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Low income/unemployed people and pets

This is a forum to discuss legislation and legal matters pertaining to the rights and welfare of cats. Please remember to counter ideas and opinions with which you don't agree with friendly and helpful advice and responses.

  
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Pete- Fountain

So happy to have- a safe and- loving home!
 
 
Purred: Tue Mar 29, '11 11:23am PST 
SO glad to read that Kaya, know it will make things much easier for your mama.

The New Orleans Kitties
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Patch

Patch - wallpaper- stripper
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 30, '11 7:43am PST 
This type of thread makes my blood boil. Why should we not have animals?? I am a pensioner, I am back up to 5 cats now Ginge has come back. The 4 young ones are now insured and they want for nothing as I go without myself if the need arises.way to go
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Al Hirt

A Jazzy New- Orleans Kitty
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 30, '11 8:09am PST 
Patch's Person: The general concesus is that Low income/unemployed people SHOULD have pets. We all shared how we manage to take care of our furry family and still deal with salary cuts, rising costs, etc.

We feel the same way you do.

The New Orleans Kitties
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Nellie

yummyyummy i got- fancy feast in- my tummy
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 30, '11 9:01am PST 
patches person- i was asking why some people feel low income/uneployed shouldnt have pets, as i have seen posts like that. mom never said i think.

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Patch

Patch - wallpaper- stripper
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 30, '11 12:19pm PST 
Thanks both. I know it's been said on other forums than this. We should have pets, I can't imagine my life without some sort of pet.
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Nellie

yummyyummy i got- fancy feast in- my tummy
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 30, '11 12:53pm PST 
mom always said she cant imgaine her life without me and alexis in it. when she adopted us she wasnt working. she plans adopt two more in furture.
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Peck

Miss Peck - princess
 
 
Purred: Thu Apr 7, '11 2:26am PST 
I agree perhaps those of us who have to make real sacrifices due to our animals put a lot more emphasis on the T and L of TLC. We were just barely making due before the recession and not at all after, I could have couch surfed, etc to make do but instead had to move out of state, and give up everything I knew rather than lose my babies. We still get by, and I still love them more than ever. They have never gone hungry, even though we people have and have never been deprived of the care they need. Fortunately they are really healthy kids.
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Ginge

the ginja ninja
 
 
Purred: Thu Apr 7, '11 8:38am PST 
Thanks Peck. We all have to make sacrifices in order to keep our kitties, god knows I do, they still get treats, they get good food, I spoil them.wave

Ginge has just come back to me too, so now I am back up to 5 kits.dancing
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Miss Edith

Oh rly foo?
 
 
Purred: Fri Apr 8, '11 10:57am PST 
I don't think people who can't afford it should own more than what they can afford. Has anyone been on the answer board lately? There are loads of people writing in with way too many cats telling horror stories of low cost back door alterings gone wrong, kittens dying painfully for weeks without them realizing it, cats with eyes bleeding, anuses leaking, vomiting everything up for weeks then vomiting pink froth, howling day and night you name it and theyre on Catster instead of at the vet most likely because they can't afford it. It's not to say they shouldn't have pets. It's that they really shouldn't have 4 or 5 or even 2. My husband and I are considered upper middle income and with vet bills, Revolution, food and toys we can only support 2 indoor and 1 indoor/outdoor comfortably. It's actually uncomfortably. Since I adopted Penn and Teller and Sinatra came around I've been consistently spending around $1100/month on cats. I could rent my cats their own house. That's pretty ridiculous. Cats are hard to care for with their picky eating, consistent health issues and the ones that seem to pop up and need a neuter. Even my vet had to turn down an adoption I tried to get him to take because he couldn't afford a 5th cat. MY VET. He's a feline specialist! Good lord you would think he'd have everything he needed! Maybe I'm playing the bad guy here or the voice of reason but once again I want to be clear -- I do NOT think low income or unemployed people should not have a cat. I just don't think anyone should fool themselves into thinking they can have multiple cats without the income to support the care that is required. Anyone with cats knows that they don't suffer loudly. Just because they aren't whining doesn't mean something isn't wrong. They need exams when their behavior shifts, they need monthly heart worm prevention because heart worms? Incurable in a cat. Yearly exams that's up for debate people argue about that constantly laugh out loud
If you can do all of this for each of your cats then that's great and I envy you. But if you cant you have to ask yourself, who is having that many cats benefitting? You or them? Especially if one goes on with an undiagnosed and untreated problem for weeks?
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♥- Nina- ♥- rehomed

Jellybean the- queen <3
 
 
Purred: Fri Apr 8, '11 7:46pm PST 
Eww P and T you've made me wanna get the bucket, but I agree with you 100%. That was well said. smile
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