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Wanted Kittens

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Trapnest, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. Trapnest

    Trapnest Well-Known Forumite

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    So there has been a couple of topics about/lost found kitties.

    NXRK and I are wanting a new family friend, but I can't seem to find any places local for pet rescue, I was wondering if anyone here had any info or kitty had kittens and looking to find homes or something (or even an older cat?) we're not fussed on colour or gender (apparently people discriminate against black/white/mix cats? wtf) as long as they're not stolen or anything like that. :B You get the idea.

    Also wondering if there is a pet shop local? Bunnies, hamsters, gerbils or fish or anything like that? The only place I thought was a pet shop was just dog grooming.

    also; wouldn't be till march i guess till after we've had a flat warming and stuff anyways. I know kittens need ti be old enough to be seperated from their mummys but as I said an older cat is welcome too. I did email a place after trying to call all three of their numbers to no response to my voicemail or email. :<

    Cheers guys
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Here's a few - http://www.catchat.org/adoption/staffs.html - there is a Cats' Protection League stall in the Market.
     
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    Would definitely plead with you to go to a rescue rather than anyone else (i.e. sign in shop window or anyone who contacts you on the internet).

    Perhaps you could try Cheadle & District Animal Welfare Society?
     
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    We're currently in the process of trying to acquire a cat and have had a nightmare of a time getting positive responses from various rescue homes we've tried, so it's a handy thread for me too.

    Got to say, one of the places we have tried is SADPALS and my experience with them has made me dubious as to whether the place should still function as a rescue centre at all.
     
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    My friend has a pregnant kitty- when her litter is born I will try get her to post on here but guessing the wait will be 6-8 weeks until they can be seperated, personally i wouldnt seperate until 8 weeks
     
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    Thats where I looked, the closest one I called 2 numbers, then a third the other voicemail told me to and sent an email to the roy bloke and he never responded :<

    Cheadle is waaaaaay to far north, theres no way we could get a kitty from up there so far away.

    RaRaRa - As said it wouldn't be for at least a couple of weeks that we could take one in anyway, well we could sooner but it wouldn't be the nicest for the cat as we're having a flat warming on the 3rd and so I doubt kitty would appreciate it after just being rehomed. Don't want kitty to be seperated too early either for kitties sake and ours I guess! Haha. Kitty trained would be good too of course. Saw another cat home but they're a bit far seeing as we have no car and such it'd be walking/taxi depending on distance, going to also see if theres a vets closer than Vets4Pets too, I imagine there is. Going to try the bloke who didn't respond before again after the flat warming cus I don't mind an older cat and it would probably help their cattery out.
     
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    kittens are great for toilet training as they instinctively look for dirt to go in so as long as there is a litter tray available and left in the same place.. jobs a gooden! hope you get sorted as you sound like the ideal candidate to be kitty parents hehe.
     
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    blimey! i don't think kitty would like it there at all!!! LOL
     
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    She says they're waiting until after - flat warming on the 3rd, cat worming on the 4th....
     
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    Stafford Cats Protection are really good

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cats-Protection-Stafford-District-branch/214613128568803

    or http://stafford.cats.org.uk/

    They'll want to have a chat to you and arrange a home visit, then they will put you in touch with their foster homes and you go from there. They have loads of older cats looking for homes as people always want kittens. If you're going to be in a flat, it might be that a cat that's used to being indoors might be better suited and am sure they can advise on that too.
     
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    I really hope your friend intends to get her cat spayed in the future. There are far too many cats in need of homes without people letting their own cats breed.
     
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    I had a cat from Cats Protection, it took a few phone calls but I got a lovely cat in the end. There is a facebook group called Iris's cats in need, I think they're based in Stoke and are always posting pictures and requests for re-homing.
     
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    I got two cats squeaky and spider from cats protection 7 years ago, they were ferrel and I was told I may not be able to tame them, but see how you get on. They are the most friendly adorable cuddly cats I have ever come across, I think it's a privilege to earn an animals trust and some animals in care have never had anyone they can trust, so I would say definitely look to give a cat a home from a rescue centre as quite often they just need someone to love and take care of them and what they give you in return is priceless!
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Pedigree kittens are not allowed to leave their mother until 12 weeks old and the difference the extra four weeks make is astounding. They are fully weaned and litter trained and far more mature than younger kittens.

    Getting a kitten at 6 weeks of age is far too young. I think that 8 weeks old should be the absolute minimum age a kitten can leave its mother.
     
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    My daughter in law n her mum went Sadpals,as soon as they mentioned they had small children and other cats in the house Hildas mood changed,told them she didnt lets cats to go houses where there were little children and other animals.
    Which is a shame.cos all their animals are well looked after and loved.
    And i like the idea of a Forum flat warming party! Even I might be tempted to dress up to venture out and meet a few strangers..................
     
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    i got both of my cats from iris's cats. one was feral, but you wouild never guess it now though.
    http://iriscatsinneed.org/
    i think i paid a £30 donation .cats are all neutered and up to date with injections etc before they are rehomed
     
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    Not a problem in regards to donating, they've paid out to look after it and make sure it's up to date and such. Stoke is a possibility, NXRK works up there so it's not as foreign as an area as elsewhere out of Stafford, for him at least. Having a look on iris cats now. More than happy to pay a donation, especially if kitty has also been "done" I believe it costs more if it's a female.

    They say every female cat should be allowed to bear a litter before being neutered. Lovely an' all but nowadays it's really unpractical when so many shelters/catterys are full up and have no room to home the poor things and selling them just doesn't usually work out unless they're registered show cats or whatever.

    Forum flatwarming sounds a little creepy! Haha. But dress up? Pah! Either full on suit up or just pajamas! >.>
     
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    pjs sounds good! its a shame really, i havent long rehomed my kitten
     
  21. Glam

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    I don't own any pajamas......
     
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