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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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OMG that's awful!


I don't know what to suggest then....

I don't understand why its so different here in the UK to where you are? Mind you we adopt allot of animals here in the UK from the RSPCA, And we pay a little extra for them to be neutered, Unless you are planning on breeding and selling...

On our for sale sites on facebook you can buy a normal cat of no known breed for £15-£20...




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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It's just terrible the things people will do to animals. I'm glad they picked your yard, though, because they got very lucky to find someone who would do right by them. Cute little ones! (And your dog is pretty darn cute too!)



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Grayarea
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That is so sad that people are so irresponsible with pets.

The SPCA in the city here has a policy of fixing all animals before they are adopted, it helps but then idiots bring in pets from outside and never get them fixed.


Yeah I won't be able to get these 3 litters fixed, I am at the end of my rope about it.

A lot of shelters even have reduced spaying and neutering certificates, but you still have to go through the rounds of immunizations, and that's where they get you. Plus, you don't know the vet's reputation.

For instance, with my vet, they do rabies, test for feline leukemia, deworm, and the core basic shots. This runs about 175.00. Two weeks later, they get the booster, another 75.00 or so if they are healthy. After that, the spaying/neutering, which runs another 125.00 or so.

The only corners I can cut is the rabies vaccine which can be obtained at Tractor Supply every few weeks for 10.00 each, and the spay/neuter discounts at 35.00 to 45.00 per animal.

Finding a vet that accepts the spay/neuter certifcates is nearly impossible, though. I did find one, but he is over an hour away, and I know nothing about him.

Currently, with the 3 litters we rescued, I have 12 kittens. That's bankruptcy!


I cannot possibly fund it. I also am having a hard time taking them to the pound with the knowledge of what the outcome could be. I gather the courage, but when the time comes, I back out. I am running out of time, though. They are weaned and their adoptability is running out as they grow older every day. I am just going to have to toughen up and take them, I suppose.

I just wish there was an easier answer, and I wish I hadn't picked up those kittens! Ugh.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by ladylove
reply to post by Libertygal
 


OMG that's awful!


I don't know what to suggest then....

I don't understand why its so different here in the UK to where you are? Mind you we adopt allot of animals here in the UK from the RSPCA, And we pay a little extra for them to be neutered, Unless you are planning on breeding and selling...

On our for sale sites on facebook you can buy a normal cat of no known breed for £15-£20...


I am quite envious, to be honest. Wish things worked like that here. I think it would be a different world, if so.

The pounds here will not allow you to adopt if you do not neuter or spay the animal, though. It is required. So, no option to breed them. I think thats a good thing, we have too many needing homes as it is.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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Thank you. Simba prances around the house like he is a king, that's how he got his name, it's from The Lion King. He had the mane so we thought it fit well.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by MojaveBurning
It's just terrible the things people will do to animals. I'm glad they picked your yard, though, because they got very lucky to find someone who would do right by them. Cute little ones! (And your dog is pretty darn cute too!)


I agree!

The black one is the cutest, but all of them are adorable.

They did pick the right yard. Lucky kittens, to be certain!



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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To be honest i think i am quite naive about the difference, I am admittedly a country UK girl and have never before contributed to internet forums or chat or anything...

ATS i found very interesting so i joined, Its utterly amazing the difference in things like this

All i can say is that thankfully these poor little kittens ended up in your garden



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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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Cute little fuzz balls, they are. Glad you got to help them out.

I just dealt with a similar situation myself. A couple days out of the month I work at my friend's grocery store, and we are known for helping out strays, and we donate to the local wildlife charity where I volunteer every week. A couple of days ago we noticed a very pregnant looking cat hanging around the store, but she was far to clean and friendly to be a feral stray. I had no doubt that someone dropped her off behind the store, so we went through the security camera logs and sure enough, someone just drove back there, put her down in the parking lot and drove off. I couldn't take this one, since I already have 3 cats, a dog, and a friendly fox couple that hang around my property. We found a good home through Facebook, though, since all the non-kill shelters are completely full.

Its no wonder people treat each other the way they do when such cruelty is shown to animals as well. The homeless domestic animals problem is so massive its overwhelming, and human neglect is to blame for all of it.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Wow, that's a ton of cash for stray cats. It seems like they want people to dump their pets because it's cheaper.

