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Cats to DIE ON Tuesday, NEED RESCUES!!!

post #1 of 20
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The clarke co. animal shelter in Berryville Va is overrun with cats. If no adopters or 501 c rescues with references help, then the shelter is forced to euthanize on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Adoptions are very slow. Cats are coming in daily. If you can help, please call the shelter at: 540-955-5104 or email shelter at: animalcontrol@co.clarke.va.us. Or email me at : kensthfn@visuallink.com. Please take a look on Petfinder. There are more then what is listed. Thanks, Tina

http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...A186&preview=1
post #2 of 20
Well, I'm in no need of a cat, but for the $20 adoption fee, I would grab up this beautiful cat if I lived nearby! And they refund $10 when you get the rabies shot?!?
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...=0&tmpl=&stat=
It says abyssinian tabby mix, but I have only seen spots like that on a bengal. Good luck in finding homes for these precious lives.
post #3 of 20
Put an ad up on petfinder's classifieds section if you havent already. It is great I use it all the time and it is free!
post #4 of 20
I wish I could adopt one, but I live so far away!
post #5 of 20
Have you tried contacting breed rescues? I don't know about the Abyssinian mix, or if they have rescues for that breed, but surely the Siamese, and Siamese mix you have would qualify. From what I understand, and perhaps I'm wrong, there are several Siamese rescue organizations.
post #6 of 20
I am sure Siamese Rescue in Va would take the Siamese kitties!!
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by tina ritenour
The clarke co. animal shelter in Berryville Va is overrun with cats. If no adopters or 501 c rescues with references help, then the shelter is forced to euthanize on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Adoptions are very slow. Cats are coming in daily. If you can help, please call the shelter at: 540-955-5104 or email shelter at: animalcontrol@co.clarke.va.us. Or email me at : kensthfn@visuallink.com. Please take a look on Petfinder. There are more then what is listed. Thanks, Tina

http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...A186&preview=1
Tina...welcome to TCS. I also live in Virginia. Have you posted on Craigslist? Posted in your local paper? Put flyers around? Most rescue groups I know of already have kill shelters they work with..there is no lack of cats/kittens in dire need of rescuing. Plus, I believe that intact cats/kittens cannot be adopted out of state as the vet requires proof of spaying/neutering.

Katie
post #8 of 20
Oooooh yes that cat does look very 'bengaly'
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Well, I'm in no need of a cat, but for the $20 adoption fee, I would grab up this beautiful cat if I lived nearby! And they refund $10 when you get the rabies shot?!?
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...=0&tmpl=&stat=
It says abyssinian tabby mix, but I have only seen spots like that on a bengal. Good luck in finding homes for these precious lives.
The abyssinian isn't fixed...so I don't think an out of state adoptor can take the cat. That is required by the state vet...and most county shelters limit their adoption area based on this regulation. Given that the shelter gives a discount upon receipt of proof...that means they would need to have a local adoptor or someone would have to provide spaying/neutering while they picked up the cat.

Katie
post #10 of 20
Ok..so this is what I have done Tina...I posted here:

http://forums.petfinder-network.com/...=888031#888031

and here:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/pet/115819803.html

and I'm emailing some rescuers I know..I cannot make promises.

Katie
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I have already emailed some Siamese recues. I have also posted on several yahoo groups and sent emails to every rescue that has helped us before. We have our list of animals in two papers every week, sometimes three papers. We make up fliers and put them out. We use petfinder all the time. There are only three of us that work at the shelter. And two of us do animal control. And we have one volunteer that helps us. We go way out of our way to save as many animals as we can. But can only do so much. People need to spay and neuter. If people had to watch animals put down, they might be more caring and responsible. Thanks to all of you for caring.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by tina ritenour
Thanks everyone. I have already emailed some Siamese recues. I have also posted on several yahoo groups and sent emails to every rescue that has helped us before. We have our list of animals in two papers every week, sometimes three papers. We make up fliers and put them out. We use petfinder all the time. There are only three of us that work at the shelter. And two of us do animal control. And we have one volunteer that helps us. We go way out of our way to save as many animals as we can. But can only do so much. People need to spay and neuter. If people had to watch animals put down, they might be more caring and responsible. Thanks to all of you for caring.
Tina...I do appreciate all you do. I know it is a very tough job you have. Has there been any discussion of spaying/neutering the animals BEFORE placing them?? That would probably help as any of these cats/kittens couldn't accidentally become pregnant and you wouldn't have to conduct follow ups...plus you could adopt out of state. I know the rescue I volunteer with determined that even having spaying/neutering covered by the adoption fee did not stop from some cats being returned due to becoming pregnant. So we have been spaying/neutering every dog/cat/puppy and kitten before it goes to an adoptor. One less thing we have to follow up on and we know that none of our animals will accidentally become pregnant and add to the overpopulation. BTW....we pull from the Spottsylvania Animal Control pretty exclusively so we don't have any space at all.

I just checked and Spay VA doesn't have any low cost clinics listed for your county....I would certainly contact them about getting a low cost clinic in your area:

http://www.spayva.org/index.html

Also...I would contact Alley Cat Allies about working on a partnership to TNR feral cat colonies:

http://www.alleycat.org/

TNR does have a positive impact on shelter intakes.

Katie
post #13 of 20
I really hope lots of them get rescued! That abyssinian DOES look like a marbled bengal in my opinion...
post #14 of 20
I live in central Ohio. Theoretically, could I even adopt one of the kittens?
All of my animals are spayed/neutered.
Robyn
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by badenzoo
I live in central Ohio. Theoretically, could I even adopt one of the kittens?
All of my animals are spayed/neutered.
Robyn
Robyn...best thing to do is contact the shelter directly.

Katie
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Well, I'm in no need of a cat, but for the $20 adoption fee, I would grab up this beautiful cat if I lived nearby! And they refund $10 when you get the rabies shot?!?
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...=0&tmpl=&stat=
It says abyssinian tabby mix, but I have only seen spots like that on a bengal. Good luck in finding homes for these precious lives.
When I tried to click on the abby-mix's display, I got an "expired" message... I guess I know what that means
Godspeed over RB, sweet babies...
post #17 of 20
If she was euthanized, may she rest in peace. What an ugly world we live in. I'll keep doing what I can to save one at a time, but it is pretty sad to have owner turned in cats euthanized.
post #18 of 20
i want to let you know that except for the kittens; the adults have been rescued. please email Elizabeth at admin@snowballschance.org in order to contact the person who rescued the cats. it is NOT too late !!
post #19 of 20
I clicked on the link and the kittens are still listed; I am confused.
Were the kittens euthanized?
Robyn
post #20 of 20
no; the kittens were not euthanized. they had a rescue lined up that fell thru; i believe that misty and one other kitten is still available. if you are interested contact the shelter ASAP.
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