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Found a kitten, was loooking for her home and found it... but....

post #1 of 15
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I don't want to give her back.

And I have good reason. But I feel bad. Thursday Night (9/11) I found a little black female kitten in my backyard. I then took her around the neighborhood looking for her owners, but it was getting after dark so I decided to call it a night and that I would post fliers in the morning.
Under further inspection, she is more like 5-6 months, as she is getting her adult teeth.. but she is the size of a 12 week old kitten pretty well! She can't be over 3.5 lbs. I then noticed she was in heat.

So Friday night I was walking my dogs down the street when I saw the kids right across from me, outside yelling "Here kitty, kitty, kitty! Here Bitsy!" and i knew thats who owned her. And that explains a lot about her behavior. She bites, scratches, attacks, and is just rough in every aspect of playing. But these kids are MEAN to animals. They had a dog before and they would kick it, hang it by it's collar, punch it. Most horile things. And the parents didn't do much better because the dog was one entire whole matt. I took him once and tried to clean him up but he too was very aggressive(I wonder why!?!)

He ran away a few months ago, and I guess this kitten was the replacement.

I feel bad, but no one in their right mind would give an animal to people like these people. So there is no way I am giving her back. They don't even know I have her, and it's going to stay that way.

But am I wrong to be doing this?


Also will be trying to find her a good home now. I can't keep her.
post #2 of 15
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and a few pictures, I forgot.





post #3 of 15
If you keep her inside, unless she has some extemely distinguishing feature, I'd just keep her or re-home her, whatever you think is right. You probably saved her life by bringing her in, especially since Hallowe'en is fast approaching.
post #4 of 15
I would keep her. Especially if she is going to be an indoor kitty who would know you have her. You would give her a better life.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
The only thing that sets her apart froma nother black kitten is she has an unusually flat face. It's not flat flat but it's more flat than the average cats face is.

All my kitties are indoor and will remain that way.

And I'd like to keep her, but I don't know if I can afford another cat permanently. I'd like to spay her though if I rehome her, just to be on the safe side.
post #6 of 15
I would keep her... who knows what kind of fate you saved her from if these kids are little wild animals and the parents don't care. She's a real cutie pie! And maybe once she realizes she doesn't have to fight to protect herself, she will settle down. Maybe try some Feliway or Bachs rescue to help her calm down.
post #7 of 15
I hope you can keep her, the thought of them getting her back makes me ill. I recently fostered a kitty with an URI, but he also had some similar behavior issues as your new kitty. The person who surrendered him never spent time with him and left him outside alone most of the time. I decided to keep him a little longer than usual foster time and work with him, lots of attention and play time. He has turned out to be just the greatest little guy-very sweet and loving-and now a permanent member of our family. Hopefully your neighbors won't be getting any more pets!
post #8 of 15
I wouldn't think twice, I'd keep her.
She'll have a safe and happy life with you, which is something that I doubt she'd have with her so called owners.
post #9 of 15
Keep her. Those people don't deserve her. I know having an extra can be more expensive but there are usually some programs or options out there to help.
No way should those people have animals.
I would also urge you to call the ASPCA if they get another pet and you see a sign of abuse. Not a pattern. But one sign.

This cat deserves a chance at a good life.
post #10 of 15
I would keep her as well!!

(And by the way, she definitely looks like she weighs more than 3 pounds. Probably around 5 pounds. And to me she looks about 5-6 months old like you had guessed).
post #11 of 15
Hmm, I would probably keep her too. Just be prepared for the fact that your neighbors probably WILL just get another kitten.
post #12 of 15
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Hmm, I would probably keep her too. Just be prepared for the fact that your neighbors probably WILL just get another kitten.
So true. Horrifying but true.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Keep her. Those people don't deserve her. I know having an extra can be more expensive but there are usually some programs or options out there to help.
No way should those people have animals.
I would also urge you to call the ASPCA if they get another pet and you see a sign of abuse. Not a pattern. But one sign.


This cat deserves a chance at a good life.


Keep a close eye on them, and pick up the phone on the very first sign of trouble. I really despise people who abuse their pets... is there a way to ban them from owning animals? ... There should be
post #14 of 15
id keep her there is no way that family could take her back and her have any chance of a life

the rspca over here does stop people from actually having animals, they stopped one family from owning pets, the had 15 cats/kittens and 2 dead cats festering in the house was truley hearbreaking.
post #15 of 15
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In the pictures, she looks a lot bigger than she really is. Cappy is 2 years old and under 10lbs. I think he's 8.5.. and he's at least double her size.

She's 4 lbs though. She's got all her adult teeth now. And is coming in and out of heat like every few days it seems. Lucky I brought her in when I did.

I am unsure if she is even their cat now, as my grandma said she saw someone drop a box off behind the house a few days before I found her, and she figured it was a box of cats. And there is a grey and white male I've seen hanging around, but he won't come up to me.

She is still really nasty. She will come up to your leg and just bite you, for no reason. Or if I'm watching tv she will bite my elbow. So I'm assuming someone still treated her bad, or she's just really full of spunk.

But she has a lot more lovey moments now too. She'll climb in a lap and go to sleep, and enjoys being petting now. But only when she wants to be, otherwise she's on your arm, munching away.
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