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Cat emergency, some advice?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26798points) October 1st, 2010

I have two cats which I cannot keep; don’t really have the space (too many other cars already) or the time to devote to them. Was from a mamma cat that was abandoned. Took care of them all until they were off the teat then found homes for 2 of them. The two that were left I tried everything to find homes, and yes, I did try Craigslist, nothing has worked. They have 26 hours as of 4:15 PST to find a home or I guess it won’t look good for them at all. Anyone know of any group, etc. in the Concord, Ca, area that will come rescue these cats or is the pound their last stop? Any creative ideals that will make someone want to give them a home because I don’t care if they don’t go home they just can’t stay here?

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Blueroses's avatar

Tried calling some vet offices? Sometimes they know of people who have recently lost a cat and are looking.

bobbinhood's avatar

You could see if any local businesses will allow you to post fliers with cute pictures of the cats and a description of their personalities and situation.

You could see if any stores will allow you to sit outside with the cats in order to give them away to interested shoppers.

You could go door to door and plead for someone to have mercy on the poor little kitties (though I’m not sure I recommend taking that route).

What is so special about 6:15 tomorrow?

crisw's avatar

Oh- and please don’t just give them away in front of a store, especially if they are not altered! This almost invariably leads to abandonment again, further down the road…animals acquired on impulse are “gotten rid of” on a whim.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes, and here’s a list of no-kill shelters in California. Are any of them near you, or near enough?

bobbinhood's avatar

I don’t know much about the SPCA, but they have a couple locations near you.

This looks promising. They say that their mission is to “saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters,” but you might be able to persuade them to take your cats without having to go through the shelters first.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@bobbinhood Been there, done that, however because of some resources @lillycoyote and @crisw came up with I may allow a little more time to see if anything promising grows from it, or else there maybe no choice but the pound and hope they are cute enough to make it out alive even if they have to be split up.

Coloma's avatar

Well…big fat bummer, I JUST adopted a new teen kitten on Tuesday.

I think all the other suggestions are your best bet.

chamelopotamus's avatar

Whatever you do just dont have em killed lol

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@chamelopotamus Never in a millions years I want those cats to grow old and well loved.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Have you made any progress finding homes or at least safe shelter for the cats since last night?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@lillycoyote Naaaaaaaah!! :-( Tried Tony LaRusa, Co Co SPCA, HALO, Arf, HARP, East Bay Cat Rescue (or something like that), and others whom I can’t remember. There seem to be a cat glut right now. I know there has to be someone out there that will love to give these little guys a home but I just can’t find them. That is why my Inky is a house cat for now even when she hates it because I will be damned if I don’t do all I can to keep another litter of kittens who may not find homes before she is fixed.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central That’s a shame! I wish I could help. I’d take two if I didn’t live about three thousand miles away from you. I’m without cats for the first time in well over 20 years. My Bugsy died at 18 a several years ago and my Casper died at 21 about a year and a half ago.

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