Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-10 Thread Lorrie
Lee, if I knew Karen's physical address I could have PetFlow or another
Petfood company deliver several large bags of cat food to her.  I wish
I could do more, but I have 30 cats of my own and a very expensive no
kill, cageless cat sanctuary building to keep up.

PLease keep us updated about Karen.  I am so sorry she is having such
problems.

Lorrie in WV


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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread Beth
In Atlanta we have pet food pantries. You have to be income qualified. There 
may be something near her for that. Sometimes rescues also get good at a 
discount  will sell to colony feeders.


Beth 

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 From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
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Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
 

I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes Petsmart 
and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free.  Wouldn't 
hurt to look into it.

 Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and 
 looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
 single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out 
 to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am 
 regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So 
 there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are 
 doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with 
 a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could 
 save some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that 
 she can drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. 
 She had just paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She 
 didn't have air conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. 
 Needed another car even before the transmission went belly up.

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread Shelley Theye
Another thought, our small rescue group in NC will get food donations from the 
public sometimes, and we usually give 
some of it to people in the community that need help.  Maybe she could check 
with some of the  local larger
rescue groups in her area to see if they might have extra food?  They might not 
publicize it, we don't.
Shelley

On Aug 9, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Beth wrote:

 In Atlanta we have pet food pantries. You have to be income qualified. There 
 may be something near her for that. Sometimes rescues also get good at a 
 discount  will sell to colony feeders.
 
 Beth 
 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
  
 
 From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:01 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
 
 I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes 
 Petsmart and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free. 
  Wouldn't hurt to look into it.
 
  Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: 
  Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and 
  looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
  single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and 
  out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I 
  am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental 
  work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who 
  actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone 
  help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? 
  That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down 
  payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies 
  every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the 
  transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the 
  windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the 
  transmission went belly up.
 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread KG BarnCats
Also check the local pounds - ours has certain foods they prefer to use for
a consistent diet (less tummy trouble).  The other donated foods are often
re-donated to feral feeders who agree to participate in TNR.

KG



On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote:

 Another thought, our small rescue group in NC will get food donations from
 the public sometimes, and we usually give
 some of it to people in the community that need help.  Maybe she could
 check with some of the  local larger
 rescue groups in her area to see if they might have extra food?  They
 might not publicize it, we don't.
 Shelley

 On Aug 9, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Beth wrote:

  In Atlanta we have pet food pantries. You have to be income qualified.
 There may be something near her for that. Sometimes rescues also get good
 at a discount  will sell to colony feeders.
 
  Beth
  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.orghttp://www.furkids.org/
  
 
  From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:01 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
 
  I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes
 Petsmart and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for
 free.  Wouldn't hurt to look into it.
 
   Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:
   Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one)
 and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and
 is single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and
 out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I
 am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental
 work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who
 actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone
 help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store?
 That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down
 payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies
 every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the
 transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the
 windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the
 transmission went belly up.
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread cerwin
Yes, ours has a community pantry, for the same reason.
Anyone can come and get food.

Chris C.


From: KG BarnCats 
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 8:17 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

Also check the local pounds - ours has certain foods they prefer to use for a 
consistent diet (less tummy trouble).  The other donated foods are often 
re-donated to feral feeders who agree to participate in TNR.  

KG


 
On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote:

  Another thought, our small rescue group in NC will get food donations from 
the public sometimes, and we usually give
  some of it to people in the community that need help.  Maybe she could check 
with some of the  local larger
  rescue groups in her area to see if they might have extra food?  They might 
not publicize it, we don't.
  Shelley


  On Aug 9, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Beth wrote:

   In Atlanta we have pet food pantries. You have to be income qualified. 
There may be something near her for that. Sometimes rescues also get good at a 
discount  will sell to colony feeders.
  
   Beth

   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org

  
  
   From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:01 PM
   Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
  
   I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes 
Petsmart and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free.  
Wouldn't hurt to look into it.
  
    Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:
Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) 
and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to 
get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am 
regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So 
there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are 
doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with a 
donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could save 
some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that she can 
drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She had just 
paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't have air 
conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed another car 
even before the transmission went belly up.
  
  
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neighbors too!
  
