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    Mate from MSE is desperate for a kitten. Somewhere towards the Gloucester area (or maybe Wiltshire/hampshire) at a sensible price!!! None of these £100 ONES UNLESS THEY HAVE GOLD WHISKERS!!!
    Not sure if im allowed to post this here but they seem a bit like rocking horse poo in all the usual places!
    Thanks

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    has he/she tried resue centres? do a good deed

    Original Poster

    Yep. Tried the local ones and nothing there either at the mo. Has already gone and bought the dishes/litter tray/collar/fluffy toys/bed etc and now cant seem to find the kitten!

    i think all you can do is watch local ads ect

    Cats Protection League is my recommendation.

    I paid £9 for my first kitten and got the next two free!
    average £3 per moggie....no it wasn't a deal,got the second from a neighbour who needed to find a home for one and the 3rd from a sob story fare my OH got when he worked as a cabbie a while back.

    I got my first from a pet shop,but are they allowed to still sell them?
    Check local ads in papers and cat charities....they are always looking for homes for unwanted kittens.

    Original Poster

    unless you actually look you think they are everywhere!!! I had to travel to basingstoke for my last one and mum and dads last 2 came from reading! CPL etc have very few come in and private ones go faster than it takes to put the advert in (except the ones that want £100 plus for them - and they are still common or garden moggies!!!)

    Banned

    muckypup

    I got my first from a pet shop,but are they allowed to still sell them?



    You can my friend, them and pups.

    As long as you declare it on your licence.

    JDeal

    You can my friend, them and pupsAs long as you declare it on your licence.


    :thumbsup:
    No one is licenced to sell me though;-)

    Cats/Kittens are thin on the ground at the moment I have a friend looking to rescue also.

    I won't go into the whole making sure they are ready for a cat as from sound of it they have made their mind up, so just keep trying rescue homes.

    Yes unfortunatley pet shops are allowed to sell them, even Harrods sells them, but never be tempted to buy a pet shop cat/dog even if you think you are rescuing them.

    We have 2 beautiful kittens, coming up to a year old. And yes we got them from a friend, we tried rescue centres and such but there was just nothing there.

    Well I will tell you the truth, I wanted a cat that had been abandoned, maybe a couple of years old but we could not really find one. (I think I was far to picky, I wanted it injected and neutered but to get one was like gold dust, oh and it had to be male). We kept on searching for a few weeks then all of a sudden a work colleague found out I was looking and she had 2 sets of new born Tom twins.

    I went to see them and how could I ever turn them down? Yes I told her I would have them when they are ready.

    Before this I had never had a kitten before, but we had a beautiful Tom called Sooty for a good 7 years, he was from a pet shop who had been abandoned in their shop, someone threw him in the door way and ran away. My other half happened to spot him a few days later and bought him (£10 or £20 I can't remember).

    He came very shy, but the good thing was, he was fully house trained and neutered (bit of luck) and soon became part of the family. Sadly he passed away last year after cancer took it's toll. Nope we never had insurance, we did pay to get him seen to but it was just to much after a few treatments so we had to let him go. Please anyone getting a pet, please get it insured, you just never know what is around the corner.

    So all in all pet shops are not all bad, in fact they can be great from our experience.

    Anyway back to our little kittens, they are now coming up to a year old and are beautiful. We have had them neutered, microchipped, injected and insured through petplan and all is going well. About ready to be shown the big outdoors soon. All of this Kitten thing is new to me, but loving it all the same.

    (The moral of my story is, it does not matter where you gt it from, it is still a life, you have to go through the same procedure no matter what, A pet shop kitten is not different to a kitten from a friend or a rescue centre. Once back home they all need the same loving and such).

    We had to give our two Siamese away after our children arrived. They went a bit mad and started crapping in the babies cot and all over the house. We rehoused them through a Siamese breeder. Still feel guilty about it.:oops:

    Be warned though, Siamese cats are highly strung and are possesive. They couldn't cope with children invading their domain.

    How much do you guys with cats tend to spend per month on them? ie food, etc etc

    well i but 2 boxes of tesco pouches per week plus 2 boxes tesco biscuits, i bag of value litter (in process of weaning him off now) so about £6 a week = £24 a month oh and £4 a month insurance

    personally too much, I have an accident prone raggie (ragdoll) however the other 2 are quite cheap to look after.

    Sorry but I find it very hard to believe that there are no abondoned/rescued ect. kittens desperate for a home anwhere in Gloucestershire. A five second search (Gloucester Cat Resue) brought up the ones below to begin with. Maybe your friend forgot to mention that the kitten must colour match all the toys that have been bought? Quite honestly I can think of no other explanation!

