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Offline divanatrix

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2008, 07:02:42 PM »
Yes, it is so much easier to throw an animal away out of convenience.  You are sooo right. 

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2008, 10:34:31 PM »
Yes, it is so much easier to throw an animal away out of convenience.  You are sooo right. 

divantrix, Liz didn't have to publicly give a reason of why she can't keep the cat, but she did.  It's her decision, and I think she's being responsible by trying to find the cat a good home now.
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2008, 10:48:12 PM »
Yes, you are correct that she didn't *have* to give a reason and she did. It's also a public message board where people can give their opinions on items posted.

Having rescued several cats and kittens (most abandoned) from the streets, etc. myself, it sucks to see someone giving up a supposedly well loved animal for such a shoddy reason.  When you adopt an animal, you adopt it for its lifetime, not till something better comes along.

I'm really not trying to start an argument, it just makes me sad to read things like that and I couldn't sit back and shut up about it.

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2008, 10:55:48 PM »
It's also a public message board where people can give their opinions on items posted.

Yes.  And you have clearly done so already in a previous message.
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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008, 11:09:18 PM »
And further explained above. Is that not permitted?

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2008, 11:55:54 PM »
And further explained above. Is that not permitted?

It's certainly permitted.  But it came across as a rather nasty personal attack.

Offline Miss Chatelaine

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2008, 11:43:43 AM »
Mike,

I saw on NY1 yesterday that in December and January the ASPCA is offering free adoptions of cats 3 years and older.   They also had a bit about the Center for Animal Care and Control (CACC), but I missed it.   This is the place to most directly, and quite literally, save a life!  They have adoption centers in Brooklyn and Manhattan as far as I know.

Wherever you adopt your cat from, ask them to show you how to clip its claws (assuming it hasn't been declawed of course).  Also, and this may seem obvious, but for a new owner I would say generally speaking friendlier cats are easier to care for than shy ones (i.e. ones that like to hide).

Good luck!

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2008, 09:37:31 AM »
I'm bumping this thread because in it Mike talks about wanting a cat!  And there's a new thread where someone is looking to find a home for this sweet looking stray cat that's declawed.  I'm just saying.......
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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2009, 09:18:31 PM »
Hi, Mike.
Are you still looking for a cat to adopt?  I used to rescue kittens in our common garden here in JH.  A former student adopted two of these kittens.  They are now four and six, both males and both very sweet.  Sadly, due to some family problems, she must find a new home/ homes for her cats.  If you would be interested in adopting two, that would be great since they've been together four years. If you only want one, that is okay.
Hope to hear from you.
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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2009, 07:30:28 PM »
Hi-

This is to "Dotley" specifically- my husband and I moved to 73rd St near Northern Blvd this winter- we have taken the ASPCA's TNR class.  We have rescued one cat and are trying to trap and take care of the the other feral/ un neutered ones that come into our yard.  We would love to talk to other like minded JH people, to trade advice, pool resources, etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2009, 12:54:49 PM »
Being an older person myself, I always adopt older cats - especially because everyone wants babies and the shelters have a hard time finding homes for older cats.  They have all been lovely creatures and very grateful to have a second chance with someone who appreciates them.  A good shelter (I am fond of Kitty Kind at Union Square in Petco) will give you lots of help at choosing the right cat for you.  They know the personalities (catalities?)  and habits of their cats and they will steer you right.  I always have two cats so they keep each other company when you're not around.

For healthy diet information, I would refer you to a book by Richard Pitcairn, DVM.  I forget the exact name of the book - something like Natural Care for Dogs and Cats, but if you Google it.....  He was one of the first holistic Vets and he really is a pioneer in the field.  Wysong is a good food but it's expensive and sometimes cats don't like it.  You can get a good quality canned food (dry food is not recommended for older cats because of kidney issues) or you can make your own.  The Pitcairn book has a wealth of  info. about food, supplements, etc.

Any time you feel like talking with someone about cat  care, let me know.  I LOVE when shelter cats get homes - especially when the adopter is so concerned about proper care.  If you email me at isabella_11372@yahoo.com, I'll give you my phone number.

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Re: Adopting a Cat
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2009, 12:54:49 PM »