  
  
  
  
   
   
   
  
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
I can sure empathize with your friend, my bf and I care for over 20
colonies.  The rescue bills over the years have taken any credit we can
find, we have no money for a home (health/dental etc) for ourselves, and
our daily lives completely hinge on the weather and our colonies, not to
mention work, TNR and the tons of rescue that goes with all of this.  We
just this week had a litter of kittens dumped at one of our spots (an
obvious dumping as opposed to wandered up kittens--all the cats are
fixed) with one kitten needing a blood transfusion, and already had several
kittens in rescue.

So I can absolutely relate...I'm not familliar with any Texas groups other
than ShadowCats, but hope perhaps there is a group that gets damaged goods
from grocery stores that could help with food?  We used to get that though
haven't in about a year, it was through a rescue group so I can't offer any
pointers on how to find that but it's certainly worth inquiring with any
group she can find.

If they have good low-cost TNR clinics there, she should check with them
and any shelters that support TNR and might have a food bank.  Our Humane
Society has a food bank for needy people with pets and will allow
caretakers in need to draw upon this a bit, if they have sufficient stock.

If I think of any ideas I will post, please let your friend know there are
others out there in similar dire straits--not much consolation, I know!

Thank you for trying to help her, I hope support is found.

Heather

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:36 AM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 This is probably not allowed on this list but I can't just stand by and
 see my friend Karen suffer. She has been feeding about 16 outdoor colonies.
 She watches over the health and welfare of these cats as if they were her
 own house cats. Recently, she has had a really bad run of luck. She rescued
 a cat who needed over $1,000 dollars in eye surgery. i have him now and the
 surgery saved his one remaining eye. Otherwise, he would have been a
 totally blind cat. She also rescued a cat who was bone thin and  combo
 tested positive for both FIV and FeLv cat. She spent several hundred
 dollars curing him of mange and anemia. I fostered the cat and he turned
 negative for FeLv. He's now in my FIV room with 4 other FIV+ cats. Karen
 has rescued and found homes for over a hundred hard case cats, including 3
 FeLv+ cats who did not turn. One of them is still alive and enjoying life
 as a healthy pampered puss with a lovely lady. The cat is over  6 years old
 now. Karen works an 8 hour a day job. The trouble is that she spends all
 her pay on feeding the colony cats and her three remaining indoor cats. She
 has spent over $1,000 for a cat she rescued and took into her own house and
 who after a year, developed a malignant tumor in her ear canal. The cat
 lived with it for several months, on medication and vitamins until she
 passed away suddenly one afternoon. And now, another disaster has hit my
 friend. He car died. She has been relying on friends and neighbors to get
 her to work but she is struggling with the cat colony feeding and is
 running out of money to feed them and even to buy her own food. She needs
 help and there is very little available in San Antonio where we both live.
 I am almost at the poverty level myself, with an online job that pays
 sporadically and two other jobs which are exhausting because they involve a
 lot of driving and delivering so I can't help Karen financially. I have
 over 3 dozen cats of my own to deal with. Karen spends more than $70 a week
 every week. At that rate she will never be able to replace her car, even
 with a junker.  Is there any help out there for Karen before she goes
 under? I was thinking that if people could donate pet food gift cards to
 her that would help alleviate some of the expense of feeding the colonies.
 One person has already done this by calling Petsmart and purchasing a gift
 card over the phone with his credit card. He then notified Karen that he
 had done this and the next time she went to the store, they told her she
 had a gift card credit. I think that all pet food stores have this system
 now. Anyway, if you are able to help, even a few dollars would be a
 blessing. I'm sorry to bother the list with this problem as we are all
 struggling with vet bills for our special needs cats but I am watching my
 friend get more and more depressed and desperate every day and I can't just
 stand by and do nothing. Lots of cats are depending on her for their very
 lives. Thanks for reading this long post. Contact me off list if you can
 help.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, Karen and I have both worked on this 
problem, I on the computer and Karen asking friends, rescuers and others for 
some help, mostly to no avail. The TNR group here is San Antonio Feral Cat 
Coalition. They do not have a shelter situation so get very little cat food 
donations. They have already contributed to her as much as they can but as I 
said, she has to feed these cats every day. She is getting free TNR 
certificates from Animal Care Services which is out local kill-everything 
shelter but the city came on board with kicking and screaming when we were 
trying to force the TNR idea into the animal laws. They finally accepted it 
when public opinion soared in favor and the local newspaper printed several 
articles in support and against what was taking place at the kill shelter (gas 
chamber). But that still leaves Karen without a car and without money to buy 
one if she doesn't get some donations to help with the cat
 food. It's not organizations I'm asking now, it's just individuals who can 
spare a few dollars to call in to Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus and Petco to get 
her gift cards on file so she can purchase the cat food with at least a little 
help. She also has rent and utilities to pay, which is sucking money out of her 
paycheck and she is not eligible for any steady help from anywhere else because 
she has a job. 

