Post # 1
So just wondering–Not debating. There are so many members on here. I wonder what % of those animals were rescued (from a shelter, rescue group, or found a stray) vrs. bought (from a breeder, friend, or stranger from like craiglist.)
So vote! You don’t have to comment, unless you want. And please no one argue with someone elses choices. I don’t believe in buying, and anyone who knows me know that. But if someone has already bought an animal, well we can’t change that–Only hope they adopt next time. 🙂
Out of my three cats, two were strays, and one born on my mom’s property. Her female cat, and my male cat (who were both found strays) mated before we got them in to get fixed. We didn’t even know brother/sister cats would mate! Anyways, problem fixed, my mom kept all of the kittens except one, that I took. All cats (kittens as well) were fixed.
My two dogs were adopted from a local shelter. Your turn!
Also feel free to add photos. 🙂
Squirrel, Jax, and Doe Doe. 🙂
Sophie and Molly. 🙂
Post # 3
A stray cat showed up at my friends house and had kittens. We were then given one of those kitties. I voted “Given to by a friend” but I guess he was kind of a stray too!
Post # 4
my little nugget beagle was adopted from a no-kill shelter. She was there 8 months in the back. She was around 1 when we got her. When we got her she was very thin, had bald spots, fleas and worms.. But we fixed her right up and now she is chunky and lazy 🙂
Post # 5
My girl, Lilly, was adopted from a shelter. My two boys, Charlie and Max, were both from rescue groups. Max is actually from a lady who takes in extreme cases and has devoted her home to getting them healthy and ready to be adopted. She is wonderful!
Charlie and Maxwell
Post # 6
One of my cats I found as a kitten wandering around in the rain outside my apartment. The other one I got through a friend of a friends who’s cat had an unplanned litter.
And a picture 🙂
Post # 7
@Mrs.babycat: They’re so CUTE! 🙂
Post # 8
Los Angeles shelter in Downey, CA (not the best conditions). This is a high kill shelter, and my dog had been there for 10 days already (most only make it to day 14, he was a stray impound), so he was heavily discounted. He came with a microship, shots, neutered, a leash and a free vet check, best $37 I ever spent.
Post # 9
My kitty came from a friend/acquaintance. She had gotten the kitty for her bf as a gift and when they broke up neither of them wanted him. So she was going to take him to a shelter but I messaged her on FB and said I would take him in. No money was exchanged. (And this bugs me the most, she had a couple other cats that she was keeping). And one time I asked her to sit when I was going to a conference and she said NO because it would be stressful on her cats…GRRRR!
I can’t imagine having a kitty and then giving him away…it really breaks my heart especially because he’s the sweetest love in the world. He’s a bit older too.
It was mostly timing why I was able to take him in, I wasn’t scouting for a pet. I had just moved into my first apartment and thought I could handle it. That was 5 years ago 🙂
Post # 10
My Mother-In-Law next door neighbors are hoarders. They got him but he chewed alot of their stuff. They are just the people on TV “Hoarding Buried Alive”. They said they were going to just turn him loose and a day after our wedding we showed up at Mother-In-Law. We talked about taking him but when they told me the breed I said absolutley not. The next day I got home from work and Darling Husband had the dog waiting for me at the door. I melted when I saw him and now he is ours(:
Post # 11
Cat: We had her mother, her father is a mystery.
Dog: I adopted him from a kill shelter.
Post # 12
I adopted my Bailey girl from the SPCA 3 years ago, she’d been recovered from an abusive owner. 🙁 She was in the very last row, the very last cage in the corner, just sitting there quietly. I took one look at her and was like Dammit, that’s her. Our Charlie girl the pit bull came from a rescue group this past November. She’d been turned in to a local pound and marked for euthanasia when the rescue group saved her and put her into their network of fosters. We saw her at an adoption event at Petco and my husband did all but get down on his knees and beg me to adopt her.
And miss Charlie
Post # 13
@housebee: How precious! AND I LOVE THAT–Best $37 I ever spent. 🙂 Sophie (my pom mix) was spayed already, so she was free. But everything I have spent on her. Plus Molly (Chihuahua mix) was $30–I totally agree with you! It wasn’t much money, but very well the best I have ever spent!
Post # 14
This is my Bumble cat. We rescued him from a local rescue here in Atlanta that had their kitties at Petsmart. He’ll be 8 this year (we got him at 9 mo.) and he’s the world’s greatest cat and thinks Fiance is his mom.
And this is my Alba girl. My coworker found her on the side of the highway in the emergency lane. We think she was dumped (next to the emergency late was an enormous 12 ft. wall) and she was 8 weeks at the time. She’ll be 3 this year. She’s tiny and yet she’s the killer of any insect, bug, rodent, etc.
Post # 15
My kitties were from craigslist for free. The lady was going to bring them to the shelter if someone didn’t adopt them so I drove an hour away to get them and bring them to their new home and spoil them rotten. 🙂
Post # 16
I adopted several cats from shelters over many years. (I am a closet cat lady.) Then I adopted a kitten who turned out to have some kind of infectious disease. Despite testing negative for everything, and being quarantined for a month, he gave whatever it was to all my other cats. They were all dead within six months.
I decided at that point to not adopt from shelters anymore. It was just too heartbreaking and I couldn’t stand to have it happen again. Since then I have bought three kittens from show breeders whom I know personally, so I know how the queens and studs are treated.