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Q: Will they take it?

February 25, 2010 | By Ches21 | 8 answers | Expired: 1744 days ago

Ches21

If you have a cat that you want to take to the humane socitey and it is sick will they take it and get it well and then put it up for adoption after it is better or will they only take it if you want them to put it down? Also will they take in a cat that has more than just that problem one that is not neutered, sprays, will not get along with other cats and has to be placed in a home where it is the only cat and does not like men but likes women. But this cat has alot of pluses too he plays fetch will wrestle with small dogs loves attention is a motor box and a talker and has had a small amount of leash training
would an animal shelter take a cat like this? My main qeustion is will they take a sick cat and get it well and then find it a home?

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Jillian
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Feb 25, 2010

you mean will they take the cat and not just put them to sleep? if you're referring to a kill shelter, it all depends on how much they would have to put into the cat versus how much they would get back. if the cost of caring for the cat exceeds the adoption fee by too much, they will likely put them down.
as for the cat who sprays...they probably would put him to sleep. unfortunately, if he has been spraying, having him fixed won't stop it. and depending on how long he's been spraying basically determines if this can ever be corrected. if it's only been a month or two, his chances of quitting are far, far greater than if it's been going on for say...a year or more.
rescues are a better bet than a shelter, even better than a no-kill shelter. i don't want to say they're more compassionate. it's more like, they're able to show more care and concern for each individual animal b/c they often have far less to care for.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 27, 2010

Every Humane Society is different. They're not connected & they have their own rules. The best thing to do is call & ask specific questions. I once lived where the humane society was supposed to be no-kill so when I found a sick cat I called to see if they could take it. They said they would. I asked what they would do with her & they kind of avoided the question. So I worded the question very specifically & they said that if the cat was indeed sick or pregnant they would euthanize her. I took her to the vet & got everything taken care of & then found a rescue group instead.

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Josiesue02
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Feb 25, 2010

You would want to check with the shelter. All have different policies. Also, it depends on what the cat has.

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