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Do Cats Make Good Pets for College Students?

Offbeat  (tags: interesting, funny, society, cats, college students )

- 1730 days ago -
It depends on the situation, but parent and student have to consider these important things.

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Sandi C (98)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:00 am
Depend if you live in a dorm, and how much time you can spend with them, wheather you have roommates etc.

Alice C (1797)
Friday August 30, 2013, 2:52 pm
Yes, My daughter and her room mate had a cat in their dorm room.
They had a litter pan in the bathroom and the cat got lots of loving from the other students.

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:26 pm
I don't think so. College students are far too busy, and they like to be away from their home.

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:58 pm
It depends on the person caring for cat. Are cats allowed/ Is there enough money and time? What will happen to the cat during the summer or when school is finished. There are many considerations and there is no general right or wrong answer.

marie C (163)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:24 pm
Yes Kate I agree but if you have answers to Kates questions and they are all honestly yes and make sure they are indoor cats the shelters are full so Kate is right there is no general yes or no

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:58 pm
It really depends on the situation. When I was in university it was easy for me, a ten minute bus ride from my home along with a five minute walk...which made it purrfect for the cats and me when I got home for snuggles and study. If living in a dorm or other arrangement, it is the individuals and situation that will tell what is or isn't suitable.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:14 pm
I used to live near a university and the number of stray cats near the campus was pretty high. Most of these had been left behind by college students at the end of their education. I appreciate the points made in this article. Sound reasoning. But I think the better headline would be 'Do College Students Make Good Guardians For Cats' and I would have to say no in the vast majority of cases. Students' lives are still too unsettled to take on a pet with a life span of about 20 years.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:35 am
It depends if the person is responsible for that animal.

. (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:40 pm
To rent a house with others for your 4 years, sounds like a great situation. Now you graduated, what happens to the animal?

Barbara V (51)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:29 pm
For a responsible sort of student, yes, you betcha. Cats are such peaceful creatures--especially house cats.

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:09 pm
Yes, it depends on so many things, You have to do what is best for the cat, if you will not have time for your kitty for example you should not have one.
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