Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (Marnie) (Lorrie)

2011-03-04 Thread Lorrie
Hi Marnie, I'll gladly take your extended paw as I love talking to people who have the cat's interest at heart and not making big bux or competing with others who do rescue work. In our very small town I am the only rescue/santuary, so I have no competitive problems. The only other animal

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (for Frank)

2011-03-03 Thread Lorrie
I share the same worries about my cats' care after my death as you. The two best sanctuaries I have found are Cat House on the Kings in California http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/ -where I would love to live myself, and Tabby's Place in New Jersey http://www.tabbysplace.org/ Both of these

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (for Frank)

2011-03-03 Thread Natalie
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 7:11 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (for Frank) I share the same worries about my cats' care after my death as you. The two best sanctuaries

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (Marnie) (Lorrie)

2011-03-03 Thread MARNIE MISZEWSKI
Thanks Lorrie! It's nice to have validation from someone else who is doing this. I'm sure you understand when I say how frustrating it is for me every time I hear about a sanctuary that doesn't have the animals best interest at heart. Not only is it horrible for the animals in their care,

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries (Marnie)

2011-03-02 Thread Lorrie
Marnie, I'm late responding to your post, but I wanted to tell you what a wonderful thing you are doing. I also own a private shelter/santuary. In 2004 I bought a large 2,000 sq ft. building in town and made it into a home like setting, with furniture, climbing posts, window ledges, and large

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread dana giordano
I like hearng about people's experiences on this sanctuary/shelter/will/caretaker sort of thing. It's very illuminating. And I just have to say, well said Kelley on the PETA thing. They creep me out! Share something interesting today. --- www.twitter.com/smallspark

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Gloria Lane
They creep me out too. Heard about them taking cats/kittens in North Carolina and Virginia, saying they'd find them homes, then euthing them and tossing in the garbage. Gloria Sent from my iPhone On Feb 26, 2011, at 3:01 AM, dana giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com wrote: I like hearng about

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for all your very informative posts... They were eye opening! Yes, Caboodle is an outdoor santuary, but my cats have always been indoor/outdoor cats, so this is what I want, BUT if it is over crowded, which is is bound to be if they have no limit on taking in new cats, I don't want

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Frank Saverese
- Original Message - From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:06 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries Thanks for all your very informative posts... They were eye opening! Yes, Caboodle is an outdoor santuary, but my cats have

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
-12 months to monitor. --- On Sat, 2/26/11, Frank Saverese franksa...@verizon.net wrote: From: Frank Saverese franksa...@verizon.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:28 AM Hi Lorrie, I share the same worries about my

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Natalie
] On Behalf Of Frank Saverese Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:29 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries Hi Lorrie, I share the same worries about my cats' care after my death as you. The two best sanctuaries I have found are Cat House on the Kings in California http

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
Have you been there? --- On Sat, 2/26/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: From: Natalie at...@optonline.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:36 AM That is a great place!  But I still wonder how all those cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Carmen Conklin
I agree Susan, the more humans available, the more likely the sanctuary to be a good one. There are a few 'in home' ones that are good too. Depending on how many animals you can handle financially. We started with only one building and we now have a brand new sixth one being completed inside (with

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Natalie
in, to get outcats aren't dogs! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:45 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries Have you been

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Natalie
. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:30 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries No. NOT Cathouse on the Kings. Have you

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Natalie
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Frank Saverese
Hi Natalie, According to a TV special I saw about it, the whole place is fenced in with cat-proof fencing. Frank - Original Message - From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:36 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Marnie Miszewski
The last time I posted, I was in the start up phase of my sanctuary, Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary. We will be in business 1 year in July and we are already working on our expansion. We currently have 1500SF indoor facility (soon to add another 1500SF) and have limited to approx 100 cats. I

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
, 2/25/11, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote: From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 8:57 AM On 02-24, Susan Hoffman wrote: This is the problem with most sanctuaries.  It's a flawed business

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Debbie Bates
and it was nothing short of a concentration camp for cats...I still have nightmares. Debbie ~ When the world says, Give up, hope whispers, Try it one more time ~ Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:57:43 -0500 From: felineres...@kvinet.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread C PQ
/s?user=Y3BxMzc0NQ%3D%3D Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:57:43 -0500 From: felineres...@kvinet.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries On 02-24, Susan Hoffman wrote: This is the problem with most sanctuaries. It's a flawed business model. A sanctuary

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Heather
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries 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

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] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Natalie
-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 9:50 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: Debbie Bates Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries 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

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
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 4:26 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries 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

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: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread dana giordano
...@wildblue.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:26 PM 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Natalie
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 6:13 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries 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

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