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post #31 of 38
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It never utters harsh words or says you look like you just crawled out of a bin in the morning .
I'm pretty sure mine think that about me sometimes!!

I'll go take a nosy at your photos!
post #32 of 38
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Today Mungo-Jerry and Rumpleteazer have joined me and Nefertiti. Not rescues they came from the market stall
A market stall?!.

How many kittens did they have there because i bet the RSPCA would like to know!. Basically if these people are giving kittens away like that their not being responsible by spaying/neutering their existing cat/s

Have you made an appointment at the vet to get them checked over and injected, because you don't know if they might be carrying any diseases when they havent come from a proper shelter?
post #33 of 38
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I got Nefertiti from the same place, she was a little skinny but she was in complete health. It's a pet shop/stall with it's own kiosk inside the market (I should have explained better sorry) so it's kinda rough but not that rough. Rumpleteazer and Mungo-Jerry where behind the counter in a carrier poor things. I'm guessing they must have some sort of licence to sell the kittens? These two came from a farm so they wern't there long. No doubt the market would have cashed in on them though. Hmm it is sad They are healthy nice clear eyes, healthy teeth/gums, clean fur and clean ears. They are 9 weeks so will be due their injections soon.
post #34 of 38
I know this market stall, I asked how much the kittens were about 3 or 4 years ago and the guy said £60 each. What I hate about it is that anyone can poke their fingers in at the kittens or crowd the cage. It also gets hot in summer and cold in winter although they don't have as many out of kitten season. I try and avoid the stall because it makes me angry. They also sell pet rats, hamsters etc, thankfully there is now a no smoking policy but people used to smoke all over the animals. I do wonder if the RSPCA know about it but if it is Leeds market stall then they definitely should do - its a big place. I wish people would just neuter their cats or at least ask rescues for help when they have a pregnant female instead of just dumping the kittens which are often too young to be away from their mother.

Edited to add that I'm glad that those two little ones got a good home, it's not their fault they ended up in the market.
post #35 of 38
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I'm guessing they must have some sort of licence to sell the kittens? These two came from a farm so they wern't there long.
I seriously doubt they have a licence, especially when they were behind the counter, and i'd bet that Leeds Market have no idea either which again is why they have them behind the counter. Coming from a farm sounds like they've probably got a few poor cats running around unspayed/un neutered.

I would still be taking them to the vet asap because if they've come from the farm cats and they havent had any shots, which i doubt if they can't be bothered to spay/neuter them?!, then they can catch things like leukemia

My cats were at the vets a couple of days after they were brought home and one was from The Cats Protection, but i still wanted my own health checks done.


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I wish people would just neuter their cats or at least ask rescues for help when they have a pregnant female instead of just dumping the kittens which are often too young to be away from their mother.
Exactly!.
post #36 of 38
Personally I never let any new cats around my other cats without getting vaccinationed and tested for contagious diseases (or proof that they were recently tested).
post #37 of 38
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Personally I never let any new cats around my other cats without getting vaccinationed and tested for contagious diseases (or proof that they were recently tested).
It is simply an intrinsic part of being a responsible pet owner (and lover!!!!).
post #38 of 38
Not to be the downer here but why would you go and get two new cats when you gave up two other ones? How do you think the one you kept and the two you gave away feel? And, what will be the future fate of the two you just got? Will you give them up at will when you feel like it?

Please do not take offense but We take animals in as a life committment, family, they are not disposable.
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