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Our home is full to capacity. Our family presently includes 8 indoor cats, 2 with terminal medical conditions, as well as a variety of outdoor critters to whom we also supply sustenance.
I receive numerous emails weekly asking for assistance in finding new homes for pets who are no longer wanted or able to be cared for. Please read through this information carefully for suggestions.
Please do not contact me saying you can no longer afford to keep your pet. I fully realize that in today's economic environment life is extremely difficult. That applies to our family as well. I work full time and my dh works 2 full time jobs to take care of ourselves. Please do not contact me for financial assistance.
If you once made the decision to take on the responsibly of a pet into your lives and find you must now give it up for whatever reason, we ask that you NOW take the responsibility as well for finding a new home for your pet. This is work which you must do on your own and I will not do for you. Find a no kill shelter using www.google.com. Veterinarians will NOT take the cats, but could perhaps suggest a resource to assist you, but please do the research on the phone yourself first. The vets time is valuable.
Should you find a stray:
1. Leave the cat as is. If you feed and water it, it will stick around. If you do not want it around your home DO NOT feed it. If it is killing the birds at your feeder, the cat will use these birds as a source of sustenance. If you do not want the cat around, simply take away a source of food by taking down the feeders. Once the cat has moved on, the feeders can go back up and the birds will return. I promise.
2. If you wish to take care of the stray, but are unable to take it in, please at least get the cat the proper medical care making sure it is spayed/neutered, Leukemia negative and de-wormed. Depending upon where you live, if it is a colder climate, providing a shelter with old blankets or straw is beneficial as well. There are some organizations, nationally and locally which provide subsidies, mostly for spay/neuter. Most outdoor cats are afflicted with worms at the very least and deserve a vet visit for a check up.
3. To rid yourself of the stray, trap the cat and get it medical assistance. If the cat is feral it can be
release into the wild. If the cat is docile, attempt to find a "no kill" shelter. This is very very difficult.
Most shelters are full and many are no longer even accepting cats. In the least they will most likely ask you to foster the cat until a home can be found. If you are not willing to care for the cat in the short term, do NOT take in the cat in the first place. And more importantly please do not trap the cat and take it elsewhere to become someone else's problem.
Again, requests for rescue, adoption or re-homing of animals must be done through the rescue section of our website. Please DO NOT contact me to ask about getting rid of your animal no matter the reason. Let Google be your friend or use the many links located throughout this website.
To find a new home for a cat Google the phrase- no kill shelter your city or county inserted here.
I will not be responding to "help" emails, the number are just overwhelming and I will not be able to give you advice other than what I have already stated here.
Due to an overwhelming amount of spam I have found it necessary to remove the contact information from this site.
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