TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Can't find homes for kittens
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can't find homes for kittens - Page 2

post #31 of 50
One of the worst scenarios for a rescuer is allowing a cat to get pregnant; the whole point is to prevent that. However, it happens all the time, and it's usually not because the rescuer "failed." Not every situation is the same. I know of one rescuer who tried to trap a cat over the course of 5 years. The cat simply would not be trapped, and during that time she had several litters. The rescuer continued to feed her all that time, knowing full well that it would only result in more kitties until she was trapped, but I still think she did the right thing (she eventually trapped the cat, by the way). In Cathy's case, the cat was already pregnant and she decided to feed her. If she didn't have the money to spay (and abort) her at that time, then she didn't have the money. I hate it when people say "I would find the money." If the money was there to be found, there wouldn't be an issue, would there? And what would Cathy's alternative be, let the cat starve? As I said, one of the biggest goals of a rescuer is to prevent unwanted births, but the biggest goal is to help the cats, and in this situation that's exactly what she's doing. Also, as much as we all love cats, human family should come first, so when money's tight they are the first priority. I wish I had some advice for you Cathy, but I can only say you are doing a great thing and I hope you find a good solution.
post #32 of 50
Hissy-
You're ideas are wonderful, as always.


Tybalt - I think you owe Cathy an apology. Your words were mean spirited. She's doing the best she can under the circumstances. She didn't intend for the stray to get pregnant and was only trying to save her. Hind sight is wonderful, but what's done is done. Now she is trying to do the right thing. Have you never made a mistake in your life and learned by it? We are all human.

Laurie
post #33 of 50
Tybalt you just don't get it do you. Do you think that shocking people and hurting their feelings is the answer to everything? So you worked at a shelter, you are not a God and you have no right to pass judgement on anyone! She is trying to keep these kittens out of the shelter and you badgering her and leaving her shame on you messages just makes you look bad. But you can't see this, because of your so-called crusade you are on.

She should not have let the cat escape so it could get pregnant, but it was an accident. You have been sitting in judgement on this board for a long time, and you tear down everything this board stands for. It stands for tolerance, for education and we do not bully members, whether they are brand new or if they are older ones. There are ways to accomplish things, and you always seem to take the wrong path. I truly feel sorry for you and anyone unfortunate enough to want to worship that path you are on.
post #34 of 50
Hello- Well Cathy could you PLEASE give the cat to someone else so they can get it spayed, I don't think it's your fault that the cat was pregnant but since she's your cat now it might be nice to get her spayed, stop your computer connection for a few months or something so you can use that money to spend on her spaying.

I hope you find homes for the babies, I hope they will be de-sexed first to stop more un wanted kittens.
post #35 of 50
Just to reiterate what has happened to Angel the cat in Cathy's care.

1. Angel was thrown out the window of a car. Cathy saw this and rescued Angel.

2. Cathy nursed Angel back to health and was trying to find a home for her. During this time, the kids accidentally let her outside, and Angel accidentally got pregnant. There are NO low-cost spay programs in her area, and she cannot afford to spay a cat that she plans to adopt out. She has to put her (human) family's needs first.

3. Cathy convinced her husband and allergic son to let her keep Angel during the pregnancy and adopt out the kittens and Angel. There was much interest in the kittens, but those adopters have not panned out.

4. Cathy cannot keep Angel or the kittens because of her son's health, and the fact that Angel and her oldest (diabetic) resident cat doesn't not get along with Angel. She is doing everything she can to AVOID taking them to the local shelter.

5. Cathy started this thread to get more ideas of other options for Angel and the kittens.

Please, let's get back to the original premise of this thread...trying to help Cathy find viable options for these cats!
post #36 of 50
Cathy I still believe your best bet is to contact the press and see if they are interested in the story about this survivor. Best of luck!
post #37 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by hissy
Cathy I still believe your best bet is to contact the press and see if they are interested in the story about this survivor. Best of luck!
That sounds like an excellent idea to me!
post #38 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by hissy
Cathy I still believe your best bet is to contact the press and see if they are interested in the story about this survivor. Best of luck!
That is a REALLY good idea. Misty was on the front page of the paper with her 9 brothers/sisters, because her mom was picked up walking down the road and they were born on super bowl sunday! The SPCA got hunderds of apps from people that wanted one of the puppies because they were famous around town. I wanted her because I saw her on petfinder, I didn't know she was in the paper until weeks later
post #39 of 50
Thread Starter 
Thank you to all who understand my situation and haveing given me great advise. I have done some more checking with our shelter and there is no time limit on how long they keep an animal. Only if the animal is sick and/or uncontrolable. As long as they are healthy and not over crowded they can stay as long as whatever. I do know that the kitten room is not very crowded right now. NOT SAYING IAM DOING THIS OKAY!!! Just wanted you to know what I have found out. I have called around to as many vets as I can. Although they can not take them in they are putting a sign on their bulletin board. Also, my husband and I are talking about maybe having a yard sale next weekend so that would be a great opportunity to "show" my kittens off also. I did get a air purifier for my son and his room to help him and I guess it helped some cause he slept in his room last night or either he was just dead tired!!!

