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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I know this doesn't belong here, but I wanted more people to see this.


I've come into contact with a woman who is going to get "rid" of all her pets, which includeds 2 lynx point siamese, one of which is pregnant. My delemia is that If I don't go get them NOW then they're going to end up out in the street to fend for themselves or worse but I don't have the money to fix them right now. Not until september till school starts and I get my student loan. What should I do?
post #2 of 27
I'd go get them now. Start calling around on Monday for some options on spay and neuter pricing. Some places will do it at such a low cost that it won't impact your budget too badly.
post #3 of 27
Can you take them in now and begin looking for new homes/foster homes/ or rescues that will take them and take on the responsibility of their care?

Or can you talk to the woman and get her to realize that if she doesn't want her pets anymore, it's her job to find them a good safe home? Rather than just dumping them outside?

~Julia
post #4 of 27
take them now, did you even need to ask???
post #5 of 27
Whenever you know of animals who are accustomed to being housepets about to be dumped outside, take them first and ask questions later. You don't have to be able to afford to have them neutered yourself right away--one's pregnant, right? If you keep them inside and make it so no more pregnancies happen, then everything's fine. You don't have to keep them either. Probably nobody will be willing to adopt a pregnant female, but as has been suggested, contact some rescues, etc. Rehome them yourself, as you clearly are more trustworthy and responsible and have better judgement than their current "owner".
post #6 of 27
I would take them and try to rehome them or contact some rescues to help you rehome them and just foster them for now
post #7 of 27
It's an emergency, so it is one of these cases that you may have to just grab them up and then worry about the other stuff. Putting off having them fixed for a little while is better than having them left to fend for themselves. It should not be too hard to find a good home for 2 Siamese cats, then the new owners can worry about medical issues and the pregnancy, assuming you did not intend on keeping them.
I won't repeat the great advice you have already gotten from the above posters, but I wish you well on dealing with this. It is so good of you to care about these poor babies when their owner obviously does not. Please keep us posted on what happens.
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
ok, as soon as I read Lookingglass's response I left to the person's home.

I took Misty, the pregnant queen. Casper (the male) wouldn't come out....she's going to phone me when she can get him out.


AHHHHH I HATE people like that. She purposefully is breading these two cats together....and then she had 3 dogs too, but gave them away. She said no one wants adult cats, they all want kittens and they have to get "rid" of them because they are moving to an apartment that doesn't allow pets. I am soooo worried about that male. I hope that she does phone me and doesn't just put him outside. I was going to suggest taking them to the shelter, but they're all kill shelters and I wouldn't want to risk it.
post #9 of 27
when you get the male cat you can get him fixed.that will stop him from breeding with the female cat.
post #10 of 27
Congrats on rescuing her. Even if it takes a while to get her fixed, she's better off in a definite good situation with you than in the many potential bad ones that could come of this. I hope you'll be able to get the male as well.
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
The female cat is already preggo.

That was my original concern about getting them fixed. I have planned how to safely adopt out the kittens when the time comes, but right now I have noooooo money, like no credit cards, nothing. That was the only reason I didn't initally go straight there and pick them up (but really wanted to) and then when I saw lookingglass's response (I only waited for one LOL) it reaffirmed that I was doing the right thing.
post #12 of 27
can you find the male a home?
post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
The female cat is already preggo.

That was my original concern about getting them fixed. I have planned how to safely adopt out the kittens when the time comes, but right now I have noooooo money, like no credit cards, nothing. That was the only reason I didn't initally go straight there and pick them up (but really wanted to) and then when I saw lookingglass's response (I only waited for one LOL) it reaffirmed that I was doing the right thing.

How much does it cost to spay/neuter at your vet's? The kittens' adoption fees could go toward the mom's spay when the time comes. (cannot think of anything for the male). Are there any rescues that could help you?
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
I can sure try to. I wish this was sept because I would have him fixed and THEN rehome him. I don't want him to end up making more kitties or end up tomming around outside.
post #15 of 27
Thank goodness you have them, you did the right thing no question.
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
How much does it cost to spay/neuter at your vet's? The kittens' adoption fees could go toward the mom's spay when the time comes.

There NO free or even low cost spays/neuters here. I'm looking at around 300 dollars for the female and a little less than that for the male.

Right now my plan for the kittens is to adopt free but on one condition, the new owner must meet certain criteria and have the kitten spayed/neutered BEFORE taking the kitten home. They still have to invest in the kitten (quite a bit around here) so they are more likely to take care of the kitten having invested money into the kitten. How does that sound????
post #17 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
There NO free or even low cost spays/neuters here. I'm looking at around 300 dollars for the female and a little less than that for the male.

Right now my plan for the kittens is to adopt free but on one condition, the new owner must meet certain criteria and have the kitten spayed/neutered BEFORE taking the kitten home. They still have to invest in the kitten (quite a bit around here) so they are more likely to take care of the kitten having invested money into the kitten. How does that sound????
It sounds like a good idea. It will ensure that the kitten won't be picked up by someone with the intention of breeding it irresponsibly, and the cost of the fix itself should turn off all but the most seriously interested.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
I don't know what's up with me, but it seems like I'm here to rescue indanger queens. my second one in 6 months.
post #19 of 27
IloveSiamese, you are a true hero!! Your selflessness is so admirable!! There are so many who are in much better situations who could have helped out but didn't; plenty of reasons but no real excuse not to, yet they consider themselves "animal lovers". Bless you for stepping up to the plate - I know that distant thunder I hear is the applause of all our kitties over Rainbow Bridge cheering you on!
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thank you, that means alot to me.

