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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, it's easy to find kittens...

I've kept an eye out for kittens ever since the thing with my moms neighbors kitten fell through, and wow, they're everywhere. I never noticed before, it's kind of sad really. There are TONS on craigslist, at the shelter, petsmart...I don't see how they find homes...I guess alot don't.

I mentioned at work today that I was looking for a kitten and sure enough, a guy I work with has a cat that had kittens. They are 6 weeks old now, two black and two tabby. I told him I am going on vacation in a week and that I am possibly interested in one of the black ones if they are available when I get back. They will be 8 weeks then, so we'll see...not getting my hopes up again, but it's a possiblity.
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They are everywhere. It's so heartbreaking at so many of them are in need of loving homes. Unfortunately there are so many more kittens than people looking for kittens to adopt largely due to people not being responsible and having their cats de-sexed.

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I personally would go to a shelter and not support someone who didn't bother getting their cat fixed (unless they are a registered breeder of course). To each their own I guess.

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I agree with Becky. If they are able to re-home the kittens easily, they will probably be more likely to not fix their cat and just keep letting her have kittens that they think they will be able to keep finding homes for..

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Why don't people spay/neuter their animals? Ugghhhh

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I agree with Becky. If they are able to re-home the kittens easily, they will probably be more likely to not fix their cat and just keep letting her have kittens that they think they will be able to keep finding homes for..
I thought about that. On the other hand, if no one takes them they could end up at a shelter anyway or he could keep them and they could run around unfixed and continue to breed. It's a crappy situation all around.
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I've kept an eye out for kittens ever since the thing with my moms neighbors kitten fell through, and wow, they're everywhere. I never noticed before, it's kind of sad really. There are TONS on craigslist, at the shelter, petsmart...I don't see how they find homes...I guess alot don't.
You're right. A lot don't. Then they grow up and aren't "cute" anymore, and adult cats are even harder to adopt out. So the kittens who aren't adopted get to sit in shelters... and depending on your view of "lucky", they either get euthanized or sit in a cage day after day, after day, after da.... etc.

While I'm glad I work at a "shelter" that the cats are free roaming in big rooms with toys, cat towers, and have each other to play with... it would still be better if they could have a home with human interaction on a regular basis.
Our shelter is VERY low on funds, and we do not have a full time staff (actually, we have no staff... it's all volunteers). The only time humans are there, are for the cleaning, which usually takes 2-4 hours. So 20 hours a day, the cats have to entertain themselves.
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I went to the shelter to visit a couple of weeks ago and they said aside from the kittens you saw there they had over 200 in foster care. Thank goodness they are a no kill shelter.
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Why don't people spay/neuter their animals? Ugghhhh
Because they are either ignorant or don't care (or a combination of both).

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So many people think of the spike in kittens in May and June as "normal" this time of year. Me, I would rather spay and neuter and I am beginning to feel vets should do desexing operations at cost as a good will gesture; plus required by law that all dogs and cats be desexed. I know, very controverial.
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