Listing a Rescued Friend
with Retired Friends
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What makes a Retired Friend©
a Rescued Friend?
Rescued Friends is a program for
listing cats who meet almost all the normal qualifications
for Retired Friends, with some possible exceptions. Rescued
Friends are pedigreed cats who have fallen on hard times
and have been rescued from bad owners, homelessness, or
neglect. They may or may not be of the breeding of their
sponsor. They may not even have registration papers.
Selected pedigreed cat rescue groups may
use this service to list featured cats -- you MUST talk
to me about this before using this service. A service cannot
list with the FBRL without being pre-approved.
Many breeders work with local rescue groups
and agree to foster and place out cats of "their" breed.
It may sometimes be hard to say whether a cat is strictly
a purebred or not; this I must leave to breeders' judgment.
This is not a program for listing mixed-breed
cats, cats of dubious origin, lookalikes, cats who are not
behaviorally up to being pet cats, and cats who have communicable
diseases or chronic health problems.
What is Rescued Friends not intended
Rescued Friends is not, nor should it
be considered, a "dumping ground" for undesirable cats.
These cats should have the potential to be excellent, happy
pets, but who would do better with the individual attention
available in a good pet home. This is not a program for
listing cats with degenerative and/or contagious medical
conditions, such as cancer, FIP, or feline leukemia.
Do you accept every
Rescued Friend listing request?
No. Each Rescued Friend is subject to
review, and a decision is made based on the individual cat's
profile. You need to be as clear and complete as possible
when submitting Rescued Friend profiles. If you are not
a current FBRL member, your case will require special consideration.
I review these on a case-by-case basis, as Rescued Friends
is the only place where I may accept cats that are not sponsored
by an FBRL lister. I reserve the right to refuse to list
a cat for any reason.
What extra information do you
require for a Rescued Friend listing?
Rescued Friends requires the following complete information:
if the cat has valid registration papers
anything known about the cat's history and background
OK. I want to list a Rescued Friend.
What do I do?
Please return the Retired Friends
FAQ for information about how to submit a Retired/Special/Senior/Rescued