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
I understand all too well.  I've been having great difficulty feeling very
alone in the daily commitment, let alone the financial side.

Is there a paypal address that can be shared publicly (like on facebook)
for donations?  It might help a little if there were a 501(c)3 rescue who
will allow donations to be sent to them, noted for Karen's work, that will
then purchase food for her (since people are often more inclined to donate
to 501(c)3.

If there is further contact info that can be shared on fb, let me know and
I will.

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, Karen and I have both worked on this
 problem, I on the computer and Karen asking friends, rescuers and others
 for some help, mostly to no avail. The TNR group here is San Antonio Feral
 Cat Coalition. They do not have a shelter situation so get very little cat
 food donations. They have already contributed to her as much as they can
 but as I said, she has to feed these cats every day. She is getting free
 TNR certificates from Animal Care Services which is out local
 kill-everything shelter but the city came on board with kicking and
 screaming when we were trying to force the TNR idea into the animal laws.
 They finally accepted it when public opinion soared in favor and the local
 newspaper printed several articles in support and against what was taking
 place at the kill shelter (gas chamber). But that still leaves Karen
 without a car and without money to buy one if she doesn't get some
 donations to help with the cat food. It's not organizations I'm asking now,
 it's just individuals who can spare a few dollars to call in to Petsmart,
 Pet Supplies Plus and Petco to get her gift cards on file so she can
 purchase the cat food with at least a little help. She also has rent and
 utilities to pay, which is sucking money out of her paycheck and she is not
 eligible for any steady help from anywhere else because she has a job.

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2013-08-08 Thread Susan Saunders
Has she looked into the pet food stamp program. Just google pet food stamps a

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 8, 2013, at 11:03 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote:

 I understand all too well.  I've been having great difficulty feeling very 
 alone in the daily commitment, let alone the financial side.
  
 Is there a paypal address that can be shared publicly (like on facebook) for 
 donations?  It might help a little if there were a 501(c)3 rescue who will 
 allow donations to be sent to them, noted for Karen's work, that will then 
 purchase food for her (since people are often more inclined to donate to 
 501(c)3.
  
 If there is further contact info that can be shared on fb, let me know and I 
 will.
 
 On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, Karen and I have both worked on this 
 problem, I on the computer and Karen asking friends, rescuers and others for 
 some help, mostly to no avail. The TNR group here is San Antonio Feral Cat 
 Coalition. They do not have a shelter situation so get very little cat food 
 donations. They have already contributed to her as much as they can but as I 
 said, she has to feed these cats every day. She is getting free TNR 
 certificates from Animal Care Services which is out local kill-everything 
 shelter but the city came on board with kicking and screaming when we were 
 trying to force the TNR idea into the animal laws. They finally accepted it 
 when public opinion soared in favor and the local newspaper printed several 
 articles in support and against what was taking place at the kill shelter 
 (gas chamber). But that still leaves Karen without a car and without money 
 to buy one if she doesn't get some donations to help with the cat food. It's 
 not organizations I'm asking now, it's just individuals who can spare a few 
 dollars to call in to Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus and Petco to get her gift 
 cards on file so she can purchase the cat food with at least a little help. 
 She also has rent and utilities to pay, which is sucking money out of her 
 paycheck and she is not eligible for any steady help from anywhere else 
 because she has a job. 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and 
looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is single 
she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to get 
any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am regularly 
paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So there you 
have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are doing the 
right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with a donation 
of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could save some of 
her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that she can drive to 
work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She had just paid off 
the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning 
either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the 
transmission went belly up.

 
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2013-08-08 Thread Heather
If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to
her, let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB.  I can also
post a physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she
doesn't mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and
someone's Paypal address for the first idea I mentioned, which I do think
is most likely to draw contributions since then people can stop right there
and contribute online before they forget).

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and
 looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is
 single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and
 out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I
 am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental
 work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who
 actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone
 help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store?
 That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down
 payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies
 every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the
 transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the
 windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the
 transmission went belly up.

