I know that my vet doesn't do euthanasias for cases like this, they have their own adoption center and if it is a 'cureable' or treatable issue, then they are put up for adoption. They have a high success rate in their adoption and most people are happy to have them put them up for adoption rather than kill them. I think it depends on your vet and their morals and also just on their policies. I pay almost twice as much as if I went to the other vets but I wouldn't trade my vet for anything.
Luvmypits, sorry I hope you didn't take offense to what I said this morning. I am not blaming you by no means..... It must have been really hard being in this situation. One of my vets has a heart of gold and saves all strays . His office does all they can to find a dog or cat a new home. If they start to get to many cats and can't find a home. He gives them all their shots , neuters/ spays them and calls me LOL. I have found homes for several of these cats . I live in rural Iowa where there are many farms and the cats have a purpose keeping the mice and rat population down. One particualr cat had the same problem as Scouts .I have a friend that has hog confinments and he keeps his cats in these barns to keep the mice away. They are healthy fat cats live in a warm barn in the winter and coolin system in the summer. What I am saying is there are solutions to animals with this type of problem. Jubilee