    CATS PROTECTION - STROUD
    Branch Tel: 01453 890113 (weekdays) or 01453 767137 (all other times)
    Tel: (lost & found) 01453 756385
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.stroudcatsprotection.com[/url]


    CATS PROTECTION - FOREST OF DEAN
    Registered Charity no: 203644
    Support Shop: The Forest Cat, 28a Newerne Street, Lydney, Glos., GL15 5RF (Tel: 01594 841848 )
    Branch Tel: 01594 833381
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.cats.org.uk[/url]


    CATS PROTECTION - TEWKESBURY & DISTRICT
    Registered Charity no: 203644
    This branch usually has up to 40 cats in their care at any one time, and is always pleased to hear from anyone able to offer one or more of them a permanent, loving home.
    'Senior Kittizens' Needing Homes: Tewkesbury branch have a number of older cats in their care who are regularly being overlooked. Please give them a call if you could offer one of them a home.
    Branch Tel: 01684 297 227
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.cats.org.uk[/url]


    CATS PROTECTION - CIRENCESTER, TETBURY & DISTRICT
    Registered Charity no: 203644
    Foster Carers Needed: The branch would love to hear from anyone who might like to volunteer as a short-term cat foster carer, either by having a pen in the garden, or utilising a spare room. All expenses are met by the branch, so please call if you could help.
    Lost & Found: The branch run a Lost & Found list - also on their website, linked below.
    Low cost neutering: If you are a full-time student, on a pension, or means-tested benefit or on a low wage you may qualify for a reduced cost neutering voucher - please contact the branch - neutering is better for your cat, and better for the future stray population!
    Address: Cirencester, Tetbury & District branch, PO Box 91, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1ZL
    Branch Tel: 01285 641289
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: cirencats.tripod.com


    CATS PROTECTION - CHELTENHAMRegistered Charity no: 203644
    Rescuing stray and unwanted cats and kittens, rehome where possible and encourage neutering. Cats are cared for by fosterers at their own homes until new homes can be found.
    Volunteers Needed: New volunteers are always welcomed to help with fundraising to support the work of the branch.
    Home Fosterers Needed: If you live in Cheltenham and would be willing to care for cats either in your home or in pens in your garden, please contact the branch as below, or visit their website for more information.
    Lost & Found: There is a Lost & Found section for cats in the Cheltenham area on their website, linked below.
    Cats Seeking Homes: Some of the cats seeking homes at this branch are featured on their website, linked below.
    Branch Tel: 01242 700 998
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.catsprotection.net[/url]


    CATS PROTECTION - GLOUCESTER
    Registered Charity no: 203644
    Areas covered: GL1, GL2, GL3, GL4, GL18 and part of GL19. This busy branch currently rehomes around 150 abandoned cats a year.
    Cats Seeking Homes: Some of the cats seeking homes at this branch are featured on their website, linked below.
    Support Shop: 3 Court Lane, Newent, Gloucester, GL18 1AR, open Mon - Sat 9am - 4:30pm, (Tel: 01531 821247)
    General Tel: 01453 826187
    Lost & Found Tel: 01531 828360
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.gloucestercats.org.uk[/url]


    THE BLUE CROSS - BURFORD ADOPTION CENTRERegistered Charity No 224392
    Covering Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire.
    Cats Seeking Homes: Some of the animals seeking homes are featured on their website, linked below.
    Rehoming Centre: Shilton Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PF
    Opening times: 10am - 3pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday - Sunday (closed Thursday). Open on Bank Holidays except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
    Tel: 01993 822 483
    Fax : 01993 822 858
    Email: [email protected]
    Burford Centre Web page: Click Here
    Web site: [url]www.thebluecross.org.uk[/url]


    GLOUCESTERSHIRE ANIMAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION & CHELTENHAM ANIMAL SHELTER
    Registered Charity no: 1081019
    Shelter: Gardners Lane, Swindon Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9JW
    Tel: 01242 523521
    Fax: 01242 523676
    Email (to Rehome an Animal): [email protected]
    Email (General Enquiries): [email protected]
    Email (to Volunteer): [email protected]
    Website: [url]www.gawa.org.uk[/url]


    5 VALLEY CAT RESCUERehistered Charity no. 1098105
    Based around Stroud, the 5 Valley Cat Rescue has been helping farm, feral, old, disabled and stray cats since the start of 2002, gaining charity status in mid 2003. They rescue cats in need, provide veterinary care where needed and rehome where possible. The group is also concerned with trapping, neutering and returning feral cats, to humanely control the population. If you can offer a loving home to a domestic cat or kitten, or could offer a semi-feral cat a home on a farm, stable or smallholding, please give them a call.
    Volunteers Needed: The group is always in need of new volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, so please call if you have a few hours to spare.
    Tel: 01453 886354
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: [url]www.5valleycatrescue.org[/url]


