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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 12:25 PM
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these are heartbreaking stories. it just kills me when any cat is surrendered because of a new addition to the family.

Alex, if you really just want to test the waters for future possibilities, then perhaps you can foster a cat from a local no-kill shelter if they approve you for it before the really big changes come for him. Fostering is so rewarding. Many cats just need a week or 2 out of the shelter environment for many reasons including stress, recovery from a URI, awaiting dental surgery, being on "bite quarantine", etc... and as long as it's a no-kill shelter, you'll know that really you're doing everyone a huge favor by just being able to give a foster a nice home and family for a little while before they go back to the shelter to be put up for adoption again. I always keep that possibility open for my own cat - if he happens to really like someone I bring home, I will seriously consider adopting that foster as well. but it's a great way to see just HOW your cat reacts to other cats and if he might enjoy having a pal around or not in the future.

Maggie & Phoebe
Kitty, Lucy Girl, Bobby Boy, and my sweet Angel forever in my heart.
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