I got a free cat from the pound because they were about to put her down. I saved her life.
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Have you tried different shelters?
Anonymous 1 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:12 pmDD really wants a kitten. We used to have a cat years ago but he died of old age. I told her we could get one as long as she did most of the cares for the cat.
The first place I looked was the humane society. Kittens are listed at $400. A kitten on there that is 10 months old is $375. A one year old car is 3250. The cheapest is $175 for a 12 year old cat.
I think the prices for the kittens are ridiculous. I understand it is to help them stay afloat but it is no wonder people would rather spent $20-100 on Craigslist or Facebook to get a 8 week old kitten. I'm not spending $400 on any kitten. It doesn't even cost that much to get them proper vet care.
So as much as I agree with adoption we will be going another route.
If the Humane Society in my area was charging $400 for a kitten, I might wonder if the kitten had been sick and had racked up a high medical bill.
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That’s a bargain - I’m assuming they’ve had all their shots, deworming, etc and spay/neuter. My 2 “free” kittens cost approximately $800 each in the first year for the necessary basic vet services. If you can’t afford that please don’t get a pet.
If at the Humane Society there's a cat for $40. and to the right of that cat is a KITTEN for $400., the real bargain would be to the left of that kitten. OP, take the one on the left!
You are stupid if you spent that much money on basic vet care for a kitten.