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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by fosterkitty View Post
I understand that a lot of the people on here have fosters who are pregnant, or get in mommas and babies, but there are a lot of people who just plain don't spay/neuter, and there are more oops litters than I care to count. I think that there should be less ooohing and ahhing over the cute kittens posted and more talk about the responsible thing to do, at least with the people who knowingly have unaltered cats living together. Sure, the kittens are cute, but there are cute kittens in shelters all across the country that die every day because of irresponsible people.
By not oohing and awwing is not going to change the current situation. Face it, kittens are adorable. By having this attitude, it is like saying that these kittens are not worthy. They didn't choose to be born, but they were. Don't punish the kitten for that.
post #32 of 41
Hi everyone! I have to admit I wondered about the number of kittens, too, but I used to do a lot of rescue and I always seemed to end up helping pregnant animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc), so I didn't question it. I applaud the people who open their homes to these cats in need. In saying that, I don't have a problem with good responsible breeders. I think the key to helping with the overpopulation, is what has been mentioned before, education and that is why I am glad to see so many great people here that are willing to help with that.

Athena is the only kitten I have and she was an orphaned kitten out of a litter of 5. I've been bottle-feeding her. My girls, Hera and Reyah, were both dumped in the shelter when they were pregnant. I don't know if the owner was just irresponsible or what happened, so I won't judge them. The good thing is that now, both girls are spayed, so that won't happen again. I had them spayed on Tuesday, and they're doing fine. Speaking of which, just to update those of you that answered me the other day. Reyah was not pregnant. When the vet looked at her, he thought the same thing, but he isn't sure why she got as big as she did, because he said that there were no masses, it wasn't a false pregnancy, and she wasn't pregnant. Anyway, to those of you willing to help others, keep up the good and caring work that you do.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by TiffanyL View Post
By not oohing and awwing is not going to change the current situation. Face it, kittens are adorable. By having this attitude, it is like saying that these kittens are not worthy. They didn't choose to be born, but they were. Don't punish the kitten for that.
I'm not punishing the kittens...those kittens have no idea that there are a hundred crazy cat people looking on the internet at their pictures. I'm saying, the posts where people really need to be taught about being responsible, there should be less oohing and ahhing and more education. Don't let people think that it's ok to continously have litter after litter, or keep letting their unaltered pets run free outside just because they want to.

I have 6 cats and 3 dogs. Everyone is altered. I am 25 years old and I am by no means rich. BUT, that being said, no one goes unaltered. I will go without...I will eat ramen and peanut butter sandwiches for a month, but every animal I own is altered immediately. If I couldn't do it, I would not have this many pets. If a stray were to come to my house that I honestly couldn't afford, it would go to the shelter. I do not believe in taking in more animals that you can care for, just like I don't believe in having more children than you can afford (but that's a whole other topic).
post #34 of 41
our cat had kittens and we didn't know how fast you could get them fixted after she had kittens so she got pregnant again.
post #35 of 41
Also there are some that for whatever reason are gonna let the cats have kittens. So why not help them be as healthy as can be.
post #36 of 41
we are going to get her fixted after this litter
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by bobcat4is_cool View Post
we are going to get her fixted after this litter
wonderful What a lucky little girl you have
I hope you'll post photos when the kittens are born?
post #38 of 41
i will post pictures as soon as she has them
post #39 of 41
i have 15 cats here at the moment, all but the mum here 4 kittens 1 15 week old kitten and 2 22 week old kittens are all neutered/spayed, and so will the mum be in a weeks time along with the 22 week old kittens. and then when the others are old enough they will be spayed/neutered. our vets will not to it untill their 51/2-6 months old. same as most of england. my cat got pregnant after being spayed, yep she was spayed last year november when she was 6 months old. wasnt untill i got a phone call from the vet back in march that there had been a mix up of notes and her spay wasnt performed but was opend up but closed due to an emergancy that was brought in. so i let her outside once she was healed, when i brought her to a different vet she was pregnant, but had a uti which didnt clear before it was to late to do a spay abort. things happen that is out of our control sometimes.
but to say people ooing and ahing at kitten pictuers encourrages SP? people to let their cat carrying on having litters is plain stupid. we can not make people get their pets spayed/neutered we can only advise and hope they will listen. by the way im not rich but i have 3 children 15 cats yes its hard sometimes , but no one goes without.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
In a perfect world, we would all promptly spay or neuter our pets at the age-appropriate times,
what is the appropriate age to spay/neuter a kitten? - ok nevermind my question was answered in the post above me. oops...
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by miao_kitty View Post
what is the appropriate age to spay/neuter a kitten? - ok nevermind my question was answered in the post above me. oops...
You can get them spayed/neutered as soon as they hit 2 lbs in most areas.
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