Not a debate... Save a cat..

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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This is my facebook status.

I can't seem to stop thinking about the two kittens we had years ago that died in an accident. Then today my kids found a picture of them. yesterday someone came into our store with the dog they had adopted and bought him all new gear...

Someone out there has a chance to save a cat. Please do it. Somehow - one of my friends has an ...opportunity or way to save a cat. Adoption, rescue... Please?

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Bonnie - posted on 01/09/2011

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The cat my parents got from the humaine society when my brother and I were still at home was 2 years old at the time. My brother and his fiance just got two cats 3 months ago from the humaine society who are also two or three years old; they are brothers :-)

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Sasha my old dog was rescued from the middle of a field tied to a rod in the ground with no shade. Her hair was bleached from being out in the sun and she was skin and bones when she came in. They were going to put her down so we took her. I couldn't even tell what kind of dog she was. After a year, her hair color came back and she turned out to be a German Shepard blend. She put on her weight and turned out to be a beautiful dog. So kind and loving. We had her for 4 years before she needed to be relocated, she wanted to run. She always got outside and even though we lived by the woods, i was still scared of her getting hurt. So we gave her to a friend who lived by our bungalow owned a few acres of land and had a run for her. She passed away from old age a few years ago. She had a great last few years :)

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011

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I have a hard time going to the shelters. I see those older animals and my heart just friggen breaks.

We've got 4 cats and 7 dogs - the cats won't tolerate any new cats, only kittens.

Lady Heather - posted on 01/09/2011

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We've saved three cats and three dogs already! We were foster parents for the SPCA for a while and fostered over 20 animals. Of course I wanted to keep them all, but we do have a full house already. Our last foster was a keeper. Milo the Miracle Dog. He was 12 years old when the SPCA rescued him from a lifetime of abuse. He had spent his entire life on a chain, fighting off the dogs that roamed wild around him, getting frostbitten in the -40 winters, probably getting beaten and not getting enough to eat.

The first day we brought him home he wouldn't come in from outside. I don't think he knew he could. Then he spent two days hiding out under a table. And then finally he came out and within a few days he was part of the family.

He spent the last six months of his life pretending he could still run around, snoozing in front of the fire and getting loved like mad. We eventually had to put him down because of cancer.

Adopting Milo was probably one of the best things I've ever done. He was a great friend and one of the friendliest dogs I've ever met. He should have hated people for what they did to him, but he was perfectly ready to give us all a second chance. Gah. I miss that dog.

Save an older animal if you can! They are so often overlooked in the shelters.

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We can't afford to adopt any animals right now, but we do givr money to our local shelter when we can swing it in the budget. Some day, when I'm done wiping poop off the kids' butts and we have a larger house and yard, we will get at least one or two dogs and I'd like an outdoor cat as well - all of which WILL be adopted :)

Shauna - posted on 01/09/2011

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We always adopt all our pets. And i volunteered at DCHS for years when i was younger.

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011

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Please adopt an adult cat! I know they often come with abandonment issues but its so worth it!

its sunday for me otherwise i'd be at my local shelter asking if I could help save a cat.

Lacye - posted on 01/09/2011

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When we get a place of our own, I'm going to adopt a cat. I love cats. It saddens me that they are passed over like they are. :(

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Yea because they breed faster, and the fact that not as many people like/adopt cats. I want to rescue a dog. I'm trying to convince the SO :P

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/09/2011

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My seven year old was bawling on that commercial to, he was on his way back from the bathroom, and the commercial was on, I heard the music and was waiting in his room for him, well he came in the room and was so sad looking, I asked him what was wrong, and he just started crying, he asked in tears why do people abuse the animals…he said he would hurt anyone who hurt his dogs…he considers his dogs his brothers and sister…LOL but cute

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011

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Same here Kate - I can't personally rescue another cat or dog. The inn is full.

Kate CP - posted on 01/09/2011

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Sorry Sharon, but I don't do cats. I'll save dogs all day long, though! :)

No, I do support animal rescue (duh) and I'll help out as much as I can in the area of cats but I can't have another one. Which is sad because I actually kinda want one. :/

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011

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Mine too Bonnie - my younger boy - simply walks out of the room. Or if he can't he asks that the channel be changed, he is literally brought to tears by it, following him is his younger sister. Alone, she's better at tuning out the commercials - but none of us can hear "in the arms of an angel" without tearing up.

And yeah, I agree, those commercials were designed to tug at our heartstrings. I'm kind of impressed by that and deeply annoyed by that.

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The SPCA doesn't put down dogs the way cats are killed. Dogs don't come in as much, we had foster pet programs for when the shelter was over full. Cats don't go out in that. Some dogs were there for years. Cats have a 6month rule, some less. They are much more humane when it comes to dogs. The only way they put down a dog on first arrival, if it was sent away for being aggressive, or if it showed signs of sickness, we couldn't afford to medication. Cats were put down on arrival simply because we were full.

Bonnie - posted on 01/09/2011

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Sharon, my heart breaks when they show those commercials on tv. All the cats and dogs look so sad, although I think that is the point of those commercials.

Sharon - posted on 01/09/2011

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Aw bonnie - yeah I'm only specifying cats because thats what keeps recurring ... remembering those two kittens, seeing the ASPCA commercial - I always seem to be walking into the room when they're showing a picture of a cat, ....stuff like that... whoever it is I know I'm pretty sure its a cats' life they can help save.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/09/2011

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I feel the same way about Pit Bulls, they get such a bad rap…and are put down more then any other dog breed…we have a Blue nose and many of my family are apprehensive of us having him because we have small children in the house…mind you out Blue nose is a baby…BIG but a baby, about 5months old…
That make me sad :-/

Bonnie - posted on 01/09/2011

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It's very sad. I know you are talking about cats, but the dog my family had when I was growning was like that. We went to a kennel to look for a dog and if we wouldn't have taken the dog we did, he would have been put down within a few days. He was only 4 months old at the time, but supposedly he had been at the kennel for too long. Also my parents cat and my brother's two cats are both from the Humaine Society.

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I volunteered for the SPCA for 4 years, its sad how many cats they put down each day because no one wants them. I ended up with a houseful of pets who were suppose to be put down.. I only have one now, it took me a while to find good homes for them all.

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