Friday, November 30, 2007

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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there, i had cats before i could even walk, i love them very much, and cannot even count how many cats i have had, about 5 years back i had a son, and he became my everything, and i no longer had the time to spend with my cats, i have 2 old cats, that have been with me from teenage years, and 2 of their babies, wich got older, so i kept them, only problem is i don't have the money to sterilise them, and in the end i have to cope with a lot of kittens, wich i have so far managed to get homes and really good owners for, but all less and less people want cats, i don't spend alot of time at home, cuz of work, and they don't get any attention, do you think it would be best for them to go to a farm, please help, don't know what to do.

1/5/13 5:19 AM  
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1/5/13 9:12 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, the farm I am referring to is a boarding facility. You'd need to pay money to put them in for the rest of their lives.

I would suggest you look up free or low-cost Spay Neuter facilities in your area. Call up and explain your situation and they may be able to help you with the cost of sterilisation.

1/5/13 9:13 AM  

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