The caveat to the "no kill" (as defined in the Asilomar Accords) is that all it means is they will not kill adoptable animals. Unfortunately, its up to the individual shelter/rescue to define what they consider "adoptable". All too often, facilities that advertise themselves as "no kill" really mean that they will kill all ill, senior, problem behavior, etc. animals but never kill a healthy easily adoptable animals. These kinds of facilities never ever publish their "euthanasia matrix" which is where they define their policy on who they will kill. True no kills (as we think it means & as defined by Nathan Winograd) are tough to find. I volunteer for one such shelter in New Orleans (ARNO) & the handful of animals they've put down have been terminally ill animals who were either comatose or in intractable pain. They never put down for fiv or felv!
The shelter you cited clearly is a kill shelter & why they wouldn't have alerted you to the cat's test results & given you some time demonstrates an attitude that is unfortunately all too common. I'm so sorry this happened to you but please know that River had love from you-something she likely hadn't had in a very long time. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alev Durmus Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:15 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Felvtalk] "No-kill" animal shelter killing FeLV+ cat
_______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org