Thinking about adopting a cat...

(8 Posts)
WalkingWolf Fri 29-Aug-14 16:03:35

I've been looking on the website of the nearest rescue centre and I've found a beautiful cat that has one of her back legs amputated, will this affect the price of cat insurance for her?

I feel terrible for asking but I think it's important to know all the facts before I make a decision.

Also, her profile said she was fine with children of all ages, but I have a 1 and 3 year old. Do rescue centres normally allow animals to go to homes with such young children.

Thanks in advance.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 29-Aug-14 20:49:43

The kids ages depend on the rescue but its not unheard of for toddlers to accidentally kill kittens which is why they are cautious.

You can get insurance quotes online and see if it matters about the leg.

Dawnlight Fri 29-Aug-14 20:56:20

Speak to the shelter about fostering her for a bit to make sure you all suit each other.
If she has the right temperament she will be fine with your dc's. they may have to 'learn' how to be with her but Cats and kids can be great together.

WalkingWolf Fri 29-Aug-14 21:43:48

She is 5, so not a kitten. Sorry I should have put that in my op.

I completely understand why they are vary of young children. When I was looking at the cats up for adoption, they'd say 'could be placed in a home with children aged 4+' for example. But for this particular cat, it said 'children of any age.' So was a bit confused by that.

Where are the best places for cat insurance?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 29-Aug-14 21:52:29

It's me being thick. Why would a kitten have lost a leg.

Pet sure is meant to be good.

Dawnlight Fri 29-Aug-14 21:55:39

She's probably a very placid cat. When we got our cat from a shelter he came with a months free insurance which we then renewed. He was also, chipped, neutered, vacc'd, and registered with a vet. All for a donation of £50.

timtam23 Fri 29-Aug-14 22:03:09

I have used Petplan for insurance and they seemed fine (although it became very expensive when the cats were elderly)

Any insurance may not cover existing conditions but if an illness is unrelated to her amputated leg you should be ok. Not sure if initial premiums would be higher though.

WalkingWolf Fri 29-Aug-14 22:18:39

Thanks, I'll have a look at pet plan.

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