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Suckling fingers

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I have a kitten that I rescued from my husband's Aunt's house (over 50 cats, not one of them is neutered/spayed, they are all left outside to be eaten by coyotes, wolves and owls ), and we weren't sure of what age he was, just that he had a bite on his neck that needed to be taken care of. Well, he's healthy and rambunctious and kitten-y (and fixed). But he has this habit of suckling on fingers, noses and earlobes. And I think it's cute, but I want him to appreciate his non-suckling pettings also. So how do I get him to like being petted without suckling?
post #2 of 2 awful for all those is a list of low cost clinics in Lousiana...perhaps you can convince your aunt to use one of them:

Animal Welfare Inc
PO Box 4797
Shreveport LA 71134
Provides a discount for s/n for pets of residents with low income.
Lafayette Animal Aid
Lafayette LA
Provides a small discount for s/n for pets of residents with low income.

Spay/Neuter Intervention Program (SNIP)
St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter
115 W. Agriculture Road
Chalmette, LA 70043
Free spay/neuter of cats and dogs brought by retired residents and by people on any type of public assistance. Low cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs for everyone else.

Jefferson SPCA
1 Humane Way
Harahan, LA 70123
504-733-PETS web site
For anyone in the community, Jefferson SPCA provides discount certificates for cat and dog spay/neuter with participating veterinarians. Serves Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. Bernard, and Terrebonne parishes.

Southern Animal Foundation
Spay/Neuter Intervention Program (SNIP)
PO Box 4164
New Orleans, LA 70178
Mobile clinic that visits sites in Hammond, St. Charles, Slidell, New Orleans, Jefferson, Mandeville, Plaquemines, Amie, Abita Springs, and St. Bernard.

Louisiana SPCA Feral Cat Initiative
New Orleans LA
For feral cats residing in Orleans Parish. Also check the web site for their low cost s/n for tame cats and dogs.
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