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post #1 of 18
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I sometimes look at pets for sale or pet wanted ads, and I get so mad and upset.

I saw one today that a woman wants a spayed/declawed cat, that has minimal shedding and NO hairballs...Like, what the heck do you think? You're going to get a cat without fur..(unless its a hairless), and they ALL have hairballs...I had to email this lady and tell her to maybe look into adopting from the HS, and I warned her that all cats shed...I couldn't help myself..I said it in a nice way (oh and I also mentioned other ways to get a cat not to scratch other than declawing) I can't help it..I had to tell her.

And another one said a guy wants to get a dog for his 11 month old son..but he doesn't have very much money? Um, first of all, a baby doesn't need a dog..and second where will the money come from when the dog needs to go to the vet? What is with people? Pets are not toys!

Was it really wrong of me to email that lady about the cat? I just couldn't help it, I feel like she needs to know these things. I feel kinda weird about it now
post #2 of 18
I don't think it was wrong of you to e-mail her about the cat. I would have directed her here!! Then she would ave learned a lot more about how to properly care for her new cay(if she gets one) and why it is so bad to declaw. you did the right thing IMO!
post #3 of 18
I remember a post from earlier about why someone would pay $2000 for a robotic cat when they could have a real cat for less. In cases like these, I would rather see these people with a robotic cat rather than a living, breathing individual who they try to mold into something it isn't.

I hope she took your email as an opportunity to learn something.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by katachtig
I remember a post from earlier about why someone would pay $2000 for a robotic cat when they could have a real cat for less. In cases like these, I would rather see these people with a robotic cat rather than a living, breathing individual who they try to mold into something it isn't.

I hope she took your email as an opportunity to learn something.

I hope so too, but I am half expecting to get a scathing email back about how its none of my business. Which I guess it isn't, but if I can help one cat by informing someone, its worth it.
post #5 of 18
I am always tempted to email them too and call them idiots, I just ignore those ads now
post #6 of 18
There are tons of cats that won't have kittens, won't scratch your furniture, won't shed, & won't have hairballs....go to Target & buy a stuffed animal!
post #7 of 18
Is she maybe looking for a Sphynx cat? I don't know if they would produce hairballs or not, but they do have minimal shedding!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
There are tons of cats that won't have kittens, won't scratch your furniture, won't shed, & won't have hairballs....go to Target & buy a stuffed animal!

Exactly!!

I also get so aggrevated and annoyed with people and some of the stupid ads they write up.
post #9 of 18
Well how about this I was looking in the classified ads one day and a friend was with me. And she said dang it there aren't any free mutts and I said well there are plenty at the pound and she said well poor people can't afford those cause I got on my rant about there being too many being pts as it is and I said well if you can't afford $50 for a dog or a cat then you can't afford a vet bill and she said who said it would go to the vet and at this I had to shut up before I got nasty about it. I got a bit too much of a temper at times.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom
Well how about this I was looking in the classified ads one day and a friend was with me. And she said dang it there aren't any free mutts and I said well there are plenty at the pound and she said well poor people can't afford those cause I got on my rant about there being too many being pts as it is and I said well if you can't afford $50 for a dog or a cat then you can't afford a vet bill and she said who said it would go to the vet and at this I had to shut up before I got nasty about it. I got a bit too much of a temper at times.
OMG I would lose it
post #11 of 18
Yes, there are people like that. The good thing is that if this lady posted a wanted ad, most sensible people will not pay attention to it.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Polyglot
Yes, there are people like that. The good thing is that if this lady posted a wanted ad, most sensible people will not pay attention to it.

There are tons of "free to good home" ads, and I'm sure the people who put those up would have no problem contacting this lady. I just think there are too many people out there that treat pets like they are expendable.
post #13 of 18
That is why I said, "Most sensible people..."

As for the others, that is true. However, I doubt she will be able to find a nonexistant cat!
post #14 of 18
Irresponsible people (about anything) makes me morally outraged.

I have absolutely no idea how lucky I am. None of my five cats ever had a hairball and they were all mutts.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by shengmei
Irresponsible people (about anything) makes me morally outraged.

I have absolutely no idea how lucky I am. None of my five cats ever had a hairball and they were all mutts.

Trout doesn't get hairballs either, but she's only 1, and there is plenty of time for her to start getting them
post #16 of 18
I think my cats won't get hairballs as long as I give them bamboo leaves (for fiber and roughage) and I shred them with a shredding blade.

There are no perfect cats, but it is possible to coax perfection out of them.
post #17 of 18
Please don't knock her completely w/out the facts. I know someone who was looking for an ALREADY declawed cat b/c his apartment complex will only allow declawed cats. Wrong of them I know but what can you do. This way you aren't putting a cat through the procedure needlessly- if the harm has already been done, at least you are giving kitty a home.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Please don't knock her completely w/out the facts. I know someone who was looking for an ALREADY declawed cat b/c his apartment complex will only allow declawed cats. Wrong of them I know but what can you do. This way you aren't putting a cat through the procedure needlessly- if the harm has already been done, at least you are giving kitty a home.

I know, I actually kind of felt bad after emailing her. Some people just aren't aware, and I guess I was just trying to make her aware. I wasn't rude or anything.
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