I wouldn't give those people anything but a view of my backside as I walked out. There are low cost spay/neuter clinics all around...but sometimes you have to really search them out. I found a local organization that just does the surgery...they will test if I request it, but I don't. PETA doesn't want feral cats, but they don't think we should have them as "prisoners" in our homes....go figure.
I am so sorry about your little ones, Sharyl....I understand your pain and guilt. BTW, they shouldn't have kept your money since I am sure they did the "test" prior to surgery! Debbie (COL) "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" Philo > Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:51:08 -0800 > From: cline...@yahoo.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.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 > devastated. > > 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. > Sharyl > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live: Friends get your Flickr, Yelp, and Digg updates when they e-mail you. http://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/windows/windowslive/see-it-in-action/social-network-basics.aspx?ocid=PID23461::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-xm:SI_SB_3:092010 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org