So frustrated right now…what the heck do I do?!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Why can’t you keep her one more night?  Just apologize to your roommate about not being able to help til 5pm, but you’ll take over as soon as you get home this evening ..or something.  It’s great that you guys wanted to help, but you made this bed so now you must lie in it.

Post # 4
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Buy a small bag of cat litter, put it into whatever box you’ve got, buy her a couple cans of kitten food, and you can keep her for another night or two. Then bring her to the humane society when they’re open, donate the rest of the litter to them, and go on your way.

Problem solved?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Double_rainbow:  +1  

Lock her in a room with some food, water, and a disposable litter box.  Problem solved. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Can you spare one of your bedrooms for the night? Leave the kitten in there with some water and food and pray that she stays quiet so that you don’t get in trouble? Then, once the immediate risk is done, you can put an ad in your local paper and people will probably come running to save a cute kitten and give her a good home. It should only take a couple days, so in the meantime maybe you could find a local petsitter for the daytime to get your roommate off your back?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I would recommend taking it to your local vet, or at least giving them a call and asking if they have any recommendations of what you can do with the kitten.  I adopted my cats I have today, from my local vet.  Someone abandoned them when they were kittens in an old shoebox, and the people who found them brought them to my vet and I was able to adopt them from her.  

Also, when it comes to taking care of the kitten – it’s really simple.  You can easily find canned kitten food at your local petstore.  It’s pretty cheap since the cans are small it shouldn’t break the bank for you, (1-2 cans should do the trick), and as the other PPs mentioned a small box of kitty litter plus a bowl of fresh drinking water will be enough for the kitten until you can take it to the shelter, etc.

I thought you said you and your BF initially wanted to adopt a kitten/cat for yourselves?  I understand being financially unable to take care of one, but your attitude about this whole ordeal is NOT of someone who really wanted a cat in their life.  If taking care of it for a day or so is this big of a burden to you, then I seriously recommend that you NOT adopt a pet in the future – even when you have the funds for it, because it doesn’t like you are ready for one.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Double_rainbow:  

@MrsTVLover:    +1

 

Have you even fed the kitten? You said you didn’t want to buy food or anything, but you’ve had the kitten over night already and for another day. The kitten will be fine alone in a confined space. With water and food. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@LadyBlackheart:  That’s fantastic news you found a potential home for the kitty!  Regarding the lease issue…. I’m not going to encourage you to “lie” but when I first adopted my kittens I also lived in an apartment that required the extra monthly charge to keep the pets.  For the first two weeks I had them, I did not report them to my leasing office and kept it a secret – mainly due to the fact that I needed to see if they could acclimate to living with me and my roommate and if it would work out.  Since you have a small kitten and not a full grown cat or dog, they’re much easier to “hide” and as long as you don’t take the kitten outside for the whole world to see, it shouldn’t be a problem.  Also, if you do get “caught” you can easily explain your situation to the leasing office and how it’s only going to stay with you for a short temp time.  I once found a stray kitten at my apartment complex (same one I mentioned earlier) and the maintenance crew who works there helped me rescue it, and I had the kitten with me for a few days before I took her to my vet for adoption.  The leasing office knew about it (the maintenance crew let them know) but they never said anything to me and I never got charged “extra” in my rent that month for it.

Don’t worry!  If I were you, I’d take this time to really enjoy what it’s like to own a cat before it goes to its new home.  Especially little kittens, they’re a bundle of energy and cuteness – so its super easy to love 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So, you kept the kitten overnight and DIDN’T buy it some food? ….

I would just keep her for the week. It honestly sounds like you guys are making it more complicated than it needs to be. I agree with @Shina on this one. You can easily explain the situation to your leasing office if you need to. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t understand. 

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