Originally Posted by 051nimko
Thanks for the advice.
Well these kittens are going to be neutered by the owner, I'll only need to cover the adoption fee and shots. They're less than 10 weeks old so they're very young. I can afford it but I am tight on money. I've been looking online everywhere for low-cost shots. I've decided on one kitten already, but I want him to have a friend as well so he won't be lonely when I'm gone. I've had my own only child experiences, lol.
Adoption fee is affordable. Anyone have low-cost shot recommendations for the San Diego area? And what kind and what time?
The kitten should already have been tested for FELV/FIV and may have received 1 distemper shot....what you will probably have to provide is the additional 2 distemper shots (which will be given a month apart and the rabies shot...usually given at the time of the 3rd distemper shot).
To answer your question of 1 versus 2....I would say that kittens actually do MUCH better in pairs. Here is a really good article on the reasons why we recommend kittens in pairs:http://www.pawschicago.org/PetCare/catsinpairs.htm
I would read the article and then make your decision. I volunteer with a rescue group and we adopt a lot of second kittens to people who adopted a single kitten and then realized the kitten was lonely on it's own.
Also, below is a list of low cost spay clinics in CA. You may want to call them to find out whether they also offer low cost shots:http://www.lovethatcat.com/stca.html