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Desperate Kitties Need Homes.

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Confuzzeled Mon 17-Aug-09 15:51:56

Go on, give a kitty a home -

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8205374.stm

PrincessToadstool Mon 17-Aug-09 15:54:19

Awww I'd love to but we have two 3 yr old cats, would a third (or fourth!) unsettle them?

OrmIrian Mon 17-Aug-09 15:54:22

Oh I would but we already have an indoor cat and an outdoor cat. No room for more atm.

AnnieLobeseder Mon 17-Aug-09 15:55:41

Aw, I wish I could, I'm desperate for a cat! But I have two dogs and two small children so there's no way they'd let me have one. sad

madusa Mon 17-Aug-09 18:09:55

i already have 5.....no room here for any more

misdee Mon 17-Aug-09 18:13:07

would love one or three, but as dh said 'are you trying to kill dd's 1+2' [sighs]

dailymailIsPerfectAsaPoopScoop Mon 17-Aug-09 18:16:08

The problem I find with these animal charities is they are extremely fussy about the homes they go to. Of course they need to be somehwere they shall be looked after properly, but the blue cross won't re-home any animals with children under the age of 5, as well as coming round to see the size of the garden and accomodation. I think it is a bit much. Loads of times i would have re=-homed animals but when i had chidren under 5 it was nigh on impossible.

With thousands of animals desperately seeking loving homes they are OTT with their rules and regulations which in turns sends people off to buy animals elsewhere.

SoupDragon Mon 17-Aug-09 18:17:42

Our local Cats Protection League is overrun too. IIRC, one foster mother had 40 kittens in her house.

differentDM Mon 17-Aug-09 18:17:52

I would in a heart beat. dh says no- we already have 2 indoor cats. Any more would be a nightmare.

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense Mon 17-Aug-09 18:29:51

Battersea are good with their rehoming. I have adopted many animals from them over the years and never had to have a home check.

dailymailIsPerfectAsaPoopScoop Mon 17-Aug-09 18:31:10

what about the age of DC when trying to adopt from Battersea? Is it the same rule?

MoominMymbleandMy Mon 17-Aug-09 18:31:25

I got two kittens from a local, very scrupulous animal charity last year when my DS was 10-months-old.

I told them about him and that we had a garden, and an old, battered house with plenty of hidey-holes for felines.

They could tell I was used to cats and not some looney who was getting them to amuse the baby (although they get on exceedingly well) and they were perfectly happy I should have them.

GreenMonkies Mon 17-Aug-09 18:32:23

Sorry, I'm allergic. grin

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense Mon 17-Aug-09 18:35:09

No, it's not the same rule. With Batteresea, it depends on the individual animal and family in question.

dailymailIsPerfectAsaPoopScoop Mon 17-Aug-09 18:38:42

oh ok thats good. The blue cross has so many rules I never bothered to take it any further.
Good to know that not all rescue centres are like that.

Confuzzeled Mon 17-Aug-09 19:16:17

Yeah, I've heard some charity animal places can be very strict. A friend of mine tried to adopt a cat at her local cats protection and they said no because she was french. Even though she'd lived in the UK for 5 years and owned her own house here they were scared she would want to go back to France and the cat would be homeless. Completely stupid I thought.

EccentricaUsesTheDMForBogRoll Mon 17-Aug-09 19:22:00

How many cats (and dogs) are too many? in a smallish 3 bedroom terrace?

already have 3 cats, 2 dogs (one big, one small) and some fish. I'd love some more really or perhaps a goat but just don't have room.

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