Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread Sharyl
I know others have also responded Natalie about TNR.  TNR is one of the best ways of fighting the spread of FeLV.  In my experience a positive momma will have positive kittens.  Fix the momma and you stop the spread of the disease in a feral colony.  I also do TNR and manage 2 feral colonies.  

Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread GRAS
Believe me, I am 100% onboard with TNR, it’s just not for me. I have tried several times to set-up colonies in Greenwich, but could not get anyone to become responsible caretakers….TNR colonies require really dedicated and responsible people, not part-time do-gooders who have no idea how much

Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread MaiMaiPG
I lost two feral females three days after they were spayed. They were kept up, safe and cared for. They were fine when I checked them the night before. Two wonderful girls, unrelated, spayed at different times by different vets, seemingly very healthy. It is bad enough that they died.

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread Marta Gasper
Amen, I agree 100%. It's time for the dumpers, who are virtually invisible, to start paying the piperwho are virtually invisible, to start paying the piper.   Amen two..there should be a way to catch them, and if possible then once that dumping is stopped lets see how many true hoarders_and

[Felvtalk] FYI - pet food article

2012-03-08 Thread GRAS
As pets have become more important to their owners, what the pets are fed has become more important as well. Most pet owners are concerned about the quality and nutrition level of the food they are feeding their furry family members. There are now hundreds of pet foods available to the consumer.

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
If you fix a positive mom put her back in a colony you are spreading FeLV. It does not just spread by her having babies, It will spread by her sharing water with the other cats. Beth  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Sharyl

Re: [Felvtalk] Part 3 of Caboodle Ranch cats taken away

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
Good mews is great. I definitely have issues with the Atlanta Humane Society...but we won't get into that Beth  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Re: [Felvtalk] FYI - pet food article

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
Does anyone feed Kirkland food? Sold at Costco? I have a friend who feeds it to her cats all of a sudden 4 of her cats started losing weight. She switched foods now they are OK. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: GRAS

Re: [Felvtalk] FYI - pet food article

2012-03-08 Thread GRAS
There have been an alerts out about Costco pet food recalls. http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=Costco+pet+fod+recall From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:38 AM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Marta Gasper
FeLV cats should not be returned to colonies, boys or girls. FeLV is too easily contracted. Besides we don't make them any favors by releasing them in the wild. IMO a FELV+ feral should be either euthanized or sanctuaried away from others. Now a FIV+ is a different story, as long as the cat is

Re: [Felvtalk] FYI - pet food article

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
Yes I had heard about problems with canned dog food but was wondering if anyone personally had had issues with the dry cat food lately.   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
I agree, FeLV should be put down or homed. I have returned FIV cats Unfortunately, Alley Cat Allies thinks they all should be returned not even tested. The place I have gotten ferals fixed believes this refuses to test ferals. Crazy.   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Lee Evans
TNR is a good way to guard against the spread of FIV since the way most cats spread this disease is through deep bites while fighting during mating season.  FIV is not easily spread through contact with other cats.  A mom cat who is FIV+ may pass it to her offspring but they may also throw it

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Beth
Yes, I do return FIV cats, but nor FeLV cats, but,like I said, Alley Cat Allies is against testing any ferals would return FeLV cats.   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Heather
-- Forwarded message -- From: Heather furrygi...@gmail.com Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] TNR To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Definitely not to argue, but to provide some perspective on high volume TNR and the ACA (and Neighborhood Cats) stance on

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread GRAS
At least the cat colonies don't have to freeze in the winter in FL like they do elsewhere. Most TNR groups that I know of in this area don't tests at all. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Heather
Yeah, it's a catch-22, the elements are much kinder to the cats here...and thus we have many more cats with year round reproduction...kitten season never really ends here, though it does slow down considerably and when it hits--it's like kitten hurricane season. Worried about this one as we had

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread HIDEYO YAMAMOTO
We here in Albuquerque, just signed a contract with Best Friends to do very agressive TNR project and the city is receiving 1 million dollars from Best Friends in an effort. Any healthy cats (tame or feral) who are trapped and brought over to the shelters are going to be spayed/neutered and

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Sharyl
I am looking forward to hearing how this projects goes.  What you have been able to accomplish in Albuquerque is amazing.  This next step will be watched by rescue groups across the country.  Keep up the good work Sharyl From: HIDEYO YAMAMOTO