Good luck Lucy!
I have always considered England (well, Englanad and the States) to be one of the most caring places in the world for cats and dogs, and I hope you succeed with whatever it is you're doing!
Well I suppose in relation to some countries we could be seen as animal lovers. The things you see in rescue always contradict that though. I prefer to say we are a nation of animal keepers. Some of us love them, some of us just have them.
Still, at least there are some who take good care of their animals, and know the true joy they can bring us.
I just sent an email of my own. I agree, her money would be better spent on spay/neuters. She should consider only rescuing previously declawed cats. Maybe if she sees all the behavior problems this procedure causes, she would support a nationwide ban on declawing! I do!
First LA, now San Francisco! Let's start on the East Coast now and meet in the middle! We all need to write to our state VMA and let them know this procedure MUST be banned for the health of our feline friends!