Farm better than home?
I just spoke with a caregiver who has some friends fostering a cat. She called because she is very concerned that an expatriate has shown an interest in the cat and will be viewing it over the weekend. She kept saying that expatriates might dump the cat and she had seen several cats at the SPCA left by expatriates. She was saying a farm might be better.
First of all, I pointed out that the couple fostering the cat were responsible people. They were not going to just foist the cat on anyone and leave it be. Secondly, there may have been irresponsible expatriates, but there are also irresponsible people of every other race, local or otherwise. There are very responsible expatriates who take their animals back (including some of our committee members). Thirdly, compared to a loving home, a farm almost certainly will not give the cat as much interaction and love. It's a question of finding the right home. She agreed. I also told her that she should share the concerns with the fosters as they would make the decision.