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Aug 12th - Adopt a less adoptable pet day!

post #1 of 25
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What a wonderful day!!

Wednesday August 12th is adopt a less adoptable pet day!

Shelters are chock full of homeless animals, and often there are those who are overlooked countless dozen times.....and euthanized at the most alarming rate.

Whether they be FeLV+, FIV+, missing an appendage, older, black....or anything else.... Do look twice at the less adoptable pets, as they don't deserve any less of a chance at a home.
post #2 of 25
That is fantasitic!

I never knew about that. Thanks for making people aware of all of the 'unwanteds' that deserve love just as much as the flashy, healthy, and sociable cats!
post #3 of 25
That is a great idea.
I hope alot of them get adopted.
post #4 of 25
Cats get ignored just for being black? How ridiculous! My Panther is the cuddliest thing in the universe...and she has built in super-stealth technology (when she curls up in the kitty condo, all you can see is her eyes).
post #5 of 25
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Cats get ignored just for being black? How ridiculous! My Panther is the cuddliest thing in the universe...and she has built in super-stealth technology (when she curls up in the kitty condo, all you can see is her eyes).
Unfortunately they do get ignored for being black. Our shelter currently has a litter of 4 all black kittens, they unfortunatly do not stand a great chance of getting adopted quickly.
post #6 of 25
I wish I could participate, I would love to have a senior kitty. 4 is my limit, though, every time I get another, something happens to one of them until I am at 4 again.
post #7 of 25
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Cats get ignored just for being black? How ridiculous! My Panther is the cuddliest thing in the universe...and she has built in super-stealth technology (when she curls up in the kitty condo, all you can see is her eyes).
We've had black kittens come in at 6 weeks, and they are over 1.5 years old being before adopted.

This guy, at 13 years of age, was adopted tonight!!! He was my favorite, sweetest thing in the world, I cried when he went home.

post #8 of 25
Don't tempt me! I'm such a sucker for the unadoptable, less desirable cats (just take a look at my cats ). If I were to get another cat, my family would kill me! It's a risk I just can't take unfortunately. I didn't know that there was a day for that though- whoever originally came up with that idea was incredibly cool and clever! I think I'll go and volunteer at the kitty shelter tomorrow- that way I'll get my "fix" for taking care of the less adoptable cats and kittens!

And for those who want to adopt a senior cat- DO IT!!! A year ago I adopted a 12 year old, special needs black (tuxedo) cat. VERY VERY VERY rewarding! One of the best things I've ever done in my life thus far- wouldn't trade her for anything! If you have the room in your heart and your home, please consider it! Or think of it the next time you are able to adopt. You can't go wrong!
post #9 of 25
We always have a few that we keep trying on. Ella was one of them; finally, I brought her home. And yes, she's a little quirky. If we scare her, she's skittish for at least a day. I think she's sure one of these days we'll just take her back to the shelter. Not a chance.

Right now, we have Shadow at our shelter. I've mentioned her before. She's very shy, but if you sit down with her, she WILL be in your lap. Curled up into the tiniest possible ball, too.
post #10 of 25
We just got a 10 year old calico in this past Saturday. Hopefully she will go quickly. She is beautiful & really looks healthy. Being a calico will help her chances, but we have other cats that are not so easy to adopt. Then we have Spunky who is right around a year old, black & a little sassy. He was bottel fed at a few weeks old & has been at the shelter since he was 8 weeks old.
post #11 of 25
Awww...I almost cried when reading that your senior boy got adopted, Nat. I thought he was darling from the first picture you posted.
This is such a great idea!
post #12 of 25
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post #13 of 25
Awww, thats a touching article!
post #14 of 25
That was a great article. It always makes me wish I had more space I'd adopt an older animal.
post #15 of 25
If I had known about the black ones, I would have taken these two litter mate black kitties I saw on the day I got Smidge. One was v. friendly, the other shy but stayed close with the "one in charge". The best cat I ever had in my life was a black cat (as in the most well behaved and smartest) and I had him 18 years and loved him to pieces! I had no idea they were unwanted.

Ive known many black cats...so I figured many of us loved them.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by ebrillblaiddes View Post
Cats get ignored just for being black? How ridiculous! My Panther is the cuddliest thing in the universe...and she has built in super-stealth technology (when she curls up in the kitty condo, all you can see is her eyes).
I just got a black one too, though she's actually a black tabby, long and sleek, with the most awesome personality!
post #17 of 25
So what you're saying is, out of the 3 black kittens I would like to adopt out, I'll actually have them here forever? Specially the blind one? And here I thought I was done keeping the "unwanted" (most of the population, including feral, are black. Go figure).
post #18 of 25
That's the way is goes when you plan on not keeping them Chrissy, LOL!
post #19 of 25
I just adopted my 3 legged foster kitten (it was love at first sight) and I just helped rehome an older FIV cat with one eye and no teeth - over the moon about that!!
post #20 of 25
Which one of your cats is the 3-legged one? Do you have any photos?
post #21 of 25
Do I have photos?

Meg when she came in, she still had stitches:



On the cat tree:



And if you want to see Bagpuss, the FIV cat, he's here:

http://dewsbury.cats.org.uk/index.asp?m=hac - I have to move his story to the feature page, I'll get round to that later today.

There's a pic on the homepage of him before he had his eye removed. www.dewsbury.cats.org.uk

I love working for kitties!
post #22 of 25
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That's the way is goes when you plan on not keeping them Chrissy, LOL!
LOL Don't I know it. That's how we ended up with so many "problem" kids. Never intended to keep them, just nobody wants a cat with problems (physical and/or mental). But I love and care for them all!

Jupeycat,
Meg is so gorgeous. I love her face and big eyes! The kitty sitting on the tree with her (Emily?) looks like my Moms cat, Patches.
post #23 of 25
Oh my gosh! I can understand why it was love-at-first-sight with Meg. She's gorgeous!
post #24 of 25
Cheers guys, she has a lovely personality too. She does tend to shout right into my face though which is not good for the ears!
post #25 of 25
I mentioned Shadow earlier in the thread. She was a tiny, beautiful cat, some sort of Persian possibly in her background because her smokey tiger fur had a very heavy white undercoat. She looked terrified in her cage, but was agreeable to being picked up and would immediately curl up in your lap.

I succeeded in getting her moved to one of our vets' offices. Each of the vets we do business with keeps a cage with a cat or a couple of kittens available for adoption in their office. Shadow apparently settled in very well and was there less than a week when an older lady whose cat had just had to be put to sleep adopted her.
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