I know a cat who was reunited with her person after 2-1/2 years because of a 
microchip.  Always worth scanning, just in case.  

(I'm in California though.  All the rescues chip animals before adoption here.  
I'm sure other parts of the country do no.)

--- On Fri, 8/12/11, dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:

> From: dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Friday, August 12, 2011, 1:10 PM
> I never thought of checking for
> chips.  We have so many unwanted babies around
> here.  Everyone wants to let their "Moma" have babies
> for the kids sake or say it costs too much to spay
> them.  Then when they get pregnant, they take them out
> and dump them, let them fend for themselves or kill
> them.  Only since PALS started up (guess they never had
> a place to take them before) have peple been turning them in
> so they could find a home.  I usually end up keeping
> them and once I have taken them for shots and
> spaying/neutering, they are mine.  It costs around
> $200.00 for all that and also by that time I am attached to
> them and do't want to let go of them.  Can't take them
> to PALS because they and all the foster parents are loaded
> up.  We have had a lot of people loosing their homes,
> can't have animals in their new (usually rental) home so
> they bring them to PALS.  All of the no kill rescues
> are over crowded because of this.  It is a bad
> situation and I don't see an end in the near future so we
> have to start looking for a new solution.  Well, an old
> one called spay or neuter.  Just have to get people to
> do it.
> ---- Christiane Biagi <ti...@mindspring.com>
> wrote: 
> > I do lost/found work for a couple of shelters &
> you have no idea how far
> > animals wander.  A chip got a cat home that had
> disappeared months ago from
> > its home about 10 miles away.  Thing is
> sometimes, people pick up strays,
> > bring them home, and then lose or dump them again-now
> even further from
> > home.  Its ALWAYS worth scanning, and checking
> with your local shelter &
> > maybe taking a look at craig's list-though in this
> case, it sounds like the
> > cat's been out there for a couple of years.  
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
> On Behalf Of Heather
> > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:46 AM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR
> Dilemma
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Lots of good advice--given this kitty was already
> spayed, is a cleft palate
> > himi (many cleft palate babies do not survive), this
> was likely someone's
> > pet.   some of the cats at my colonies
> who have been most standoffish were
> > sweet once we got our hands on them.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Was she scanned for a chip?  I would definitely
> do this.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > She may of course be abandoned but also could be
> displaced/lost.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Most of the chipped cats I find do not have up to date
> contact info and I've
> > had to do detective work, but because the chip info
> isn't up to date doesn't
> > always mean the cat doesn't have someone who loves
> & misses it.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > So many don't have/need homes, it is worth the effort
> I believe...most turn
> > out to be deadbeat owners, but there could be a kid in
> the family who's been
> > crying for months over their lost pet--I have had this
> situation before
> > where we really didn't think the cat had a good home,
> one never knows.  I
> > say this knowing that most do end up being
> deadbeats....but, not always, or
> > at least, there might be one person in the family who
> does care and deserves
> > to know the kitty is alive and have a chance to
> claim.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Just thoughts, I've had recent situations in this
> regard--please pardon if I
> > missed something that clearly indicated the cat was
> abandoned (like people
> > just moved out, etc.).
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Good luck and thank you for helping her!!
> > 
> > On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > Kat, great advice and exactly what I would do. 
> Place her in a room in the
> > house (bathroom/bedroom) and you might find that she
> is quite friendly,
> > simply scared.  If you let her outside now, you
> will never see her again :(
> >  
> > 
> >   _____  
> > 
> > Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:19:55 +0000
> > From: merrykatme...@email.com
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR
> Dilemma 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Bonnie,
> > 
> > I would try to bring her over to your house, but not
> directly outside.
> > 
> > Do you have a small room @ your house you can use for
> a few weeks?  If so,
> > you should keep her in there - with litter, food &
> water & a place to hide
> > (large box with hole in it & some towels will do
> just fine) while you get
> > her accustomed to you as her new care giver.  Go
> in there everyday to be
> > with her - even if you don't touch her.  Stay in
> there for at least a
> > half-hour & read something out loud (normal voice)
> so she can get used to
> > hearing you. 
> > 
> > If you decide to name her - use her name over &
> over when you go in to feed
> > her.  Praise her for being a smart & strong
> kitty.  etc.
> > 
> > Then after a few weeks, leave her in the room, but
> with a screened window
> > cracked open a bit, so she can get used to the new
> neighborhood "smells"
> > from inside.  That way, when you do finally let
> her out (& put her box
> > outside too) she will already be familiar with the
> surroundings & won't be
> > so apt to bolt or run off.
> > 
> > Good luck!  It will be worth the time & the
> effort!!!
> > 
> > Kat (Mew Jersey)
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> > From: Bonnie Hogue
> > 
> > Sent: 08/11/11 09:05 AM
> > 
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > 
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR
> Dilemma
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Wish I would have thought to ask this yesterday! 
> Now I'm literally an hour
> > away from needing to decide.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > The problem is that my aunt (who's tame housecat I
> took) also had a "feral"
> > living in her large yard.  The cat showed up
> about 2 years ago, and for the
> > past year I believe the cat has pretty much been a
> resident there (her only
> > source of food?).
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Yesterday I trapped her and took her to Forgotten
> Felines, the local and
> > excellent TNR organization.  Guess what? 
> She had already been spayed.  That
> > means some (fill in the blank nasty term) 'person' had
> just abandoned her!
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > So here's the dilemma:  if I release her in my
> yard, she's in a strange
> > place.  The only thing holding her near will be
> my good heart.  If I take
> > her back to my aunt's house (which is to go on the
> market soon) god knows
> > what will happen, where she will find food, and the
> next 'trapper' may not
> > have as good a motivation as I do.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I see it as 50/50 for this poor cat.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > But what would YOU do?
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks for your thoughts.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > ~Bonnie
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >  
> > 
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