Oops … Mistakes happen, unless YOU prevent them!

Mistakes happen…unless YOU prevent them!

Sure, you probably should have had her spayed, but every time you planned to take her, she was pregnant again. But there’s no real harm. After all, you found homes for all the kittens in the litter. No problem, right? Wrong!

There are never enough homes for all the kittens that are born each year. The most important thing you can do for your cat is to have her spayed.

Oops…

Sure, you probably should have had her spayed, but every time you planned to take her, she was pregnant again. But there’s no real harm. After all, you found homes for all the kittens in the litter. No problem, right? Wrong!

The first kitten went to a home with young children. They cried until their folks gave in and said OK. Once in the new home, the kitten became a low priority, fed sometimes but more often forgotten. Houses with young children are busy and noisy, and the needs of a young kitten are easy to ignore. Veterinarian? Shots? Oops. An upper respiratory infection took its toll, and the kitten died.

The next kitten went home with a lovely young woman who’s husband was not quite so nice. He was furious that she had dared to take an animal without consulting him. He punched her and kicked the kitten. Oops. Broke her nose and a couple of the kitten’s ribs.

Kitten number three went to a home with a very nice family, but their son had allergies. Obviously they couldn’t be expected to keep the kitten inside. They put food and water on the porch every day, and it was gone every evening, so the kitten must have been fine. Right? Oops. A neighborhood dog was eating the food, after chasing the kitten up a tree. Hunger and cold took their toll. Another unhappy ending.

But the fourth kitten, the last little girl, found a great home. She went to a happy home where she was allowed to sleep on the bed. She was allowed to eat from a clean bowl in the kitchen. She was allowed to play with toys purchased just for her. And she was allowed to get pregnant and have a litter of her own. Oops. Sure hope they find homes for all the kittens in her litter.

And what’s that you say? Your cat got pregnant again?

Oops…