Do people ever start what is basically a very small in-home sanctuary to
help take care of almost 10 multiple rescued cats, and some outdoor ferals
because they don't believe in risking the cats to the shelter systems?  Is
that too small a number of animals to be considered a sanctuary non-profit?


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Susan Hoffman <susan_hoff...@yahoo.com>wrote:

> The few truly good sanctuaries that I have encountered have been small
> operations with multiple humans living on site.
>
> --- On Fri, 2/25/11, Carmen Conklin <cwshel...@wildblue.net> wrote:
>
> > From: Carmen Conklin <cwshel...@wildblue.net>
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:26 PM
> > If you are considering any sanctuary
> > for your animals, please visit that
> > sanctuary personally to see how the animals are cared for
> > and if it is what
> > it says it is. Our special needs sanctuary for felines has
> > five very nice
> > buildings and a brand new large sixth building is being
> > completed or will be
> > by  March. It will have a clinic room for our med tech
> > and spay/neuter
> > clinics, a storage bay, overnight guest 'apartment' for
> > volunteers who come
> > and help us and room for cats. The PETA report on the S.C.
> > sanctuary is
> > horrific and it also gives the word 'sanctuary' a bad rap.
> > We need more
> > positive stories.  Just be sure to visit if you take
> > an animal to any so
> > called 'sanctuary. It is very important. We always tell
> > people to come
> > either first, or take the kitty home with you if we are not
> > the fit for your
> > cat. It is the staff that makes the difference for us, the
> > board and our
> > volunteers as well.  We have a couple cats coming from
> > a so-called 'rescue'
> > (gone bad) and the animal welfare groups we are working
> > with are doing what
> > they can for the animals. The cats have been kept i 1.2 x2'
> > cages one since
> > she was 9 weeks old and she is 5 years old now. Needless to
> > say she is kind
> > of 'crazy' and adoption challenged. I have never been to
> > Caboodle Ranch but
> > there have been many problems there. On Facebook you will
> > find a lot of
> > information from Caboodles Angels, all who have taken a cat
> > there and it
> > went missing very quickly..
> > Carmen and furs at Rustic Hollow Shelter.
> > www.rustichollowshelter.org
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