Post # 1
My friend has asked me to foster two kittens while she lets her cat dry up in order to get spayed. She has no plans for these two little guys. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can find them homes so that they do not end up at the kill shelter. We don’t have very many no kill options around here. 🙁
This is Bonaparte
and this is his brother Louie
They are litterbox trained and darling but I CANNOT keep any more cats 🙁
Post # 4
is there a free local website where you can post free kittens? they are so adorable. i wish i could take them.
if you were close to me, i would have homes for both of them by now.
Post # 6
Oh take those cute photo’s and make a poster – and post it in your local grocery store where they have a bulletin board. If they are free to a great home, then you can post on the flier that you will be screening all inquiries to ensure that the kitties go to a great loving home. Coming from a cat lady… some questions I would ask, “Do you rent or own your home dwelling?” This can be important because a LOT of landlords do not allow pets – and you don’t want these little ones to end up homeless/shelter. “Do you have other pets? Are they cats, dogs (type of dog)” “Do you have children?” “Do you have a veternarian picked out?” A lot of people think kittens are cute and cuddly but fail to make sure they have the proper vet in place to really take the time, effort, and money it really takes to provide proper care. “Have you had a pet before?” If yes, “How long did it live?” and the most important question I would ask, “Will this be strictly an indoor cat or will the cat be aloud to roam freely outdoors?” I usually adopt from the shelter and even though they know me, the screening process is required.
…Statistically speaking a cat who is given freedom to roam and be exposed to the elements has a much shorter life, along with that comes a lower quality of life. As you can see I am a bit strict, but I really love my cats and if those were my little kittens I would ask all these questions. And go with your gut feelings.
Post # 7
Craigslist. I gave away a litter of 6 in two days, and I lived 45 minutes from the nearest city at the time.
Post # 8
I’d try Craigslist. It’s pretty easy to use. Be clear in your listing if you have specifications — no small children, no one who’s going to let the kittens outside or declaw them, only people who promise they’ll have the kittens neutered, whatever is important to you.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! I will try all of these avenues.
Newbabybee: those are great questions. Thanks! These guys deserve loving homes 😀
Post # 10
You’ve gotten some great suggestions here. Also any “extra” care you can provide them will make them more likely to be adopted. Cats that are already up to date on shots, spayed/neutered if old enough, and litter trained tend find homes faster. People would rather spend money on kitty toys and fun stuff then shots. If you can’t afford to do it yourself, do some research on low cost vet care and spay neuter programs in your area that you can give to their new family. A lot of time adopters are intimidated by finding a vet if this is their first pet.
Post # 11
post signs and pics at petsmart and local vet
Post # 12
I always seemed to find strays in college, and would post adorable pics of Facebook and found everyone a good home (make sure it’s a good home though, not just anyone that swoons at a cute kitty :))
Post # 13
OMG THEY’RE SO CUTE. I have nothing else to add except that THEY’RE SO ADORABLE!
Post # 14
PLEASE DO NOT LIST THEM FREE TO GOOD HOME. I know you just want them adopted and don’t want a profit… but… No matter how you screen, almost nothing screens better than an adoption fee. People value what they pay for, and are less likely to get a free pet vet care. In addition, it’s really easy for bad people to pretend to be a good owner and give all the right answers and then take free kittens to a lab or something. It sounds horrible but it happens all the time. There’s a fair bit of money in it when the animals are free.
Even $20-25 adoption fee will help weed out the worst. If you don’t want to keep the money you can donate it to a shelter.
Just my little soapbox about the free to good home thing. A small fee won’t keep away people who want to love your kittens I promise!! I adopted a pregnant stray a couple years ago and adopted out her kittens for $25 fee and got awesome homes for all of them within a week or two of when I listed them. It’s really easy when they’re so adorable!
Post # 15
DH said no more fuzzy grey things or I would take them in a heartbeat! They are adorable!!!
I agree with PP try petfinder and CL. I would also post on some FB groups that are dedicated to adopting animals. I have several on my likes.
Post # 16
@Bebealways: I agree- postign them on selling sites such as craigslist is a very bad idea. Wjilst I loathe kill shelters it is often better to give them to a kill shelter than to just give them to any old person who answers a craigslist or the like free prt ad.
Often shelters that do have a euthanisa program don’t do that to kittens because kittens are more likely to be adopted than a cat. But even if they do kill a percentage of their animals (which I hate) it is still better than letting that animal live a miserable life in the care of a monster!