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Adopting a senior cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthame View Post
    We asked about the possibility of getting two cats but they argued that she is very difficult and doesn't like to socialise with other cats. And they don't have another cat in her age range available that they know for sure she will get along with. Apparently getting a cat more than 2 years younger than her is also a big NO. Cause they will not get along for a fact.. according to this lady. She didn't spend one minute with us. The lady that showed us Mazu at first was very happy to see us and that she will get a home. But her boss had to approve the form and she looked at it once and was like.. no, we don't think you can take care of her. I read online and apparently some other people had issues with this shelter's impossibly high standards. Someone got rejected without a house visit on the grounds that their house was too close to a street, despite the street being behind a very tall concrete wall. Don't know what we can do more
    She is dead wrong about Mazu not getting along with other cats because of the age difference. Some cats simply don't like other cats, even if they are the same age. Other 14-year old cats are best friends with kittens. As for being too close to a street - not only do most people live on city streets, but anyone who works at a shelter would know what my signature means.



    This is clearly a bad shelter that does not deserve your money. There are many senior cats available at shelters that will do anything to increase the number of adoptions.
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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    That's horrible. Terrible. Do you have any recourse? Can the person that first introduced you to the cat do anything to influence the boss or get around her?

    Like maybe adopt the cat out when the boss is on vacation, out of town, taking a nap, or looking the other way?

    Or could she or someone else adopt the cat and then release it to you afterwards?

    Or could the cat accidentally escape from the building?

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    Last edited by Dog Force One; 05-05-2018 at 12:38 PM.

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    Thank for you ediing your post Dog Force.
    Last edited by CatMom1994; 05-05-2018 at 12:20 PM.
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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    I don't know what that lady is doing, but she should have picked a sunny day for it.
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMom1994 View Post
    Thank for you ediing your post Dog Force.
    Un-edited back to the original for you.

    And next time I will quote your hysterical, naive, prudish, puritanical, holier-than-thou, control-freak comments so that you can't erase them and they remain on display.

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    Moving on . . .Arthame, will you try to adopt another cat there or look somewhere else?
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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    I tried a couple of other pet shelters but so far we didn't find another cat we clicked so well with.. I am currently thinking about going to a farm and asking if they have any kittens to give away. A friend of mine did that and that's how she got her cat. I feel like that would still count as helping a cat in need. But it wouldn't be the same as helping a poor shelter cat. Oh well
    Last edited by Arthame; 05-15-2018 at 11:50 PM. Reason: Spelling mistake

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    Do you live near a Petsmart that has cats? Some of their stores have cages for cats from local shelters and/or adoption hours on weekends with volunteers. (Check their website for services at the location near you if there is one.) Another option is reading the classifieds section in your local newspaper, which might have "free to a good home" offers for kittens but this is not my preference. How far away are you willing to drive? You might want to expand your search geographically.
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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