Sunday, December 13, 2009

Frustrating

On craigslist today, lots of cats are listed that people are trying to find homes for. If I was still was able to get cats fixed, I'd be calling every one of them, and the ones with willing caretakers, would be fixed immediately. God, it is killing me to see this. These kittens go out unfixed and start it all up again, when they're not fixed. Then their kittens are handed out free, to breed, too. It's killing me. Things can rapidly go backwards and all progress made in the war on overpopulation can be gone in a summer.

Like these:

I have 5 beautiful cats males & females that need homes by Sunday,
I am moving on Monday. The homefinders will not take them.
Please help these kitties find a nice home, Call Pam at (541) 829-0272 Or (541) 286-0444
in Corvallis.Thank You


And these:



Five healthy, friendly kittens. One dark tabby male with white face and feet. Two orange tabby females and two orange tabby males with some white on faces and feet. Home raised and litter box trained. Available around Christmas and New Years.
Must go to good homes, rehoming fee of $5 each to help pay to have the mother cat spayed asap.
Mother cat is a beautiful tabby tortiseshell color, looks like a patchwork quilt- very unusual and beautiful. Built long and lean like a Siamese cat. She is available for rehoming if you are looking for a loving friendly, indoor/outdoor cat. Good mouser, litter box trained and 1 1/2 years old. Asking reasonable rehoming fee for you to use to have her spayed.
Pictures available soon. Can deliver to Corvallis or Albany or come see them on Independence Hwy between Albany and Corvallis.
541 974-5472

And These Too:



I HAVE FOUR KITTENS THAT I NEED TO FIND GOOD HOMES FOR. MOMMY IS A BROWN AND BLACK TABBY. I HAVE ONE THAT HAS MOMS COLORING, THERE ARE ALSO THREE BLACK KITTIES WHOSE STRIPES YOU CAN SEE IN THE LIGHT. THERE ARE TWO BOYS AND TWO GIRLS. THEY ARE OF COURSE VERY PLAYFUL AND ALSO VERY LOVING. THEY HAVE BEEN HANDLED SINCE BIRTH SO ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH BEING HELD AND SNUGGLED. THEY ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH OTHER CATS AND ARE NOT AFRAID OF DOGS OR CHILDREN. THEIR BIRTHDAY IS OCT. 8TH SO THEY ARE NOW 9 WEEKS OLD. THEY ARE EATING SOLID DRY FOOD AND ARE COMPLETELY BOX TRAINED. NO ADOPTION FEE IF YOU HAVE A VOUCHER FROM SAFE HAVEN FOR SPAYING OR NEUTERING. HURRY HURRY JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THEY WILL BE THE PURRFECT GIFT FOR THE LOVED ONES IN YOUR LIFE.

And this one:
Date: 2009-12-11, 7:00PM PST
Reply to: comm-wa6kw-1506267838@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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This beautiful Kitty landed at my doorstep on Monday and we are unable to keep her due to allegies. if interested call Uva 541=971-3580


And this one:
I have a kitten, about 6 months old, male, not neutered, no shots. Free to good home due to move. He will come with everything needed: litter box, litter, food, dishes, bed. Good with babies/kids, VERY lovable. Thanks. call/text/email (541)231-1448

And these, too, although I've talked to this guy months ago, and he's a Siamese breeder, who ended up with tortis in the mix this time, looks like, and refuses to fix his cats. They live on Queen, in a neighborhood where, in a few blocks surrounding their location, in multiple locations where people feed strays, I've gotten about 80 cats fixed. I hope he at least keeps his breeding operation inside and is not contributing to or causing the neighborhood stray problem in that area:

We have 2 wonderful female siamese mix, some consider tortoise shell kittens. They are 8 weeks old, on solid food, box trained. Raised in a litter of 8, highly social, talkers, sweet cuddlers. Can deliver within reasonable distance. Please give us a home! contact Joel or Holly 541-928-1938 boilermakerjoel@aol.com .

1 comment :

  1. Each one of those ads make me want to SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I will, since my meezers are awake anyway - I would not if I would wake my babies. They do need their catnaps!) I loath, LOAT backyard breeders!! Not too fond of some so called credible ones either - with their pet quality and show quality. Mine are alledgedly show quality but whi the h cares! Does that not sound like discrimination to you - I wish the cats would all rise up and say sorry, the Victorian and Edwardian eras are over and we are all equal. And ALL beautiful!! As someone who sits on too many "disability" boards (not fond of that word either to be honest), I wonder what those breeders really do with kittens who do have serious problems. I know mother cats will leave babies who they deem too seriously ill to be raised in the wild but they do not know about "modern" medicine. (and cats unlike humans do so much better with issues like a missing limb or being hearing imparied or one eye. They comensate so well and frankly, don't care all that much. They could teach us all so much. I DO know it is tougher with thoise problems if they do not have homes and helpful human friends for companions though so am especially watchful for kitties with medical problems. No one should be selling or giving away any cat, number one- much less for $5 to help with the surgery (Hah, what planet are they on?) and numbe2 (among many others I won't add because they are obvious to anyone who knows all this anyway), no Siamese or any cat but meezers seem especially prone to problems when taken from mama too young, 8 weeks is too young to leave home. Twelve weeks is the designated time. If he raises cats, he needs to know that. I would write that wheresver his damn ad is. Meezers - and I do not know why exactly (while they can mature early as femailes and be ready to give birh - physically but like any young one, not pyshcologically - at 4 months) need those extra months with their mother. It makes a great deal of difference. I have sen it with my own eyes. Kittens who leave at 8 wks just do not develop as well. (We are talking certain vreeds here and Siamese is one of them). I do understand why some orgs will allow a kitten to go home at 8 wks but Siamese Rescue will not because they understand the breed. That is another reason why backyard breeders - most of whom never take the time to understand what the h they are doing nor do they "breed" for the right reason and I am yet to be convinced- with so many cats needing god homes there IS any good reason to breed. There are thousands of kittens born every year for every one person in North America. What do you think happens to these poor little babies who deserve a good life like our cats with all the pamperng and love that is their due, that they rightly desere, sighhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Gawd, some days I hate people.

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