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post #1 of 18
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i want to have my cat mated but shes of no pedigree how do i go about getting her studded??
i live in newark nottinghamshire if anyone knows anywhere

please help x
post #2 of 18
May I ask why you would like to get her mated?

If she is not of a pedigree, then there are shelters full of cats who need homes that are just like the kittens she would produce. And there just are not enough homes now.
post #3 of 18
Please, do not breed your cat just for the sake of having cute kittens. That is not the responsible thing to do! If you want to adopt another cat, please go to a shelter. And remember, a female animal really doesn't "want" the experience of having kittens or puppies, etc. They only have hormonal urges to breed when they come in to season - please all of you breederss with breeding experience can explain this better! But please, do not bring more kittens into the world!
post #4 of 18
Often, when we love our cats we believe having them reproduce to make more wonderful cats is a good thing. But see, there are tens of thousands of perfectly wonderful and lovable shelter and homeless animals dying every day because there are not enough loving homes for them all.

If people want to breed their cats to make a profit, it really isn't very profitable. After paying for mom's health care, health care/shots for all the kittens, food, litter and then spaying/neutering there isn't much profit to be had. If one chooses to not provide health care and spay/neuter, one should not have the animals.

On this forum, I am afraid you will probably not find anyone to assist with having a non-papered cat bred. Pets are just that, pets. We love them for who they are, not for what we can get out of them. Kinda like children.

The very best thing you can do is to get your girl fully vetted (health check and shots) and spayed. After that, if you find yourself yearning for another cat, please adopt one

Please let us know how things go for you!
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
The very best thing you can do is to get your girl fully vetted (health check and shots) and spayed. After that, if you find yourself yearning for another cat, please adopt one

Please let us know how things go for you!
Or if you really want to experience kittens how about fostering a pregnant cat for a rescue? That way you get to experience a cat giving birth and raising kittens and help out a rescue at the same time

Just to add that if anyone offers to provide a stud service for your cat please dont' accept. Reputable breeders only allow their cats to go to stud to queens of the same breed who are papered, have had health checks etc. Anyone who agrees to allow their cat to mate to your cat - whether it be a pedigree stud or a mixed breed un-neutered tom - is likely to have not had their cat checked and vaccinated so you'd be putting your cat at risk of catching diseases such as FIV (feline equivilent of HIV) and FeLV (feline leukaemia).
post #6 of 18
A non-pedigree cat should not be bred. If your reasons for letting her have kittens are because she's sweet, pretty, the greatest cat you've owned; and you think you will get another "just like her" - then think again. You won't. Each kitten is an individual.

If you are breeding her cause "all females need to have one litter" - think again. Female cats are not people, they don't need to experience motherhood before being spayed.

What happens if you breed her, and she has problems delivering kittens? What if something goes very wrong and she dies - are you willing and able to hand feed baby kittens every 2 hrs?

If you really love your little female, please call your vet and have her spayed now. You will have a much happier and healthy cat and won't be one of the irresponsible people who's cats are contributing to the shelter. If you want another cat "just like her" - check out the shelters in your area. I"m sure you will find a companion.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
A non-pedigree cat should not be bred. If your reasons for letting her have kittens are because she's sweet, pretty, the greatest cat you've owned; and you think you will get another "just like her" - then think again. You won't. Each kitten is an individual.

If you are breeding her cause "all females need to have one litter" - think again. Female cats are not people, they don't need to experience motherhood before being spayed.

What happens if you breed her, and she has problems delivering kittens? What if something goes very wrong and she dies - are you willing and able to hand feed baby kittens every 2 hrs?

If you really love your little female, please call your vet and have her spayed now. You will have a much happier and healthy cat and won't be one of the irresponsible people who's cats are contributing to the shelter. If you want another cat "just like her" - check out the shelters in your area. I"m sure you will find a companion.
Thank you! You said it so much better than I did and more diplomatically,as well.
post #8 of 18
Thank you, but I think everyone did a good job of being "nice" about it
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
thank you every one for your thoughts i do think i was thinking irresponsible and i see what you ean about the shelters i will say one thing though that i am not an irresponsible owner. At the minute i can not afford my cat to be spayed so i am not letting her out the house ever! well until i can afford it
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by xsqweak16x View Post
thank you every one for your thoughts i do think i was thinking irresponsible and i see what you ean about the shelters i will say one thing though that i am not an irresponsible owner. At the minute i can not afford my cat to be spayed so i am not letting her out the house ever! well until i can afford it
That's wonderful! It sounds like you are trying to be a good cat parent Please let us know how things go for you both. Pictures are always welcomed here, too
post #11 of 18
I am glad that you are not an irresponsible owner. I love the suggestion above about fostering a pregnant female from the shelter. Also, explain your problem to them about not being able to afford to get your cat spayed. Maybe they can give you some places that could help.

Kittens are VERY expensive. There is food, shots, worming, Vet costs, etc... Then, there is trying to find homes for all of them.

My best to you and your cat. Take care of her.
post #12 of 18
You may want to see if there are any low cost spay and neutere programs in your area if funds are an issue.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
You may want to see if there are any low cost spay and neutere programs in your area if funds are an issue.
I didn't think to mention this. Here in Oregon, we have a few programs that will help with spaying/neutering. It isn't free but does cut the cost. I imagine the UK would have something similar.

Make sure your vet tells you how much it is going to cost up front. There are some vets who add things on to the bill and don't tell you until after the procedure.

Good vets will work with you if they know money is an issue. My vet is really good about letting people know what is absolutely needed right now and what can wait a month or two. I would be lost without them working with me
post #14 of 18
Most RSPCA branches do low cost neutering if you are on low income, I don't know if this is the case with you, but you may want to look into this.

http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Sate...eType=RSPCAAWE
post #15 of 18
Sims, you beat me to it. Was gonna suggest he/she contact the RSPCA and see if they can help out.

Its not wise to let her keep going in and out of heat all the time (every few weeks) - she would be more prone to cancers or pyrometria (which can kill her) and then the vet bills would be much more to save her.
post #16 of 18
Good for you for rethinking it all! In the UK the Blue Cross clinics can sometimes help with low cost spays.
post #17 of 18
Cats Protection have recently changed their policy about neutering vouchers - you no longer need to prove you are on benefits, they can give them to anyone. So give your local branch of CP a ring and ask them for vouchers. Then you can get your girl spayed sooner rather than later
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by urbantigers View Post
Cats Protection have recently changed their policy about neutering vouchers - you no longer need to prove you are on benefits, they can give them to anyone. So give your local branch of CP a ring and ask them for vouchers. Then you can get your girl spayed sooner rather than later
That's awesome! I love Cat's Protection, they are at all the TICA Shows and they have such great policies

Good for you OP for changing your mind, you really are helping your kitty out
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