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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by hookbill
Still, wife made the deal. Poor judgement, well intentioned.
Don't be too hard on Tracey - she has probably saved this cat from being PTS. If you return the cat, I'd do it with a list of boarding facilities in the area, just to send the message that you know her co-worker misled you, and shouldn't expect to be able to pull that trick again.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by hookbill
Well since I can actually get in to this site I've got more to say. It actually gets worst. It seems this "person" (and trust me I have other words for her) has 5 other cats. And she has a sitter for them. But this cat that we now have is 12 years old, and gee, she gets a little edgy when no ones is around, has a tendency to rip the furniture.

So, gee...I've got to go on vacation and I don't want my furniture hurt....again, :censor::censor::censor:!

Well, we got the cat now. I've met him, he's a perfectly fine cat very loving and appears healthy. He's not the most beautiful cat I've ever seen but :censor::censor::censor:, it's a cat and he's 12 and he's not ready to cork off.

I do think that he won't fit in because of the birds. But the thought of returning him to this poor excuse for a human is, well, unacceptable.

Still, wife made the deal. Poor judgement, well intentioned.
Jees. I understand not wanting your furniture ripped up, but boarding the cat would have taken care of that. I've got an older (not old, only 10) cat, too, who likes to claw stuff when he gets lonely and bored. Soft Paws fixes that right up as well. I can't believe someone with that many cats would not have figured out a better way.
post #33 of 49
Oh my dear goodness, what a tragedy! People are insane, killing your pet to get new rugs or go on vacation!!! This is ridiculous. I agree, pet ownership is a big responsibily, and there should be some sort of qualifications.

When I worked at the pet store, we sold cats to just any old person or bratty child who wanted one, and I just couldnt stomache it, so (it was a lie, but...) I started giving people pet ownership quizzes to see if they qualified and would be able to provide fully for a cat/kitten. I had them give us their phone number so that we (really just I) could follow up on their new pets progress. It did manage to weed out a few wackos. But, it just breaks my heart to know how many undeserving people have pets. Ugh.
post #34 of 49
Maybe it will rain or SNOW every day for this woman on her vacation. She should never own a pet!! Vacation?? What is that?? I can't even go away for the whole day!! I understand wanting to go away on vacation. But, when you decide to take a pet into your home, you must provide for the proper care, even if that means no vacation. And a couch is just that, a lousy couch. It's just a piece of furniture.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by jcat
Don't be too hard on Tracey - she has probably saved this cat from being PTS. If you return the cat, I'd do it with a list of boarding facilities in the area, just to send the message that you know her co-worker misled you, and shouldn't expect to be able to pull that trick again.
That's a good idea. We're going to put some message in there to let her know she used poor judgement.

As far as being hard on Tracey, I'll be honest. When I found out the whole story I really blew my stack. If the story went as she originally said I wouldn't have been overjoyed with taking in another cat but knowing my wife and how she feels about cats I understood.

You know how some people are so good hearted that they let others walk on them, well that's Tracey. She doesn't speak up. And what she allowed this lady to do to her in my book was not smart. Never the less, I'm past that now and I hope she learned a lesson.

In the bird world and I'm sure it's true in the cat world there is a saying "you can't save them all." It's unfortunate but it is realistic. I've had many people offer me birds for all the lousy reasons you can think of and I turn them down. It sometimes breaks my heart and makes me want to rip their throats out but the answer has to be no. Usually with me it goes like this, "I'm sorry I can't help you. Do me a favor will you? When you do find a home for this bird please don't ever own another one."
post #36 of 49
isnt tracy already a member of this site?
post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by fwan
isnt tracy already a member of this site?
Fran, Tracey's user name is Talon: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81040
post #38 of 49
I am sitting in the basement on a nice comfy easy chair, Boody is sitting with me purring and kneading. He is a sweet boy! He is also very fascinated with my fingers going over the keyboard.

Could I have handled this whole thing differently? Yep, but bottom line is that the kitty is sitting here with me purring and not dead.

I will put together a cat "care pack" of information, boarding facilities, behavior modifcations ( hers.... oh, wait maybe the cat... ) and info on feliway and soft paws.

I won't ever feel the respect I had for this person again, period. But I do have to work with her (we are both managers), and I will - but I don't have to like it.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by jcat
I was going to say.. i know a lady who's name is tracy and has 11 birds and 5 cats too..