    TECKELS ANIMAL SANCTUARIES
    Registered Charity no: 1090897
    Teckels Animal Sanctuaries rescues cats, dogs and other pets. They have a sanctuary in Whitminster, Gloucestershire and cat rescue facilities and dog foster homes in Swindon, Wiltshire. They are currently fund raising for an additional sanctuary in Swindon.
    Rehoming Centre: Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7LU
    Tel: 01452 740300
    Fax: 07050 659 825
    Email: [email protected]
    Web site: animalsanctuary.info


    HEART (Homing, Emergency, Animal RescueTeam)
    Rescuing and rehoming in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
    Mainly helping with cats and dogs, but will assist with any animal where they can.
    Tel: 01179 868005 or 01836 252182
    Email: [email protected]


    WESTLEA ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE
    Rehoming Centre: Upper Beaulieu Farmhouse, Duke of York Road, Staunton, Nr. Coleford, Glos.

    (Please ring for an appointment first please)
    Tel: 01600 716988

    CHAPELHOUSE PERSIAN RESCUE (Persians and other pedigree breeds)Chapelhouse specialise in the rescue, welfare and re-homing of persian cats UK wide, although they will also take in and rehome any pedigree cat in need, not just Persians. They rehome pedigrees of all ages. A home check is carried out prior to re-homing. If you are looking for a persian or other pedigree cat, please consider rescuing one rather than going to a breeder. Just give them a call to find out about the cats currently in their care.
    Although based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, they rehome all over mainland Britain.
    Tel: Please contact by email initially, as below:
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: [url]www.chapelhouse-persians.co.uk[/url]


    THE CINNAMON TRUST
    Registered Charity no: 293399
    The national charity for elderly people, and their much loved, much needed companion animals. A network of 8,000 volunteers “hold hands” with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. The trust aims to keep them together - for example, by walking a dog every day for a housebound owner, fostering pets when owners need hospital care, fetching the cat food, or even cleaning the budgie's cage. And when a pet is bereaved the Trust takes on their full time, life time care.
    Short-Term Foster Homes Needed: Temporary, short-term foster homes are needed to care for bereaved cats whilst a Lifelong Home is being found, and also for when people need a hospital stay and require temporary foster care for their cat. Please contact us if you could help.
    Lifelong Foster Homes Needed: Lifelong Foster Homes are required for cats left in the care of The Trust. Future Veterinary fees will be paid by The Cinnamon Trust. Please contact as below if you could offer a home for life to a bereaved cat.
    Please Note: The Trust is not a rescue centre taking cats in for homing, but when an elderly owner dies, and their animal companion is left in their care, the Trust will do their best to find a loving, life-long foster home for them.
    Postal Address: 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HE
    Telephone: 01736 757900
    Fax: 01736 757010
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: [url]www.cinnamon.org.uk[/url]

    having mine castrated next month, £30,poor boy lol

    ^^^got any figures?

    :thumbsup:

    Ravster

    ^^^got any figures?




    loupomm

    well i but 2 boxes of tesco pouches per week plus 2 boxes tesco biscuits, … well i but 2 boxes of tesco pouches per week plus 2 boxes tesco biscuits, i bag of value litter (in process of weaning him off now) so about £6 a week = £24 a month oh and £4 a month insurance

    Sorry, was meant to be directed at ]pawsntails

    oh ok sorry

    Has your mate tried ringing round different Cat's protection league branches or just tried their local one? Their site lists them all by region, there's quite a lot within an hours drive of Gloucester. The Brum branch usually has over 50 cats at any one time.

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    Scorpius

    Has your mate tried ringing round different Cat's protection league … Has your mate tried ringing round different Cat's protection league branches or just tried their local one? Their site lists them all by region, there's quite a lot within an hours drive of Gloucester. The Brum branch usually has over 50 cats at any one time.]http://www.cats.org.uk/contact/findcp.asp



    maybethey dont 'qualify'?
    some protection/shelters have strict guidelines to who they let take an animal,

    no offence meant but even if you live in a flat/by a busy road ect can be a factor

    :roll:

    my 'ex' neighbours, who were both police officers got 2 rabbits from a shelter, but before they were allowed them they were visited to check they had an adequate hutch and run, then they had a follow up visit 3 months later!

    jerry

    Sorry but I find it very hard to believe that there are no … Sorry but I find it very hard to believe that there are no abondoned/rescued ect. kittens desperate for a home anwhere in Gloucestershire. A five second search (Gloucester Cat Resue) brought up the ones below to begin with. Maybe your friend forgot to mention that the kitten must colour match all the toys that have been bought? Quite honestly I can think of no other explanation!



