Kitten wanted - Glasgow area

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Posted 3rd Nov
Anyone know best place to get a kitten apart from rescue centres?
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Why not a rescue centre?
Give some poor little kitten/cat a second chance.
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:25

Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay …Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay off this thread.


You are getting valid advice and opinions, just not the one you wanted to hear. If you really want a kitten then I'm sure that you could find ones for sale in your local area if you look around, check with pet shops, look on Gumtree or whatever.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 3rd Nov
fanpages03/11/2019 21:03

Some very catty responses in this thread.



I think the OP is feline a bit annoyed.
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:36

You don't know me so don't make assumptions.I'm asking where to get a …You don't know me so don't make assumptions.I'm asking where to get a kitten. Not read your rubbish!


I told you Gumtree or Facebook.
If my posts are rubbish report them,I haven`t posted anything offensive just some hometruths that some find hard to cope with.
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Why not a rescue centre?
Give some poor little kitten/cat a second chance.
Treboeth03/11/2019 19:53

Why not a rescue centre?Give some poor little kitten/cat a second chance.


Tried but as nobody at home during the day for 3 days a week they refused. Had a 17 year old Cat from 6 weeks old who spent 5 days a week at home alone with no issues at a young age.
@greenyblades they need company as much as humans do,get a pair of budgies or a pair of hamsters etc
At least they have company while you are out.
Treboeth03/11/2019 19:59

@greenyblades they need company as much as humans do,get a pair of budgies …@greenyblades they need company as much as humans do,get a pair of budgies or a pair of hamsters etcAt least they have company while you are out.


Disagree. My last cat was an outdoor Cat. No issues at all plus he was very loyal.
You shouldn't really have a cat tbh.
And is that why the rescue centre is refusing you?
Edited by: "chimp14uk" 3rd Nov
chimp14uk03/11/2019 20:16

You shouldn't really have a cat tbh.And is that why the rescue centre is …You shouldn't really have a cat tbh.And is that why the rescue centre is refusing you?


Definitely.
They look at the total environment for the animal and not the person.



On a side note for an owner of an outside cat @greenyblades do you clean up after your pet and take responsibility for any wildlife it kills ?
Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay off this thread.
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:25

Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay …Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay off this thread.


You are getting valid advice and opinions, just not the one you wanted to hear. If you really want a kitten then I'm sure that you could find ones for sale in your local area if you look around, check with pet shops, look on Gumtree or whatever.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 3rd Nov
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:25

Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay …Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay off this thread.


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Get one off Gumtree or Facebook and good luck with the vets bills.
Haircut_10003/11/2019 20:27

You are getting valid advice and opinions, just not that ones you wanted …You are getting valid advice and opinions, just not that ones you wanted to hear.


Read the original post and question!
Treboeth03/11/2019 20:27

Looks up at the section Discussions Get one off Gumtree or …Looks up at the section Discussions Get one off Gumtree or Facebook and good luck with the vets bills.


Do me a favour. Stay off this thread!
You want a cat/kitten that you won’t be at home for?
DanSpaghetti03/11/2019 20:31

You want a cat/kitten that you won’t be at home for?


Cats aren't just for the unemployed!
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:30

Do me a favour. Stay off this thread!


Do me a favour and be a responsible pet owner.


Or don`t ask questions on an open forum.
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:25

Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay …Sweet jesus... If you can't advise where I can get a cat then please stay off this thread.


Karm down love.
Treboeth03/11/2019 20:34

Do me a favour and be a responsible pet owner.Or don`t ask questions on an …Do me a favour and be a responsible pet owner.Or don`t ask questions on an open forum.


You don't know me so don't make assumptions.

I'm asking where to get a kitten. Not read your rubbish!
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:36

You don't know me so don't make assumptions.I'm asking where to get a …You don't know me so don't make assumptions.I'm asking where to get a kitten. Not read your rubbish!


I told you Gumtree or Facebook.
If my posts are rubbish report them,I haven`t posted anything offensive just some hometruths that some find hard to cope with.
Try local vets as most vets have cats/kittens that they try to rehome independently before sending to shelters.
Some very catty responses in this thread.
fanpages03/11/2019 21:03

Some very catty responses in this thread.



I think the OP is feline a bit annoyed.
Have you tried your local takeaway? ask for precooked
.MUFC.03/11/2019 21:05

Have you tried your local takeaway? ask for precooked


Prefer dog
it is a bit sad but people give away their pets free on gumtree. they may be sick though or come with issues, as the rescue centre check them before they give them away, so they disclose all the health conditions of the pet. you don't get this information from a gumtree person
Edited by: "mutley1" 3rd Nov
I hope you get one that tears your house apart and pees all over your bed, so you learn a lesson not to leave them alone for days. PS: good luck
Jelly.Bean04/11/2019 00:30

I hope you get one that tears your house apart and pees all over your bed, …I hope you get one that tears your house apart and pees all over your bed, so you learn a lesson not to leave them alone for days. PS: good luck


Much better they don`t get one at all and an animal doesn`t suffer being locked inside all day.

If it was a human being locked up it`s punishment but if it`s a pet we accept it




2 budgies 2 dogs very rarely left alone but always loved.
Treboeth04/11/2019 00:37

Much better they don`t get one at all and an animal doesn`t suffer being …Much better they don`t get one at all and an animal doesn`t suffer being locked inside all day.If it was a human being locked up it`s punishment but if it`s a pet we accept it :(2 budgies 2 dogs very rarely left alone but always loved.


