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Q: Need Home A.S.A.P.

February 6, 2010 | By Jayharrelson | 3 answers | Expired: 1761 days ago

Homeless cat , wandered up.Unable to keep due to other animals, friendly , loveable , 6 mos. to 1 yr ( vet said ) male , 10 lbs.Tabby , Wide stripes

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Lexypetlover
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Feb 06, 2010

i hope he gets adopted :)

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Danis
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Feb 07, 2010

Boy, I live nowhere close to you otherwise I would see if I could help! Good luck, and I hope that you find someplace for this nice kitty soon.

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Jillian
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Feb 07, 2010

have him tested for feline leukemia, fiv, and heartworms. if you have a spare room to keep him, bring him in. new cats shouldn't be around other animals anyway. if you absolutely can not bring him in, use his state of living to him advantage. go to www.craigslist.org and post him under pets. try to get 4 good pictures of equal size {like 4x4 inches} to post. don't be too brief, but long posts tend to get ignored. if he's living outdoors, maybe have a pic of his living conditions.
when rehoming him, make sure you screen the hell out of perspective adopters and ALWAYS charge a rehoming fee {$25 is fair for a stray}. rehoming fees keep animals from being sold to labs, used in dog fighting, and from going to someone who can't provide for them.
screen everyone on the phone first, then have them over to meet the cat {preferably indoors}, but deliver the cat to them on another day. no matter how nice the people seem, sometimes it's not a safe home and you won't know that until you see it.
ask people whatever you need to know to ensure he goes to a good home {it's never invasive when you're responsible for someone elses safety}. i ask about their work schedule {b/c cat's take time}, their other animals, children, if they declaw {that can really mess up a cat physically and mentally}, why they're interested in the cat, and just get a good idea of how caring and responsible they are. i normally turn down more people than i approve, but that goes w/posting on craigslist. you get everyone looking on there, good and bad. the only time i had to rehome a cat living out in the cold, i got over 5 calls in just a few days and he had a home within a week. good luck!

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