Cat charity site misleading

I RECENTLY moved to Newport and contacted Gwent Cats Protection to apply to adopt a cat. It seems from conversation with one of their volunteers that because I live in a first-floor flat they are not keen on giving me a kitten or very young cat.

That general stipulation needs to be clarified on their website and, indeed, in any publicity they insert in the Argus. I suggest that if it is, it’ll drastically reduce the number of enquiries they get from prospective adopters.

Apart from the fact I’d not be able to give “garden freedom” to a cat, I could provide as good a home as anyone else, for either a kitten or very young cat. If it was previously unused to much outdoor freedom it would not be in any way unkind to the cat to keep it as an indoor cat. Daisy Dunphy, Pilton Vale, Newport

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10:30am Thu 1 Nov 12

juicy.lucy says...

Please phone 01495 371022, this is Vale Cat rescue, we can help you, we have amputee cats that are in need of an indoor home or younger cats. We never refuse a good home. or take a look at our facebook page, vale rescue adoptions to see if there is a cat you like on there. thanks
Please phone 01495 371022, this is Vale Cat rescue, we can help you, we have amputee cats that are in need of an indoor home or younger cats. We never refuse a good home. or take a look at our facebook page, vale rescue adoptions to see if there is a cat you like on there. thanks juicy.lucy
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5:01pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

IT is not unreasonable that an animalorganisation takes resonable steps to ensure an animal goes to a suitable home. Most will state they will carry out some type of vetting of an potiential adopter.

Unfortunatly at present far to many people are keeping unsuitable pets in unsuitable homes.
IT is not unreasonable that an animalorganisation takes resonable steps to ensure an animal goes to a suitable home. Most will state they will carry out some type of vetting of an potiential adopter. Unfortunatly at present far to many people are keeping unsuitable pets in unsuitable homes. Bobevans
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5:33pm Thu 1 Nov 12

juicy.lucy says...

but there are plenty of cats that also need an indoor home for their own safety. I have one on foster at present who will need an indoor home, due to the stupidity of someone snapping her leg off before she was rescued from an empty flat by the police, she was only 7 weeks old when rescued.
but there are plenty of cats that also need an indoor home for their own safety. I have one on foster at present who will need an indoor home, due to the stupidity of someone snapping her leg off before she was rescued from an empty flat by the police, she was only 7 weeks old when rescued. juicy.lucy
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5:34pm Thu 1 Nov 12

juicy.lucy says...

we also carry out home checks too.
we also carry out home checks too. juicy.lucy
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12:42am Fri 2 Nov 12

Howie' says...

Bobevans wrote:
IT is not unreasonable that an animalorganisation takes resonable steps to ensure an animal goes to a suitable home. Most will state they will carry out some type of vetting of an potiential adopter.

Unfortunatly at present far to many people are keeping unsuitable pets in unsuitable homes.
I think you will find that every animal sanctuary carries out home checks before handing over a pet.

I would wager that you don't have any pets Bob.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: IT is not unreasonable that an animalorganisation takes resonable steps to ensure an animal goes to a suitable home. Most will state they will carry out some type of vetting of an potiential adopter. Unfortunatly at present far to many people are keeping unsuitable pets in unsuitable homes.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that every animal sanctuary carries out home checks before handing over a pet. I would wager that you don't have any pets Bob. Howie'
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