I hope you find a good home for this adorable baby

Good luck
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by fwan
Sometimes i think stupid people should be allowed to be put down..
Agreed!
Or fixed themselves so they don't reproduce!
post #41 of 49
On our local pet rescue pages there is a page where owners can post their pets for adoption and I get SOOOOOO angry when I see someone say "Oh were like moving so we need to find a home for our beloved dog that we love so much boo hooo bla bla bla" TAKE THE DOG WITH YOU! LOL Sorry that's how I feel, pets are family members.
We have 5 cats and 2 dogs and we go on vacation every year and hire a pet sitter, they are very reasonably priced these days, no excuse.
post #42 of 49
Why kill the cat? They can just turn the cat into the shelter.

I don't understand.

Well, five cats are not that much. I have five.

It is nice for you to do that. I got Chester because her owner was going to euthanize him because he was already a senior cat when she moved.
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by shengmei
Why kill the cat? They can just turn the cat into the shelter.

I don't understand.

Well, five cats are not that much. I have five.

It is nice for you to do that. I got Chester because her owner was going to euthanize him because he was already a senior cat when she moved.

I think she should have just boarded the cat and at the very least taken her to the shelter (no kill of course) so she could have the chance to find a family to love her.

I was at the pound/spca to pick up my Gracie because my neighbors let her out of the yard on purpose (I got a 300 dollar ticket BTW) and there was this lady turning over her 2 cats (one was 4 and the other was 6) because she was moving. Her mom was with her to make sure she did it and she was bawling her eyes out. It was so sad I got tears in my eyes.

I wish people would treat their pets the way they would want to be treated.

I mean how would this woman feel if lets say if when she's a senior and her kids are taking care of her and they want to go on vacation and decide she's too much of a hastle and should be PTS.
post #44 of 49
Argh... put the cat to sleep just to go on vacation? That's stupid, rude and irresponsible (and those are my nice words) I have 3 cats and 3 dogs. DH and I go on vacation around twice a year. His parents watch after our cats and dogs... when they go on vacation (which is like 5 times a year LOL) we watch their cats and dogs... and the IL's have about 7 cats and 3 dogs. You either find someone to trade that sort of thing with OR you pay someone to do it. There are tons of neighborhood kids who would LOVE to take care of their neighbor's animals (trust me, I was one of these... the neighbor's down the street were truck drivers and I took care of their animals 4 out of 7 days a week and got $50 a week and I would have done it for free! LOL I played with their cat and let their bird fly around until it was happy and then did my homework while kitty slept in my lap. It was a grand old time)

People are so rude. The only reason to have an animal PTS is if they are in pain and you can't get it fixed. That is the ONLY reason.
post #45 of 49
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You either find someone to trade that sort of thing with OR you pay someone to do it. There are tons of neighborhood kids who would LOVE to take care of their neighbor's animals
I take my Pomeranian for a few weeks when my parents go on vacation... they would NEVER leave him with anyone but me. He is highly diabetic, requires shots twice a day, and numerous other medicines... and while I'm at work my SIL baby sits him! When I go on vacation my SIL comes over twice a day to feed the turtle, now that we have LuckyGirl, when we go on vacation, she'll be sleeping over at Aunt CeCe's for the week. Also, there's 16 year olds in my neighborhood that pet sit. They come over before school & feed the pet, then come over after school and do their homework @ your house to give the kitty some lap time, and then feed kitty dinner before they go home. I think they charge like $50-$75 for the week, depending on how many animals, special req's, etc. I think it's reasonable...
post #46 of 49
unfortunatly it happens all the time, even here in oz , i get so steamed.
when i picked up my two boys on saturday just gone i was at the counter fixing up the paper work and this young fellow comes in with a brand new carry cage with a lovely silver long haired tabby kitten about two months old in it and says to the lady this kitten followed me home, yeah right so you went and bought a brand new cage just to bring him to the shelter i dont think so mate , i think i embassed him just a wee bit. The really sad thing is these animals give their love to us unconditionly and these these dont know what to call'em treat them like dirt. I now have 6 cats and no holiday is important enough to get rid of my boy's it's just unthinkable
post #47 of 49
I can't stand people like that.. doesn't she have a friend/relative that is close and can come check on it everyday? That's what we do when we take a vacation. People are so stupid, I swear.
post #48 of 49
I cannot stand people so heartless. Why do they even bother getting pets? I don't understand how you can let a pet into your home and heart, to only dump it off or kill it. Do the world a favor and leave the poor defensless animals alone!
post #49 of 49
That is how I got Ox back to me (this was 1991).
He was orginally a kitten from a long ago litter. My supervisor got him has a present for his daughter's 16th birthday. Two years later she moves out and leaves the cat. They never neutered him and let him outside where he got in several terrible fights. My supervisor sold his house didn't want him as the cat really was "his daughter's". He was going to take to shelter where they would have probably PTS. I said get him neutered and I'll take him!! This again was back in 1991!! Ox (I can't remember his orginal name any more) has been here ever since!!
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