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Buy/Not buy kitten?

My daughter really wants and asks a kitten. We try to adopt a kitten, but were refused because they let adopt kittens only in couples, but not single kitten. Couple of days ago we got an e-mail about adooooooooorable Siberian kitten to sale. It cost $1200. My husband loves cats, but currently does not want to have one, he tells it too much work. But I know if I buy it, he will love and connect with him. I myself like this kitten very much.

Advantages of adoption: Adorable pet for the family, our daughter will learn responsibility of caring for an animal.

Disadvantages: Expensive, risky (i've seen only pics of the kitten and not kitten itself), shading hair, potential initial conflict between me and my hubby.

What would you do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Jun. 6, 2013 in Pets

Answers (20)
  • I would never buy a pet. There are countless animals killed every day just for existing, and countless animals needing homes. For the life of me I can't understand people who breed animals.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:44 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • Or really, I should say I would never buy a cat or dog. Obviously, my fish came from a pet store, LOL.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:45 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • You should be able to go to your local Humane Society and be able to adopt a single kitten. Or check out Petfinder.com. I am a huge supporter of adopt vs. purchase. However if you do decide to purchase please do your homework and make sure it is a responsible breeder.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:45 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • I would NEVER buy a cat for $1200, I would never buy an animal for that price other than a horse, so I can only imagine how pissed he would be if you came home with a cat that he says he does not want that cost you $1200.

    I find it to be a crock that the shelter you went to will only adopt out in pairs because not many people will buy in pairs, look for a local pet adoptions page on FB for your area or craigslist and you will prob find one for free
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:45 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • You are right cassie_kellison...what was I thinking, sigh. Thank you. Yes, we should keep looking, even though we told that we can adopt only single adult cat...kittens need a companion to grow...
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:54 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • I would never spend $1200 on a cat... Go to a shelter and get a cat.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:55 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • People give away cats and dogs all the time. Check the paper
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 4:55 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • But_Mommie, thank you for saving the money, i never heard about petfinder.com and actually there are several kittens for adoption there. Maybe we will be able to take single kitten...
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • how old is your daughter?

    1200 is a LOT for an animal
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:11 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

  • Look at different shelters, failing that, hit up Craigslist. That's how I found my latest cat.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:11 PM on Jun. 6, 2013

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