(Closed) Re-Homing One of My Cats Soon

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m glad things worked out for your one cat and I hope you find a better home for your second cat. [Comment moderated for inconsideration/snark]

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@CorgiTales:  really? Judge much? so snarky and mean for no reason. 

 

@futuremrsk18:  I’m glad you shared your story.  So many people just take them to the shelter and are done with them.  I’m so glad you took your two cat’s needs into consideration.  That’s a long drive and with more moves going on, to needlessly stress them out seems mean.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww, I hope your kitty loves his new home. 

@CorgiTales:  Seriously uncalled for. She’s evidently taking her cats’ well-being into account rather than carting them across country, and she’s found at least one of them a new, loving home. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@CorgiTales:  I agree.

OP, there are meds that your vet can give you to calm your kitty for the trip. My cat had crazy anxiety but we were still able to travel with him as long as he had his happy pills. I could never imagine rehomeing my cat and tearing him away from his family just because I had to move, especially when there are alternatives.

This isn’t the first pet related post that you’ve created that caused me to side eye so maybe pets aren’t the best idea for you at this point in your life.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t intend to be snarky/mean, but it drives me up a wall when I hear people getting rid of their pets when they become inconvenient. There are so many solutions for these problems. With a vet’s help, you can easily sedate a pet for a long drive. You can do a lot to make a pet feel comfortable in a new home. You can be responsible enough to not get a pet when your life is unstable in the first place. Pets can require a lot of sacrifice, and in my experience a lot of people get them without giving a lot of thought to the commitment involved. Then they dumped. And it is really really really sad. I think you can love animals and not have a life conducive to having pets and that is fine, but if you don’t have a life conducive to pets and/or you’re not willing to make whatever sacrifices are necessary to ensure that you are giving them a life long home, you should never get that pet. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@HisIrishPrincess:  Having an opinion that differs from yours and expressing that opinion does not make me snarky or mean. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CorgiTales:  Yikes.  As a former shelter employee, I’d rather see cats rehomed than just given to a shelter.  Sometimes finding good homes for your pets is a sacrifice you must make and, when that occurs, it’s the people who say “Well, let’s try and find them a home” that care.  The people who don’t view their pets as priorities are the ones letting them out in a rural location, dropping them off at shelters, or putting them to sleep because it’s inconvient – not ones like the OP looking for other suitable owners.  I’ve rehomed pets before because of a move.  As long as the pet is going to a good home, I see no harm.  There’s an adjustment period, of course, but kitties are resilient. 😛

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@CorgiTales:  

@Loose_Caboose:  

So in your opinion, doping your pets and shipping them halfway across the country shows you care more than finding them a home locally with someone who “loves, loves, loves cats”? Seriously? Unfortunately life changes path, and you can be forced to move due to unforseen circumstances. Who’s to judge, particularly as we’re not in possession of all the facts.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@CorgiTales:  OP is in no way “dumping” her cat. She found it a wonderful, loving home with a family who can enjoy him and isn’t going to put him through the stress of multiple moves. Also, any level of sedation on an animal without proper veterinary supervision is extremely dangerous.

 

@futuremrsk18:  I’m so glad you found your kitty a new home. I think you did what is best for you and for him. Hopefully his new mommy will send you lots of pictures! 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@CorgiTales:  um the WAY you expressed it is what was snarky and mean.  You saw the title of the posting and came right in FIRST to make sure and make your fellow Bee feel terrible for her decision.  That’s mean and uncalled for. On top of that she didn’t say she was dropping them off at a Kill Shelter … she’s finding them local accomadations. 

Life changes, and things come up that you don’t expect.  Her pets get stressed about moving and long drives, you have no idea if she’s moving every month or what she is going to be doing.  Instead of applauding her for taking the time and knowing her pet’s needs, you tore her down.

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