(Closed) I’m gonna have to take him home… poor kitty!

posted 11 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s easy to get attached to pets but how long has he been around and do you have the extra money to dish out right now? Plus you’ll be gone on your honeymoon which will make him feel lonely. Do you know of a friend that needs a pet. Take him to a shelter, they can take care of him and give him to a good home.

Post # 4
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

moved to pets section!

Thats awseome that your taking him in. Hard to believe some people just dump animals. 🙁

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love cats so I have to say that I probably would fly this one home too. I think its great that you are thinking about saving this little guy! I know how you feel about just taking him to a pound. Perhaps you could find a no-kill shelter in the area that might take him? When I lived in southern Illinois almost all the shelters had really high kill rates. We found a dog and actually kept him at our house while trying to find his owner because the shelter told us that if we left him there he would probably be put down by the end of the week : ( Luckily, after calling the police department and watching him for a few days his owner finally came forward and picked him up. I think if you really feel like you can afford to ship him and have the time to spend with the little kitty that it’s completely reasonable to adopt him. Good Luck : )

Post # 6
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Totally worth it! I rescued one of my babies from a shelter and when I discovered she had multiple health issues, it made me bond with her even more. I thought who’s going to take care of her if I don’t? Like the cat you found she’s the sweetest, most loving cat in the world and she deserves to be taken care of like a princess. I literally spent thousands of dollars on her medical care and surgeries but I don’t regret it one bit. Money come and goes, and often times it goes to stupid things. I can’t think of anything more rewarding for spending it on than saving a life and being rewarded with years of unconditional love.

Post # 7
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can you look into flying Southwest (at least part of the way?) they fly pets for free that fit under your seat. 

Post # 8
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hmmm. I care for over 40 feral cats, we have mini barns for most of them and a few do come in our house, that has less than 900 sq. ft. I spend over $400 a month on cat food. I consider it a great honor to do so.

Post # 9
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jamiemichelle: not crazy at all! I got a black and white fluffer nutter at the San Antonio Humane Society… problem is, I live in Oklahoma! x_x but i flew back up with her and it wasn’t that unreasonable of a fee at all – I flew Southwest.

totally worth it because now i get this all the time!

Post # 10
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely worth it.  Also if cost is a problem I know that there are certain places that help with neutering and shots. 

Post # 12
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@JamieMichelle- You aren’t crazy at all to take this cat, I’d do the same thing, especially if they are kill shelters around you. We adopted our 2 cats and get nothing but love from them, they are great companions. I think it’s worth the cost if you can afford it, which you said you can…so awesome! I can’t wait to see pictures of your new kitty!!

@elliestan- Your cat is adorable!

Post # 13
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t know if this was said but look into non-profit shelters.  We have one in our area that offers discounted shots as well as discounted spay/neuter surgeries through a specific vet.  It’s where we got our animals (if you get the animal there it’s free for all of it) and they make sure they aren’t cutting corners.  See if you can’t find something like that in your area.  We’re in Columbia though so it’s at Pets, Inc. if that’s not too far for you (I don’t know where you are in North Carolina).  I think what you are doing is fantastic!  Here’s the link to their website:



Post # 14
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You are absolutely doing the right thing and I commend you. Thank you for taking him home. Now, the public demands pictures!

Post # 16
8941 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Can’t wait to see your new baby!

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