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Borrowing someone’s (anyone’s) cat for a child’s party. A good or bad idea? — 4 Comments

  1. Asking to borrow someone’s cat for a children’s party shouldn’t even be a question on anyone’s mind.
    Cats aren’t for displaying, costuming, or being possibly cuddled by strange 2-4 year olds.
    They’re not even close to being borrowing items like garments or pens.
    Regardless, there are so many liability issue that I lose count. What if the cat hasn’t been rabies vaccinated? What if the cat scratches or bites a child (most cats aren’t safe around that age group without close and constant supervision)? What if the cat escapes from the house and is hit by a car?

    This thinking is strange and the answer is, “NO!” even if an explicit contract is draw up.

    • Dee, I don’t know why your comment was held for moderation. I will investigate the software. Your comments should publish immediately.

  2. Overall I think this idea is beyond idiotic, for loss of a better word. Obviously cats are not props or party accoutrements. This concept reminds me of other practices such as “swimming with a tiger” which I feel are cruel and inhumane. “Borrowing” an animal for use in this way is just wrong. It could also lead to children growing up to view animals as objects, rather than learning to respect them as sentient beings. 😠💜💜🐾

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