Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
When I was breeding my rexes about 15 yrs ago, it WAS rare for a kitten to breed/go in heat before 6 months. My kittens were spayed/neutered by 6-7 months and no one got pregnant or tried anything.
I believe that kittens now are maturing early (don't know the reason) and that is one of the reasons why breeders are getting it done at 3-4 months of age. Maybe the vet needs to have a talk with the local shelter about kittens 4-5 months old who happened to become pregnant!
Ya know i totally agree with you there, only problem is I cant find a shelter close to here. I havent been here ( Saskatchewan ) very long, we moved here less then a year ago from Manitoba, where there was a humane society right in the town and I could volunteer and spend alot of time there... The closest shelter I can find is in Regina - unless anyone knows different? - and thats over 2 hours away.
I have asked a few people from around here about this issue and they say that this town and surrounding area has a bit of a problem. ALOT of people have strays in their garages, pregnant, and they normally keep them in the garage until they give birth and then send them on their way...or they call the town and the town will come and pick them up .....now i havent figured or found out where exactly they take them....so I can only assume what happens from there!!
There is no vet in my town. The closest is half hour away....and in my opinion is useless....when Buttons gave birth, she was not a good mother and refused to feed them so when I called that vet to try and get some KMR because it was the only place I could get it without driving hours away....They told me that they were "busy" and the were about half an hour away and to just try and give them milk.....interesting? So I ended up calling one that is almost an hour away and she gladly went in after hours to give me some....BUT she wont spay/neuter before 6 months..so I'm still stuck phoning around.
It really saddens my heart to know that there is no shelter or vet in this immediate area and that there are alot of pregnant cats just roaming the street because of lazy owners not willing to take care of their pets and just "shove" them off on the next person to take care of it all...and how many times does it end in disaster for the animals?? unbelievable
I do not know many people here and I do not live right in town, I live on a small farm....And now, because of a "lazy pet owner" we have acquired a beautiful dog - who is half rottie and half bullmastiff who was dropped off at our house in standing heat and mated with our male is now pregnant and due in a week to two weeks. She had not eaten in weeks cause her owner went out of town and left her tied up outside with no food or water and nobody was checking on her. A family member of the owner stepped in but We had NO time to get her spayed, and our male was scheduled to be neutered 3 days after she arrived.........too late
Well that was too long winded.........lol sorry.....anyone want a puppy? lol