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: email@example.com > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com > > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org