It’s sad enough when you can see in their eyes they want their momma cat. So if we don’t provide the love, it’s cruelty. How some people think that’s ok is beyond me. I agree it’s much better they don’t get one. But that won’t stop them, selfish humans.
Edited by: "Jelly.Bean" 4th Nov
Jelly.Bean04/11/2019 00:48

It’s sad enough when you can see in their eyes they want their momma cat. S …It’s sad enough when you can see in their eyes they want their momma cat. So if we don’t provide the love, it’s cruelty. How some people think that’s ok is beyond me. I agree it’s much better they don’t get one. But that won’t stop them, selfish humans.


You two should get a real job!
greenyblades03/11/2019 20:32

Cats aren't just for the unemployed!


Didn’t say they were but seems odd to want a cat to not be there the majority of the time? Wind your neck in
If the OP had an outdoor cat for 17 years I think it's reasonable to assume that there will be the ability for the kitten to come and go as it pleases once it is old enough. In the meantime the kitten would see more up close interaction over the course of a week than it would receive in a cage at the rescue centre

I personally think a cat being cooped up indoors for it's entire life is cruel, but I wouldn't tell anyone that chose to do that to their cat that they ought not have one.

Cats are more than capable of adapting to their surroundings. To me that's the beauty of them
Edited by: "OllieSt" 4th Nov
I love cats, I love dogs, but being away three days a week is a red flag. The authorities (rescue centre, in this case) are concerned about the welfare of the animal, and yes, cats are more independent but prospective owners focus more on what THEY want rather than whether they have an appropriate environment/routines for the new member of their family.

It may have "worked for you in the past" but cats can't answer back, and maybe for some, as long as the animal is still alive and fed enough they see that as "caring for" their pet. Maybe people around you don't always know your lifestyle/how the cat is cared for, and don't comment. Or maybe they do and you ignore their viewpoints?

They still need company and socialisation, be it with other humans or other animals. And interaction and play.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Nov
My sister has a neighbour who works as some sort of sound engineer and he has a beautiful grey, gorgeous cat. Unfortunately as he's away a lot, this poor (female) feline often goes from garden to garden/the local area mewing looking for shelter (my sister buys food for her now, as she's sometimes ravenously hungry). This cat appears in different neighbours' houses.

I wonder if he "forgets" about his cat and spends too much time away from home whilst leaving her outside to "fend for herself"?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Nov
louiselouise04/11/2019 11:53

I love cats, I love dogs, but being away three days a week is a red flag. …I love cats, I love dogs, but being away three days a week is a red flag. The authorities (rescue centre, in this case) are concerned about the welfare of the animal, and yes, cats are more independent but prospective owners focus more on what THEY want rather than whether they have an appropriate environment/routines for the new member of their family.It may have "worked for you in the past" but cats can't answer back, and maybe for some, as long as the animal is still alive and fed enough they see that as "caring for" their pet. Maybe people around you don't always know your lifestyle/how the cat is cared for, and don't comment. Or maybe they do and you ignore their viewpoints?They still need company and socialisation, be it with other humans or other animals. And interaction and play.


OP mention he/ she not at home during the day 3 days a week.
i don't think it meant he/ she is out 72 hours??

Is it meant that the only people is allow to have kitten are those unemployed or retired & sitting at home whole day??
Edited by: "Cisco060606" 4th Nov
louiselouise04/11/2019 11:58

My sister has a neighbour who works as some sort of sound engineer and he …My sister has a neighbour who works as some sort of sound engineer and he has a beautiful grey, gorgeous cat. Unfortunately as he's away a lot, this poor (female) feline often goes from garden to garden/the local area mewing looking for shelter (my sister buys food for her now, as she's sometimes ravenously hungry). This cat appears in different neighbours' houses. I wonder if he "forgets" about his cat and spends too much time away from home whilst leaving her outside to "fend for herself"?



He seems to have soundly-engineered that arrangement.
fanpages04/11/2019 14:26

He seems to have soundly-engineered that arrangement.



I think he too is of the mindset that "cats can fend for themselves".
Cisco06060604/11/2019 14:18

OP mention he/ she not at home during the day 3 days a week.i don't think …OP mention he/ she not at home during the day 3 days a week.i don't think it meant he/ she is out 72 hours??Is it meant that the only people is allow to have kitten are those unemployed or retired & sitting at home whole day??



Maybe needs clarity, but something must be wrong if a rescue centre has rejected you.
louiselouise04/11/2019 14:30

Maybe needs clarity, but something must be wrong if a rescue centre has …Maybe needs clarity, but something must be wrong if a rescue centre has rejected you.


As I said above,rescue centres look at the needs and welfare of the animal first and foremost.
We've had rescues in our family for years and they are rarely left home alone,when they are they have each other for company.
Edited by: "Treboeth" 4th Nov
louiselouise04/11/2019 11:58

My sister has a neighbour who works as some sort of sound engineer and he …My sister has a neighbour who works as some sort of sound engineer and he has a beautiful grey, gorgeous cat. Unfortunately as he's away a lot, this poor (female) feline often goes from garden to garden/the local area mewing looking for shelter (my sister buys food for her now, as she's sometimes ravenously hungry). This cat appears in different neighbours' houses. I wonder if he "forgets" about his cat and spends too much time away from home whilst leaving her outside to "fend for herself"?


#MeToomoggie
Edited by: "OllieSt" 4th Nov
Rescue centre refused a kitten but not a cat over 6 months old. I'd prefer a kitten. Im out from 8am to 5.30pm 3 days a week. No problem with an outdoor Cat.

Thanks to those who have been helpful. Will try local vet.
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