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Re: Adopting a pet from a Rescue Centre

Wakers, look through the Tierdatenbank, the database of homeless animals referenced upthread. One of the critieria you can filter on is 'Wohnungstier' - this would give you a starting point for individual cats who have been assessed as best to live as indoor cats. Note that the assessment is based on the individual, not rescue policy or philosophy.

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/tier...unschtier.html

But before you do - the indoor/outdoor cat issue does indeed seem to be a cultural difference here in Switzerland. (I'm not a cat person, know nothing about cats, have only tangential contact with cat rescue folks - therefore the 'seems'.)

As you approach rescues here, it might be a good idea to read through the 'official' stance on cat welfare, from the BLV's website. This might give you a better understanding of the Swiss perspective . Understanding the cultural difference could make it easier to discuss the issue with a rehoming coordinator. Specifically read the 'Katzen und Auslauf' and 'Wohnungskatzen' sections but also go through the rest of the cat pages. Lots of good info about 'the Swiss way' there.

http://www.meinheimtier.ch/de/katzen

While outdoor seems to be strongly preferred there are always individuals who have been assessed as indoor - these are where you should concentrate your search.
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Re: Adopting a pet from a Rescue Centre

One of my cats just decided one day that she wasn't going to go out anymore, and spent the last three years of her life moving between the bed and the couch!! And the kitchen, of course!!
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One of my cats just decided one day that she wasn't going to go out anymore, and spent the last three years of her life moving between the bed and the couch!! And the kitchen, of course!!
Teach it how to be more dog and show it the O2 advert...
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One of my cats just decided one day that she wasn't going to go out anymore, and spent the last three years of her life moving between the bed and the couch!! And the kitchen, of course!!
What a sensible girl!
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Re: Adopting a pet from a Rescue Centre

And what was good about that was, the weight she put on.

She polished the parquet with her undercarriage!!!

No need for mops or machines - here comes the cat!! I could have used her like one of those robot vacuums!!

And if you use one of those feather toy things on a stick, you can get into the corners.

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Re: Adopting a pet from a Rescue Centre

Adoption from a rescue centre has been given a lot of press lately. It is not every day that someone rich and famous opts for a dog from a rescue. George Clooney and his wife Amal recently adopted a 4 year old Basset Hound from a shelter.


Here is a link with a photo.
https://www.facebook.com/12102726793...type=3&theater
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Adoption from a rescue centre has been given a lot of press lately. It is not every day that someone rich and famous opts for a dog from a rescue. George Clooney and his wife Amal recently adopted a 4 year old Basset Hound from a shelter.


Here is a link with a photo.
https://www.facebook.com/12102726793...type=3&theater

I saw that and immediately thought of you, Mrs. D. ;-)
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I saw that and immediately thought of you, Mrs. D. ;-)


Their Millie looks a lot like our Abby.
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