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Old 07-05-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Chicago Bank Steps in to Save Boots The Cat - ABC News
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Sad that ALL the other applicants that were not selected chose not to adopt a different cat.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Sad that ALL the other applicants that were not selected chose not to adopt a different cat.
Yes, but even if one life is saved, that's one story with a happy ending.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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That happens so often. A dog or cat with a story that tugs at your heart, that's featured in the news, always get tons of applicants. Most of them don't go on to adopt another pet. I don't understand it. And yes, it's one happy ending, but why aren't there more happy endings? I guess people are just impulsive, but it's pretty sad to me.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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The story of Boots being saved by the Bank is a few months old. The adoption is new.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: California
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My neighbor went to the hospital with cancer; her two adult children couldn't wait to take her cats someplace to put them down. As they stood in her doorway laughing about it, it took all my strength to keep from expressing myself. When the other neighbors found out, none of us could understand why they didn't just let a neighbor take the cats. The pets really have no say when their owner dies but there is information through the ASPCA regarding those situations.

Glad someone else had a better outcome.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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My friend Vera had a cat who was her very best friend. She & Annie traveled across the country together w/ Annie (a teeny orange Persian) sitting on the dashboard. Annie hated visitors because they took part of her attention away & would glare at anyone who dared to come into the house. When Vera became ill, she told us that Annie should be put to sleep because she would never adjust to anyone else.
After Vera died, several people tried to take Annie home , but she would not allow anyone to come within one foot of her. That tiny creature would hiss and snarl & scratch and bite. She was so angry.

So in the end, her son took Annie to the vet to have her put to sleep and she and Vera are scattered together somewhere in Monterey Bay.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but people who want their healthy pets killed (not euthanized...euthanize only applies when it is done to relieve suffering) when they die are selfish. It's pure hubris. If an animal could adjust to them, they can adjust again. It may take a lot of time and patience, but it is possible.

JJ is one of the most difficult cats there is both behaviorally and medically. He has no patience for anyone but me and financially he's a sinkhole. I would never have him killed...I'm not so special that I think I'm the only one he could ever bond with.

If someone has a very difficult cat where this can be a concern, the responsible thing would be to work with other people while they are alive so the animal becomes socialized. Or even set aside money for a behaviorist appointment for the cat and the new owner.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:53 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I have two dogs and a cat. When I die they're going to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. I don't want any of mine adopted because I don't trust people. I understand the need for adoption of abandoned and homeless animals but I'm willing to pay. They're my best friends.

I wish Boots could have gone to Best Friends. That's a guarantee of a life free from abuse and fear. They have so many requests that they're forced to get a minimum of 20k in a trust or bequest for lifetime care for each animal. The maximum is six. But there was plenty of money to do this.

Best Friends Animal Society

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'm sorry, but people who want their healthy pets killed (not euthanized...euthanize only applies when it is done to relieve suffering) when they die are selfish. It's pure hubris. If an animal could adjust to them, they can adjust again. It may take a lot of time and patience, but it is possible.

JJ is one of the most difficult cats there is both behaviorally and medically. He has no patience for anyone but me and financially he's a sinkhole. I would never have him killed...I'm not so special that I think I'm the only one he could ever bond with.

If someone has a very difficult cat where this can be a concern, the responsible thing would be to work with other people while they are alive so the animal becomes socialized. Or even set aside money for a behaviorist appointment for the cat and the new owner.
I understand this completely. My first kitty was a holy terror. It wasn't her fault. She was terriblyabused by a spoled little brat of a six year old human. I got the cat away from this little monster and really had to work with the kitty to teach her all humans were not out to toture her. It wasn't easy and it took patience but after a long time I succeeded. One thing I made certain was that she would accept other humans so that it if ever became necessary that I was no longer able to care for her she would be able to transition into another home with little trouble.
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