    Have you ever tried to find a rescue kitten? Cat rescue centres always have loads of adult cats and hardly any kittens for 3 reasons.

    1. A lot of cats get dumped by tosserss who get a kitten because they want something cute and fluffy but haven't given any though at all to the time, effort and expense that goes into looking after one. By this stage the cute fluffy kitten is now invariably fully grown.
    2. If a cat does become pregant it's usually not that difficult to sell the kittens in the local small ads, they don't get as far as the rescue centre
    3. Because most people who want a cat want a kitten, any that do arrive in the rescue centres tend go very quickly.

    another reason for older cats ending up in the rescue centres opposed to kittens is the loss of an elderly owner

    loupomm

    another reason for older cats ending up in the rescue centres opposed to … another reason for older cats ending up in the rescue centres opposed to kittens is the loss of an elderly owner



    Good point, I'd forgotten about that. I'd imagine that's the most common reason.

    i think the fact that most cats in shelters are older is one of the reasons they are so strict about where they move on to, as if a mog had lived most its recent life with quiet elderly owners, it may not be suited to a more lively home, or be patient with kids ect, elderly cats can be temperamental, kittens easily adapt to their new surroundings, my kitten loves nothing more than a chase game with my kids!, in fact he goes looking for i!, hides behind doors and pounces them!, cries at the door for them when they go to bed

    http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u204/loupomm/troy.jpg

    beerman1

    We have 2 beautiful kittens, coming up to a year old. And yes we got … We have 2 beautiful kittens, coming up to a year old. And yes we got them from a friend, we tried rescue centres and such but there was just nothing there.Well I will tell you the truth, I wanted a cat that had been abandoned, maybe a couple of years old but we could not really find one. (I think I was far to picky, I wanted it injected and neutered but to get one was like gold dust, oh and it had to be male). We kept on searching for a few weeks then all of a sudden a work colleague found out I was looking and she had 2 sets of new born Tom twins.I went to see them and how could I ever turn them down? Yes I told her I would have them when they are ready. Before this I had never had a kitten before, but we had a beautiful Tom called Sooty for a good 7 years, he was from a pet shop who had been abandoned in their shop, someone threw him in the door way and ran away. My other half happened to spot him a few days later and bought him (£10 or £20 I can't remember).He came very shy, but the good thing was, he was fully house trained and neutered (bit of luck) and soon became part of the family. Sadly he passed away last year after cancer took it's toll. Nope we never had insurance, we did pay to get him seen to but it was just to much after a few treatments so we had to let him go. Please anyone getting a pet, please get it insured, you just never know what is around the corner.So all in all pet shops are not all bad, in fact they can be great from our experience.Anyway back to our little kittens, they are now coming up to a year old and are beautiful. We have had them neutered, microchipped, injected and insured through petplan and all is going well. About ready to be shown the big outdoors soon. All of this Kitten thing is new to me, but loving it all the same.(The moral of my story is, it does not matter where you gt it from, it is still a life, you have to go through the same procedure no matter what, A pet shop kitten is not different to a kitten from a friend or a rescue centre. Once back home they all need the same loving and such).



    That is such a beautiful story I now have tears in my eyes :cry:

    All animals deserve a loving home.

    Scorpius

    Have you ever tried to find a rescue kitten?

    [COLOR="Red"]Yep, and succeeded[/COLOR]

    Scorpius

    If a cat does become pregant it's usually not that difficult to sell the … If a cat does become pregant it's usually not that difficult to sell the kittens in the local small ads, they don't get as far as the rescue centre



    [COLOR="Red"]Some do and some don't. Let's not forget about the abandoned/rescued pregnant Queens, and there are plenty of those (countrywide). Some queens are not noticeably pregnant at the time of rescue, some are abandoned/taken in because they are pregnant[/COLOR]

    Scorpius

    Because most people who want a cat want a kitten

    [COLOR="Red"]Most? Well possibly, but even so most is not all[/COLOR]

    Scorpius

    any that do arrive in the rescue centres tend go very quickly

    [COLOR="Red"]Yes I'm sure they do, but then registered centres do hold 'want' lists and will contact you when they think they may have what you're after.[/COLOR]

    Any rescue centre worth its salt will not try to get a kitten hunter to take an adult. They should take into consideration the new owner to be wishes and attempt to match them accordingly.

    IMHO this 'friend' is possibly being too fussy, too impatient, hasn't passed the necessary checks, or don't think they will, ect., something along those lines.