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2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from online in 
several different types of jobs and companies (independent contractor) so be 
sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be able to give her 
whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook, that would be even 
more of a help. My Facebook page is under my online name at a company I have 
been working for over 10 years and I'm not allowed to use it for private 
purposes. I don't have a FB page of my own. Facebook Phobia? Thanks again. I 
will get the info together and send it to you at your private email address.


 
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 From: Heather furrygi...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
 


If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to her, 
let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB.  I can also post a 
physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she doesn't 
mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and someone's 
Paypal address for the first idea I mentioned, which I do think is most likely 
to draw contributions since then people can stop right there and contribute 
online before they forget).


On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and 
looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out 
to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am 
regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So 
there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are 
doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with 
a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could 
save some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that 
she can drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She 
had just paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't 
have air conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed 
another car even before the transmission went belly up.

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread adopt
 

Please check out http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/programs/pass/ for
information about any resource in San Antonio available to help your friend.
I know San Antonio Pets Alive is not able to take in animals from the public
- they have a hard time keeping up with any they can save from ACS - but
they are apparently better equipped to help people find resources to keep
the pets they have.

Emily Hunter

Fuzzy Friends Rescue

254-754-9444 Ext 3

Fax 254-754-9959

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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Margo



You could set her up on Go Fund Me;

http://www.gofundme.com/

 A good friend is struggling in her 501c3 dog rescue, and has turned to this alternative. So far, it's going well.


Margo

-Original Message- From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>Sent: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 PM To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <FELVTALK@FELINELEUKEMIA.ORG>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer 
Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from online in several different types of jobs and companies (independent contractor) so be sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be able to give her whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook, that would be even more of a help. My Facebook page is under my online name at a company I have been working for over 10 years and I'm not allowed to use it for private purposes. I don't have a FB page of my own. Facebook Phobia? Thanks again. I will get the info together and send it to you at your private email address.


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From: Heather furrygi...@gmail.comTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:15 AMSubject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to her, let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB. I can also post a physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she doesn't mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and someone's Paypal address for the first idea I mentioned, which I do think is most likely to draw contributions since then people can stop right there and contribute onlinebefore they forget).
On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:



Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the transmission went belly up.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Margo



Hi Lee,

 I tried to send you a private email, but I guess it went astray. If you could email me privaely with Karen's full name and a delivery address, I can help with food.

Margo

-Original Message- From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>Sent: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 PM To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <FELVTALK@FELINELEUKEMIA.ORG>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer 
Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from online in several different types of jobs and companies (independent contractor) so be sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be able to give her whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook, that would be even more of a help. My Facebook page is under my online name at a company I have been working for over 10 years and I'm not allowed to use it for private purposes. I don't have a FB page of my own. Facebook Phobia? Thanks again. I will get the info together and send it to you at your private email address.


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From: Heather furrygi...@gmail.comTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:15 AMSubject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to her, let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB. I can also post a physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she doesn't mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and someone's Paypal address for the first idea I mentioned, which I do think is most likely to draw contributions since then people can stop right there and contribute onlinebefore they forget).
On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:



Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the transmission went belly up.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Heather
Yes, I'm not a big fan of fb either but am active on there for animal
purposes and it does seem to be the best way to find help these days.

Send me the info  I will share it, if you can send any pics of the cats
(of course that won't disclose her feeding location), I can post with a pic
in hopes that  might help:)

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from
 online in several different types of jobs and companies (independent
 contractor) so be sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be
 able to give her whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook,
 that would be even more of a help. My Facebook page is under my online name
 at a company I have been working for over 10 years and I'm not allowed to
 use it for private purposes. I don't have a FB page of my own. Facebook
 Phobia? Thanks again. I will get the info together and send it to you at
 your private email address.



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 *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *Sent:* Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:15 AM
 *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

 If there is a paypal address that donations may be made to and passed to
 her, let me know and I will try to do some networking on FB.  I can also
 post a physical address that checks or gift cards can be mailed to if she
 doesn't mind that being out there (would need her full name, address, and
 someone's Paypal address for the first idea I mentioned, which I do think
 is most likely to draw contributions since then people can stop right there
 and contribute online before they forget).

