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For 15 years, Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue has facilitated cat adoption in and around Wisconsin.

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Gvapo T (22)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:22 am
Good article
Thanks Cher

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:21 am
I love the Siamese giant sleeping on the baby! Shelters like this are wonderful. I joined the FB page.

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:01 am
thanks for sharing

Kay M (347)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:14 pm
thanks, cher.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:15 pm
I am grateful to all that rescue but until we get to the root of the problem and go after those that breed or let their pets breed, the problem will never stop. We must make those that breed have to have a breeders license and have to take back all the animals they produce, no matter how hold or sick they are. The animals need to be micro-chipped or tattoo'ed so they can identify the breeder. All the animals the breeder takes back have to be well cared for. We need to make the irresponsible - responsible.

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:27 pm
Just thank Gd there are places like these. A bittersweet article to say the least.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thank goodness some of the supposedly intelligent species is actually intelligent enough to have opened this sanctuary and saved these cats. Most of our species does not think except about themselves;thus the homeless cats.

Thank you to those who help these excellent cats who realize they are not just commodities to be flaunted but are beings who need care and love. Those who don't get it should be left in an alley to survive (I know-they could get out - but I like to fantasize that they can't .

Barbara V (51)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:27 pm
I didn't read the article. The injured cats in the photos were bad enough. Wonder why they specialize in pure bred cats, when ALL cats need a sanctuary. Well, I don't know, but at least they're helping the cats. What was it I just said about there being a hell of the worst sort for those who abandon their pets? Animals, tame or wild, seem to bring out the worst in certain people. Or rather, bring out the worst in the worst people. I can only hope they get theirs--with both barrels.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:28 pm

This is their choice within the rescue community. Of course every animal needs rescue but not everyone can rescue every animal...

They are doing their part, now let's do ours....

NEVER buy a pet
ALWAYS adopt

SPAY & NEUTER every pet

KNOW that pets live upwards of 15-22 years. If you are not sure you can handle that length of commitment

FOSTER an animal in need from a reputable rescue. By doing so you open up the rescues cages so they can take in more homeless/unwanted pets.

VOLUNTEER at your local shelter

DELIVER toys, treats, blankets and bedding to shelters

ORGANIZE a fund drive

VOLUNTEER to transport animals from kill shelters to new families

OFFER to keep a pet overnight or for a few days while the rescue sorts out a new home

OFFER to pay a portion of a Vet bill through PayPal for 501 (c) 3 organizations

PRODUCE an event, music event or ballet and give a potion of proceeds to a rescue of your choice

ADOPT elderly or handicapped animals often passed over for young ones

ADOPT black dogs and cats, they too are passed over for pretty colored/patterned homeless pets

Shall I go on???

I have done EVERYTHING listed here and I am just getting started....soooo, why do they work with only purebreds? What does that matter? Who cares? They are doing their part, let's do OURS!!!!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:36 pm
Gutted by the shocking fact they get tons and tons and tons of Siamese! Bloody hell!
What an awesome organisation!

Susan Duncan (25)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:47 am
I think it's great that they specialize in purebreds. Some (stupid) people want purebreds for "prestige" or "evidence" that they can afford to buy an animal. Those in the purebred rescue arena are more experienced in screening out those who only want one for "show" while those who rescue the mixed breeds can concentrate on simply finding the very best homes available for their many little residents. All but one of our cats have always been pound or shelter rescues.

My husband and I bought only one cat in our almost fifty years of marriage, we paid $35.00 to spring a beautiful Persian mix from a horrible, dark, dirty pet store decades ago. He was a sweetheart who graced our lives for almost eighteen years. A real bargain.

I wish all rescue workers peace and luck. They sometimes must deal with damaged animals, victims of the worst of humankind.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:35 am
I will never understand how some people can be so heartless, why would you harm an innocent animal?

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:06 am
Thanks !

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:09 pm
Down with breeders. We need to spay and neuter and ALWAYS adopt from shelters and rescue organizations.

Sara P (55)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:13 am
We just have to be grateful to all those who work and operato as volunteers in NO KILL Animal shelters, thanks to them many animals find a home and people who love them, no matter if purebred or not. Please never buy an animal, please, you don't know how many creatures are waiting for somebody, please adopt!!!!!
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