finding homes for kittens
I am fostering 4 kittens, and they are going to be ready for adoption in 2 weeks. Once they are ready to be adopted, I have the choice either to keep them in my care and find homes for them, or I can return them to the shelter in order to be adopted.
I plan on finding homes for them myself, so that I can screen the potential adopters. I put up a craigslist ad last week, and have had probably about 10 replies, only 1 of them I am considering so far. I just talked to this person on the phone and she wants 2 of the kittens. She is married and has 2 teenagers, has had previous experience with cats, and seems pretty normal, responsible, etc. I was really excited since most of the replies have been weirdos or people that didnt really read my ad or I just get a wierd vibe from right away.
The problem is......she wants to have them declawed. I told her my concerns and why I am against declawing and she says she has always had declawed cats and never had an issue, she works in medicine and knows what is involved in the procedure blah blah blah. She said its up to me, she is pretty much set on getting them declawed so I can call her back or she will look elsewhere.
I can't bear the thought of my babies toes getting chopped off....but am I being too picky? I know I'm probably not going to find the perfect owners for these kittens but I will just feel horrible handing the kittens over knowing that they will be declawed. I mean they would probably still have a much better life than most cats, but I just don't know if I can deal.
Has anyone been through this before? It's my first time fostering and Im scared that I am just being too picky and I know that the older they get the harder its going to be to find homes.
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