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I have to give away one of my babies =*o(

post #1 of 13
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Hello everyone,

I just joined today, but i had no Idea the news I was gonna encounter in the evening.

I have to give up one of my cats because we are moving and they only allow 2. I really dont have a choice. I am sooooooo heart broken I cant even begin to explain I want her to have everything she has here or more, I dont wanna send her to a shelter, I dont want her to spend one night there she deserves a great home, she is so so sweet and beautiful.

Can anyone guide me?? Does anyone know of a good home? I live in houston, Im willing to drive a couple of hours, anything as long as my baby doesnt go through so much stress. She is about 7 months old, she has all of her shots and I am currently potty training her. She is a great kitty.

Any advice or words to make me feel better would really help, I feel so heart broken!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by LeilaLuv
Hello everyone,

I just joined today, but i had no Idea the news I was gonna encounter in the evening.

I have to give up one of my cats because we are moving and they only allow 2. I really dont have a choice. I am sooooooo heart broken I cant even begin to explain I want her to have everything she has here or more, I dont wanna send her to a shelter, I dont want her to spend one night there she deserves a great home, she is so so sweet and beautiful.

Can anyone guide me?? Does anyone know of a good home? I live in houston, Im willing to drive a couple of hours, anything as long as my baby doesnt go through so much stress. She is about 7 months old, she has all of her shots and I am currently potty training her. She is a great kitty.

Any advice or words to make me feel better would really help, I feel so heart broken!
Leila...first, if your cat is not spayed...please have her spayed prior to placing her. There are lots of low cost spay clinics in Texas:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#tx

There is a really good PDF called "how to find homes for homeless pets"..you can find it here:

http://www.natewood.net/Rehome.html

There are also good links as to why you should charge an adoption fee.

Katie
post #3 of 13
Do ya think you can sneek the 3 one ok maybe not, but make sure you try to find a good home which I think yu will do
post #4 of 13
Most landlords don't check as long as no one complains. I would keep her and go on about my business. I have never been kicked out of anywhere for a pet issue, and most of the many places I have rented have not allowed pets. The worst that has happened is I lost my deposit. I have always had cats that are similar looking, so most people can't tell the difference. Unless you know for sure that the landlord would find out. I would try to keep her. If he says anything, just tell him you couldn't find her a home yet, and are looking. Good luck, and please keep us posted.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
Most landlords don't check as long as no one complains. I would keep her and go on about my business. I have never been kicked out of anywhere for a pet issue, and most of the many places I have rented have not allowed pets. The worst that has happened is I lost my deposit. I have always had cats that are similar looking, so most people can't tell the difference. Unless you know for sure that the landlord would find out. I would try to keep her. If he says anything, just tell him you couldn't find her a home yet, and are looking. Good luck, and please keep us posted.
I think your idea is good. I have also had cats I keep my mouth shut and them inside It isn't hard if they are fixed. My babushca was fixed when I got her 15 yrs ago. She was 1 and I kept her in. I did not lose my deposit because she was a good cat. I would wait. When moving in sneak her in and place in bathroom still in the carrier. Landlord can not enter unless given a 24 hour notice. You can find a place or a friend to take her a few hours. WHen gone bring her back
post #6 of 13
I think it is easier from the cat's point of view to be rehomed at 7 months than when they are older. It is also easier to find a new home for a very young kitty, rather than when they get older.

If you move in with 3 cats, what would you do if there is trouble, and they either evict you, or you have to get rid of someone suddenly?!?
post #7 of 13
You might consider trying to contact a "Therapy Animals" group (the ones who take their pets to visit senior citizens & homes for the disabled) and see if someone locally has any suggestions. Sometimes, the families of those people who participate in the Therapy Animal visits will be willing to get a pet of their own, after seeing the wonderful results of companion animals. Just be sure to consider any possibilities carefully - for instance, if the cat is for a developmentay disabled, is someone on site who can look out for the cat? For the record, my 25yo daughter is dev. disabled, but very capable of taking care of, and pampering Christy her cat - she just moved back in with us, and even though it's a great strain on my marriage, the cats couldn't be happier!! they get snacks, attention, grooming - they just love being around her {{{prayers and vibes}}} that you get your solution soon! My heart breaks for you, having to "place" one of your furbabies. BTW, I would sneak her into the new apt. before considering the shelter..
post #8 of 13
Any chance of negotiating an extra deposit or some other such agreement in exchange for letting you keep the thrid cat? You could sort of petition your landlord...I know pet owner who have submitted a resume-like letter, references and had the landlord meet the pet(s) in question to show the landlord how well-behaved and well-adjusted the pet is. Chances are, your landlord will be impressed with you as a pet owner and will probably jump at the chance to make a little extra cash off of you. It's really no skin off their nose how many cats you have. Like Krazykat said, it's highly unlikely that anyone will actually check. Also, if you happen to volunteer with a humane society or rescue or whatnot....landlords tend to like that because they know you will keep your animals under control and well-maintained.

