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Have You Ever Adopted a Cat Whose Owner Didn't Disclose Serious Behavior Issues?


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Zora
- 341 days ago - catster.com
And would you ever do the same, if it meant the cat would find a good home?



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Lindsey O. (19)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:21 am
When you're trying to rehome a cat, it may be tempting to lie to prospective adopters in hope of the cat getting a home. But that's not in the best interests of either the people or the cat. If the new family wouldn't have taken the cat if they knew the truth from the beginning then the cat is in real danger of being dumped on the street, handed over to a shelter, or simply passed along to the next unsuspecting family.

It isn't fair to trick people into adopting a cat with problems they never bargained for (and may not be able to accommodate) nor is it fair to the cat. The goal is to find a forever home, not merely to have the poor cat passed around like a piece of merchandise. And if the problems are so significant that a home can't be honestly found then the cat should be humanely euthanized (at least from my perspective a humane death is better than a chaotic and unhappy life).
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:18 pm
In my shelter we go with what we have experienced. You are dealing with an animal who has no boundaries of sicial behaviror; we rely on what we have experienced, Often times we are correct, then rherev are those times when nature takes its course,
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:12 pm
no however, I would have to disclose any issues. Why leave someone in the dark and risk further trauma of abandonment or worse
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:59 pm
thanks
 
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