Thank you Jeanie for the link, I did have a look through and would have called a few from my mum’s next time I was there.
But I since received a letter from the council saying I will still get a small part of my rent paid as on low income, which means pdsa will accept her, booked in for check up etc next week!! wuhooo
I was advised by them to allow introductions as she has been with Kim and me long enough now to class it as a sort of home quarantine. I’m happy to say I think she is finally starting to adjust to the dog, a lot of warning grows and one or 2 scratches to the nose and they both no where they stand at least. lol. Poor puppy.
‘I sincerely hope you don't add to the pet overpopulation and have her spayed. Very few people who allow their cats to have kittens are responsible enough to keep the kittens until they're old enough to be spayed and neutered (@ 2lbs.or 4mos), but that is what a responsible breeder should do.’ ‘Often a kitten that is given away/sold is never spayed/neutered even tho the a new owner says it will be done, and gets pregnant early at 5-6 months. That's why the shelters & rescues are full! I hope you'll give careful consideration to this.’
I agree that most people who allow there cats to get pregnant are not responsible enough. Especially if they are allowing there cats to get pregnant but such a young age!!!
The first person I met about a kitten, was not only drunk when I met her but was almost proud of the fact that she couldn’t be bothered to look for homes and I quote ‘you’re the first person I bothered to answer to’. So I was shocked to hear that the sister of the new mother cat was also pregnant... perfect example of the above I think. When I went back to collect the kitten a few weeks later they had all been sold on some kind of first arrive, first serve basis. My deposit had also disappeared into thin air....
On the other hand I think the family I got Vikii from had handled there unexpected pregnancy extremely well.
I personally cringe at the thought of spaying my little Vikii, purely because I will not deny her from the right to ever bare 1 litter of kittens. When she is old enough, I will contact a local breeder, because of possible infections etc.
This is not to say I disagree with spaying in general or the tray-spay-release programs. I have decided this purely because I have had Vikii since she left her mother and plan on providing for her and the kittens as needed. This includes microchipping and setting up the future accounts for neutering with local vet before they leave me. I will also be telling the new owners that if at any point in the future they have any problems or need to give up the cat, then please bring them back to me or contact the vet if they can’t contact me.
Anyway thank you everyone, and good luck with little ones Leslie JJ
Sonia (and newly named Malana, or lana for short)