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It's kitten season!

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by KittyKat1, May 8, 2010.


  1. KittyKat1

    KittyKat1 PetForums Member

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    It's kitten season again and a lot of kittens will go uncared for and die.
    Anyone going to adopt a kitten this year?
    I got my little Bruno last year!!
    My local animal shelter already have over 30 kitten - unfortunately all the black little kittens go witout homes so I think I'm going to take 2 in this year, I'm going to wait until the end of kitten season though so all the little ones get good homes and I can take the one's overlooked!
     
  2. Acacia86

    Acacia86 PetForums VIP

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    Even over here there will be a boom in kittens and cats handed in to the shelter :frown:

    We only have one rescue shelter now, the second one shut on the 2nd of May this year.

    But i can not rehome from there as i do not ''fit the criteria'' :mad: :( so if i want another cat/kitten i have to go private.
     
  3. KittyKat1

    KittyKat1 PetForums Member

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    Awh that's sad, I volunteer at the shelter so I'll prob be helping out over the summer. I have the room for a few more cats, my OH will prob just let me take 2 though!
     
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    Acacia86 PetForums VIP

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    LOL!!! If i was ''allowed'' i would have lots of rescues from the shelter. I ahve one rescue dog but he was a private.

    It is so sad to see so many poor animals in rescue :frown:
     
  5. Miss.PuddyCat

    Miss.PuddyCat PetForums VIP

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    Was just at petsmart and there was a litter of kittens and several adults. Soooooo cute an adorable. Tho the downside is the kittens fee was 225$ which I thought was a bit pricey.

    Also I dont like idea of someone coming into my house to check it out so I more then likely wont rescue.
     
  6. NigelB

    NigelB PetForums Newbie

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    We seem to get ours by default! Our cats adopt us - Chalky (jet black of course) just came and sat on me one day when I was working under the car, and never left. Found out later he had lived rough under a hedge for 3 years! Then 3 months ago Gucci came to stay - we think she was abandoned as we live quite remotely and near a river so good place for horrid people to dump unwanted ones. Just booked her in to be spayed and when checked she was 3 weeks pregnant - she had 4 kittens 2 days ago now. We'll probably keep 2.

    So we do our bit rescuing but without ever having to go out and look for the opportunity!
     
  7. tordis

    tordis PetForums Senior

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    I'd love to adopt one as company for my Loki, but my local shelters (both Celia Hammond Animal Trust) only let kittens to new homes in pairs, and I only have permission to have two cats in my flat :(
    Anyone knows of other shelters in SE London that would let me adopt one kitten?
     
  8. simplysardonic

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    I've heard that about black cats too, I don't know why this is but think its really silly! I adopted 2 last year & would have more if I could afford them:)
     
  9. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn PetForums Senior

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    I applied for rehoming a kitten and would have gladly given a black kitty a home with us. Apparently they had none at our local CPL... kitten season and they had no kittens in shelter?!?

    Anywho's looking online and someone selling a black kitten so i've had him.. downside is hes riddled with fleas! Only found out after he'd been here nearly 48 hours :mad: So much for him being treated like i was told...

    Gutted i couldn't rehome one from a shelter but at least Harley is now well loved and evicting his lodgers :D:thumbup:
     
  10. nikkynoo

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    I think its because there more common. We did look last year and found two of the most gorg main coon cats that had to be homed as a pair they would of been perfect for us great with dogs and kids but we failed the home vist because we didnt have a garden (only a small yard) dispite the fact there is a huge open woodland and the eastry over the road. They also wanted £160 for them which i thought was a heck of a lot and that at the cpl. I wont be adopting any as i have already have one who just seemed to move in with us. She is about to have kittens but they already have homes waiting for them.
     
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