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I get all the news from the shelter where I adopted my keetays. I sometimes think I'd prefer not to get the news, but I do. I just saw today that a woman brought in a stray cat about a week ago and then brought another stray in today. They were not really strays, they were her own kitties. The staff aren't stupid, and so they had strong suspicions the first time the woman brought in a cat. The second time they asked her directly and she admitted it. I feel so bad for those kitties. I want to adopt one of them but I just can't do that.


Is there  a "Do Not Adopt" list, so that she cannot adopt any animals in the future?

 

Save the Keetays!

post #82667 of 85729
So the woman was adopting kittens and then giving them up once they became full-grown (or once the novelty wore off)?
post #82668 of 85729
Back to back to back to back meetings and phone calls
post #82669 of 85729
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I have not lived in Wisconsin since 1998. I am pretty sure I've lost almost all of my Wisconsin accent and I've stopped using Wisconsin words (like Tyme machine). But for whatever reason, I have not broken the habit of calling a drinking fountain a bubbler.

My favorite Wisconsinism is "parking ramp." I have adopted this into my everyday speech
post #82670 of 85729
I should remember, should I ever find myself in Wisconsin, to actually park my car on those ramps. I assume that I can leave it right in the middle since that's the only function of those ramps
post #82671 of 85729
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

My favorite Wisconsinism is "parking ramp." I have adopted this into my everyday speech

What is it if not a parking ramp?
post #82672 of 85729
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

So the woman was adopting kittens and then giving them up once they became full-grown (or once the novelty wore off)?

I don't know how she originally came to have the cats. All I know is that she brought them to the shelter claiming that they were stray cats she found in her neighborhood.
post #82673 of 85729
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I don't know how she originally came to have the cats. All I know is that she brought them to the shelter claiming that they were stray cats she found in her neighborhood.

I could see doing that once (if a person discovered that he or she just couldn't handle the responsibility of a pet), but a person doing it twice seems pretty bad.
post #82674 of 85729
Also, it does no benefit to the cats to say that they're strays. If the shelter knows that the cats are housetrained, they can advertise that and they'll be more likely to get adopted.
post #82675 of 85729
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What is it if not a parking ramp?

I have learned to call them parking garages. But growing up I called them parking ramps.
post #82676 of 85729
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I have learned to call them parking garages. But growing up I called them parking ramps.

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Also, it does no benefit to the cats to say that they're strays. If the shelter knows that the cats are housetrained, they can advertise that and they'll be more likely to get adopted.

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I don't know how she originally came to have the cats. All I know is that she brought them to the shelter claiming that they were stray cats she found in her neighborhood.

Three straight poasts with proper English? Sound the alarum bells--Linked's been kidnapped!
post #82677 of 85729
I did use the relative pronoun more than I really needed to FACT!
post #82678 of 85729
L'Inc - when do we (the fora) get to answer your students emails?
post #82679 of 85729

she gave up both cats a week apart, it could be that she was simply dealing with something and couldn't take care of those cats anymore. it happens. 

 

i obviously don't know this lady's circumstance, but she might have already felt pretty bad doing what she did. not sure what good comes out of dragging a confession out of her as well. 

post #82680 of 85729
I agree with a lot of that. I don't know the woman's story and I have no interest at all in publicly shaming her or anything like that. But I don't think the workers at the shelter were trying to extract a confession. It's just that they and the cats benefit the most if the shelter has true information. For example, the owner probably knows the medical history and ages of those cats. That's important information.
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