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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
If this is in the wrong place mods, please move it. I just posted here, because well this is the best place to post. Hehe...

Read this ad please........

I have a TWO WEEK old kitten that is currently being bottle fed, but will

need a home in about two weeks. He is white with gray striped patches on

his sides and back. Email:

That means the kitten will only be 4 weeks old?! Isnt that a bit soon to get rid of a kitty? Or is it ok since it is being bottle fed? Sorry if I am over reacting. I just guess giving away a kitten that young, just seemed odd.
post #2 of 12
Way too young. At one month it should only be going to a home where the person is fully expecting to have to take on the bottle-feeding replacement mommy role. Perhaps that's what this person is looking for, although it certainly isn't made very clear. Grrrr...

You should probably delete the person's e-mail though, since they didn't consent to be posted here.
post #3 of 12
the only thing I can think of is that maybe the person found a kitten, did not want a kitten, but decided to take care of it until they could find someone else to care for it.... but I would think that the average person would know that a baby cannot be taken away from it's mother until it's at least 6 weeks...
post #4 of 12
I'm inclined to agree with you and also inclined to agree that the email address should be removed.....just cause it is that person's personal information....


But the person probably was not heartless enough to just dump the kitten but did feed it what it needed but just doesn't know what to do from there.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
the only thing I can think of is that maybe the person found a kitten, did not want a kitten, but decided to take care of it until they could find someone else to care for it.... but I would think that the average person would know that a baby cannot be taken away from it's mother until it's at least 6 weeks...
Yeah, thats kinda what I am thinking. They probly found him and was nice enough to nurse it back and probly really dont know that giving it away at such a young age isnt right. I might email the person and see what response I get.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
Yeah, thats kinda what I am thinking. They probly found him and was nice enough to nurse it back and probly really dont know that giving it away at such a young age isnt right. I might email the person and see what response I get.
There are a million possibilities that could be causing this person to rehome the kitten.... Maybe the cat was rescued and the person is being deployed to Iraq in 2 weeks
Are you emailing because you are going to take the cat in? PLEASE don't email this person and try to convince them they are doing the wrong thing not knowing the situation...
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtle
There are a million possibilities that could be causing this person to rehome the kitten.... Maybe the cat was rescued and the person is being deployed to Iraq in 2 weeks
Are you emailing because you are going to take the cat in? PLEASE don't email this person and try to convince them they are doing the wrong thing not knowing the situation...
I just emailed them asking how they came about the kitten and asked if they are going to keep it if it doesnt find a home, and that if they cant get it a home, I will take it. And I also mentioned that 4 weeks is a bit young to get rid of the kitty, but if it doesnt have a mama, then it is possibly alright. I didnt get mean or anything with them, no. I was being nice....
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I just emailed them asking how they came about the kitten and asked if they are going to keep it if it doesnt find a home, and that if they cant get it a home, I will take it. And I also mentioned that 4 weeks is a bit young to get rid of the kitty, but if it doesnt have a mama, then it is possibly alright. I didnt get mean or anything with them, no. I was being nice....
Great If kitty comes home to you that means we get to see pictures!
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtle
Great If kitty comes home to you that means we get to see pictures!
Well of course!! But man my DH is so going to kill me if I get another cat Remember, I have 5 kittens of my own that need homes.
post #10 of 12
A long time ago one of our females gave birth to a litter and developed mastitis.
We had to bottle feed 4-5 kittens for about 1 month. Plus deal with the mothers milk!! Its quite a responsibility to bottle feed kittens and to have them on a schedule that works around your schedule!!
I agree on contacting them as they might not know that 4 weeks is a bit young to re home a kitten.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
This is the email I recieved this morning.

Hi,
I came by the kitten by accident. His mother, a stray, had five kittens in our unused dog house. We thought they would be safe there, because it was fenced. So we left them alone. But, three days later, there was only one kitten and no sign of the mother. I waited another day to see if she would come back, but she never did. So I took him home and bottle fed him until yesterday, when I gave him to a person that agreed to bottle feed him until he could eat on his own and give him a good home.
Thanks for your interest,


They "thought" because it was fenced it would be ok? That is so sad. I wonder what happened to the mama and other kittys.
post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
This is the email I recieved this morning.

Hi,
I came by the kitten by accident. His mother, a stray, had five kittens in our unused dog house. We thought they would be safe there, because it was fenced. So we left them alone. But, three days later, there was only one kitten and no sign of the mother. I waited another day to see if she would come back, but she never did. So I took him home and bottle fed him until yesterday, when I gave him to a person that agreed to bottle feed him until he could eat on his own and give him a good home.
Thanks for your interest,


They "thought" because it was fenced it would be ok? That is so sad. I wonder what happened to the mama and other kittys.
Mama cats often move their kittens around once they feel danger, so i would not worry about this
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