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 Post subject: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:27 am 
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Help me out Boston ppkers! We have been wanting to adopt a female kitten for a while, but have been striking out with timing on getting one. Right now, I am not working, so it would be awesome to adopt a little kitten so I can stay home with her for a few weeks. We are dead set on a female kitten. Our 12-year old cat is a super-jealous attention seeker, so we need something tiny who is not going to pose any kind of "threat" attitude or size-wise.

Seems like most shelters/adoption centers get kittens during random times, and they all get adopted right away. I know that Nevis Farm does kitten adoptions in the summers, but that hasn't started yet.

Any advice? I did not know that adopting a kitten would take so long or be so hard!

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:30 am 
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I'm so excited for you! I'm guessing you've already tried Petfinder? Regrettably I am not local to Boston so I do not have more specific advice than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:24 am 
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I suggest contacting PAWS in Wakefield!


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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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I'm so excited for you! I'm guessing you've already tried Petfinder? Regrettably I am not local to Boston so I do not have more specific advice than that.


Thanks! Yep, I check petfinder daily. They don't really have kittens. I also call shelters within a 15-mile radius, but they never know when they will get kittens, but when they do, they go fast and there are no waiting lists.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:40 am 
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We are up to our ears with kittens in michigan. Road trip, meet me for cupcakes, adopt a kitten. Done. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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celyn wrote:
I suggest contacting PAWS in Wakefield!


Thanks! I've been working with them for a couple of months. But they have only called once with kittens to adopt, but they were all boys.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:42 am 
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I think "kitten season" starts in June, so you may be in luck shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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I guess I was looking to see if any ppkers knew of anyone personally who had kittens to adopt. Maybe someone who works at a shelter or fosters?

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ndpittman wrote:
I think "kitten season" starts in June, so you may be in luck shortly.


Yes, I heard about "Kitten Happy Hour" at Nevins Farm -- talked to them yesterday, but they did not say exactly when it would start.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:49 am 
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Send a PM to raspberrycomplaint! She works at an animal shelter in Milton I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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b.vicious wrote:
Send a PM to raspberrycomplaint! She works at an animal shelter in Milton I think.


Thank you, I will!!

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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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I volunteer at Quincy Animal Shelter.http://quincyanimalshelter.org/Adopt_a_Kitten.html I know we currently have kittens in foster homes but I don't know any details about them. If you'd like I can check with the feline manager


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 Post subject: Re: Info on adopting a kitten in Boston?
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kittylover wrote:
I volunteer at Quincy Animal Shelter.http://quincyanimalshelter.org/Adopt_a_Kitten.html I know we currently have kittens in foster homes but I don't know any details about them. If you'd like I can check with the feline manager


Sorry, I am just now seeing this, will PM you!

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