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NEED HOME(S) FOR KITTENS IN FLORIDA
Well, it’s time.
As most of my followers know, I’ve been raising these two lil kittens since they were born (and chronicling their life under this tag ) and now it’s time for me to start looking for forever homes for them.
While I cannot feasibly keep them throughout their lives, I’m going to be incredibly picky about who they go to and can afford to care for them until I find suitable homes. They would be free to a loving home, though I am considering charging some sort of vetting fee that would only cover their spay/neuter and set of vaccinations at the lowest cost I could find. I would take them myself and provide receipts/invoice of the vetting.
I’m looking for homes that could:
-(Preferably) adopt them together, though they would be fine in separate homes as well
-Keep them indoor only with supervised outdoor time (they’re harness trained for a reason)
-Provide a safe home with no cat-aggressive cats/dogs/people
-Provide regular/as needed veterinary care (and flea control!)
-Keep them at a reasonable weight (TRUST ME you don’t want a diabetic senior cat if it’s at all preventable)
-Love them unconditionally for the next 10-18 years of their lives.
If you are not confident that you can absolutely do these things that’s okay, but these kittens are not for you.
Interested? Here are some things you should know:
-Hazel is the tortoiseshell female, Badger is the mostly black male. They respond to their names.
-They really like napping anywhere near/on top of people.
-They’re litter trained.
-They’re harness trained (though they’re still a tad small for store-bought harnesses and the outside is still a scary place most of the time. We’re working on it).
-They’ve grown up with other cats and dogs and while wary of them, have no issues with dogs.
-I’m going to require they be spayed/neutered before/asap after adoption.
-I have all of their vet records and will provide copies to whomever adopts them.
-They’ve been de-wormed (Pyrantel Pamoate) and treated for coccidia (Albon/Marquis paste) and had their first fvrcp booster at 8 weeks, two days.
-I work as a vet tech and will be more than willing to help you out with any questions about their vetting/health before/after adoption.
-They’ve been on blue buffalo wilderness/purina pro plan dry kitten kibble and a mix of the occasional science diet/iams/purina pro plan wet kitten food since being weaned.
-They’d come with any toys/towels/food/litter I have for them.
-I’m looking for adopters in the Central Florida area (that is where I am), though I’d be willing to drive an hour or two out of the way for the right home.
-I don’t want to stick in any return/refund clause, but if for any reason after adoption things just aren’t working out, please contact me before re-homing them and I’ll take them back. Within a reasonable amount of time I will also refund any money associated with their spay/neuter.
I’ve had these guys since day one. They were dropped off in a shoe box at work with their umbilical cords still attached. They were so weak they couldn’t even eat. They most likely never had any of their mother’s milk, so their immune systems aren’t as great as they could be (hence the strictly indoor stipulation). They had to be tube-fed for the first two weeks of their lives. They’ve survived horrible bacterial infections and never once gave up. I have held Hazel in my hands as her body was trying desperately not to shut down. I have syringe-fed her 3cc of formula at a time every hour, on the hour, day and night, for three days. They’ve been poked with more needles than most adult humans. And they’re alive and healthy and happy and deserve the best homes I can find.
I am an individual person using my personal funds to care for these kittens. I am not a rescue group and am not directly affiliated with one. I will make no monetary profit in this.
Questions? Want more information? Know anyone who might be interested? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (put something about kittens in the subject).
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