Ok, I goofed.  My guys are on dry "blue buffalo duck.  How do I break the 
adiction?  


---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> Feeding dry food to outside cats is often the only option, especially in the 
> winter, so that the food doesn’t freeze.  Dry food should never be the ONLY 
> food for cats, but as a supplement, it’s OK.  Unfortunately, many people feed 
> only dry food. It was found that dry food is extremely addictive to cats 
> because of what they put into it.
> 
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> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:10 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight/free food?/reply
> 
>  
> 
> The cheapest yet healthiest food I've found is raw that I mix up myself, 
> using balanced recipes online  (I can send you links and my own recipe, if 
> you like).   I buy at Whole Foods, so I'm paying about twice what you could 
> otherwise---and I'm still only paying about half the amount of the best 
> commercial canned food out there (currently Merrick Before Grain, even though 
> Merrick has had some complaints about their dog food).   That's about 70 
> cents/day/cat, and you could probably be doing it for 35 cents/day/cat.  
> You'll also save on vet bills for diabetes, etc., and they won't be as 
> susceptible to urinary problems, which can kill a male in hours before you 
> even notice it.
> 
>  
> 
> A local pet store gives me outdated raw and canned food.  (I refuse the dry 
> food, as it's so bad for cats.)   If you let them know you're feeding ferals, 
> one of yours may do the same.
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> 
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:58 AM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> Talk to local rescues. Our rescue strictly uses Science Diet, so when people 
> donate other kinds of food, they give it to volunteers or feral feeders. 
> Sometimes it's really high quality food, sometimes not.
> 
> We also have something called Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen which provides food to 
> people who cannot afford it. There are 2 organizations like that in our area.
> 
> The best thing to do would be to get friendly with a shelter that can provide 
> you with info on resources.
> 
>  
> Beth
> 
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/> 
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> From: dot winkler <venus7ora...@yahoo.com>
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight/free food?/reply
> 
>  
> 
> Hi Beth - how do I find out about places that donate food?  Or how do I get 
> it at cost?  I work alone and don't belong to an organization.  thanks, Dot
> 
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> 
>   _____  
> 
> From: Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com>
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight/free food?
> 
>  
> 
> Are there any places which donate food in your area? We have several in 
> Atlanta. Also rescues can sometimes get food to feral feeders at cost. You 
> could also set up a Chip-in for people to donate $ for food.
> 
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> 
> Beth
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> 
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/> 
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>   _____  
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> From: dot winkler <venus7ora...@yahoo.com>
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight/free food?
> 
>  
> 
> Hi  I was reading your mail.  What did you mean about "that is the price of 
> free food?"  Do you receive food free for feeding the cats?  I do not TNR.  I 
> don't belong to any program.  Just my lone self feeding the 7 cats.  (they 
> are all neutered except 2 by someone else) I have spent so much money on them 
> each week.  Money I don't have.  It is getting to be a bad situation for me.  
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> If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their 
> life.  Contact your local pound for information. 
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> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to 
> free up cage space.
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> Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by 
> implementing the No Kill Equation: 
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> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: 
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