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Q: Getting a new kitten

July 28, 2009 | By Vanessa G. | 10 answers | Expired: 1907 days ago

Vanessa G.

I want a kitten, preferably 3-4 months. Where is the best place to look for a decently priced (does it come with shots, deworming...etc) kitten?

Are there any websites that sell hand me down pet supplies?

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Sheltervt
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Jul 28, 2009

your local shelter or rescue! Summer is kitten season, and shelters and rescues nationwide are full to overflowing with cats and kittens of all descriptions. Check out www.petfinder.com to search for shelters in your area. Don't just rely on the available listings the shelters post on that website, though, as new kittens come in all the time, and ther are doubtless several available that aren't yet listed online.

Make sure your finances are in order, and understand the true costs of pet ownership. Even getting a kitten from a great rescue that spays/neuters, vaccinates, worms, flea treats, and microchips the kittens prior to adoption, there are still regular expenses out of your own pocket like basic vet exam, booster shots, possible re-worming, monthly flea treatments, high-quality food, etc, as well as the need to have money set aside in case of emergency. Many pet owners are stunned to realize that vet clinics demand payment prior to treatment in case of emergency. Sock money aside before you even get a pet, just to be fully prepared.

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Kayla L.
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Jul 28, 2009

Getting Ursula as a free cat and going with all the discount options I know, still costs at least $115 using low cost vaccine services, county sterilization voucher but paying for pain meds, felv testing and vaccinations, deworming and booster shots. add on the $50 setup for brush, litter box, litter, food and dishes. Start up costs on any animal are roughly $100-200 dollars.

Tommy was thru the county as a stray. He cost $25. He has his rabies, first round of 4 way, neuter already but still will run me $86 to have him tested and fully vaccinated PLUS he caught a nasty cold where we had him on antibiotics orally for a week or two after getting a shot to get them started. Woo. $70. His exam cost was covered by the free vet check. This would have probably ran me $120 instead.

I have several friends that don't keep up on vaccinations and don't have their cat chipped and don't do all the things I do, but as they are members of the family, I do what I feel is the responsible thing. Your costs may vary

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jackie
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Jul 28, 2009

go to your local shelter they have many wonderful pet who desperstely need a home. they usually come vacinated , tested and some even fixed. the price of these kitties covers a latge no of things. donot but of the internet you have no idea what your getting. a petstore doesnt do anything but sell them and again you have no idea what your getting . If you adopt you would be saving a life

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