 On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and
 looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is
 single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and
 out to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I
 am regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental
 work. So there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who
 actually are doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone
 help Karen with a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store?
 That way she could save some of her hard earned money to make a down
 payment on something that she can drive to work and to her cat colonies
 every day, like she used to. She had just paid off the car she had when the
 transmission cracked. She didn't have air conditioning either and the
 windows stopped functioning. Needed another car even before the
 transmission went belly up.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans


 Need to call her and get her permission to do that and get her full address. I 
know how to go there but don't know the full address. Back to you in a while. 
This laptop is overheated and need to shut down.

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 From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
 


 

 
Hi Lee,
 
   I tried to send you a private email, but I guess it went 
astray. If you could email me privaely with Karen's full name and a delivery 
address, I can help with food.
 
Margo
 
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From: Lee Evans 
Sent: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 PM 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer 


Great idea! I have a PayPal account which I need because I work from online 
in several different types of jobs and companies (independent contractor) so 
be sure to earmark it for Community Cats. That way I will be able to give her 
whatever donations come in. If you could post on Facebook, that would be even 
more of a help. My Facebook page is under my online name at a company I have 
been working for over 10 years and I'm not allowed to use it for private 
purposes. I don't have a FB page of my own. Facebook Phobia? Thanks again. I 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes Petsmart 
and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free.  Wouldn't 
hurt to look into it.

 Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) and 
 looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
 single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out 
 to get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am 
 regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So 
 there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are 
 doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with 
 a donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could 
 save some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that 
 she can drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. 
 She had just paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She 
 didn't have air conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. 
 Needed another car even before the transmission went belly up.

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
Sure would be nice if one of us could win a couple of million.  I would even 
take in dumped children if I could. But the law won't let me do that and on SS, 
I barely keep myself and 6 cats going.  Seems the rich get richer and animal 
lovers get poorer.  


 Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: 
 I can sure empathize with your friend, my bf and I care for over 20
 colonies.  The rescue bills over the years have taken any credit we can
 find, we have no money for a home (health/dental etc) for ourselves, and
 our daily lives completely hinge on the weather and our colonies, not to
 mention work, TNR and the tons of rescue that goes with all of this.  We
 just this week had a litter of kittens dumped at one of our spots (an
 obvious dumping as opposed to wandered up kittens--all the cats are
 fixed) with one kitten needing a blood transfusion, and already had several
 kittens in rescue.
 
 So I can absolutely relate...I'm not familliar with any Texas groups other
 than ShadowCats, but hope perhaps there is a group that gets damaged goods
 from grocery stores that could help with food?  We used to get that though
 haven't in about a year, it was through a rescue group so I can't offer any
 pointers on how to find that but it's certainly worth inquiring with any
 group she can find.
 
 If they have good low-cost TNR clinics there, she should check with them
 and any shelters that support TNR and might have a food bank.  Our Humane
 Society has a food bank for needy people with pets and will allow
 caretakers in need to draw upon this a bit, if they have sufficient stock.
 
 If I think of any ideas I will post, please let your friend know there are
 others out there in similar dire straits--not much consolation, I know!
 
 Thank you for trying to help her, I hope support is found.
 
 Heather
 
 On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:36 AM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  This is probably not allowed on this list but I can't just stand by and
  see my friend Karen suffer. She has been feeding about 16 outdoor colonies.
  She watches over the health and welfare of these cats as if they were her
  own house cats. Recently, she has had a really bad run of luck. She rescued
  a cat who needed over $1,000 dollars in eye surgery. i have him now and the
  surgery saved his one remaining eye. Otherwise, he would have been a
  totally blind cat. She also rescued a cat who was bone thin and  combo
  tested positive for both FIV and FeLv cat. She spent several hundred
  dollars curing him of mange and anemia. I fostered the cat and he turned
  negative for FeLv. He's now in my FIV room with 4 other FIV+ cats. Karen
  has rescued and found homes for over a hundred hard case cats, including 3
  FeLv+ cats who did not turn. One of them is still alive and enjoying life
  as a healthy pampered puss with a lovely lady. The cat is over  6 years old
  now. Karen works an 8 hour a day job. The trouble is that she spends all
  her pay on feeding the colony cats and her three remaining indoor cats. She
  has spent over $1,000 for a cat she rescued and took into her own house and
  who after a year, developed a malignant tumor in her ear canal. The cat
  lived with it for several months, on medication and vitamins until she
  passed away suddenly one afternoon. And now, another disaster has hit my
  friend. He car died. She has been relying on friends and neighbors to get
  her to work but she is struggling with the cat colony feeding and is
  running out of money to feed them and even to buy her own food. She needs
  help and there is very little available in San Antonio where we both live.
  I am almost at the poverty level myself, with an online job that pays
  sporadically and two other jobs which are exhausting because they involve a
  lot of driving and delivering so I can't help Karen financially. I have
  over 3 dozen cats of my own to deal with. Karen spends more than $70 a week
  every week. At that rate she will never be able to replace her car, even
  with a junker.  Is there any help out there for Karen before she goes
  under? I was thinking that if people could donate pet food gift cards to
  her that would help alleviate some of the expense of feeding the colonies.
  One person has already done this by calling Petsmart and purchasing a gift
  card over the phone with his credit card. He then notified Karen that he
  had done this and the next time she went to the store, they told her she
  had a gift card credit. I think that all pet food stores have this system
  now. Anyway, if you are able to help, even a few dollars would be a
  blessing. I'm sorry to bother the list with this problem as we are all
  struggling with vet bills for our special needs cats but I am watching my
  friend get more and more depressed and desperate every day and I can't just
  stand by and do nothing. Lots of cats are depending on her for their very
  lives. Thanks for reading this long post. Contact me off list if you can
  help.
 