The Humane Society of the US site has some great advice for renting with pets. http://www.hsus.org
post #9 of 13
I agree with Allie. What really is the difference between 2 cats and 3? Could you get your current landlord to write a reference?
post #10 of 13
I would try that out, but if not then I would just sneak the extra one in. I am allowed one pet in my apartment and I have 6 cats as well as various other small pets.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
I still dunno what to do. I've been moping around for 2 days now. Ashes is fixed, she's my princess.........I think Id rather give up one of the boys. See, my husband doesnt have that much of a problem giving her away because she's always hididng. You rarely see her, she's very shy, timid and quiet, but none the less beautiful, and a princess.

He would never understand, Im here all day w/ all 3 of them, and they are all so unique. I work from home, and theres always someone keeping me company. Im never alone, it's like they take turns.


:: sigh :: I know I can sneak her in, but my hubby is giving me an issue w/ the sneaking............I just dunno what to do! It would be nice to say Id get ove it after a month or so...........but the whole reason we got her was because I had to put my siamese to sleep........he had FIP and there;s nothing we could do. I was crying my eyes out and my hubby took my to the spca , where we got ashes. Until this day I still cry over scrat.


well Im off to bed, I will post later on, thanks sooooo much for all of your advice.
post #12 of 13
"See, my husband doesnt have that . much of a problem giving her away because she's always hididng You rarely see her, she's very shy, timid and quiet, but none the less beautiful, and a princess."

Here I am being a rabble raiser, but it sounds like hubby is using this move to make you get rid of a cat he does not want. OK, I am the "critter mamma Natzi" (humm, seems we have everythihg 'cept a spell checker) I would give up the husband. Mine knew that and never pushed the issue!
It will be extreamly hard on your sweet girl, not to mention finding just the right home for her.
I am with everyone else, I would sneek the 3rd cat in. I have lived many places that only allowed one or two critters and I have always had bunches.
post #13 of 13
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Hubby feels bad 2, cuz thats HIS cat. I had a little talk w. him and I cried, I think IM softening him a little bit.

He loves the cats too, but just not as much as I do. Unfortunately thas how he is. He is not as attached as I am. I think I just have to work my woman magic but I think we will be able to keep her. I sure do hope so. I love my cats too much to let them go like that. Hubby doenst wanna risk it cuz we almost got evicted from THIS apartment when they realized we had 2 cats(before cheeto came in) and he just got anew job(just graduated) and is gonna be goigng to med school, and this is the only place close enough and cheap enough we could find. SO I understand where he's coming from, but still. You guys are the only ones to understand how it feels.

my family thinks Im nuts to have 3 cats, no one really cares for their pets as much as I do. I was always the one picking up strays and taking care of them. I could NEVER say no to any dog or cat when it came to helping them
adn being taht allmy cats are rescued, it breaks my heart to even think of letting them go =o(

Chiclet(my oldes)- We found him on petfinder, he was abandoned by his owners along with his brother. We took chiclet and someone else took his brother. We drove 2 hours just to get him. (they we kittens)

Scrat- We got him at a shelter, he was sleeping on a chair and I sat next to him and he got on my lap, so I fell in love right away. He was grown, but a siamese and he was sooooooo sweet. So we took him home.......only to have him put 2 sleep a couple of months. He got very lethargic, and turned into bones, he couldnt eat The vet told me it was time....... but I took him for another week, I spent every day and night watching him, giving him pedia sure, tryingt op hydrate him, begging him to eat....but it was just his time........aaaaaaaahhhhh I will never forget him =o(

Ashes- we got her from the SPCA when scrat passed. My hubby picked her cuz I was way too sad to think of another kitty.......but chiclet needed a buddy, and she was so sweet so we took her. She was found at an abandoned home.

Cheeto- My borther found him on a rainy day at a dumpster looking for food. He was jyst a teeny weeny baby. That same day I happened to go get my brother so he could stay over my house. And he showed me cheeto. He was all scabbed, missing patched of fur, had eye boogers, looked so hungry, so I told him to bring him. I was gonna bring him back to health so someone could adopt him.........but my hubby fellinlov with him and so did I. He is the most attentive one of them all, he wil always be where you are and he comes to nudge all the time and not to mention he purrs ALOT. The other 2 hardly purr.

so thats my kitty story............
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