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Old 01.04.2020, 16:01
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Looking to adopt Kitten(s)

We've been looking for a while to adopt two young kittens into our home. Apparently this is a bit of a challenging task.
Plan was to go looking for farms which have extra kittens born, but obviously this is not something that can be done at the moment.

By chance does anyone have a lead on some one who has a couple fur balls for adoptions? Ideally farm cats, but they can be from a responsible breeder as well.

Let me know if anyone has a contact !

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Old 01.04.2020, 16:08
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Hm, why not try your local refuge/s?
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Old 01.04.2020, 16:11
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Have a look here:

https://www.tieronline.ch/katzen/vermittlung/schweiz

I got my Cats from Animal protection through this site.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

A little bit early for farm kittens - but sadly should be plenty soon.

Do you intend to keep indoors or access to outside. Most refuges will not place kittens for indoors- only older cats that have been indoors all their life.
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Old 01.04.2020, 16:28
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A little bit early for farm kittens - but sadly should be plenty soon.

Do you intend to keep indoors or access to outside. Most refuges will not place kittens for indoors- only older cats that have been indoors all their life.
They will be considered indoor cats, but will have the balcony ~75m2 to use at will.

Which is why kittens are easier to train than accustomed older cats with set expectations.

Kind a hoping for the unfortunate farm kitten season, so let me know if you'll notice an inserat or something.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

We found our cat on tutti.ch.
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They will be considered indoor cats, but will have the balcony ~75m2 to use at will.

Which is why kittens are easier to train than accustomed older cats with set expectations.

Kind a hoping for the unfortunate farm kitten season, so let me know if you'll notice an inserat or something.
In my region, I could find you some soon- but I live in the Far West. But in fact, adopting adult cats from a Refuge that are used to being indoor cats, will be much easier with a balcony. Instinct is very strong in farm kittens.
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Old 01.04.2020, 16:33
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We found our cat on tutti.ch.
Tutti was usually very good, but have gone through it (and many of the other similars for pets), and it seems more are looking rather than offering at the moment
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Old 01.04.2020, 16:37
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In my region, I could find you some soon- but I live in the Far West. But in fact, adopting adult cats from a Refuge that are used to being indoor cats, will be much easier with a balcony. Instinct is very strong in farm kittens.
Noted, but only part of the training, have rescued many different cats in the past. This is the decided way for this situation.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

We got ours from the announcement board at the local migros...
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Old 03.04.2020, 19:21
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Do get them checked and vaccinated by a vet, all cats can pick up chronic illnesses early but farm cats can be especially prone as they don't often get VIP treatment like a family pet.


It should be all fine though, several friends got cats from farms and they're doing well
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Old 03.04.2020, 19:48
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Yes, for sure get them vaccinated. Our cats are vaccinated, but we've been feeding some feral strays. I managed to trap-and-spay, but they don't get vaccinated by routine. Sure enough, one of the kittens died of typhus.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Chemmie, I was driving across the bucolic scenery, mild winds blowing through my hair and all, you get the jest. . . when I crossed path with a cute little kitten. I was thinking of you and brought it home. PM me your address please, so that I can post it to you asap. No sure how much water they need. Here's a pic, he listens to Pablo but I'm not sure that's his real name.
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Old 04.04.2020, 05:21
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Deal! I'll trade you for this adorable puppy I found:
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

If you’re willing to drive ... out near us there is someone looking to rehome two ~year old Maine Coon siblings who have lived indoors their whole lives.
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Old 05.04.2020, 23:13
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If you’re willing to drive ... out near us there is someone looking to rehome two ~year old Maine Coon siblings who have lived indoors their whole lives.
Maine Coons are the best! OP they are definitely worth a look, imo.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

It took me well over one year to adopt two cats to live indoors (have an entire roof top private terrace for them to enjoy, plus 100m2 apartment). Any shelter in Switzerland I went to wouldn't even let me look at their cats without offering a "private garden". Funny, since where I come from, they won't let you adopt cats to go outdoors. My best friend here is a surgeon vet tech who's full time job is to help administer anaesthesia to cats who have been hit by cars or attacked by wild animals. But OK...

For 3 years now, I have had the pleasure of having two happy spoiled ginger cat Spaniards. Hang in there - perhaps when this crisis is over, check out shelters in Spain, Greece etc..they are more open minded. I actually got mine from a different vet tech who adopted them from Spain and soon realized that her one bedroom apartment wasn't big enough for the two extremely spirited kittens. This is probably your easiest chance...good luck!
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

Just a reminder, as the subject of indoor vs outdoor cats has come up:

Edwin linked the Tieronline site - you can search for indoor cats using their filters. Go to the search function at the top right of the page, scroll down to 'Haltung' and choose 'Wohnung'.

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Also, while this is perhaps not helpful to the OP's search, if one is looking for an indoor cat another very worthy organization is Handicapcats: https://www.handicapcats.ch

Not all their cats are indoor, but several are seniors who prefer to stay inside, and some are FIV+ or FELV+ who must be indoor cats.
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Re: Looking to adopt two Kittens

I would advise against trying to turn farm kittens into apartment ones. The urge to roam is strong in these ones.


The Maine Coons sound lovely, at two they are almost fully grown, so should be quite chill - I currently have a one-year old Norwegian Forest Cat who is completely bonkers, looking forward to him mellowing out with age.
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I would advise against trying to turn farm kittens into apartment ones. The urge to roam is strong in these ones.


The Maine Coons sound lovely, at two they are almost fully grown, so should be quite chill - I currently have a one-year old Norwegian Forest Cat who is completely bonkers, looking forward to him mellowing out with age.
The roaming urge can be strong, but I think it depends on the cats and how they're cared for. All 3 cats I grew up with were farm kittens. The owner of mama kitty brought them to my family along with mama kitty shortly after they were born. Mama kitty took care and weaned them in a cat house on our porch, and then one day she she literally walked back to the farm leaving the kittens behind. The farmer brought her back to us. She walked back to the farm again. After the third try, the farmer decided she wanted to stay a farm cat.

The kittens on the other hand, they stayed with us and never left. They were indoor-outdoor kitties for most of their lives, only becoming exclusively indoor kitties after one of them was severely mauled by a dog and nearly died.
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