I'm going to have to be very spend thrift and smart to budget for these spay/neuters and I have to be prepared to spay neuter the kittens too because I don't know how many people will be willing to meet my requirements.

I have such a soft spot in my heart for siamese too. I don't think it would have been possible to not get them. I'm hoping that I can do better by these kittens than I did Yen's. I know their deaths aren't exactly my fault, but this time I have more knowledge/experience to know when things are going wrong.

Misty is around 4 to 7 days preggo. 56-59 days to go.

I think I am going to try and work something out with a local shelter here. I will keep care of these precious ones in my home until they can be rehomed. I will pay for food and kitty litter if they will spay/neuter the mamma and pappa and then find GOOD homes for the adult cats and they can stay with me until they do so.

I've been thinking alot about things and I think once I move to my forever home after I'm done school, I would like to run a rescue for queens and their kittens. I will most likely be living in a small town and the small towns around here don't even have a shelter, so it is needed.
post #21 of 27
I don't remember if Yen is spayed? If not, it is dangerous IMO to bring an intact male home. You did right to bring Misty home. Hopefully the owner is wrong, and she isn't preggers. It would be hard to tell if the mating happened less than a week ago.

What a goof, having intact animals and letting them mate, then dumping them! However, if they have papers, ask her for those. It may help in rehoming the adults.

I have no idea where Sask, Canada is, but here is a link to a purebred cat rescue in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada. If they aren't near you, they may know of a rescue nearby!
http://www.catpurebredrescue.org/cat...red_rescue.htm
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yen is still missing at the moment (3 months on the 5th), but I do have another female, Mittens right now. When people realize you are the type of people who will take in a cat, word sort of gets around and then people phone you and say, hey i've got a stray....you know the drill. That is how we got Mittens too. I am not cold enough to turn my back on any animal, espcially a cat, in need. I swear to god if there was a free spay/neuter program here (like in this province or the ones next to me) I would rescue every cat and get them neutered/spayed and rehome them.

I have a very large kennel (from my large dog) that I can use for one cat and I have a room that I can keep the male separated until I get help from the rescue group that I will be contacting tomorrow A.M.

Not goof, irresponsible jerks is more like it. They bred her on purpose. I can't believe it. The woman said Misty had a litter 8 weeks ago, went into heat and put Casper and Misty into a room together for the duration of the heat and let them go at it. She said they breed easily.

WHY DO HUMANS DO THESE THINGS!
post #23 of 27
I'm sorry about Yen. How awful, to breed immediately after having another litter! Be sure to give her kitten food, poor dear is probably pretty depleted!

Since I have been in rescue, I have had quite a few people offer me adult cats, often with behavior problems. I refuse them. It sounds pretty cold, but I am very frank with people. No one wants your cat who is chewing up your clothes, biting and scratching, or whatever. I offer advice to help retrain the kitty, and strongly encourage them to keep the cat. I even know a family who is allergic to their kitty, and trying to rehome her. I told them to keep asking everyone they know. After all, them rehoming one cat is easier than my rescue, who has PILES of adults available. Plus a lot of babies!

I have been dealing with fairly decent people, though. They ended up keeping their cats. In your case, it sounds like the cats are going to be dumped. Awful people!
post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yup, they would have been dumped, she told me so. She said it would be better for them than letter them be PTS in the shelter. Atleast this way they have a "chance". They are moving to place that does not allow animals.

I am going to do my very best to do right by these beautiful cats. They deserve to be loved and cared for.
post #25 of 27
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/SK02.html

You might want to call and ask if they know of any cat low cost clinics. They do dogs only but they may know of other places.

I don't know if these places are near you but I would call and ask if they can recommend a low cost clinic or even if they can take the cats in. If they are all far, at least call and ask if there are any cheap clinics or vouchers. Have you checked local pet store bulletin boards? I don't knwo if there are Pet Smart or Pet Co near you but there are always advertizements up for low cost clinics or mobile clinics.

Prince Albert SPCA
680 10th Street E (Exhibition Drive)
Prince Albert, SK S6V 2W2
Phone: (306) 763-6110

Battlefords Humane Society <--- they might have someone to foster the momma
751 - 114th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 2M7
Phone: (306)446-2700

North East Humane Society
Box 59
Star City, SK S0E 1P0
Canada
Phone: 306-863-4349

Regina Humane Society
Box 3143
Albert St. N. and Armour Road
Regina, SK S4P 3G7
Phone: 306-543-6363

PAWZ for the CLAWZ
REGINA, SK S4N 7L3
Phone: 306-352-7299

Meadow Lake & District Humane Society
PO Box 944
Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y7
Phone: 306-240-8384
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice.


I've asked about low cost clinics and vouchers at the shelters here and they're working on a program but there is nothing here in terms of help.

I do know that there is a cost difference between the city and rural towns. I'm going to start looking into some rural vets tomorrow morning.

I was hoping to make a bargin with a rescue group here on the spays/neuters. I want to see if they could help me find a lower cost spay/neuter for these cats.

This is one of the reasons I get so mad at the people in the states (or where ever) who have free clinics avaliabe to them and still don't use them while people like me are busting their butts trying to find ways to get these cats a spay/neuters.
post #27 of 27
AW, I guess the former owner got bored with having a pregnant cat and litters of adorable kittens over which universe to rule.

I am just so sick of these type of people and SO happy you are there to help. Not much consolation for you, I know, but still. At least I will be able to sleep tonight.

Thanks for being you!
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