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12/5/12 6:52 A

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I would love to foster cats. Yes it is a responsible thing to do. However as I said with 3 cats in the home, bringing a pregnant female in would be taxing on her and the other cats. Where as breeding would establish a female in the home. I know the cat population is high and there are already sooo very many homeless kitties out there. I miss caring for a mommy and babies. I appreciate all your remarks.

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12/1/12 7:04 A

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yeah. agreed. unless you have a spare bedroom or bathroom that isn't being used. I think that was just suggested because someone wanted to see a cat deliver kittens and fostering a pregnant cat would be more proactive than breeding your own cats. Isn't that where we were going with that?

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12/1/12 5:33 A

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I would love to foster, but as one person said, its hard to bring a new cat home to already established cats.


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11/27/12 9:04 A

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I agree with everyone else. To breed right now would be really irresponsible, IMO. Fostering is a much better way to fill that need. There are SO MANY homeless animals right now, and breeding more would only make things worse for them all.

Plus, if you foster instead, you can make other arrangements if it truly turns out to be too much work/stress or too much of a problem for your boyfriend. I really think the fostering situation would be better all the way around.

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11/26/12 10:48 P

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I would love to foster a pregnant cat, and watch her babies grow until they are ready for adoption. That would be such a joy. Unfortunately, I can't do that because I already have six cats who are inside 24/7. I know how difficult it is to introduce a new cat to other cats, because I've had to do that with each new addition to our 'family.' However, if I didn't already have all of these cats ( which are treated like humans at our house), I would definitely get into the fostering program. Give it a try, and see how much pleasure the mom and her babies will bring to you.

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11/26/12 6:44 P

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Yeah, i volunteer for a rescue and we have foster 'parents' who will take a pregnant kitty and eventually adopt out her little ones. I also don't agree with breeding when there's so much uncontrolled (out of control) over population of cats. But I know what you mean about feeling kind of maternal. Taking care of cats and spending time with my niece takes care of that for me.

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11/26/12 3:08 P

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I have to agree with fostering pregnant cats for rescue groups. There are so many kittens without homes and breeding would just add to that issue.

If you google cat rescue groups and contact some local humane type shelters they can surely use the help.

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11/26/12 8:03 A

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I agree with Pam in fostering cats and/or kittens. Breeding them means you have to find suitable homes for them, and if you're fostering FOR someone else, they control it.

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11/26/12 3:59 A

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Could you try it out by fostering a pregnant cat from a shelter? That would be wonderful!

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11/26/12 3:43 A

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I really miss helping raise kittens. There's nothing quite like a momma cat trusting you to be part of the birth and raising of a litter.
I think it has a lot to do with my desire to have a baby of my own and my need to nurture.
I told my fiancÚ that I would really like to breed cats on a very small scale. He's against it because he "claims" he doesn't like cat. He LIES! He loves my Athena more than I do. The feeling is mutual between them.
I think his main concern is my soft heart and that I'll want to keep every kitten I see. Plus he's ran into some not so clean cat owners who's litter boxes were in great need of attention.
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Any advice?


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