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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok, my cat Elsie had 4 kittens, and we need to find them good homes. We cant possibly keep them all, bcuz we already have 5 cats, 2 dogs, 2 rats and a guinea pig, so we need to find these kittens good homes. They are 4 weeks old, and will be ready to give away in 4 more weeks, so I want to give people the time to think about it before they adopt a kitten, but ya, heres some info.


There are four of them, 3 gray, and 1 black.
They are very hpyer and need ALOT of attention.
They like to climb you. (there r 2 climbing up my pant leg rite now)
They are VERY cute.
VERY sweet, and hyper.

We are looking for good homes, preferably indoors, with alot of space to play, but not SO much that the kitten could get away from you, or get harmed, so if you live in Missouri, then PM me ur town, and if you live near us, you MAY be able 2 adopt one. Thank you for your time.
post #2 of 17
I don't think anyone on this site will take yr. kittens. But,
try with your local vets. Many times they will put kittens
in cages at the vets and adopt them out to people who have
lost their pets, or want another one.

Other groups to contact include Humane Society, local NO KILL shelters,
and posting on Petfinders.com

DO NOT give away for FREE. Animal researchers (that do icky research on animals) will TAKE THESE KITTENS for free and do terrible things.

Ask for 30 to 40 dollars a kitten. Then you know the people adopting will not likely be selling the animals to researchers or using as bait for dog fighting (illegal and cruel beyond belief).

Pet stores are a LAST resort as well. I would rather go to the Humane Society than a pet store IMHO.

Anyway best of luck. They do sound very cute.
post #3 of 17
I agree with opilot. There are people called "bunchers" that actively seek free kittens to sell to labs for research. If you give them to individuals be sure to charge an "adoption fee". If they balk at that, please don't let them have a kitty. I'm not aware of your circumstances but I hope you can get Elsie spayed soon.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
We are soon, and I dont think any1 would pay 40 dollars 4 a mut cat.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by GerardsMine29
We are soon, and I dont think any1 would pay 40 dollars 4 a mut cat.
You'd be surprised. Any responsible pet owner is going to expect to pay an adoption fee. I'm with the others - please don't give the kittens away for free.

You might also try posting them on petfinder.com
post #6 of 17
Just come right out and tell them why you are charging the fee. Tell them you are protecting the kittens from bunchers. Plus, you want to make sure they are going to take good care of the kitty and if they can't pay $40 then they obviously can't afford to take care of the kitty.
post #7 of 17
Hello,
There was a lady here who had kittens and she just was charging $10 or $15 a kitten and asking the adoptee to get them fixed before she would adopt them out. Its just to make sure no one gets them just to do them harm........just an idea. Oh and she also asked them if they could not keep the kitten to bring it back to her and she would find it a new home. Thats always a good idea too just so your adopted kitten doesnt become a stray.
post #8 of 17
You really should keep them until 10-12 weeks of age, so they will be better adjusted pets.

I agree with the other posters about charging an adoption fee, anyone serious won't mind especially if you are using the money to spay your momma cat.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by GerardsMine29
We are soon, and I dont think any1 would pay 40 dollars 4 a mut cat.
I paid $100 for Gracie, $55 for Leo and $75 for Raphael.

(*the only reason these are different numbers is because each came from a different organziation. Around here, shelters charge and adoption fee of $75-$150 per cat)
post #10 of 17
Yes please keep them until they are ten weeks old.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ya ok, and thanks guys! Also, I am going to write a contract stating that they will bring the kittens back if they decide not to keep them, and they will NOT take them to a shelter. I will also get phone numbers.
post #12 of 17
You should also add a spay/neuter clause to your contract...or better yet, find a low-cost s/n clinic and have them fixed before they go out. They can be safely spayed when they weigh 2 pounds.

Get phone numbers, addresses, vet references. Also, you can stipulate that they not be declawed or let outside.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks! Will do!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by GerardsMine29
Ya ok, and thanks guys! Also, I am going to write a contract stating that they will bring the kittens back if they decide not to keep them, and they will NOT take them to a shelter. I will also get phone numbers.
If you need a low cost spay/neuter clinic for any of your animals....simply scroll down on this link to find your state and click on it...you will find a list of low cost spay/neuter options within your state. Having your pets spayed/neutered is healthier for them and you won't have to concern yourself with more litters. Also, I hope mom is indoors only and away from any intact males as cats can become pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth.

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

Katie
post #15 of 17
Hi Opilot,

You are mentioning that cats are used sometimes as bait for dog fighting... Never imagined such a thing was done. But when you think what some people can do to children, no wonder why this awful use of cats exists...

What are the penalties in the U.S. for people doing such things? Do they get a criminal record? If they don't, for sure they will rot in hell one day, alongside with Hitler, Tim McVeigh and others of that kind...

N.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nath 1
Hi Opilot,

You are mentioning that cats are used sometimes as bait for dog fighting... Never imagined such a thing was done. But when you think what some people can do to children, no wonder why this awful use of cats exists...

What are the penalties in the U.S. for people doing such things? Do they get a criminal record? If they don't, for sure they will rot in hell one day, alongside with Hitler, Tim McVeigh and others of that kind...

N.
It depends on what state you are in becasue Criminal laws are determined by the states. (yes a state can choose not to make murder a crime). In NY this would probably fall under aggravated animal cruelty (busters law, named after a cat named buster who was burned to death by teens in upstate ny) This is a Felony, which can carry up to a couple of years in prison and heavy fines. Unfortuntely most judges are lenient on the sentencing and many of thses crimes get plead down to misdomeanor charges. Another problem with the laws is that they are not a printable offense because they do not fall under the Penal law but the markets and agricutlure law of NY. Now what does this mean? This means that, in NY you only are fingerprinted for crimes that are classified under the Penal law. Cruelty to animals is not in the Penal code, it is in the Agricultre and markets law. So if someone is convicted of felony cruelty to animals, it will not show up on a rap sheet or backround investigation because no finger prints were taken.
post #17 of 17
just want to clear up something, Fingerprints can be
taken but they are not mandated so it is up to the cops.
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