Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I know the time is coming when I am going to have to give my kittys up
And I dont know how to prepare myself! I am soooo attached to them all! I dont have homes for them yet, but it is because I am too picky. They arent just going to "anybody". Does anyone else know what I can do? I mean they are nearing 6 weeks, so Im going to be getting homes lined out, but how?
I hate it! I dont want them to ever leave. Help please?!
It just does feel terrible at the time that babies leave...and I know, having given up 4 litters in 2 years. But it would be selfish to keep all that kitty love to yourself.
And on the practical side, if you think of the cost of feeding, the time to care for that number of cats, and all the spay and neuter surgeries...add all of that up, then add $1,000 for emergency vet care for the first year, and you will see if you can afford them financially. It is not fair to a pet to keep it, if when it has a health problem you will not to be able to afford to treat it.
I really recommend calling a local rescue to help adopt them out. They are really good at weeding out the bad people, and those who are just casually committed to a cat, but not really ready to provide the long term commitment needed.
I have 2 acquaintences who I would have adopted to...one who I learned later does not provide complete vet care as often as I think her current kitty needs. The other just informed me today that she lives across the street from a hoarder! Why would you want to adopt my kitten, when there is a houseful of them across the street from you suffering?!? She easily earns 6 figures, so in my mind should either report the neighbor to animal control or pay to have all the person's cats altered and vaccinated herself! (No, I don't know where she lives, and yes, I encouraged her to call animal control!
Anyhow, the rescues are good at finding homes for babies....look on Petfinder to find a rescue near you.