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Old February 23rd 07, 12:00 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Wendy
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Default Cat at my rescue is sick I need donations!

Every person who starts a rescue group isn't independently wealthy. The
anticipation might be to just have to get shots and speutering to start with
and the OP happened upon a cat with more expensive needs.

I said it is wise to check out anyone before you send them money. In this
case have you discovered anything that would indicate this person to be
running a scam? If so please share the results of your research.

"Cat Protector" wrote in message
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That isn't the point at all. The main point is, how can she start a rescue
if she doesn't have the financial means to handle getting care for one
cat. If she can't pay to get one cat's operation or treatment then how
will she handle the many others she intends on helping. I recommend she
volunteer for a larger rescue and do fostering for them.


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"Wendy" wrote in message
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Take a chill pill. Many rescue groups get started with just one person. I
can understand being guarded about sending money to people before
checking to make sure it's legit but someone who is working on their own
and can't afford to pay this vet bill undoubtedly doesn't have the money
to pay to establish the corporation and apply for non-profit status.



W




"Cat Protector" wrote in message
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I'm cruel? I don't think it's wrong or cruel to ask how you are able to
operate without a license and a tax ID. Most legitimate groups have the
necessary paperwork to prove they are a non-profit and thus allowed to
operate. If I was a cruel guy then why would I donate money every year
to rescues who BTW, are legally allowed to operate, have the necessary
tax ID #'s that prove their non-profit status? Nobody's telling you to
stop rescuing cats but you can't blame people for asking if you are
legal to operate. Also, scammers abound on the internet and when someone
comes on asking for money to help a cat or they'll be forced to
euthanize them is not only a bad tactic to use but also unethical.

I have worked with many rescues and none of them have said "help this
cat or I'll have them euthanized if I don't receive any money." A lot of
the smaller rescues and even some of the larger ones will often work
with vets that can have procedures done at a reduced rate.

Nobody is making your life harder and I don't think it is unreasonable
to ask if your rescue group or organization is legally allowed to
operate especially if someone who wishes to donate asks for your tax ID
# so they can write off the money they gave you as a donation.

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"Laura" wrote in message
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I am not breaking any law in my city...
I have proof.......I have references from the many adoptions I have
done.
I don't understand why you are so bent on making everyone's life harder
would u rather I stop rescuing cats? and have them out on the streets
dying?
Some people are cruel and you sir are one of them

~Laura










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Old February 24th 07, 02:35 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Laurie
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Default In the meantime (was Cat at my rescue is sick I need donations!)

While you're reading/writing on usenet about your non-profit status,
etc..., how is the cat doing? My suggestion, since this is an urgent
health problem, is you put a picture of the cat on a donation box, write
a little paragraph saying exactly what's the matter with it and how much
you need for the operation. See if the vet will let you put it right on
their counter, or find some store(s) or business(es) who will. The
money will come. Sit outside on a sidewalk with a chair and a table with
the cat in your arms if you have to. Wait, it's too cold for that.
Just a good picture then!

Wendy wrote:

Just keep really good records of what you spend on your kitties and what
donations you have received. You don't need problems with the tax man. I
think you'll need them if you ever get large enough to apply for non-profit
status.

W

"Laura" wrote in message
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maybe I should also say I'm 19 work part time and go to school also... I
do what I can to help... being called a "scam" before I'm checked into
isn't fair... don't call down on people you don't know. I've done a lot
within the last 3 years and have been doing this for the last 7 years but
the last 3 have almost been all of my free time. I don't drink do drugs or
spend my money on anything that isn't a necessity. I have put out so much
already all I'm asking for is help. Anything you can spare is nice and
will help. I get donations sometimes but it's very rare and mostly it
comes from people who adopt from me. I work very hard to find homes for
the feral cats in my neighborhood (and there are many) I have rescued 109
kittens and 36 feral adults all of which had to be caught tamed down and
socialised before they could be rehomed. This was just last year (2006)
Everything extra I have goes into my rescue.

Thanks for listening to me rant and rave

~Laura

  #33  
Old February 24th 07, 04:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Laura
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Default In the meantime (was Cat at my rescue is sick I need donations!)

thank you for the idea Laurie...the cat is doing great there is a lady that
I doggysit for and her boyfriend gave me the full price of the surgery.
However this cat will need ongoing medical care for it's life along with
medical food and examinations on a 3 month basis for the next year. I've
decided to keep him......he needs too much care to let him go to any home.
The vet has agreed to do all of the next care on bi-weekly payments so he
will be well taken care of. Thank you all for responding (with one exception
0.o)

~Laura
"Laurie" wrote in message
...
While you're reading/writing on usenet about your non-profit status,
etc..., how is the cat doing? My suggestion, since this is an urgent
health problem, is you put a picture of the cat on a donation box, write
a little paragraph saying exactly what's the matter with it and how much
you need for the operation. See if the vet will let you put it right on
their counter, or find some store(s) or business(es) who will. The
money will come. Sit outside on a sidewalk with a chair and a table with
the cat in your arms if you have to. Wait, it's too cold for that.
Just a good picture then!

Wendy wrote:

Just keep really good records of what you spend on your kitties and what
donations you have received. You don't need problems with the tax man. I
think you'll need them if you ever get large enough to apply for
non-profit
status.

W

"Laura" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
maybe I should also say I'm 19 work part time and go to school also...
I
do what I can to help... being called a "scam" before I'm checked into
isn't fair... don't call down on people you don't know. I've done a lot
within the last 3 years and have been doing this for the last 7 years
but
the last 3 have almost been all of my free time. I don't drink do drugs
or
spend my money on anything that isn't a necessity. I have put out so
much
already all I'm asking for is help. Anything you can spare is nice and
will help. I get donations sometimes but it's very rare and mostly it
comes from people who adopt from me. I work very hard to find homes for
the feral cats in my neighborhood (and there are many) I have rescued
109
kittens and 36 feral adults all of which had to be caught tamed down
and
socialised before they could be rehomed. This was just last year (2006)
Everything extra I have goes into my rescue.

Thanks for listening to me rant and rave

~Laura



 




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