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Cat Adoption / February 12, 2022


Location: Near Nashville TN

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As not to hijack (?) a thread I'll start a new thread.

I got one of my cats at a local Petco for $65. He was 4 1/2 months old. For my $65 he was already blood tested for FIV and FeLV, de-flead, wormed, had his first kitten shots and was neutered and temperament tested. I knew I was getting a healthy clean kitten. He was too young for the rabies vaccine so got that at 6 months.

There are no free vet clinics where I live. Another poster mentioned she has access to a free clinic.

You very seldom see free kittens on Craigslist who have been more than wormed. And when you ask, they didn't know what kind of worms the kittens had. They just picked up a wormer at Wal*Mart because, they claim, all kittens have worms. Fleas? They gave it a bath with dish soap. NO THANKS!

Most people do not have free vet clinics where they live so have to start at the vet as soon as they get the free kitten. It's going to be a lot more than $85 to get the free kitten completely vetted. And what do you do if it's positive for FIV or FeLV? You can soon have a very sick kitty on your hands and vet bills soaring into the stratosphere.

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Remember that those adoption fees go to the shelter org, not Petco or Petsmart. The stores DONATE the space for these agencies to place cats for adoption (as well as to hold events with dogs sometimes, etc.) The fee is the same fee you would pay if you went to adopt at that particular shelter.

It's a small price to pay to know that your cat has been checked out AND to help keep a shelter in business.

Location: home...finally, home .

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Originally Posted by no kudzu

I think Petsmart is equally as reasonable. These animals come from rescue groups so I support them wholeheartedly.

We also support them by donating money every time we go there for cat food. Many cats find homes through these pet stores allowing Rescues to bring them in.

Hopefully we won't need a new cat anytime soon but I sure am tempted every time I go to Petsmart on Adoption Day.

We got our beloved but gone Pumpkin at a Petsmart Adoption Day. He had been to 3 or 4 weekend events and was totally offish to everybody who showed any interest until DH stopped by. Then it was love at first sight-for both of them. Attendants could not believe how Pumpkin reacted to seeing DH. He was our beloved companion for 15 years and he was grown when he came to us. I miss him all these years later.

Oh God, I know how missing a special pet can go on and on and on.
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Greg and Nancy

The animals up for adoption at PetCo in my area come from The Humane Society and other near-by shelters.
I don't remember how much we paid for our Leonard. I do remember he was half price because he wasn't a kitten and he had been adopted and returned once already. We got a SMOKING DEAL ...he is a sweeeeeetie pie!
One dog is also adopted.
It is cheaper to adopt, however, the rest of our furkid family weren't planned adoptions.

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