Getting A Kitten Off Of Craigslist
Has anyone gotten an animal off of Craigslist? I know you can't confirm that I won't end up chopped up into little pieces and thrown in a dustbin by the person I get it from, but I'm still curious if anyone's done it before. A lot of people put up notices that their cat just had a litter and they need to find homes for the kittens.
I've searched shelters btw. The young cats get adopted in record time. I'm going for a young one after I had adopted an older cat, which I had up until a few months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/10/2013|
Change the computer password.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/07/2013|
no, but I've gotten plenty of pussy off of CL.
Does that count?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/07/2013|
We got good dog for Sum Dum Soup and kitty cat for Barbie Ques.
Work like a charm...only $5,
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/07/2013|
Are you the one who asked if Amazon was a safe website? What exactly are you afraid of? Are you a woman or very elderly? I can understand a woman being wary about entering a stranger's house, but Christ...you can't assess the situation and get out if a freak answers the door?
Think for a minute: how many cases have you heard of people getting murdered through a Craigslist connection? Because all I can think if is that blond dude with the fiancée who killed a few massage therapists (prostitutes), and that was several years ago. I'm not saying we should be cautious about meeting strangers off of the Internet, but if you're imagining a serial killer behind every "FREE KITTENS" post, you're a bit paranoid.
If you're really uneasy about it, bring someone with you and ask the kitten-procurer to bring the kittens outside, so you don't have to enter their home.
But honestly, I don't know what your problem with shelters is. "Young cats get adopted in record time"...so? I'm not aware of a kitten shortage, people literally can't give them away and that how they wind up at shelters. And I've been in plenty of shelters in my time but I've never seen one that didn't have a few kittens on hand. Worst case: you could leave your number and ask them to call you when they get more.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/07/2013|
How do you get a kitten off?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/07/2013|
It's no different than getting a kitten from the Pennysaver, an ad in the newspaper, a flyer hanging on a bulletin board.
It is kitten season. The shelters are about to be overwhelmed with kittens, there will be no shortage, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/07/2013|
If your that worried go with a friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/07/2013|
I got one of my cats off Craigslist. Paid a $30 rehoming fee.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/07/2013|
I forgot to say, they charge a fee, in part, to dissuade people from getting the aniimal only to turn them over for research or some other nefarious reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/07/2013|
No pets, but I've put up an ad and left my hotel room door ajar while I was on all fours and blindfolded...
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/07/2013|
Get help for your sex addiction, R10, before your luck runs out.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/07/2013|
Since you're using Craigslist, if you're lucky, your kitty might come with a happy ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/07/2013|
I tried to give a litter away on CL that a stray cat I'd been feeding gave birth to. Three normal little kittens. A couple people emailed me asking if I'd deliver them to their house! I'm thinking, if you can't even manage transportation- how are you going to take care of a cat? One woman kept calling me and I'd talk to her about an hour each time, she sounded like a good prospect. But then I just figured out she was lonely.
It was a real downer.
And of course they only wanted the one orange one.
Craigslist is the dregs of humanity. And never answer a personal ad on there.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/07/2013|
OP, check around at your local veterinarians' offices. We've always gotten our kittens from there. You'll know the animal is healthy because, in most if not all cases, the vet was taking care of the mother.
As R6 recommended, get two if you can. We adopted 2 because they were the last from the litter and couldn't imagine separating them; they had been together the longest.
Best cats ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/08/2013|
I was selling a television on CL, and this one prospective buyer wanted me to schlep it to an empty parking lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/08/2013|
I got my little dog off of Craigslist, and she's been the love of her mother's dog life.
But do be careful -- when you go to someone's house to check out an animal, you never know what you're getting into.
If I have any doubts about the safety of a situation, I always carry my Ruger LCP. And yes, I have a concealed carry permit. Better safe than sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/08/2013|
Have you ever had a kitten before? They can be pests. I found a kitten and took it in. It constantly bothered my older cat who was sick. They (kittens) constantly want to play and get into everything
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/08/2013|
Yes, OP. Many times. No problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/08/2013|
I did get a kitten off of Craigslist, and he has grown up to be the best cat ever. Bring a friend with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/08/2013|
OP, what did you do to the old cat?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/08/2013|
As mentioned already, there are plenty of kittens at the shelters, especially as it's the start of kitten season. If the municipal shelter doesn't have them, there are also plenty of private shelters (I volunteer for one that partners with Petsmart and Petco).
If you can, adopt two. Kittens need each other to learn cat etiquette and burn crazy energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/10/2013|
My friend got two cats off of craigslist and they turned out to be wonderful. My friend as a cat owner? Not so much. She let them go outside and one ended up hit by a car. I had told her she should keep them inside but she felt that was too cruel. Whatever. My friend doesn't have the best decision-making skills.
Anyway, have you checked out petfinder.com, OP? You'd be surprised at how many sheltering organizations that are out there in your area. I checked my area (Boston) and there were plenty of kittens and younger cats available.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/10/2013|
R20 I put the old cat in a microwave. You should have seen how distraught he looked right before his tiny little eyes exploded out of his sockets.
Good times...good times....
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/10/2013|
Getting a kitten off of Craiglist is no different from the days pre-internet when people put adds in the newspaper classifieds giving away free kittens. If you're really worried, when you go to their home, ask them to bring the kitten outside and tell them you don't go into strangers' homes.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/10/2013|