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Irresponsible gits! Can I rant?

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BrianCoxIsUpTheDuff · 30/08/2012 20:21

I have to be careful as I'm quite open with my NN and don't want to out myself.

I know a family who have 3 cats. Recently moved house. 2 cats are under age of 1 year.

They are rehoming them because they can't afford them.

This same family got 2 kittens a couple of years ago, they rehomed them after a couple of months...why? They couldn't afford them.


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PeahenTailFeathers · 31/08/2012 09:18

Knobbers who just want kittens all the time. Pity you can't out them so no one lets them have another kitten.

Paiviaso · 31/08/2012 09:49

Sounds like they lose interest when they cats grow up. I knew someone like this when I was a teenager. Their family got a kitten. When he was a bit older, he "ran away." They then got a puppy. They never cleaned up the dog's mess in the garden, and I'm not sure they ever walked it. Anyway, one day they left the gate open, dog went out, and they never made an effort to retrieve him. So the dog also "ran away." My friend fully admitted they didn't really want him anymore :(

Some people just don't actually give a fig about their pets.

cozietoesie · 31/08/2012 09:57

One of my recent boys was 'left behind' as a six month old when the family opposite moved - and had to live on the streets for a few months until we realized the score and took him in. He actually survived pretty well (although he much preferred a comfy hearth to sprawl in front of) but it did make for some slightly strange gifts because he'd learned to survive on takeaways and thieving from open windows in houses. (Some people get eg dead mice and voles left on the doorstep or their pillows. We used to get lamb chops and half-chewed spare ribs from the local Chinese.)


BrianCoxIsUpTheDuff · 31/08/2012 10:10

It makes me so angry.

Their attempt at rehoming is a shout out on FB too.

Not quite sure why they can't afford them, after all they don't have them insured, don't treat them for fleas and feed them on the cheapest food possible. Neither have been neutered.

When ill they turn to the PDSA.

Seriously! I'm still seething. I know there are genuine cases where people have to rehome pets because they have financial difficulties beyond their control, but that isn't the case here. Give it a year they'll have another pet and will 're-home' them when they get bored.

God knows where these 2 will end up and I don't have the means to intervene Sad

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sweetkitty · 31/08/2012 10:16

My friends family were like this growing up, always getting kittens then something would happen to them s th would just get another.

They had this poor dog that lived on a lead in the kitchen I.e. it was always tied up because it was mental probably starved of attention, it went mad if you talked to it, you know doing that cowered thing and peeing. It lived years never being walked just tied up in the kitchen, why keep it?

BrianCoxIsUpTheDuff · 31/08/2012 10:20

that makes me so sad sweetkitty

I will never understand the mentality of such people.

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PinkPepper · 31/08/2012 10:23

Ugh I have this too. I know three separate people who have appealed for kittens then appealed for homes for them on fb. Two because the cats 'got fleas'. One has just got another and another has got a dog.
I absolutely adore animals but don't have any pets because my lifestyle doesn't allow it right now, don't understand these people at all

BrianCoxIsUpTheDuff · 31/08/2012 10:27

PinkPepper exactly! When you take on a cat, you are committing yourself to a minimum of 14 years care (or in the case of my friend's 2 boys, 18 years and counting!!)

My DP (not a cat fan), on finding out I was pg, asked "what about the cats?" my reply...."I'll get rid of you before they go"

He is now becoming more of a cat fan Wink

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sweetkitty · 31/08/2012 11:51

I had people say that to me before "you'll have to get rid of your cats" " cats smother babies you know!" and loads of helpful advice! I did a lot of research and there has ne er been one reported case of a cat smothering a baby to death, although everyone's aunts/cousins/sisters/dogs mother seems to know one.

Our 3 cats lived quite happily with our DC, we have one old cat now, he hates everyone apart from half an hour at night when he demands a fuss.

Lonecatwithkitten · 31/08/2012 13:53

In my experience these people often let the kittens have kittens usually incest and then get rid of the older kittens and so we go on.

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