DD 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.
That is outrageous. People sell them here on fb for $10
Come to my neighborhood. I could round up about 5 of them for you...for FREE.
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Look on craigslist. The most I spent on a cat was Salem and he was $125, I think, because we got him from a breeder, he was an Abby-Tabby and the breeder was looking for the all over abyssinian coloring and the tabby body. He was trying for a miniature cougar in a cat. Salem ended up with both the abby coloring and the tabby stripes so he was essentially not what the breeder was looking for. Nonetheless, he was a great cat. The rest of my guys were either rescues (free) or showed up on my doorstep (free) or given to me (free). I found Leo and his sister Mouse on craigslist and it was $60 for the both of them. Money well spent, they are great cats.
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I know she said she wants a kitten. But I wonder what she would say if you took her to the Humane Society and said, "None of these cats have a home. Would you like to bring one of them home with us?" It actually might make her feel good to know that she is doing something good for one of them.
Kittens are free on craigslist here. Who would buy one unless it was a special breed? Crazy.