I'll help with $ if needed.
There's a way to do a chip in donation online.
Others here have done it, Second Chance Meows has, I think.
Do you know how to do that?
If not, I will send you a check.


"Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. 
Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their 
happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on 
superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, 
defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your 
foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us!"~Fyodor 
Dostoyevsky



-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:05 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

Hey Natalie and everyone,
 
I know, just for me to take this guy and do everything it would be over $600 
($750 for a home visit) – and I just can’t do that with all my own special 
needs babies.  I completely thought she was affiliated with a rescue group and 
I could do this at a discount.   The $600 would be full blood panel, exam, 
fecal, check urine, western blot and IFA.  I’m going to call the woman who 
referred me and see if we can do something under her rescue group.  My vet 
works with a group but they won’t let me process him under their name. even 
with a donation.  

--- On Thu, 1/20/11, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:


From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:53 AM


First of all, instead of sedating the cat to use a carrier (can't be that
bad), spray some Feliway into it about 1/2 hr before; add some catnip to the
bedding, and maybe a treat or two.
I suspect that the "problem" with vet(s) could be non-payment....that's what
I usually come across with people who rescue on their own and don't get a
price-break, getting themselves into a hole and switch vets all the time
(unless it was an incompetent vet).
I would just take the cat to a vet ASAP, that's the only way to get some
definitive answers about the cat's health.  Is the cat neutered?  I bet he's
not masturbating - it's probably something completely different - maybe
sucking on fabric, etc.
Natalie 

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:27 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

An acquaintance in rescue put me in touch with a person whose dying relative
has a supposed double positive- FeLV and FIV.  She can't take him because of
the amount of other pets the relative has and will add to her own bunch.
 We've had a few conversations.  I have been told the following: the kitty
hasn't seen a vet in 2 yrs, hasn't had a check up in over 4, has always been
very thin, gets overstimulated, masturbates on his bed (I mention because to
me it's behavioral/lonely/frustrated); has escaped from the room he's in and
never attacks the other cats.  The kitty is around 5 or 6 and has been in
supposed perfect health.  There's never been an IFA or Western Blot.  
 
I don't feel comfortable bringing a kitty in without some knowledge of their
health - I offered to pay for a check up and IFA, and said we could
certainly use their vet.  She mentioned she no longer goes to that vet and
didn't know 'who we could use' but knows some 'dr who can draw blood'. Today
she said she doesn't want to make that dr mad (?) and wants her permission
to do the IFA . I offered to send a home visit vet, but she 'doesn't know'. 
It's not a problem with this home, because I am invited there.

 
When I offered to take the kitty to a vet myself she said he doesn't like
carriers and might need a shot to be sedated.  That wasn't mentioned the
first few conversations.
 
Stating the obvious, this is not making sense to me.  I know this person is
overwhelmed with alot of big life issues, and I can appreciate that. BUT.  I
am going to meet this kitty to see how I can help/what the situation is, but
why would someone resist this chance for care, even if it doesn't lead to an
adoption?  She did agree it's possible he'd come up negative, but doesn't
know about doing this.
 
I did meet another kitty I know I want to adopt but these illogical
conversations and this cat have been weighing on my mind and I feel I need
to see what's going on.  I got the impression there was a problem with the
vet she originally used, like she can't go back. Most people this deep into
rescue have a vet or two they know and use....so, what is the real story?
 How can I best help...
 
Thanks, I really appreciate any opinions or guidance from all your varied
experience.  


      
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