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Do You Believe That Fostering Cats Is Good for Children?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, children )

Cher
- 413 days ago - catster.com
Once again, kitten season is almost upon us. Despite the growing number of spay/neuter clinics and the publicity of events like World Spay Day, there are still entirely too many families allowing their cats to have kittens.



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Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:45 am
Yes. Learning to care for any animal is good for children.
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 9:01 am
Yes and no. What happens if they fall in love with the kitties? It's take a really good parent to ensure the children that the cat is really going to be OK when it goes back to the shelter. The shelter should let the parents know when the cats have been successfully adopted so the parents can keep the kids updated.
 

Ruth S. (379)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 9:12 am
I agree Gloria picchetti.
 

Patrick Donovan (306)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:18 am
We've fostered a mother cat; it was one of the most rewarding experiences for us and, because we did not have a child at the time, the neighbors' kids as well.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:19 am
It depends on your kids. The problem is young kids tend to have a short attention span and lose interest quickly. Especially if the kittens come with responsibilities like feeding and scooping.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:29 pm
Everything in this article was right on target - especially the saying good-bye. Speaking from experience,I don't know if even teenagers get over this easily
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:43 pm
I believe it is!!
 
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