
like the heavens were crying with me for them. 

Please consider what PETA stands for before donating any money to them.


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