Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption of cats

2009-07-31 Thread Lorrie
On 07-30, Cindy Jackson wrote:
 
 How can you make sure that someone who wants to adopt your cat is
 legitimate? Has anyone ever offered to adopt your cat here on
 felvtalk or have you found someone here that you called to ask if
 they could adopt your cat? If so, how did you make sure they are
 reputable? ? ? ?

It's not easy, but here are some tips..

If you are doing this via computer, use e-mail for the first
interview. If the e-mail exchanges are good, I ask for a phone
number. If the person can't respond with a complete e-mail
sentence stop right there.

If you get a phone number for the person call them at that
number early in the screening process. If the number can't be
verified as valid, go no further.

When you call the potential adopters ask them to tell you about
themselves and the home they have to offer. 

Ask if they've had cats or a cat before, and what happened to the
cat. A really good indiction of commitment is if the people tell 
you they nursed a senior cat through the end of it's life. A bad
indication is someone who says their cats keep getting run over,
their dog kills them, or they don't have a clue why their cats keep
disappearing!

Always ask a nominal adoption fee.  But feel free to waive it if 
you feel really good about the people or ask them to donate to a 
rescue group instead.  The willingness to pay a small fee is just 
one indicator of commitment.

When you choose a family after the initial interview, go to their
house and look around carefully. Are there other animals - how do
they interact?  Are there young children - how do they react to the
cat? Is this house and family suitable?  Look around and make a bit
of a judgment call on whether or not this family can afford your cat.
Not everyone should own a pet if they can't afford the vet bills
involved.

If you feel this is not the family for your pet, be gracious in
saying, I'm sorry I do not think my cat would be suited to your
family.  Then try again..

Once you find the family, let them know that you will be popping by
some time in the next 2 weeks to see how the cat is doing. If he is
well adjusting then you know your job is done and if not, then make
it clear that you reserve the right to pull the pet back out and try
again.

Leave the family your contact information so they can reach you if
they decide they do not want the pet. Also leave them the information
on the pet's vet of the past and a medical history.

This looks like a lot to do, but it's for the protection of your cat.

Lorrie


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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption of cats

2009-07-31 Thread MaryChristine
go to almost any petfinder site or rescue and download THEIR
application--then use it as a guideline.

there's forms for foster and adoption apps on the www.purebredcats.org
website, too.

MC
-- 
Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
Maybe That'll Make The Difference

MaryChristine
Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org)
Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)

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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-03-24 Thread dlgegg
this subject came up before, but how do you know when to say enough?  i can 
cope with the 5 i have now, but 11!  i would be broke.  if i could, i know of 
at least 20 more cats looking for homes in our area.  everyday, someone says do 
you want another cat.  if only people would just get their cats neutered and 
spayed.  forgot who said it, but sometimes i think we would be better off if 
some people were neutered and spayed.  dorlis
 Sally Davis putty...@gmail.com wrote: 
 Hi Jenny
 
 That is so great of you to offer. I hope Mike gets back to you. I actually
 mixed my positive and negative after a short period apart. The negatives
 were vaccinated. There had already been exposure in my case. It was less
 stressful for all the cats. I have 11 now. I think I had 9 then but new ones
 kept showing up. They get dumped here.
 
 Sally
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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-03-24 Thread dlgegg
thank God there  are people like you who will take the time to find homes for 
these positive babies. been fighting with my computer lateley.   my positive is 
healthy, sassy and sweet as can be.  why don't shelters want to adopt out 
positive cats?  is it insurance or do they just have too many healthy cats to 
take time for felv babies?  dorlis
 JENI RECA jrock...@hotmail.com wrote: 
 
 Hi,
 There is a male felv positive cat (tested positive on IFA and elisa) that 
 needs a home.  I work for a shelter and they do not adopt out felv positive 
 cats and give me a week to find a home or place for them.  I am currently 
 away in france until the 7th but asked if the vet if he could stay there 
 until I came back, finding out the answer tomorrow.  From what I they emailed 
 me he is male, 1-2 years old and very sweet.  He is getting neutered 
 tomorrow.  Any takers will find a way to get him anywhere.  Currently he is 
 in new york out on long island.  
 thanks very much
 Jeni
 jrock...@hotmail
 
 (i currently live in a very small house with two felv positive cats, three 
 dogs and a 10 week old infant...i think it would be a bit too much to take on 
 another cat...thanks)
 
  Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:02:58 -0800
  From: stylin72...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Adoption
  
  I have a stray cat that looks completely healthy. After a check up at the 
  vet, I found out that she is Felv positive. The trouble is that I have dogs 
  and a cat (felv negative) so I keep the stray cat quarantined. She's a 
  great cat, very friendly, and I'm looking for a home for her (preferrably 
  one that would treat her with acemannan.) I live in Chicago and am looking 
  for someone relatively close by. Any possible leads would be appreciated.
   
