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  1. I agree too, it’s high time all kittens and cats were treated as living beings with the right to a good and loving home. To too many people they are just possessions, some just ‘have to have’ a kitten without considering the needs of a kitten or the cost of vaccinations, neutering etc
    Just recently someone asked our local Cats Protection why when someone wants to adopt a kitten, they charge so much.
    Not a thought in her head that all CP kittens are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered if old enough, all things that cost the charity money. She was obviously one of the type who would take up a ‘free kitten’ sign and the cat would end up in a bad home. Anything worth having is worth paying for and valued more.
    People who take free kittens are likely to relinquish the cat eventually, easy come easy go.
    There’s also the horror of free kittens ending up in labs!
    So many vulnerable little lives are left to fate.
    There is no excuse in England not to have a cat neutered, Cats Protection will give a voucher to anyone in financial difficulties and I’m sure our problems with too many homeless cats are not as bad as in the USA but they are bad enough at present with so many people struggling for money and our local Shelters are overflowing. Being no kill they are desperate to find homes for some of the many cats, but never for free!

  2. I totally agree. This is the route of all the problems for both cat lovers and haters. If only it could be written into the law somehow, reasonably. Such that one must have some license or some organised body to be accountable to if they have an un-fixed cat. I guess that might also seem pretty over controling. But if you are not allowed to own a cat that is not fixed, without being registered somewhere, perhaps people would spend the money on the operation and save paying the potential fine for not following the rules. This would be an added cost for breeders too hopefully. Breeders dont exactly help the situation really. There should be a limit on the number of breeders per breed and those that do exist legally should be looked at carefully. Well, cats are living beings aren’t they. So why not get serious about it.

    • Yes, Marc your last sentence pretty well sums it up for me. People are not serious about dealing with this. It is not seen as a problem by the politicians. Or if it is seen as a problem by some politicians they have not prioritized it. One factor is the economic crisis. In a better world financial climate that was stable perhaps that would help put the unwanted cat on the list of things to do.

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