i just read the recent posting, apparently on the BCSPCA website that was emailed to me in response to the article in the Province newspaper regarding the seizure of the Forgotten Feline cats. Attached to the posting is the report by attending vets. The BCSPCA is coming to SAINTS to inspect and discuss with us the possibility regarding taking in some of the FeLV positive cats. I had hoped to keep our current FeLV area closed to any new admissions to protect our current residents from new opportunistic virus' and bacteria's. Morally, we need to make room for some of these cats. SOOOO...in response to this need, i am once again thinking and planning how to do this while minimizing the impact on our current FeLV cats...ronnie, tikki and mosley are most vulnerable to secondary infections right now.
i think the best solution is to set up an intake/isolation area separate from our current guys, get the new ones to optimal health and then start slowly moving them into the area. the current area could be increased to meet the needs of more cats than it was initially designed for...this is not a huge problem as there is another area the same size as the current pen being used as a storage area sharing an interior wall...punching thru and adding a door way will be no big deal......or keeping 2 totally separate pens maybe the best idea for maintaining infection control...i have to think hard on this and will discuss the possibilites with the SPCA staff.
this kind of thing like what happened with the americats from the rescue in pahrump, and now forgotten felines...is such a terrible thing. rescuers trying so hard to save as many as they possibly can because so very many need to be saved. but we cannot save and then care for them all...we can only save and care well for some. and i know of the battles inside us that keep us pushing to do more and more but more and more never ends.
please god keep me safe from going too far, from falling from compassion to torment. let me help as many as i possibly can well and close my eyes to the rest. help me stay firmly attached on the wavering wire of never too few but never too many either. and please god, keep the animals in my care forever safe from going down the road of no return where they will need rescuing from me.
this is my rescuers prayer.