March 11th 2014 6:46 am
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Thank you so much!! Momcat Dolly and me be Dairy pick! So totally pawsome. Mom is eating good, purring and rubbing and headbonking the humanz! Gonna get mom to upload video of her. Still purring for a purfect special needs home for her. Time starting to run out. Just a few days left.
March 6th 2014 7:27 pm
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My momcat, Dolly, is starting to do better. The terrible URI symptoms are going away. Today she eat out of a bowl! She cuddled on mom's lap for an hour, purring and getting head pets. Even made biscuits on mom's legs. Who says you can't socialize a feral cat! Very uncertain what happens next. No one has come forward to give her a sanctuary home or even talk to us. Callie's mom talked to a place for us, but I guess they have no suggestions. Dr. Stacy says that FeLV positive kitties can get a long okay in the barn population. Whoever first exposed her has exposed them, too. So, she stay here another week till her medicine be done then probably go back there. Sadly, she will probably go back to her feral ways and in a very short time no longer come and cuddle. But that will be okay because she will be alive.
March 4th 2014 10:43 am
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I gonna let my human mom speak for herself here:
I work with two rescue agencies. I understand the frustration of avalanches of email that rescues receive - especially for special needs kitties. You have a kitty whose life may hang in the balance and you begin the search the internet for help. Organizations pop up that sound like they may offer help, or advice, and, as the person trying to speak for a small furball who has no voice, you are desperate. Some of these places look like they'd be heaven on earth. So, you send an email asking for help, wisdom, advice, information, ANYTHING. And you get back - nothing.
Such is our situation. A 3 year old semi-feral barn kitty was taken to the vet when a horrible URI. It was discovered she is FeLv positive. Do we put her down? Call me the guardian of hopeless situations, but we chose to treat her and try to find her more help. That immediately places me at odds with both the rescues I work for. With not enough funds to help our healthy kitties, why would I want to spend money on a FeLv kitty? Valid question if you are using finances as your benchmark (which sooner or later all organizations must). The rescues are not really insensitive or uncaring - just practical I guess.
So, I head out onto the internet looking for wisdom, advice, comfort and discover four centers for LeFv kitties east of the Mississippi. I email them all, not asking for them to take this kitty, but to give me advice, hope - words of support. Silence. It has been almost a week. Silence. There is the heavy feeling that no one cares. In reality there are a lot of needs out there. And no one does care about this specific kitty. They just should not pretend that they do.
So, a word to those of us who work with rescues and have web sites. If you don't plan to respond, don't include contact information on the web site.
Okay, friends, thank you for hearing my heart.
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