There are some other places to list on Facebook, if you would like the links. One thing that struck me when I read your post was confusion on my part as to what exactly you wanted. It seemed to me reading it, and I may be reading things into this, that you did not want the kittens to go to a home with FELV+ cats in there already. That, in addition to the adoption fee, is going to make it *almost* impossible to ever find these kittens a home (nothing is 100% impossible of course). Also, once you adopt the kitten out, you don't have control over what the adopters do later. They may bring in FELV+ cats later. My heart kitty died of heart disease brought on by a congenital defect. I spent a lot of time holding her and crying because she was going to die. They are all going to die, we hope after many years in a happy home. I spent more time mourning her death than I did celebrating her life. This was a grave mistake on my part.
On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Marsha <mar...@lynxe.com> wrote: > Some adopters may make a donation to the organization they adopt a > zero-fee cat from. I did. You might make a cat low or no fee, but say, > "donations gratefully accepted". If you list on PetFinder, consider adding > FeLV+ to the heading, besides just listing them as "special needs". Some > people are looking specifically for a FeLV+ cat as a companion for one they > already have, and not putting that in the heading forces those people to > sift through every special needs listing to find the FeLV+ kitty. I turned > to PetFinder after having no luck locally finding a companion for Harley, > and did a search by zip code. I specified "up to 100 miles", and that's > how I found Brock. Actually, 113 miles away, but the search goes by zip > code. > > There are also some listings here (up for adoption or looking to adopt > FeLV, FIV, FIP +): http://www.bemikitties.com/felv/cgi-bin/suite/ > classifieds/classifieds.cgi > You can also get to that by the felineleukemia.org website. > > One other place to list is the PurringPixie yahoo group. > > Marsha > (with Harley & Brock) > > On 11/14/2014 11:05 AM, Katherine K. wrote: > >> Amy, >> I wish you the best of luck in placing these kittens. I had a litter of 4 >> positive kittens and tried very hard to find good homes for them, with no >> luck, so they lived with me until they passed away, most before they were 1 >> year old. It was a very busy year, but they were a lovely little group and >> it was nice seeing them stay together as a family for the time they had. >> I have to agree with Kelley that a $115 adoption fee in reality is not >> likely to help you get them placed in homes. In my experience, people just >> don't want to adopt and get attached to, much less pay a fee for, a kitty >> who will probably not live long. I was lucky enough to be working with a >> larger rescue organization who covered their shots, spay/neuters and >> testing expenses. I just provided the home, food, love and tears :) >> I suggest making flyers with the best photos you can get, and make them >> sound very friendly and loving. Play the sympathy card for all it's worth! >> :) >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >
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