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post #31 of 38
Originally Posted by goldielocks
ok first of all im sorry that i didnt word the question right... i was gone when the kittens were born so i did not know the exact age of the kittens. i found that they were old enough. i have raised many kittens. i knew they were ready to leave. they were already eating dry food. they were already wandering off on their own. she was done raising, them she barely paid attention to them, that told me that she knew that they were old enough. they were raised fine. i am not worried about the kittens they have good homes. they are well over two months.. they are fine. i was worried about the mother of the kittens. she seem to be in pain physically because of the over-abundance of the milk that she was producing. i was making sure that it was ok that she still would have so much milk. thank you for all the people that didnt get all over me about something that they didnt know about... i dont mean to sound rude but the kittens were fine. i was just worring about the mother. It seems that she is doing better.. i wish i could get her spayed(or neutered, whatever you call it), but i cannot afford it.. the best i can do is look after her and keep her in the house as much as possible... thank you and goodbye
Well, none of us were meaning to "get all over you about something we didn't know." We gave advice with the information given. I know you were worried about your mother cat still producing milk, but if the kittens were given away at one month old, then that's why, and that's why we were telling you that you'd need to get them back, for the kittens sake, and the mothers. It is very painful for a mother to just suddenly take away her nursing, because the milk lays heavy in her, causing it to be painful. Now, she'll dry up soon, but absolutely none of us were trying to be rude nor trying to jump all over you. You were concerned about your cat, you asked, we gave advice with the information we got. I hope that you will realize that this was advice and not harsh critisism, and that you'll enjoy your time on TCS.

post #32 of 38
Spaying does not cost two-three hundred, with a voucher it can cost something like $30-50 I believe, which has to be cheaper than taking care of 3 litters of kittens and has further health benefits.

If we knew your location there are people who could give you low-cost clinic locations in your area.
post #33 of 38
Spaying can be found cheaper. if you were willing to share your location. we could help you find a low cost spay and neuter. or contact a feline rescue in your area I did. and have gotten my foster, and my girls fixed.
post #34 of 38
There are also animal welfare organisations that will pay for, or at least greatly defray the costs of spay/neuter, in exchange for a few hours of volunteer work a week.
post #35 of 38
spayplease2, how do you know that the poster of this thread is using his or her own internet connection?
Perhaps, they are using a computer at a library or cyber cafe? or at a friends house.
I find your comment slightly insulting to this cat owner!
You have no right to imply that this person does not care about the well being of their pet!
Im sure everyone of us could find fault with everyone else, if we looked hard enough regarding the care of everybodies animals.
I would hope in the future you might use a bit more consideration in your posts.
YOU do not know the circumstances, and it is not fair to imply you do.
post #36 of 38
Actually at my shelter, we have a mobile clinic neuter for $5-$20
post #37 of 38
The spay/neuter clinic in my hometown charges 30$, I got both my girls spayed for $60, after getting a voucher from a local rescue. If it costs $200-300 to get a cat spayed you need to find a new vet!! The pain medicine was like, $12. You should look for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in your community by going online.

Here you can find a list of low-cost spay and neuter clinics in your state http://www.spayusa.org/
post #38 of 38
When one takes in an animal, one is responsible for her. So if you cannot affird to neuter/spay her, you need to find someone who CAN afford her or a low cost clinic. I am not sure where you live but there are many places that will charge not much money for spay surgery or set up a payment plan. You owe it to your kitty if you truly love her!!!

Just when we plan for children, we need to know we can afford to care for those beings we bring into our care. There is no such entiry as a freecat and I get ill every time I see "free to a good home" because you know what happens to those kittens - a small few are lucky enough to go to a good home that can provide the food, care, playthings etc that a cat needs. Most are treated abysmally and end up either starving in the wold - especially if they are uneutered and end up discarded (free seems to tell people they are worthless, sigh!!) -, sold by bouchers to labs where they live horrible lives and deaths or they end up as snake food of some kind or as bait for training fighting dogs. There are sites that explain this better than I - here is one example:

Every week you see them in the ads. section of the papers "free kittens to good homes". The following tale is a warning to everyone who puts these ads in the papers for kittens, pups and dogs.The ad said "free kittens to good homes" and a telephone number. Over the next few days several people called to see and collect the kittens. As each person left, the woman said to the person "you make sure it gets a good home, I am fond of it".The first kitten to leave was a ginger female. Her four year old owner loved her to bits, but she accidentally injured the kitten's shoulder picking her up the wrong way. The child could not be blamed - nobody showed her the correct way to pick up a kitten. She named the kitten 'Ginger', but was very upset a few weeks later when her brother's friends "sat on it".The next to go was the white male with blue eyes, The person who took him named him 'Snowy'. Sadly, 'Snowy' never learned his name and as the new owner paid little attention to him, never realised he was deaf. His first adventure out of doors ended in disaster - he never heard the car.The next to go was a grey and white female who went to live in a neighbour's farm, and like her mother she was a mouser. Unlike her brother and sister she wasn't even given a name, but fell ill after repeat pregnancies, and died, leaving a new born litter.The last 2 kittens went to a pretty woman who wanted the two so they could remain together for life. She later sold them to a laboratory for Euro10 each. They are together as she promised - in a jar of alcohol.All the kittens arrived in heaven at the same time. They all played together, licked each other in delight and then together passed through the gates, passing a sign in big gold letters "YOU ARE FINALLY FREE KITTENS".The moral to this tale is: never hand over a kitten or any animal without checking where it is going. Never give it away free - take a donation and give it to a charity of your choice if you wish, and always get a name and address and follow up where they went. Other wise they could end up like any of the kittens above.

thank you
M. O'Sullivan (sec/pro)
galway spca

At any rate, please neuter your kitty. Unfixed cats are more suseptible to mammory cancer and other illnesses and it is not fair to bring a cat into your home and then not care for it. Cats cost money and you just need to plan accordinly!
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