    The opening post smacks to me of being a cry for a freebie kitten from anyone in Goustershire or close by. No offence meant to anyone but this is MHO.

    Original Poster

    Well!!!!!!!!!!!! with a comment like that 'Jerry' i feel I have to comment.
    You know nothing about my friend so for you to jump to conclusions says more about you than anything else. I simply asked for help - not character assasination or aggro or snide comments.
    The request was for a reasonably priced one (yes free is good but not completely necessary). Why should we have to pay £100 for a kitten just to prove that we want it. They are expensive enough with jabs, tablets, neutering, chipping etc without that cost. It will have a loving home with lots of tlc - surely the requirements for homing any kind of pet!
    Your list was helpful - there was ONE on there that they hadnt tried and will be contacting them this morning. oh yeah - the cornwall one - slightly too far out of the area so we'll give that a miss. However I feel your comments are unnecessary and downright nasty in some cases.
    I thought HUKD was a friendly place - luckily you are the only person I have come across who has a serious attitude problem while I have been on here. But I'll put it down to you having a bad day or lack of something else in your life to make you attack someone else in this matter. Im sorry you feel this way. This board and forum is for deal requests - it was to try and find the said kitten - not for any other reason. Perhaps if I had said I wanted a dozen kittens to skin and make a scarf with you would have reacted in the same way - and I would consider that to be justified but this!?!?!?! If you cant be helpful I would appreciate it if you stopped 'helping'.
    If you would like to meet either me or my friend - this could also be arranged and then you could pass comment based on facts and not by some pre-conceived idea based on nothing at all!

    and to anyone else who has commented on this thread - thank you very much for your assistance. It is much appreciated and if you do hear of any - I would still like to hear. Thanks again

    [SIZE=2]Hope you manage to find a kitten - if not just wait a few weeks until spring, which is the traditional time for spare kittens to arrive on the scene. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]About 3 years ago, my mom was asked to take on a friendly cat that was about a 7 months old, as the 'owner' was moving into a flat. Our male cat was a physio, and kept attacking us, after approx 5 months, said cat had 3 kittens, at the beginng of February, and this was considered early in the year (only ready end of March). S[/SIZE][SIZE=2]o we also had a 'buy' one get 3 free situation. Unfortunately or should I say fortunately, said mother cat tried to chase the 2 kittens we had decided keep, until she realised they were not going and moved out. Every now and then she resurfaces, tries to move into a neighbour's, who then soon realise how bad tempered she is, and disappears again - thankfully we had her neutered before she disappeared. (we do leave food out for her, however her sons now chase her away - but none of the other Toms or Fluffys that live around here - so I will not go into how much cat food costs.) [/SIZE]
    The other kitten went to a friend who's 3 year old was desperate for a kitten, and she had been struggling to find one - a few weeks later there were dozens looking for a home - so don't give up if you cannot find one in the next few weeks.

    What's the best reason for owning a cat?

    When you can't afford a Chinese take-away.

    Original Poster

    Well what a day! My elderly cat Edward (gorgeous sophisticated black short haired mog) drifted off tonight - lying on the window sill in the bathroom - one of his favourite places.
    and my mate is now the proud owner of Olly (female black and white short haired mog) - not quite the kitten he had in mind but gorgeous all the same.

    Aquatic

    Well what a day! My elderly cat Edward (gorgeous sophisticated black … Well what a day! My elderly cat Edward (gorgeous sophisticated black short haired mog) drifted off tonight - lying on the window sill in the bathroom - one of his favourite places. and my mate is now the proud owner of Olly (female black and white short haired mog) - not quite the kitten he had in mind but gorgeous all the same.



    Does that mean you have lost Edward? That's so sad.:-(

    Original Poster

    well yes - not lost exactly cos some smart arse will come out with a comment about him being on the window sill. Yes - he died tonight. at least it was through old age and not through any other way. my son was really upset and i keep looking at the sofa expecting him to by lying on the back of it! The only cat i have known who didnt actually have a meow - he only had a sort of a sqweek - always said he needed oiling!

    So sorry but that window sill will always be known as Edwards.:-(

    Our 1st cat Daisy died aged 16 years, fighting cancer till the end. She wouldn't eat so we had to leave her at the vets for the inevitable.... She even fought the vet until the bitter end.

    Daisy had a favourite shelf too and although it's long gone, the spot is still refered to as Daisy's shelf.

    A sad time for you and your son. :-(

    aw, such a shame for you:-( . i cry like a baby when my pets die lol. i also had a cat that couldnt meow, he literally couldnt make any noise at all even tho he did the mouth action:-(
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