Need help with pet issue

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Need help with pet issue
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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 2:09pm

I know many of you are animal people, so I'm hoping you can offer advice on this.

DH and I love animals. We consider ourselves dog people, but we also like cats. We currently have 3 cats, all of which came into our lives by accident.

Our first cat was found by my coworker's husband near a vacant house. She was only 2-3 days old and was all alone. My coworker's family was bottle feeding her while they looked for a permanent home. We decided to take her in because we wanted a pet, and DH had experience bottle feeding kittens. She was only three weeks old when we adopted her, and she's been with us almost two years.

In May 2010,

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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 2:39pm

Hi Carol, I don't frequent this board but your post showed up on the overview section.

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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 2:47pm

Sienna - thanks for your response. We are actually working with a local group (Kittico) to TNR in our area. And both cats are already altered, thanks to Kittico.

The adoption

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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:06pm

Hi Carol,
No doubt you've both asked at work if anyone wants a cat I assume?
Is it possible for you to advertise in your local paper?
Will you keep them if you can't find homes?
Good luck & hope others have suggestions as well :)




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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 9:00pm

Hugs - LOL, I talk to everyone: people at work, in the grocery store, anywhere I can strike up a conversation about animals. We've considered advertising, but we don't want to give

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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 9:19pm

Well I figured you had tried to spread the word,
True on the advertising & the stranger danger.
Keep trying as I know you will & good luck!
Let us know what happens :)




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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 12:23pm

If the groups flat said they cannot help with finding homes you even if you pay for them, foster them, etc - then that is too bad.

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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 2:07pm

Thank you, Sienna - I really appreciate all your ideas! I didn't realize an individual could post on Petfinder; I will check that out this weekend.

I still have calls out to a few rescue groups, but I'm not hopeful. They're basically telling me that a timid kitten is essentially unadoptable. If they put our female in a foster home, that takes a spot that could be used for an adoptable kitten, and she would likely be there a very long time, if not forever. I understand; I know these groups have limited resources and need to use what they have as efficiently as possible.

It's still frustrating. I think