  Mike
  
  

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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread jbero
Mike,

That is fantastic of you to take in a stray.  I actually have a felv+ cat.  She 
is about a year old, in good health and I have her separate from the other 
animals in the house.  I am looking for a companion for her.  There are two 
rooms I have her confined to.  One with a big window and the other is large 
room.  She is very affectionate sweet cat who would love companionship.  If you 
would be alright with the conditions, I would be happy to give her a home.  She 
would be confined to these two rooms, however.  If you find a different home 
that you would prefer I would understand.  I live near Kenosha, WI and commute 
to Evanston Il daily.  Let me know.

Jenny

 MIKE JANUS stylin72...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I have a stray cat that looks completely healthy. After a check up at the 
 vet, I found out that she is Felv positive. The trouble is that I have dogs 
 and a cat (felv negative) so I keep the stray cat quarantined. She's a great 
 cat, very friendly, and I'm looking for a home for her (preferrably one that 
 would treat her with acemannan.) I live in Chicago and am looking for someone 
 relatively close by. Any possible leads would be appreciated.
  
 Mike
 
 
   
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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Jenny

That is so great of you to offer. I hope Mike gets back to you. I actually
mixed my positive and negative after a short period apart. The negatives
were vaccinated. There had already been exposure in my case. It was less
stressful for all the cats. I have 11 now. I think I had 9 then but new ones
kept showing up. They get dumped here.

Sally
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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread JENI RECA

Hi,
There is a male felv positive cat (tested positive on IFA and elisa) that needs 
a home.  I work for a shelter and they do not adopt out felv positive cats and 
give me a week to find a home or place for them.  I am currently away in france 
until the 7th but asked if the vet if he could stay there until I came back, 
finding out the answer tomorrow.  From what I they emailed me he is male, 1-2 
years old and very sweet.  He is getting neutered tomorrow.  Any takers will 
find a way to get him anywhere.  Currently he is in new york out on long 
island.  
thanks very much
Jeni
jrock...@hotmail

(i currently live in a very small house with two felv positive cats, three dogs 
and a 10 week old infant...i think it would be a bit too much to take on 
another cat...thanks)

 Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:02:58 -0800
 From: stylin72...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Adoption
 
 I have a stray cat that looks completely healthy. After a check up at the 
 vet, I found out that she is Felv positive. The trouble is that I have dogs 
 and a cat (felv negative) so I keep the stray cat quarantined. She's a great 
 cat, very friendly, and I'm looking for a home for her (preferrably one that 
 would treat her with acemannan.) I live in Chicago and am looking for someone 
 relatively close by. Any possible leads would be appreciated.
  
 Mike
 
 
   
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[Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-25 Thread MIKE JANUS
I have a stray cat that looks completely healthy. After a check up at the 
vet, I found out that she is Felv positive. The trouble is that I have dogs and 
a cat (felv negative) so I keep the stray cat quarantined. She's a great cat, 
very friendly, and I'm looking for a home for her (preferrably one that would 
treat her with acemannan.) I live in Chicago and am looking for someone 
relatively close by. Any possible leads would be appreciated.
 
Mike


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Mike -- 

Can you have your negative cat vaccinated?  Lots of success on this list 
intermingling.  

Diane R. 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MIKE JANUS
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:03 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Adoption

I have a stray cat that looks completely healthy. After a check up at the 
vet, I found out that she is Felv positive. The trouble is that I have dogs and 
a cat (felv negative) so I keep the stray cat quarantined. She's a great cat, 
very friendly, and I'm looking for a home for her (preferrably one that would 
treat her with acemannan.) I live in Chicago and am looking for someone 
relatively close by. Any possible leads would be appreciated.
 
Mike


  
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