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Old 06-01-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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We thought of that, we know a few folks that have country homes where it would have a good life; but no one came forward wanting it.

I could live with this option as at least we would know it was OK; however, simply dumping it somewhere doesn't guarantee it a great chance of survival.

Hopefully I will be able to report good news later this afternoon!
If you do dump it, can you get it spayed/neutered and given rabies shots first? There are organizations that will do it for free I think....

We acquired our cat that way. She was a tiny kitten hanging out on our porch one night. We have no shortage of strays around, but this one came close. Our friend who was over pet it, my husband couldn't resist giving it food. Now she sleeps in our bed . We've found homes for two others we "rescued", but I think we're at our limit.

One thing in the neighborhood that we've tried to do (but not always successful), is feed/water the ferals, then take them in for shots/neutering when old enough. They're still living wild and some may find them a nuisance (though mostly they help keep the rodent population down), but at least they're not reproducing or posing a rabies risk.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Well, there's a (somewhat) happy ending to the story...

My wife called SA Animal Care Services and they will take feral/wild cats as long as they are under four pounds. So I took it there and left it and the kennel we had it in with them. The guy that helped me was very friendly, and a lot braver than I as he reached in and pulled her out to take a picture!

Oddly enough, there was a couple behind me that had four kittens that almost looked like the rest of litter from the kitten we had! They lady told me they were dumped in their neighborhood, and I wonder if that's how the one we had showed up. I didn't ask where they lived, but it seems to be the trend around here...despite the fact that ACS will accept them!

I am glad this is over, I didn't want to dump it at UTSA and hopefully being a kitten it will have a chance to be adopted by someone who wants it.

By the way, ACS has a Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic that it takes around the city and performs those services for free! As such, there is no reason why these animals should be breeding if their litters are unwanted!

Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions, this was quite the saga; but I am glad it's over with!

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Glad you found a place that would take it! One place we lived years ago, folks dumped 'em all the time. When we ran out of places to take them, I finally hung out a sign: "Animals dumped here will be shot - and so will YOU if I see you!" They stopped dumping them - but I have a feeling that if I hung one like that out today, John Law would be paying me a visit.....
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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sapaws.com article on the spring kitten explosion:

Pet Project: Purrs aplenty filling shelters this season (http://www.sapaws.com/Pet_Project_Purrs_aplenty_filling_shelters_this_se ason_95376459.html - broken link)
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:42 AM
 
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Um, someone dumped it on HIM. He's looking for somewhere/someone to take the cat. Get off your high horse and take the cat yourself if you're so damn concerned about it.

And, WHAT suggestion did you have for the OP? NOTHING.
As the saying goes two wrongs don't make a right. Dumping the animal in a different the location is only relocating the problem, not solving it. I am simply informing him and actually in an earlier post I told him SCAT was full.....
He really wants to get rid of the kitten find a friend that lives in another bordering town like Schertz, NB, or Bulverde and take it to their animal control.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: TX
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BTW, the S. A. mobile spay/neuter thing is NOT free unless you qualify under certain criteria...I've been to their website before. Mostly for people on government assistance, they can get it free.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Glad you found a place that would take it! One place we lived years ago, folks dumped 'em all the time. When we ran out of places to take them, I finally hung out a sign: "Animals dumped here will be shot - and so will YOU if I see you!" They stopped dumping them - but I have a feeling that if I hung one like that out today, John Law would be paying me a visit.....
The most detached and heartless animal handling methods I've witnessed was in Woodland, Ca. where the animal shelter was run by jail inmates. This is the only shelter I've seen that had a 24/7 drive thru drop off...you just pull up to this bank of animal lockers, stuff the creature in the locker and drive off...no muss, no fuss...totally apalling. What was even worse was their method of euthnasia...they'd seal off the holding area and use a running truck with a hose attached to the tailpipe and gas them. Their claim was that it was less expensive than humane euthanasia.
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