Bless your heart. I suggest you find a female vet and maybe find one who
already does low cost SN...maybe one who works with your shelter? Where do
you live? (you can email me privately about that if you want).

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Sharyl
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I Hate PETA

Laurie, I so want to find a local source for ;ow cost SN.  I've rescued 16
other cats from this colony.  I knew one family line had FeLV.  I rescued
all 8 of them and still have 3.  

--- On Thu, 12/3/09, Laurieskatz <> wrote:

> From: Laurieskatz <>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I Hate PETA
> To:
> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2:56 PM
> 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). 
> L
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []
> On Behalf Of Sharyl
> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:51 PM
> To:
> 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
> > 
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