Re: [Felvtalk] Scrappy Angel over the Rainbow Bridge today

2011-02-25 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Paola, what a lovely description you have given of this loving little spirit. Thank you for sharing his story. A candle tonight at our house for the very special Mr. Scrappy. Sara --Original Mail-- From: paola cresti iend...@yahoo.com To: leukemia list felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Lorrie
On 02-24, Susan Hoffman wrote: This is the problem with most sanctuaries. It's a flawed business model. A sanctuary by definition offers lifetime care So they fill up fast and, as the population ages, become more and more expensive to maintain. And usually the people who try to start

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Beth
I've heard people say it's not good. The ONLY way to check out any sanctuary is by visiting it yourself. NEVER send ANY cat to somewhere you have not visited personally. No limit on the number of cats is DEFINITELY a red flag. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Fri,

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Cats Suffer and Die at Animal 'Sanctuary'

2011-02-25 Thread Beth
Unfortunatly a lot of sanctuaries are run by hoarders. There was one near me who was a 501c, but really was nothing but a hoarder with a rescue license. Not all sanctuaries are this way, but you can only be sure by visiting keeping in contact with the people. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Debbie Bates
I have not personally visited Caboodle...however, the group I foster for said they would NEVER allow any of their animals to go there. The animals live out of doors (for the most part)and this guy really discourages visitors. So if a cat gets sick and hides ... how will he know? The

Re: [Felvtalk] Scrappy Angel over the Rainbow Bridge today

2011-02-25 Thread Beth
Thank you for taking him into your home giving him a good end. I had a little FeLV boy who would put his paws on me hug me, too. Blessings to you and sweet Scrappy. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Thu, 2/24/11, paola cresti iend...@yahoo.com wrote: From: paola

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread C PQ
I used to recommend Caboodle to people, but not anymore. There was an expose posted to a site that has now been disabled, but read this article: http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article1151027.ece - Fight back spam! Download the Blue Frog.

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Heather
I hope this link works. I live in Florida and know several people who have been to Caboodle. From what I can surmise, it seems it was pretty decent years ago and has possibly declined with illness and the increasing population. Hearing reports of a cat with its eye hanging out (two different

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Gloria Lane
Certainly not all sanctuaries are in the bad category and good folks start them with good intentions and plans and can be successful. But any place your cats move, they will have to make an adjustment. They're probably not used to quantities of cats. Check out the options in your local

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Cats Suffer and Die at Animal 'Sanctuary'

2011-02-25 Thread Natalie
The only place I know of that has truly been run successfully for a long time is The Last Post, but even there, I question a few things: https://www.thelastpostonline.org/Home_Page.html , it's really a retirement place for cats., It costs quite a lot of money to place a cat there, and mostly

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Natalie
I've seen many photos and even a video from Caboodle Ranch...I always wonder, if all cats are outdoors - can't they get out of the area, and how can one monitor them all when one may not know where they are? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Scrappy Angel over the Rainbow Bridge today

2011-02-25 Thread Sharyl
Paola, I was saddened to read that Scrappy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  You had 8 wonderful months together.  He was loved and loved you.  That's what is important.  You are in our thoughts and prayers Sharyl  From: paola cresti iend...@yahoo.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Carmen Conklin
If you are considering any sanctuary for your animals, please visit that sanctuary personally to see how the animals are cared for and if it is what it says it is. Our special needs sanctuary for felines has five very nice buildings and a brand new large sixth building is being completed or will

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread a h
I can personally vouch for Carmen's CW sanctuary. She takes VERY GOOD care of her residents. My Milo was treated like a king there. Alice Hanson - Original Message - From: Carmen Conklinmailto:cwshel...@wildblue.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Susan Hoffman
The few truly good sanctuaries that I have encountered have been small operations with multiple humans living on site. --- On Fri, 2/25/11, Carmen Conklin cwshel...@wildblue.net wrote: From: Carmen Conklin cwshel...@wildblue.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread dana giordano
Do people ever start what is basically a very small in-home sanctuary to help take care of almost 10 multiple rescued cats, and some outdoor ferals because they don't believe in risking the cats to the shelter systems? Is that too small a number of animals to be considered a sanctuary non-profit?

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Natalie
I don't know what the requirement is to qualify as a sanctuary or the number of animals in care (probably none), the most important ruling is being publicly and NOT privately supported. There's a one year advance ruling period, in which you must prove that there was support from the public, then

[Felvtalk] Rosie's biopsy results-BAD

2011-02-25 Thread Alice Flowers
She has a very aggressive lymphoma. This was the biopsy on her lump in the throat / neck area. Started on Pred and ordering Leukeran. Staying on Interferon and may give LTCI. ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread katskat1
I too had this concern as I run a small rescue as well as having several cats and dogs of my own. In my 60's, live along female. I finally talked to a lawyer while arranging my will and found the thing that makes me feel best. I allocated a certain lump sum per animal ($500/cat, $1000/dog as I

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Belinda Sauro
If hubby and I die before my furkids, my sister gets our house and insurance and will take our kitties, she has 6 of her own and I trust her with my life. She can sell the house or live in it and will have more than enough to take care of them for the rest of their lives. If we all die

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
The IRS has gotten rid of the advanced ruling period. http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=185568,00.html On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: I don't know what the requirement is to qualify as a sanctuary or the number of animals in care

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
As far as the original article goes, it was an article by PETA, which I trust about as far as I can kick a plastic grocery bag (not far, have you ever tried it)? PETA operates a shelter with a 97% kill rate and had employees caught disposing of animal carcasses in dumpsters after having gone to