Originally Posted by sherral46
I thought TCS was all about getting cats fixed! I am reading a lot of post about kittens lately!I know everyone loves kittens,I do too,but kittens grow up and have more kittens! (Purebreeds is a different story.)And then only to better the breed.I just had 2 cats fixed,and have one dog to do,when she is older.I saw 4 dead cats yesterday along the road,and one live one,(could not catch.) people STOP and THINK !
I think you must be refeering to people that are not regular on the site.
Most people here are real cat lovers and they want to do what's best for their cats. When I first got here, I didn't know much about cats, but had just adopted two kittens and I wanted to learn everything that could help me to give them a good life. I didn't know about spaying/neutering, non-declawing, vaccines, etc. I can assure you that a week after I subscribed here, I knew all about it! If this forum wouldn't be there, because of my ignorance, I don't know what could've happened to my two darlings (although I still knew better than letting them out without being fixed, but maybe I wouldn't have known if I had had two males instead).
TCS really educate people and those that are not familiar with the basics like "no yard breeding" and "do spay/neuter your cats" are probably those that haven't spend enough time on TCS yet! The baby threads I've been following recently are mostly foster stray cats, so I guess it's not that bad! I think this is a good thread for newcommers, though, because they might not know much about cats and it might help them understand that as much as a kitten can be cute, he/she will grow up and need a home!
What's with the kittens anyways? I looove kittens, they are cute, but I get so mad when people only want to adopt kittens in the shelters and they go back home with their hands empty if there are no young enough kitties available. Kittens in shelter, they are not in need! But see that grown-up cat over there? HE IS! The one that is 3 years old and is the most kind and sweet cat on earth. He's been there forever but no one will take him. Why? "Oh, I don't feel any sparkle when I pet him, but that tiny kitten over there, how old is he? 5 weeks? Look at him he is adorable, I really think we have a connection..I'll take it!"
Sorry, I'm out of line. I had my cats at 8 weeks old, so I'm probably mad at my own ignorance of back then. I'm just so sad when I think of the number of cats that have to die everyday. I'll just swallow this...
...Okay, I'm better now!