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When i go off to college get settled and get a job i want to get a baby kitten that was abandened and rescue it, is there orginsations that you can sign up with?


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Im sure that there are plenty of rescue organisations you'd be able to get a kitten and be able to rehome. I don't live where you do, but im sure in most places there's always a rescue centre rehoming animals. Like you said if your going to college then you should wait until your settled down and have money, i'd love quite a few animals lol but i have to wait until i've completed Uni, got a job and some good money... then maybe i'll get some animals .

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There could be some local SPCAs that you could look into. I think mostly every state has one. Or look up animal rescue pages on the yellow pages. From experience, it's really rewarding.

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Can you keep the kitten? is that what you did with Simba... I want a super tiny one.


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sorry to double post... where did you find Simba?


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lol...it's kind of a funny story but first, you can actually volunteer to foster a kitten or a family. Then when they are old enough to adopt you can adopt one of those. I've heard it's really rewarding to do that and you get to raise the kitten.
I actually got simba off a friend of my mother's who use to go to AA meetings. A mother cat gave birth in that building because it was in december and it was really cold (I use to live in chicago). The mother cat wasn't paying attention to simba so I offered them to take him in and they took the rest of the cats and the mother to the pound so they wouldn't be cold. Simba was around 2-3 weeks when I got him. He couldn't walk yet and he was sick. I bottle fed him till he was about 2-3 months. I loved nursing him.
Sky was the one I got from the shelter. I think she was 6 months at the time.
Kitty season (when a lot of cats come into the shelter) starts in May, just so you know. That's the best time to offer to foster or to adopt because a lot of kittens come in sick or too young to be adopted.

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Check local organizations... or do what we do... find some stray mother ready to have kittens and take her in. Or something of that nature. That's how we got Willie and he's big and adopted out. Two unnamed babies who went to places to be adopted out and our newest Botox... who I'm getting attached too. rofl... we did laundry today. I'll post pics sometime. I"m sure there are plenty of strays around looking for an adopting. If you can foster kittens, great! But my push is always, go adopt an adult. They're much less likely to find homes... kittens are cute and they go fast... its when hit 1 and 2 that people just walk past the cages... don't even bother to give them a hello or a pet.


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lol i think i might be one of those wierd people wh have 20 cats!!! i go to the shelters and want to adopt them all!!!


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HEy, I can hook you up with a cat that nees a home...right now, if my figure of 2.4 surviving kittens per litter to 90 days, we should have about 14 strays that need a home. I currently have two in my office. It's hard to mail kittens, though...

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You can hit just about any shelter anywhere around May and June and you will find that they are full up on kittens. However most rescues will not allow you to adopt a tiny baby. If they are with the mother they need to be at least 6 weeks. You can try fostering bottle feds but that is a lot of work. If they are really tiny they need to be fed every two hours. I don't adopt out kittens until they are a minimum of 8 weeks. You can't really give them shots for anything, except distemper at 6 weeks and they can not be tested for Felv/FIV until at least 8 weeks. I have seen so many heartaches with people wanting tiny kittens. When kittens come from shelters they are in close quarters with other cats that carry disease and are very susceptible to catching everything and many times not surviving. You also have lots of genetic problems going on that could also decrease their survival rate. When you are ready these are things you want to consider before you rescue a kitten. It doesn't matter how clean the facility is either these things just happen. You want to make sure that the place you get your kitten from keeps decent medical care of their animals. You want to make sure they test and deworm at the very least. I feel safer once I know they have made it through their first vaccine. I have seen litters pass after the vaccine because they have underlying problems that you wouldn't know about until it was too late. And if you decide to bring home fosters you may want to take into consideration other cats in your house. Distemper exists and I have seen cats with vaccines against it still die. Plus all of the other diseases that you can easily transfer just from them being on your clothes and in your hair. You also have to prepare yourself that they just might not be okay and you may lose some kittens. It is not an easy decision. It would help a lot more if people just spay or neutered their animals and there were no more kittens.
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it would have to be after i move out to the south.... i need to get an appartment and find a roommate... or i am going to get stuck in a dorm which is the last thing i want!!!

Dena i wouldnt mind working in a shelter at all i have a weird school schedual so i cant get a job i m going to be as school from 1050 to about 12:20 (mon-th) the from 6 pm to 8:30 (mon &wed) and since i have school in the middle of day most people wont hire me :humph:, but if i volunteer at a shleter then i can spend time with my kitty and other kitties


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Yea, actually, I didn't even know all the diseases a young kitten could have. I guess I was pretty lucky with simba because all he ever had were a small parasite, some worms, and an upper respiratory infection (which is pretty common with cats). You would need to bottle feed every 2 hours which is what I did with Simba.

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Sorry to double post but I did find these two humane societies in WA for future reference.
Humane Society for Seattle

Tacoma Humane Society

The found animals are usually the ones that go up for fostering and the adoptable animals are of course, adoptable. Kittens are usually fostered if they are under 2 months old.

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I would say that if you are in schooling of any type, it might not be prudent to want to foster a bottle-fed kitten. It's the same if you work somewhere where you cannot bring the kitten. They require CONSTANT attention! When I had Gerona, I had to get everyone I possibly could involved so that she would be fed every 2 hours while I was at school. It's VERY time consuming and physically demanding work (in the sense that you will NOT be getting much sleep at all).

But, I am positive there are lots of shelters that would want/need someone who could foster a young cat or even an adult who came from an abusive home. I find that helping re-socialise cats to becoming loving family members is just as rewarding as bottle feeding orphans. The work involved is a little different, but the emotional rewards and feelings are the same.

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Yeah i thought of that... I was thinking during the summer if they dont do summer classes... we'll see


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