  

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-08 Thread dlgegg
This not a bother.  I too am on SS, at poverty level and have a problem feeding 
6 cats and myself.  One help I get is volunteering at th senior center in town 
- I get my one big meal free for working there.  In the evening it is fruit and 
cereal.  I keep my fingers crossed that my van keeps working since my extended 
warrenty ran out.  Someone once said either on this group or another, that 
Petsmart and other pet stores will donate free or at reduced price outdated pet 
food.  It is worth a try to ask, all they can do is say no.


 Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 This is probably not allowed on this list but I can't just stand by and see 
 my friend Karen suffer. She has been feeding about 16 outdoor colonies. She 
 watches over the health and welfare of these cats as if they were her own 
 house cats. Recently, she has had a really bad run of luck. She rescued a cat 
 who needed over $1,000 dollars in eye surgery. i have him now and the surgery 
 saved his one remaining eye. Otherwise, he would have been a totally blind 
 cat. She also rescued a cat who was bone thin and  combo tested positive for 
 both FIV and FeLv cat. She spent several hundred dollars curing him of mange 
 and anemia. I fostered the cat and he turned negative for FeLv. He's now in 
 my FIV room with 4 other FIV+ cats. Karen has rescued and found homes for 
 over a hundred hard case cats, including 3 FeLv+ cats who did not turn. One 
 of them is still alive and enjoying life as a healthy pampered puss with a 
 lovely lady. The cat is over  6 years old now. Karen
  works an 8 hour a day job. The trouble is that she spends all her pay on 
 feeding the colony cats and her three remaining indoor cats. She has spent 
 over $1,000 for a cat she rescued and took into her own house and who after a 
 year, developed a malignant tumor in her ear canal. The cat lived with it for 
 several months, on medication and vitamins until she passed away suddenly one 
 afternoon. And now, another disaster has hit my friend. He car died. She has 
 been relying on friends and neighbors to get her to work but she is 
 struggling with the cat colony feeding and is running out of money to feed 
 them and even to buy her own food. She needs help and there is very little 
 available in San Antonio where we both live. I am almost at the poverty level 
 myself, with an online job that pays sporadically and two other jobs which 
 are exhausting because they involve a lot of driving and delivering so I 
 can't help Karen financially. I have over 3 dozen cats of my own
  to deal with. Karen spends more than $70 a week every week. At that rate she 
 will never be able to replace her car, even with a junker.  Is there any help 
 out there for Karen before she goes under? I was thinking that if people 
 could donate pet food gift cards to her that would help alleviate some of the 
 expense of feeding the colonies. One person has already done this by calling 
 Petsmart and purchasing a gift card over the phone with his credit card. He 
 then notified Karen that he had done this and the next time she went to the 
 store, they told her she had a gift card credit. I think that all pet food 
 stores have this system now. Anyway, if you are able to help, even a few 
 dollars would be a blessing. I'm sorry to bother the list with this problem 
 as we are all struggling with vet bills for our special needs cats but I am 
 watching my friend get more and more depressed and desperate every day and I 
 can't just stand by and do nothing. Lots of cats are
  depending on her for their very lives. Thanks for reading this long post. 
 Contact me off list if you can help. 

 
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