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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ok, I did some more work on it, and this time it is available in two formats. Hopefully at least one of them will work for everyone. Please give me your feedback! Thanks!!!

This link should (hopefully) take you to the Quick Time version
http://www.meowornever.com/qtvideo.html

This link should take you to the Flash version
http://www.meowornever.com/flashvideo.html
Thanks!!!!

Sue
post #2 of 20
That's a big file, but it works for me. Beautiful cats Sue! There was no link at the end for me, but I'm using Firefox.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
That's a big file, but it works for me. Beautiful cats Sue!

Thanks! They are all shelter cats from the SPCA where we volunteer. We maintain their Petfinder site. Most of them were adopted, a few are still there, and some are over the Bridge.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Thanks! They are all shelter cats from the SPCA where we volunteer. We maintain their Petfinder site. Most of them were adopted, a few are still there, and some are over the Bridge.
They look very well cared for at the shelter.
post #5 of 20
Its great! The kitties are very swet, and I love the music.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
It's "Coming Home" by Mary Fahl, from the Gods and Generals soundtrack.
post #7 of 20
Lovely collection of beautiful furpeople. I want them all There wasn't a link for me either -- a URL, yes, but it was not active as a link.
post #8 of 20
It breaks my heart to think of all the cats and kittens that are euthanized in shelters because of PEOPLE, people who are to lazy, stupid, ignorant, careless who do not spay and neuter. People who want to celebrate backyard kittens, when they can easily go to a shelter, and rescue a cat that has been turned in and forced to live on top of litter pans, in small cages, for days on end. Cats with death sentences over their heads because of PEOPLE

The video was heartwrenching- and it made me cry to see these beautiful cats who deserve a chance at life and who will hopefully get that instead of reaching the end of a short life.

BOTTOM LINE- Spay and Neuter your cats!

Sue is this shelter associated with the gentleman who has the Meow or Never Cat Island?
post #9 of 20
I can't view the video because I don't have Quicktime installed and it would take FOREVER to install. Sorry Sue!
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hissy
Sue is this shelter associated with the gentleman who has the Meow or Never Cat Island?
No, it's not. The SPCA we volunteer at is the Montgomery County SPCA (Pennsylvania) in Abington.

www.meowornever.com is our website, for our rescue.
post #11 of 20
Beautiful video...heartbreaking. I echo MA's statements. There are so many people working so hard to save kitties from short unhappy lives, but sometimes it feels like sand slipping through your fingers. The worst part is that it's all preventable.

The video was very effective, and the music was spot on. Perfect. 10 hours well spent!
post #12 of 20
I wasnt able to view it and I have both Quick Time and DSL. Sorry.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Friend4Life
I wasnt able to view it and I have both Quick Time and DSL. Sorry.
I just changed it to Flash format, it is a smaller file so less time for everyone waiting for it to load.

Can anyone see it?
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by hissy
It breaks my heart to think of all the cats and kittens that are euthanized in shelters because of PEOPLE, people who are to lazy, stupid, ignorant, careless who do not spay and neuter. People who want to celebrate backyard kittens, when they can easily go to a shelter, and rescue a cat that has been turned in and forced to live on top of litter pans, in small cages, for days on end. Cats with death sentences over their heads because of PEOPLE

The video was heartwrenching- and it made me cry to see these beautiful cats who deserve a chance at life and who will hopefully get that instead of reaching the end of a short life.

BOTTOM LINE- Spay and Neuter your cats!

Sue is this shelter associated with the gentleman who has the Meow or Never Cat Island?
Hissy..right with you there!!! I have a mom and 3 one week kittens in my bathroom that were on the shelter's euthanization list. I understand why people get excited about kittens...but why they can't foster a cat instead of allowing their own cat to become pregnant is beyond me. There were still 3 moms at the shelter on the list....and I'm not sure they found fosters for them which means they are going over the rainbow bridge.

Katie
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Katie, if I were closer, I'd help!

I frankly am shocked that we've made it to May without any orphaned kittens this year. I am hoping to get some more adoptions before the kitten flood begins.

We started taking orphans last year because any brought to the SPCA under 8 weeks old are euthanized. The people who drop them off are told this in no uncertain terms, but it doesn't seem to faze them. Now the SPCA knows they can call us to come and get 'em. (The kittens, not the people, although I'd like to *get* them, in a much different sense of the word. Grr.)
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Katie, if I were closer, I'd help!

I frankly am shocked that we've made it to May without any orphaned kittens this year. I am hoping to get some more adoptions before the kitten flood begins.
Thanks Sue...I don't know if this is earlier/later or around the same time as last year. What bothers me is that so many people say they want the "experience" of having kittens..but they don't consider asking about fostering.

Katie
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by hissy
It breaks my heart to think of all the cats and kittens that are euthanized in shelters because of PEOPLE, people who are to lazy, stupid, ignorant, careless who do not spay and neuter. People who want to celebrate backyard kittens, when they can easily go to a shelter, and rescue a cat that has been turned in and forced to live on top of litter pans, in small cages, for days on end. Cats with death sentences over their heads because of PEOPLE

The video was heartwrenching- and it made me cry to see these beautiful cats who deserve a chance at life and who will hopefully get that instead of reaching the end of a short life.

BOTTOM LINE- Spay and Neuter your cats!

Sue is this shelter associated with the gentleman who has the Meow or Never Cat Island?
Hissy, That's just how I feel, it made me cry to just looking at them and knowing how many don't have anyone to Love them.
post #18 of 20
http://www.catrescueinc.org/ShelterVideo.html

Right back at ya, Sue!

I did our shelter video for Cat Rescue and the Portsmouth Humane Society-they "share them" as it's a cross-species varity.

I can tell you, putting your heart and soul into this type of work can leave you drained.

I saw that "It's meow or never" video from the florida rescue and though that was a great song because it's popular, it still get's airplay and when people hear that song, the images of the video is what I want them to think about every time they hear it played.
I'm exercising mind control!!!!!

What I tried to do is pull the viewer down emotionally and towards the end, take them back up with hope at the end, "I'm with you".

I would also suggest, and it's just a suggestion that unfortunatly, emotions can affect people's spending habits. Take them down and leave them there, and all they'll probably do is get depressed and try to put it our of their minds.
Bring them up and offer a little hope of the kind, "Your donation can make a difference" and they might just click that "donate" button.
I would put a "donate" button on that very page. Nothing like convincing people to want to help your efforts, and it makes people more aware of the problems we're dealing with.
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Excellent points, Jimmy! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! I made a video of "our" cats just for fun, using Queen's "You're My Best Friend".
post #20 of 20
Okay! Now that I have tears running down my face - and I had to give my Cosmo an extra hug (he was a shelter rescue)...

I watched both videos and Sue, I think Jimmy's suggestions were excellent. I was very moved by both videos, but it was Jimmy's that pushed me over the edge, with the wonderful photos of happy adopters and pets on their way to new homes. You don't want your viewers feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, so also portray the wonderful adoption process too!

I really commend all of you who work in the rescue world... it would break my heart too much... all I can say is I did a tiny small eensie weensie part by adopting through a rescue group like yours and giving a sheltered guy a new home... he's so amazing I can't believe he ever ended up in a shelter (and I'm sure so many of them are like that)!

Keep up the excellent work! You make the world a better place!
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