Why should you have to deal with the financial burden of some idiot who can't take care of their pet ?

Just thought i should add that where I live, all medical costs for stray or abandoned animals is covered by the SPCA.
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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by OrchusGhule

Its no wonder people treat each other the way they do when such cruelty is shown to animals as well. The homeless domestic animals problem is so massive its overwhelming, and human neglect is to blame for all of it.


That is so true, I could not have said it better.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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OMG, those kittens are gorgeous. Lucky for them they aren't sickly.

About a week and a half ago, I got a call from my daughter saying that a friend of hers went home for lunch, and noticed what looked like a dead kitten under a tree. When she went to check it out, it was passed out. Very small, just a skeleton with fur, and sick with all the common maladies of orphans in the city: Conjunctivitis, upper respiratory infection, ears plugged with dirt and ear mites, and covered in fleas. She was incredibly weak and had trouble staying awake.

Naturally, since I am the crazy cat lady, I got the call, and drove the 200 mile round trip to rescue the little fur ball. Fast forward to now, and with some vet care and food, this kitten has blossomed into a cute little baby.

Kitty when she was found:



Kitty now:



We think somebody dumped this poor baby into a stranger's yard and left her to die.

You did the right thing by taking those kitties to the shelter, they are very healthy and cute and will get adopted fast. The above rescue kitty was so skinny and sick and we were afraid that she would have been euthanized if taken to the local shelter.

My husband and I are suckers for little orphans, we have 9 now, but they're all fixed, vaccinated, and loved. If we would have found 6 kittens, we'd now have 14.




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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Good for you, she is so cute.

We were really thinking about the black one everyone here loves so much. He was so mellow and would stop shaking when you cuddle him, they were all really scared at first.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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You should keep him! Kittens will accept dogs, and as long as you supervise their interactions until you know how the dogs will react, they could become real friends. I had cats and dogs together, they used to nap all together in a pile on my porch.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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It breaks my heart to see so many heartless people who would do such things. I have rescued so many cats throughout the years. Shelters are always filled to capacity.
Those little kittens are just so precious and could bring so much joy to someone who could afford to keep them.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by Grayarea
reply to post by Libertygal
 


Wow, that's a ton of cash for stray cats. It seems like they want people to dump their pets because it's cheaper.

Why should you have to deal with the financial burden of some idiot who can't take care of their pet ?

Just thought i should add that where I live, all medical costs for stray or abandoned animals is covered by the SPCA.
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Wow, again, I am envious. They will not even spay or neuter until you have all the shots first. They really know how to get you in the pocketbook.

I really do wish it was more like that here though, I do think things would be a lot different. There are only 7 employees at our local pound, though, and the funding is horrible.

I don't *have* to pay, but the alternative is near certain death. I just feel guilty that I have reached the end of my spending limit, and certainly my housing ability, as well.

I would also feel equally guilty releasing them out in the streets, people make a game of trying to hit animals in the roads, and are generally abusive to strays.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Just wanted to give you a BIG personal thank you


I can be an evil cow most the time, but the one thing garunteed to pull at my heart strings are animals!



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Awwwwww, those little guys are so cute. Thank you for saveing the little buggers and I hope they find a loving home. Now for the piece of . . . garbage (can't say the word I want too) I'd love to stuff him or her into that bag and see how they like it. The little animals give you all their love and devotion and this is what they get in return? I mean, if you can't take care of the animal for whatever reason, look around, there are places to help you, don't just drop them off someplace.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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How wonderful of you to take care of them and not just let them run. I really hope whomever left them is found and charged.
I live out in the country and our neighborhood is a dumping ground for cats and kittens. Luckily, most of us are kindhearted and will either take them to the shelter or find them a home. My little evil girl is actually a drop off from a few miles away.

I just don't get how people can be so stupid and cruel. It's like people forget that we have a large coyote problem around here. They just don't think about what will more than likely happen to that cute little kitten. (cringes)
We actually have two vets not too far away that will neuter a dog or cat based on your ability to pay, or for free. We have always had our pets fixed, no question. (Although that is probably because hubby doesn't want me to keep them all if we had them.
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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the little black kitten was so cute how could anyone abandon it



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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The little kittens are beautiful,thank you for rescuing them.
And your dog is adorable.Good luck.






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