Originally Posted by Kristi812
thanks so much. you guys are a big help. im so glad i found this site.
for a kitten update, they are all doing very well. still very tiny tho. lol. i cant wait till they open their eyes.
on a sadder note, two of the three kittens from her first litter have to find new homes. i've contacted a local no kill animal shelter and i've been put on a waiting list and the lady told me that it could take 6 months before they can take them. in the meantime tho, any suggestions on what i can do to try and find good permanent homes for them myself?
My goodness what adorable little babies, I remember when my mother's cat, Misty had her kittens... on my bed... in the middle of the night... LOL.
I can't tell you what direction to go on getting the word out that there are precious little babees needing forever homes, but I have my 2 cents on rooting out people that wouldn't be good for them.
If financially allowable, background check potential adopters. Our local human society and other shelters do this if my memory serves me. Research the legality of this, of course, and what kind of waiver, if any, is required. Just google your state statutes regarding background checks. The shelters may also be able to advise you on what is required for a background check, if they perform them.
I don't know if your local humane society keeps or releases the information, but call around and find out if they've ever dropped any critters off there.
If they have children, find out what age the children are and have them bring the children along to determine yourself if the children seem mature enough to handle a kitten being in the house. Young children, in my opinion under 10, may not have the wherewithall yet to know how to handle kittens properly.
Anyone not ok with you checking them out isn't the kind of person you'd want taking these precious tykes anyway. An ounce of prevention is much more valuable than a pound of cure.