OK so someone answered my craigslist ad. This guy says he has 5 dogs that he leaves outside. He wants to adopt Blackie.
If he treats his dogs like this, what guarantee do I have that he'll treat the cat better ? The last experience I had finding a home for a cat was bad. The lady turned out to have 18 other cats and they raided her and took all her pets. That poor cat wound up at the shelter-anyway. Maybe that is shadowing this decision? I am new to Vegas and I don't know who to trust or what to look out for...
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Why do you keep getting animals you are unable to care for. Animals need life long homes. Please keep this in mind the next time you adopt. Go with you gut instinct and keep your add posted. Blackie will thank you!
I agree with the former poster. You better find Blackie a better home than someone who leaves his five dogs outside. Blackie will be left outside to fend for himself, or even worse, he might be killed by these five dogs! Either find Blackie a new home or take him to a shelter if you can't keep him. POOR BLACKIE!
The OP may be involved in foster care or rescue work...Right, just say no to this jerk. Good thing you found out about him before he adopted your cat.
The Magnificent Seven answered on 1/15/12. Helpful? / 1
5 outdoor dogs is a red flag. Maybe they are big, poorly house-trained dogs and it just isn't feasible to keep them indoors and he has a big fenced in back yard with heated dog houses... but I'd be pretty concerned these are fighting dogs and he is looking for any free cats that he can use to train them for bloodthirstiness. If you get a good feeling about him from talking to him proceed very cautiously. If he's not already have Blackie fixed, and tell this guy the adoption fee will be the cost of the neuter surgery- save the bill. Tell him you'd like him to come over and meet Blackie in person, and observe him closely to make sure he's acting like a genuine cat lover genuinely excited about getting to know Blackie. If that goes well and you plan to move forward with the adoption, tell him you will be personally delivering him to his house to help settle him in and make sure everything is set up, and you run if those dogs aren't happy and healthy and he's not set up for a new pet cat.
Hannah answered on 1/15/12. Helpful? / 2
This cat and another were rescued: the other one was abandoned by a neighbor and has since been given away. This one was a stray that she had been leaving food. When she left her old house for a new one, she didn't want to abandon the cat that had become so used to coming to her house to eat, so she took it in (with the intention of giving it away after getting it shots, fixed, etc).
It's been much more difficult for her to give away this cat because it's a bit rough. She would not feel right giving it to a house with other cats or children, because -- while it is not outright violent -- it does like playing rough and absolutely insists upon being the alpha. Unfortunately, she owns another cat that does the same, so her current cats and this cat are essentially incompatible.
She actually would love to keep the cat, but it's been almost 6 months and little to no progress has been made in acclimating them to each other.