Thought ya'll also might want to put a picture with the names, so I have attached a picture of Angel and her babies. This is the only time I can get them all together and still enough to even take a picture of them. They were about 9 weeks in this picture.
LL
post #40 of 50
Oh! What a beautiful kitty and precious babies! I bet that there are a lot of us who have been reading this thread who sympathize with you and congratulate you for saving her. Please ignore the rude comments posted as no one knows what your financial situation is etc and have no right to make comments. As the comment was made that if you can afford a computer so you should be able to get your kitty fixed, some have a mouth (or in this case fingers to type) so they should be able to show respect to others.
post #41 of 50
Aww those are some cute kittys. I think your idea of showing them off during the yard sale is great. After all how many people can really resist those cute faces in person. All they need to do is rub up against them once & purr, & it's all over.
post #42 of 50
Angel and her babies are sooo pretty! I agree with hockeygrrl75 that most of us here understand your situation and realize you are trying your hardest to do what is best for both the animals and the humans in your home, and that the health of your son has to come first.
post #43 of 50
I just wanted to add something here that you may not have thought of, especially pertaining to showing them off at a yard sale. We have just put up an Adoption Agreement for Rescued Cats on Save Samoa. OK, actually, it isn't even up yet, but I'll give you the direct addresses to the forms. Especially if you are going to adopt them to people you don't have regular contact with, this gives a little more formality and assures you, the Rescuer, that they are going to people with good intentions, and to good homes.

Here it is in Microsoft Word: http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/PDF/...nAgreement.doc

Here it is in Adobe Acrobat:

http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/PDF/...nAgreement.pdf
post #44 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Imagyne
Excuse me but when did you get to be the king of all rescues?? Is there any particular reason for your absolute utter holier than thou attitude, or have you just become heartless to people's feeling? Not everyone is in a perfect position to what YOU think is the right thing to do... people do the best they can. Instead of trying to help this situation, you've managed yet again to create some sort of animosity simply because you can. Do you actually think that drivel you just spouted is apt to influence the decisions of anyone???? Or do you just get off on making someone feel like s**t when they already do.

Perhaps you've been so jaded by your experiences, that it really doesn't matter to you anymore how other people feel, OR what the situation is before you commence to pummel people with drama, cuz that's all it is, drama....

Maybe you just need to take a step back, and remember that people come here for help and advice, not to be beat up....



As far as answering this post, don't even bother, whatever it is that you have to say can't justify the remarks you made......


Ken
and second quote to follow in next post.........
post #45 of 50
Your kitties look SO cute! I wish you luck. You're a good person for taking in that stray and sticking by her.

When I lived in Michigan, we didn't have an affordable option for spaying/neutering either. So I understand where you're coming from.
post #46 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by hissy
Tybalt you just don't get it do you. Do you think that shocking people and hurting their feelings is the answer to everything? So you worked at a shelter, you are not a God and you have no right to pass judgement on anyone! She is trying to keep these kittens out of the shelter and you badgering her and leaving her shame on you messages just makes you look bad. But you can't see this, because of your so-called crusade you are on.

She should not have let the cat escape so it could get pregnant, but it was an accident. You have been sitting in judgement on this board for a long time, and you tear down everything this board stands for. It stands for tolerance, for education and we do not bully members, whether they are brand new or if they are older ones. There are ways to accomplish things, and you always seem to take the wrong path. I truly feel sorry for you and anyone unfortunate enough to want to worship that path you are on.
I have to say I agree with both of these quotes. I don't know you Tybalt, and have nothing at all against you, but you shouldn't be so harsh with people...my mother always told me you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. What do you think being so harsh with people will accomplish? It just hurts people.

I live on a farm and have many feral and stray females show up here every summer. I get them spayed of course, but sometimes I have more than one show up at once and cannot afford it right that second....so what do I do? Take it to a shelter where it will possibly be killed? No...I scrap together some money as soon as I can and get them fixed...but SOMETIMES in between...they get pregnant. I can't help it....I do my best...I don't ask them to come here, but I treat them with love and care as soon as they do...but money does not grow on trees...and yes...I have a computer so please don't say if I can afford a computer I can afford to have all these cats spayed/neutered the second they wander onto my property.....so judge away....but I do the best I can and never turn any of these homeless cats who show up here away. I also keep the kittens if they happen to be pregnant when they show up or before I get them spayed, and I DO spay/neuter...and agree with it 100% but at times it isn't financially possible right at the time! I do it as soon as I can.
post #47 of 50
Oh...and one other thing:

Quote:
Originally posted by Tybalt
What you did was hideously irresponsible and now the kittens may end up paying for it with their lives. So I am judging you, but there is a higher judge watching you as well.
Yes...he is watching all of us...and you as well...and I think "ye who is without sin may cast the first stone" pretty much sums it up.
post #48 of 50
Just so I am clear...I am 100% in favor of spay/neutering your cats....but when you have several cats every summer walk onto your property....or when someone throws one out a car window for pete's sake....you do the best you can!
post #49 of 50
Originally posted by Tybalt
Quote:
What you did was hideously irresponsible and now the kittens may end up paying for it with their lives. So I am judging you, but there is a higher judge watching you as well.
IMO, the person who acted irresponsibly was the one who threw Angel out of a car window!
post #50 of 50
AMEN Lorie!!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Can't find homes for kittens