Do the vets volunteer their services? Who covers the costs of the meds, etc. We have a no kill shelter in our area, but they are having financial problems like everyone else and they have to chrge $150.00 for each adoption to cover their expenses. Do vaccine companies ever donate to shelters? I know pet food companies do.
---- Joslin Potter <joslinir...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I really like what our town has, they have a spay and neuter clinic express, > services include: Pain Control injection $10.00 Microchip $20.00 General Dewormer $5.00 Rabies Vaccination $10.00 Distemper combo Vaccination $10.00 Fecal Parasite Test $15.00 Frontline application $15.00 Heartworm Test $15.00 Spays are under $45 for fm cats and $30 for males.... the only down fall is that they are not in one specific area for very long so you have to almost get an appointment months in advance which sometimes is not convenient, I wish they had more of these that were stationed. Perhaps more people would get their animals fixed. I know a friend of mine that lived in Adrian MI, he used a friends addess and took his kitties into Ohio where they were fixed for free do to income. It is too bad to see all those kittens that get dropped of at animal control. We recently lost our FeLV cat on September 25th. he was having reoccuring bladder infections and peeing blood, after countless trips, and watching him howel and cry up and down the stairs, no longer able to jump on furniture, we made the hardest decision for our fur baby. he was 5 dx for 4 yrs of his life. However, we did adpot a kitten from our local shelter, looking into all those scared and innocent eyes, we > might be, when we get caught up, adpot another. Kudos to you Natialie, that > is amazing that you can offer shelter to cats/kittens in need. ________________________________ From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:14 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: FW: Bow hunting Yes, it would make sense – if cats had not been domesticated so long ago, they would still be part of the natural ecosystem, be considered wildlife and probably still reproduce only once, instead of numerous times throughout the year, as they do now. It does happen to most wildlife, but obviously very differently, depending on the species. It’s too bad that this doesn’t apply to domesticated animals anymore. I doubt that companion animals will ever become extinct. My hope would be that every time someone wanted a cat or a dog, they would have to be on a waiting list – what’s happening right now, is obscene – the number of healthy, beautiful animals that are killed routinely in shelters and pounds is unbearable. I started the cat rescue 20 years ago, and I don’t think much has changed, other than other small groups in the area doing the same thing. People are still not spaying/neutering, still abandoning their pets, and many are still total jerks! Those of us who do rescue, are paying emotional, physically, and financially for others’ irresponsible behavior, because we care. From:Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:32 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Bow hunting Does this happen with all species? I think the best thing to do is leave animals alone, too, but when feral cats bother people to the point where they are going to kill them, it's probably better to try to get numbers down. I prefer the methods some used with wolves, doing tubal ligations/vasectomies instead of messing with their hormones by taking out the sex organs. That said, we're real good at exterminating species, so I hope that doesn't happen with companion animals. On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM, GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: It’s really interesting because when, and that’s rarely, that they reach a biological carrying capacity (or in a severe winter and no food), sperm counts go down and females, in real dire situations, will actually absorb their fetuses. Also, people mistake deer as starving in the winter because they may seem thin, ribs showing, it’s only that thyroxin (a calcium-rich hormone) regulates their metabolisms in cold weather….even iof a lot of food were available, they might not be able to absorb all the nutrition. The best thing is to leave them alone – thousands of years, and they have been able to regulate themselves until commercial hunting almost wiped them out at the end of the last century, and states had to start managing them to bring back the herds – then they found out what a big business it can be (hunting licenses, P-R Act, etc)- now they manage for MSY. From:Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 10:12 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bow hunting Yes, I've heard from wildlife experts that the population of all species will level off at the carrying capacity (food, shelter) of the habitat, despite predation (of any sort). This is why if you want to reduce a species' population, you have to sterilize and return, so the sterilized ones take up some of that capacity. On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: No, they wouldn’t reproduce the same way, that’s the whole point! According to research on reproduction, hunted herds twin only 14%, while hunted herds twin or even triple at 38%. It’s just nature’s way! In fact, predators are better hunters because they go for the sick and old animals, while hunters avoid them, thereby actually degrading the gene pool – healthier animals are not the result of hunting – that’s done at deer farms by mating the best with the best specimen, producing fantastic trophy animals. No, I do not eat any meat. _______________________________________________ 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