(Closed) Thoughts on driving 4 hours to adopt a kitty?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve driven 11 hours (22 hours round trip) to get one of my furballs, and he is definitely worth it. Plus, it’s for a good cause, although I’m sure there are plenty of wonderful cats in your area if you decide not to do it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Why not?  If DH is at work you might as well make it a road trip with your sister.  Just remember to bring a carrier or something to tak ethe cat back in, if they don’t provide it. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sure!  Why not?  You only gotta do it once, make a fun road trip outta it wiht your sister.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s a great idea!  The far away animals need home too. Plus, the adoption fee would be more than the gas so, technically, you’re saving money.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d do it! I’ve gone on a 6 hour drive to visit a bookstore before, so to me 4 hours for a kitty is nothing!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

DO IT! I drove about 4 hours to get my puppy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I say go for it! Fiance and I drove nine hours round trip to adopt one of our dogs and it was totally worth it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We drove about 5 hours to get our bunny–I don’t think it’s crazy at all!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think it is crazy at all!  Make a fun road trip with your sister!  Your DH isn’t even having to go – why should he complain?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’re saving a life ๐Ÿ™‚ Go for it!  But bring a safe crate with towel/blanket inside, you’ll probably have a very scared and vocal kitty on the way back ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I guess I am going to be the lone objection here, but does it really matter where the cat is from?  Cats in your hometown are just as homeless as the cats in Joplin, and shelters are usually pretty good at redistributing animals to other shelters as space allows.  I am not a cat person so I totally get that there may be dynamics that I don’t understand, but where I am from you almost can’t throw a rock without hitting a cat (I am not advicating hitting cats).  I live in a city of approximately 110,000 people.  The APL alone currently has over 600 cats.  This isn’t even including rescue groups, animal control, etc.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

If they are waiving the adoption fee, that is great and they obviously have a great need in that area.

Go for it!

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, this weekend, my animal shelter is waiving cat adoption fees, too. There must be a lot of cats in need of a home.

I would get a cat but the DH is allergic. ๐Ÿ™

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