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I'm volunteering at the SPCA and this is one of the beautiful kitties who needs a home. If you've been looking for a pet, go to the SPCA or a rescue first instead of a breeder or pet store. Animals are put down every day because there's no room for them.
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
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nool2i Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
SlayerZakeil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This sounds cruel, but I probably wouldn't get one from a kill-shelter, only because a place that would do that doesn't deserve my patronage. Shelters for the win, though. One of my cats was from a shelter and she turned out great. I love mutts (possibly because I am a mutt as well). However, there's nothing wrong with (reputable) breeders if you're after a specific breed; I love Collies and will have many over the course of my life, and I want a hairless cat because, well, they're cool. Pet stores are usually bad, though, because the pets are often from mills where they're cranked out like interchangeable gun parts.
SlayerZakeil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's true, and I do support the reputable breeders who do it for the beauty of the breed rather than the profit. Pet stores are awful because they get their animals from mills as well as places such as warehouses where the animals are kept in horrible conditions. There are plenty of articles online of these places being discovered and raided for the animals that survived. Really, it would be best to get animals from the shelters and rescues to relieve them of their burden of overpopulation caused by human commitment issues and irresponsibility. I volunteered at a rescue for a while and I completely support rescues. We did background checks and home visits to make sure we were adopting the animals to the right people. It's a huge issue and I feel like we should have more regulations concerning who has the qualifications to breed animals. Everyone else should really have their pets neutered/spade.

Sorry for the TL;DR. I have very strong feelings about this.
AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The breeder we got my dog from actually breeds for show, and his actual career is in the military. But whatever he doesn't need to carry on the lineage becomes available for adoption. My dog was, obviously, of quality show lineage, but he was the runt of the litter. Plus, he wouldn't have made it in a dog show; too hyper. He only breeds dogs every couple of years. This is one of those years, and hopefully for us, the dog conceives and has puppies. You see, my poor dog became sick and, despite much time, money, tears, and prayers spent in hopes for his recovery, he passed away this May. The breeder said that since we tried so hard to make Peeve better, that the next time he has puppies up for adoption, we can have one for free. (Not to mention we probably spent enough money to adopt like, five dogs from him. At least.) I miss Peeve greatly, but I am long overdue for some dog cuddling, so I am hoping this'll work out.

How to know when not to trust a pet store: The dogs are all purebred. The dogs are all puppies, and the cats are all kittens. The dogs and cats are cramped in little cages. The dogs and cats look sad.

It's okay. As much as I would love to have a ton of little kittens and puppies running around my house, I know my family probably couldn't afford all of that, so we got my pets fixed. (My boy cat really doesn't need to be reproducing anyway. A little of him goes a long way sometimes, and there's a lot of him. I mean all of that in the nicest way possible.)
Drizzerey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful picture of this beautiful cat, I am sure with this picture this cat will have no problem finding someone to give it a home :)
SlayerZakeil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:) I hope so. She deserves it.
Drizzerey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
If I moved into the apartment with my bf I would take her, but right now I can't take anyone atm :( not a good idea to get a pet when you don't know where you will be living in the next few months.
Serenity-Scene Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awhh, great capture. :3
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