Lancaster PA * AMISH SELLING PREGNANT CATS TO RESEAR CH!! PLEASE SAVE THEM NOW!!
- PLEASE FORWARD / CROSSPOST / HELP THESE SWEET PRECIOUS MAMAS & THEIR SO VERY INNOCENT BABIES NOW!!
CONTACT AND INFO BELOW - PLEASE, PLEASE SAVE THEM!!
THE AMISH ARE AT IT AGAIN !! THEY / LANCASTER COUNTY IS KNOWN AS THE CAPITAL ON THE EAST COAST FOR PUPPY MILLS!!
THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW - BOYCOTT ALL AMISH PRODUCTS AND LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - SPREAD THE WORD!! AND HELP THESE KITTIES NOW!!
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:31:31 +0000
Subject: LANCASTER, Pa: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP! AMISH SELLING PREGNANT CATS TO RESEARCH
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PLEASE CROSSPOST ASAP !!!
In a message dated 3/3/10 2:59:19 PM, sirakitty@... writes:
what a sick ...... - please, please can anyone help these cats
From: "Svitak, Cynthia M."
Sent: Mar 3, 2010 2:03 PM
Subject: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP! AMISH SELLING PREGNANT CATS TO RESEARCH! [SEPA_Animal_Coalition Amish Dairy Barn: selling 10 pregnant cats to RESEARCH FACILITIES
From: Giorla, Janet [mailto:jgiorla@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:54 PM
Subject: Amish Dairy Barn: selling 10 pregnant cats
PLEASE READ THIS!! If anyone can foster or knows of someone who can, PLEASE e-mail her @ DappleDream@... ASAP!!
As always, thanks.
Dear Friends,I just received this alarming message about these poor cats
(in Lancaster County,Pa) from Amanda Sorvino.Does anyone have any
connections in the "cat rescue " or any ideas that will help Amanda out w/
this horrible situation.Thanks if u can help!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 8:35 PM
Subject: Amish Dairy Barn: selling 10 pregnant cats to vivisection
A friend who gets hay in Lancaster County told me about an Amish man who
just inherited a large dairy farm from his parents ... apparently, there
are 10 pregnant cats at the existing facility. The Amish man is neighbors
with the hay man who has sympathy for the cats.
The Amish man thinks cats are dirty and has been talking to a class B
dealer who has offered to pick the cats up in a truck and sell them to a
research facility. Apparently this facility specializes in providing and
packaging dead cats for the purpose of vivisection to universities. The
Amish man is money driven but the hay man feels so bad he said he will pay
the Amish man whatever he would have gotten from the dealer if the cats can
find safe homes.
Perhaps I could foster one mother cat, however we just placed 2 cats and 5
kittens in individual adoptive homes after rescuing them from my neighbor's
barn last year ... people will have to keep in mind that they must
eventually spay the mother cat after her kittens are weaned and that all
kittens should leave on a spay/neuter adoption contract if they leave
before 6 months old and if they leave after they must be spayed and
neutered at 6 months of age. Rabies Shots and FIV and FEL tests can get
expensive so foster homes need to know what they are getting into and what
a commitment this is.
I am not connected with any legitimate cat rescues .. but understand the
Amish mentality when it comes to cats in barns. If they don't want them,
they will either drown them, shoot them, or poison them. I had no idea the
Amish sold cats for research -- but I know they sell unwanted puppymill
dogs to science labs and universities.
I feel so sorry for these cats and soon to be born kittens .. I could go
out there and take photos with my friend ... and even help with a leg of
the transport ... but at this time I cannot foster animals ... we are
raising money each month to board the rescue horses and that is taking all
the spare time I have.
The Amish man has given the cats 1 month to get out of the barn ... he says
all must be cleared out by March 31. He says he wants to keep 2 of the
tomcats that are wild and run rampant on his farm. Perhaps to prevent more
unwanted litters in the future the Amish man could be persuaded to part
with the 2 tomcats as well and they could be neutered and placed with
I need to do a big campaign to help get these Mommy cats and their soon to
be born kittens into foster homes and/or have them placed with rescues. My
horse hauler can probably help with a leg of the transport as well. She
knows about this barn and said a horse had to be rescued from there in the
Please let me know if you can help ... I can probably drive out there this
Friday to snap photos of as many of them as I can find/catch. Apparently
the cats are not feral and are pretty tame, due to the fact that his
parents and their younger children (and they would be the exception to the
Amish rule) kept them as barn pets for years.
A very sad situation .. I need all the help I can get to stop this
heartless and callous Amish man from selling them for vivisection. When I
go out there on Friday I will try to convince him to give these poor cats
more time ... even another 2 weeks into April -- this is tragic, as it
seems that these pregnant cats are living on borrowed time ...
let me know if we can work together to place them in suitable
St. Francis you loved all created things,calling them your brothers and sisters. You have been named the patron of the enviroment.Help me follow your example of caring for all of creation,for our air,water, forests and all creatures particularly our pets. Watch over our world, and help me to care for all living things.
"I am my brothers keeper, and I will fight his fight.and speak the word for beast and bird, till the world shall set things right."
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