How do you get rid of an unwanted pet?

@dickkell (403)
United States
February 9, 2007 7:26pm CST
My cat has become too much for us to handle. She sprays and sometimes poops on the floor even though she is litter box trained and her litter is kept clean. She's also getting to be pretty mean and moody. But she's really a sweet cat, we're quite attached and I don't want to just put her out. No one around here wants a cat. She's smart and active and pretty young, like 2 years old. I don't want her destroyed. What can I do?
3 responses
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
Over here people will put a little sign in front of their house or closest busiy intersections "Free Cat" or "Free Kitten" anyone who wants pet but don't want to spend money to get it, will follow the sign. You can even use piece of paper wwith bright red writings. I hope you don't just kill the cat or abandon it. If you live in Canada, you can send it to me.
@dickkell (403)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I won't just kill or abandon her. I love her a lot. I just don't think I can keep her. Sorry, I live in the US. Thanks for responding!
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
You are very affectionate person. I hope you will find someone who will take care of your cat. If it;s possible, maybe you can also ask pet food stores whether you can put a small flyer in their stores to notify people that you are giving away your pet. Those who went to pet food stores must be pet owners and care for their pets enough to feed them proper pet food. Good luck!
• United States
10 Feb 07
Take her to the SPCA or another local pet shelter. They'll take care of her until someone wants to adopt her.
@dickkell (403)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Problem is, there is no local no kill shelter. The city runs a pound, but they have a three day kill policy. They don't do adoptions. The SPCA shelters in a 50 mile radius are all overbooked and will not accept new animals, especially common house cats - :-( Thanks though!
@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
I would take it to the Humane Society. They will take care of it until they find it a home. Often if you look in your phone book under animal rescue there will be other agencies in your area as well.