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Post  misty02 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:08 pm

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Post  Trilby Bee on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:31 pm

To be honest, I think all these damned so-called ''charities'' are getting to be as bad as each other...I read about 18 months ago that Cats' Protection were becoming the same and I had always more or less trusted them after I stopped supporting Animal Gestapo. As far as one can see, the only ones worthy of a donations (I buy their raffle tickets) are PDSA. But I keep my eyes and ears open. To be honest, I think the best charities to support, if possible, are local ones where fosterers and supporters give up their own time and money to look after needy pets. I supported a local charity and more than once had three young cats staying with me. I bought their food/litter and paid for petrol to get them to and from vets to be vaccinated/neutered and to deliver them to their new homes.
If PDSA turn out to be the same, then I will stick to helping cats on my own. Six weeks ago I took in an elderly entire stray Tom cat (now Moses). For four years Moses had been visiting a friend of mine who has other cats but she fed him in the garden. When I spoke to her she said he was dribbling excessively and she suspected dental problems so I went over and we managed to catch him. RSPCA had shown no interest in helping (surprise, surprise). Got him home and saw that inside his mouth was bright red, and got him to vet...massive abscess...blood test revealed FIV+... a mouthful of decayed teeth, and in considerable pain. So he has now had 3 teeth removed and is on anti-b's for the infection. Most of the big charities would have killed this old chap, but he is a delight to have...we don't know what his life expectancy might be or how soon he might cop an infection that is too much for his weakened system. But I know for a fact that most of the charities would not have looked at him...despite them having money to pay their CEO's £160k pa. The only ones willing to take him on are private vets; and the other thing of course is that the charities do not have access to the same drugs/medication that private vets have, even if you were happy to pay for them.
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