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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pet Store Kitten

I went to the mall today, and when I walked inside the petstore, I seen a little 'black' kitten being bought. First things first, that somewhat scared me because of Halloween is a month away! Anyway, I walked passed them to go see the puppies. (pet stores have never really angered me so much til today) and seen a WHOLE litter of Jack Russel Terriers! That was a bit overboard to me. Then I seen 2 Bulldog/Pug mixes. One looked exactly like a pug, and the other exactly like a Bulldog. I KNEW they were both from the same litter, but they had those two separated - and the Jack Russels in the same cage. Why couldn't they been in the same cage??
I watched as someone was interested in a Jack Russel Terrier puppy then I noticed the huge cage the kitten was from. And alas, two more BLACK kittens! One was sleeping and it wouldn't wake up for me. The other was fluffy and drinking water. It drank soo slowly, looked soo weak. Then it looked up at me and let water drip out of its mouth.. )))) Then kitty went over and started eating. Little kids came over in awe over the cute kittens, but couldn't tell how sad they actually were!

I left with my stressed/sad eyes and was quiet as we left. I couldn't stop thinking of how sad those kittens were. My fear is up because of black cats and halloween... They even only cost $20 each.
As we left my fiance said we could go get the kittens if I wanted to - so permission granted.
HOWEVER, I'm having very mixed feelings here. I want to save those kitties and make sure they are safe through Halloween and then try and get them homes. BUT I do not want to support a puppy-store.. Tell me what do I do?! I also have to make an appointment for my rescued senior kitty, Clyde, to see if he has a skin disorder - I REALLY wish that vet called me back and gave me a job!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 09:04 PM
 
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Someone told me that pet stores sometimes drug their wares to keep them quiet. Those kittens sound like they are o.d.!
I agree with you that buying those kitties will just encourage the store to do this over and over again at the expense of the animals.
Maybe you can talk to the store manager first. Also, since you are visiting the vet, he may have other suggestions. Perhaps even the local SPCA will help!
Good luck!
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It is so sad, Aonir - I know what you are going through. I just wanted to tell you that I admire you for getting involved and caring so much. You are a special person and you are a great example to follow
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 09:52 PM
 
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I know. It also makes me upset when I go and see the dogs and cats at the pet stores near where I live. I understand it's sad to see the little guys but buying them is only bringing more to the store.
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I'm having problems finding my local SPCA I hope to find it by tomorrow so I can give them a call...
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How terribly sad! Dogs and cats should be raised in homes with people who love them. You're very kind to care so much. More power to you! I hope you can help those babies.




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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 08:54 AM
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It shouldn't be allowed to sell any animals in pet stores. A pet shop isn't the right place for any animal to spend their young years in.

I wish more people would see the PETA-films about how the puppy mills works.

I believe that boycott is a good way to make a statement but I understand that you wanna take care of those babies and I won't blame you if you do decide to take care of them. Do the people that work at the pet shop know where their animals come from? If not, maybe you should inform them. No normal person would wanna support an industri like that,
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I went to the mall today, and when I walked inside the petstore, I seen a little 'black' kitten being bought. First things first, that somewhat scared me because of Halloween is a month away!
We got Samhain on October 28th - I hope no one was worried about us!

"Good Kitty, Samhainy."
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I called the SPCA, and guess what those ignorant humans said. "We can't stop them from selling them, as long as they have food and water." Well, what about HEALTH and happiness? What about the well-being of these animals?? The phone call didn't last close to one minute. I'm angry. Those kittens were so sad and weak, how does HE know that they aren't sick? He didn't even care that it was close to Halloween. Unfortunitely, I'm not the one to start an arguement with some guy in a classroom

What do you guys think I should do now??
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2003, 03:49 AM
 
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How could the fellow at SPCA be so uncaring? I can't believe it!
In another forum, I read of someone who has fish as pets went to the local Walmart and did not like the condition of the betta for sale. She was advised that she email Walmart with her complain and the branch number of the store. I believe it helped.
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