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#1 frozie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

We are currently trying to adopt a cat but they all seem to be for adults or families with older kids.  We are not fussed about the age although I don't want a kitten.  There is one suitable at the closest RSPCA but he is only 8 months old so am really not sure although he is a cute little boy.  Is there any other shelters I should be looking at??  

We have only had budgies in the past and after many talks, feel we are finally ready to take the plunge into cat ownership.  Now we have made the decision, we are all super excited and want a cat ASAP but I do realize we need to take our time and make the right choice as he/she will be with us forever.

I am probably over thinking it all but any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated  original.gif

#2 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

Where are you? The shelters are absolutely full to the brim here. Also it may be that you're near someone who can help.

#3 Apageintime

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Have you been looking online adoptapet or petrescue are good sites.

Otherwise, just keep waiting. It's kitten season so lots of mummy cats will be looking for homes once their babies are weaned.

#4 Pongo

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Yes where are you located?  There will be heaps of older cats available for adoption at the no kill shelters.


#5 mewsings

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Where are you OP ?  I canhelp put in you touch with some really lovely rescue groups in Perth.

#6 jai*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

We got our cat from a shelter and he was deemed 'perfect for families with kids' - but I agree most of the cats I've seen recently say "best kept indoors", "no kids" etc - it does make it hard.

#7 frozie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

We are on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

#8 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (jai* @ 15/11/2012, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We got our cat from a shelter and he was deemed 'perfect for families with kids' - but I agree most of the cats I've seen recently say "best kept indoors", "no kids" etc - it does make it hard.


Unless you have a run, any cat is best kept indoors.  unsure.gif

#9 jai*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 15/11/2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you have a run, any cat is best kept indoors.  unsure.gif

I disagree.
We rent therefore can't have a cat run.
Our cat goes out at 6am when we get up and comes in and out on his own throughout the day and is then in for the night before it gets dark.
He wears a collar with a GPS tracker, he has his name embroidered on the collar along with my phone number and a bell.
Our last cat was indoors only and never seemed to care, this cat is not happy at all if he is cooped up inside - few cats are!  wink.gif

#10 Lady Excentrique

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

I think a lot of adult cats have the older people/no kids thing because the shelter people do not now how the cat will behave around children/no idea of past history. Surely you could go in and meet the cats and find one that responds well to your kids.

#11 *Ker*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

Ask and you shall receive!

http://www.peninsulacatrescue.com.au/index...=1&Itemid=2

Cute cats!

More coming.


#12 *Ker*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

http://www.rescueacat.org.au/index.php?opt...=1&Itemid=3

Shanti  wub.gif


#13 *Ker*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Victoria pet rescue cats

http://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/cats?...0&postcode=


#14 frozie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

Thank you for everyones help.  I have lots more places to look to find our perfect match now   original.gif

I do agree about Shanti.. he is gorgeous.. but all that fur   unsure.gif

#15 Tarantara

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

There is also the Cat Protection Society if you fancy a drive to Greensborough original.gif

http://www.catprotection.com.au/adoption/adoption-list/

#16 *Ker*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (frozie @ 15/11/2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do agree about Shanti.. he is gorgeous.. but all that fur   unsure.gif


I have 6  blush.gif cats - 4 short hair and 2 long hair (domestic and a Birman) and the shorthairs shed COPIOUSLY, while the long hairs don't.


#17 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

I have a shorthair that's an Oriental cross that doesn't shed much but the other one who is more of a British shorthair just sheds all the time ever and seems to really enjoy it, he's like a dandelion fluff that poops.

I've had longhairs in the past that shed WAY less than him.

#18 paod

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

AAPS in keysbourough Good luck to you and your new kitty

#19 frozie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

We always presumed that longhaired cats shed more.. looks like we were both wrong.. LOL

I am going to ring about Shanti tomorrow to see when/if I can take the kids to see him   biggrin.gif

#20 minigirl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Oooooh shanti is gorgeous! The coat doesn't look too bad, I think a good brush a couple of times a week would keep it under control (spoken as someone who has a ridiculously hairy cat!).

Otherwise I liked the look of Penny Puss at Peninsula cat rescue, said she was good with kids original.gif

Importantly, you must come back with pics when you have your new furry family member  biggrin.gif

#21 *Ker*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Let us know what happens!

I always thought long hairs shed more...until I got my first Chinchilla. She shed rarely. My black and white moggie sheds hardly at ALL. My birman only in season change. The others...hmm. Well, the cat fur is a decor thing, right...right?


#22 Apageintime

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (jai* @ 15/11/2012, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I disagree.
We rent therefore can't have a cat run.
Our cat goes out at 6am when we get up and comes in and out on his own throughout the day and is then in for the night before it gets dark.
He wears a collar with a GPS tracker, he has his name embroidered on the collar along with my phone number and a bell.
Our last cat was indoors only and never seemed to care, this cat is not happy at all if he is cooped up inside - few cats are! wink.gif


just have to give the new cat time to adjust to being indoors, he might always cry to get out, but its far better than being run over or killing lots of wildlife or some of the other horrible things people can do to stray cats wandering on their yard.

I've always been able to set up cats runs in rentals too btw, you just need the right set up.

#23 jai*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE (Apageintime @ 16/11/2012, 08:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just have to give the new cat time to adjust to being indoors, he might always cry to get out, but its far better than being run over or killing lots of wildlife or some of the other horrible things people can do to stray cats wandering on their yard.

I've always been able to set up cats runs in rentals too btw, you just need the right set up.

We're actually really happy with the arrangements we have now, but thanks anyway.

#24 frozie

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

Coming back to report that when I rang the following day about Shanti, he had already gone to a new home.  Good for him but sad for us!!

The search continues.....




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