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would it be wrong to ask for references when giving away a cat?

i posted question yesterday about cat fearful of kids..and decided it was best for the cat if we found him a new home...he will require ear treatments on a weekly basis which will cost money and if not done regularly could cause more problems for the cat and he has to go to a home without kids preferably an elderly person/couple ..i was wanting to ask for references b4 giving the cat to someone, which would be 2 personal references and the land lord if they rent...i want to make sure this cat has a good home cause he is a good cat it just loud noises and kids scare him ..what do you think? also what would be good questions to ask someone interested in the cat?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (3)
  • Most rescues do that. They get a personal referance, a vet referance and do a home visit to see where the animal is going to live. It is the only way to make sure the cat would go to a safe loving home. If the family is not willing to do that then it is not a good home and I would keep looking.

    Answer by Carajust at 3:47 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • ABSOLUTELY ask for references, personal and VET reference! If they are not willing to give you those, then run the other way. Any person that will give your cat a good home will be more than happy to offer that information!

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:38 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I think that it is respeonsible to ask for references when re-homing ANY pet, even a hamster. So, i think that it's great that you are asking!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Oct. 30, 2009