Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Overseas adoption

Someone wrote in from the US to ask if they could adopt a community cat from us as she had adopted a cat from Singapore and she really loved it. The problem is that it's expensive and there is no way for us to check up on the cat after it's gone there. II normally encourage people to go to their local shelters, but in this woman's case, I think she found our local community cats to have such lovely personalities.

We did have another one who said that she had smuggled a cat under her jacket all the way back to Europe once and wanted another cat!


Blogger vegancat said...

A Canadian adopted an "unwell" cat (with her full knowledge) from Singapore when she returned to Toronto. The cat died after a short period of time but the cat was well cared for and well loved. Some time later, she wrote to a local shelter requesting for a "similarly looking" black cat. The volunteers at the shelter arranged the "chosen" cat to have his rabies shot. The lady came for a holiday, visited the cat for the first time, then lodged him in a private cattery to get all the documentations done. She went on a short regional trips and then came back for the cat who then travelled back with her as part of her baggage allowance. I think there was no quarantine but perhaps just home quarantine. The lady sent photos of the lucky cat now and then.

17/1/06 9:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes - on one hand, there can be no follow up, but on the other, if people are willing to spend a lot of money to bring in a community cat, it does seem that they're taking it seriously at least.

In this case especially, it's not that the person mistakenly thinks this is a 'Singapura', but already has a community cat she loves.

18/1/06 12:34 AM  

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