Kitten Update: Finding Homes and Getting Them Fixed

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In the last two weeks we have managed to get one of the kittens fixed and another adopted. All thanks to the women who took these photos, who I met through an adoption group on Facebook. 

 Lisa loves cats in general but works specifically with ones who suffer from a neurological malformation condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Our kittens are perfectly normal but she still helped us out a ton. Often CH kittens are from mamas who contracted an illness or were vaccinated when pregnant.  There are varying degrees from those who just have a staggery walk to others who are basically non-mobile.
She has started a Facebook group and a website Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats & Kittens if you would like to adopt a CH cat or kitten or learn more about them.

Lisa told us about Pasado’s Mobile Spay Station and is helping us find potential adopters. The Spay Stations operated in Western Washington moving to different locations in Pierce and King county daily. They offer reduced price spay/neuter, shots, worming flea and earmite treatment as well as micro-chipping. If you are on public assistance they will fix your pet and give them a flea treatment for FREE. If you visit the page with their monthly schedules (king countyPeirce county) you can find details about what sort of proof they except. 

Then last Sunday Fuzzy Face ( who has now been dubbed Kosmo) went to his new home. We brought the kittens to Lisa’s house so they could meet the tabby below that they were originally interested in adopting.

 Once they meet the kittens though it was obvious that the kitten they thought was the right one wasn’t. Fuzzy Face stole their hearts and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’m glad we found one of them a good home, now two more to go!

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Miss White · August 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

Emily – I just got a little bit caught up on all of your million and one posts… Read both about the kittens. Here is my opinion (Even tho you didn’t ask for it… LOL!):Yes, you should have prevented the litter, but NO, people are not ALWAYS ABLE to prevent the litter. You did the best you COULD do. And NO, it would NOT have been ok at ALL to euthanize the litter after birth. Once again, you did the best you could!Also, when we found out Smoki was pregnant we had the exact same choice to make “Do we spay now, or wait until the litter is going to homes?” it ended up being wait – We also could not afford the spay.Then (After the birth of the 4 kittens) we discovered the same spay station you have recently went to (And when we had talked about you sending cats to get fixed with us when we went for the 4 dog vet visit a couple months ago I wanted to tell you about the spay station but couldn’t remember what it was called). We decided that we would get the whole litter fixed along with Smoki, and get them all their shots, etc. so we did this. At birth we started our search for new owners for the litter. We had them all pre-adopted by 7 weeks, and all we had to wait for was them to get to 2 pounds for their surgeries. We charged $65 and knew that anyone who would pay this price would provide a loving forever home. Kittens are something you get free outside of stores ALL SUMMER LONG, so if someone is willing to PAY for a kitten that they know is healthy, they get to meet the parents of the kitten, choose the kitten, visit the kitten a couple times before pickup, and have it already pre-vetted then they ARE going to love this kitten for life! One we ended up also getting chipped for the owners (Before we were leaving it up to the owner so they could do the whole registering process at the same time) and charged for the $20 chip as well. All are in loving forever homes. I don’t feel bad any longer for this litter because it didn’t hurt Smoki’s health, and didn’t create an addition to the over-population of stray/ferel cats, or shelter cats who are constantly being put down.

    Emily Swezey · August 31, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I feel very guilty the litter happened but at the same time I am glad that we didn’t euthanize the litter and I am confident now we will be able to find them good homes. The spay station is amazing and I am SO glad we found them. We are asking a $50 adoption fee, I hadn’t thought about asking folks if they wanted them microchipped as well, I will now. Thanks for giving me your opinion, even if I didn’t ask for it 😉

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