Trying to home kittens w rescue org They want to adopt 2 to couple has 2 declawed cats I am against declaw What to do?
The couple are ideal otherwise. Retired - at home - have house - have enough money for cats - last cat lived to 17 yrs. - have vet. But I can't stand the thought that they could declaw these kittens. I would rather euthanize than declaw and I do not want to euthanize - that's why I want to find homes. I still have the kittens because they have not been spayed yet and are do to be this week. The couple has filled out the contract and paid the adoption fee to the organization. The adoption would have to be cancelled. Then the people are not happy and the adoption organization is not happy and I still need to find good homes for the cats. But I feel that I have to protect them as much as I can - including minimzing the chance of declaw. I am just too conflicted about this adoption.
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Follow your gut instinct. I personally would not adopt a kitten or cat out to a person who had declawed his or her own pet. I also would not adopt a puppy or dog out to a person who had maimed his or her dog by removing the ears or tail.
I'm assuming you are exaggerating about euthanizing the kittens. Worse than adopting them out, but better than killing them, would be keeping them yourself.
Bastet answered on Sep 21st.
WHAT????? You would rather EUTHANIZE these kittens instead of declaw. Where is the rational thinking with that???? Declawing is an extreme and yes painful surgery but you would rather KILL them, I just don’t understanding this at all. Miss Meany is declawed from her previous owners, she endured the surgery but she is alive, healthy and hopefully will live many many years.
Finding forever homes for these kittens is the most important thing and this family seems to have everything to offer, which you admitted yourself. If your idea of protecting them is killing them, you’re out of your mind. This question has ticked me off. I as well agree, declawing isn't necessary but it's a choice some people make and they have that right. If you would never declaw a cat, that’s great but you should never let your own personal choice get in the way of pets finding a loving home. I still can’t get past the, you’d rather euthanize….unbelievable
Finding a forever, loving, protected home is what counts, a lot of pets never find this. I guess these little ones may never know what that is because you would rather KILL THEM!!!!!!! Disgusting!!!!!
Minuit AKA Miss Meany answered on 9/21/09. Helpful? / 2
The organization I volunteer with would not adopt to these people. We also would never euthanize any healthy animal we have. All of our kittens/cats are in foster homes- as we do not have a physical shelter. So, we keep them until the proper home comes along- in some cases that has taken years. Has anyone tried to explain to these people about declawing? Many people are horrified when they learn about it, and will change their opinion. Maybe discussing it with them is the answer. Good luck!
♥ TT ♥ answered on 9/21/09. Helpful? / 2
WHAT!!!!???? I personally am VERY much against declawing. I think it's barbaric, cruel and should be banned in the United States. However, even I feel that cats are better off with bloody little sore paws than they are being put to death for no other reason than the fact that you don't want the adopters to declaw them. How could you even think that makes sense?? How awful!! Please reconsider and let the kitties have a good home even if it means they might lose their claws.
Allie answered on 9/21/09. Helpful? / 0
Whoa, hold on a minute. I agree that declawing is horrible, but euthanize the kittens instead? That's very rash. Please don't do anything stupid.
What you can do, however, is talk to the rescue group. Tell them of your concerns. See what they say. It may be that they've already talked to these people and educated them and have extracted a promise not to declaw. And truthfully, that's the best they might be able to do. If that hasn't been broached, ask if you could talk to the adopters about it. If you do get that chance, please be objective rather than this emotional. You will not win any points if the adopters think you're off your rocker.
Secondly, you could always tell the rescue group that you have decided to keep these kittens for yourself. True, they will no longer help you find homes, but it would at least give you an opportunity to choose your own adopters. But that can only work if you sought them, and they not you. If the latter, I'm not sure what else you can do.
Gracie answered on 9/21/09. Helpful? / 0