If she surrenders to Virginia Beach tell her not to tell the intake clerks that she has litter box issues!
Agreed! If the shelter chooses to disclose that she has litter box issues to potential adopters, it's a death sentence!
Sometimes a cat will have no issues at all in a new home, and the fact that she isn't spayed could certainly have something to do with it! The fact that she's not
spayed and is an indoor/outdoor cat makes me seriously doubt that this cat's been to the vet to rule out any medical reason for the litter box problems--I wouldn't be surprised if the cat hadn't ever been to the vet, quite frankly... other than maybe an initial visit before the novelty of cat ownership wore off. (Can you tell that I don't think very highly of your Facebook friend?)
We all know people like this, I guess--people who really shouldn't have pets. I'm sure she has redeeming qualities, but I don't know her, so, as it stands, I just kind of want to tear a strip off of her--which would probably still be the case if I did
know her, actually. I might be slightly fairer in my character assessment of her when I reached that portion of my angry rant though.
I guess I just don't understand why you would get a cat in the first place if you're completely unwilling to take any responsibility for it and would rather surrender it to a shelter, knowing the potential outcome of doing so, than take the appropriate
steps to solve the problem.
You must find this situation so frustrating, Poisoned.