Monday, 8 January 2007

Cat failure, perhaps I've set my goal to high.

Not had a cat for well over a year and been missing the joy a cat can bring, so I've been trying to get a new cat, a kitten to be precise since I love the kitten stage of owning a cat and think it would be a shame to miss out on that part of their lives.

So far its proving harder than I thought, perhaps the time of year or whatever, when I ring I'm always 3 or 4 days late, they have all gone, even the Cats Protection league only have older cats, Kittens go the day after they are checked by the vet so you have fall lucky.

So do I consider a young adult cat, I know for Julie that was a successful option, even if Missy her cat was traumatised when adopted.

I will hold out a few more weeks, before I decide on that score one way or the other, but since I need to get a cat soon so its settled before the battle/larp season starts or forget it for another year.

Advice welcome


  1. Hmmm...

    There are other cat rescue charities you can try, many of which are listed here under cats (or Middle if you want regional rescue centres)...

    If adopting from an organisation, consider widening your search to include anything within an hour's drive from you.

    Contact the centre before going to see them and ask after animals that might be available in coming weeks as well as those that are up for adoption now. If at all possible try to arrange to visit to see the conditions the cat is kept in and in the case of most charities (the Cats Protection certainly do this as they held on to Missy for nearly 3 weeks for me) you can reserve a cat if you see one you like.

    Another option is to talk to your local vets, both the private and charity run; they will know of recently born litters which are not ready to leave their mum's yet and may be able to put in a good word for you.

    If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

    Good luck!

  2. A couple more listings sites....

    Also try the RSPCA who don't tend to advertise or do well on the website side of things but do rescue and rehome animals.

  3. I will let you know how I get on.