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Offline Sitara

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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2011, 03:46:55 PM »
MNRF does allow cats as well. This one guy has brought his out in a stroller for the past 15+ years.

Lady Nicolette: I got my kitty from site the week after closing a few years ago. He seemed very confused by the lack of food and lovin's since fest was over. He is now a spoiled house cat. It took quite a while to break him of his habit of chewing open plastic bags to find food.
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2011, 11:36:16 PM »
Thanks for taking another good creature in, Sitara!
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2011, 11:40:47 PM »
Adopt your pets. We need to put the critter mills out of business.  I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 fish. They are all adopted. End of PSA.
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2011, 09:58:24 AM »
Funny response, but not so funny in reality.  MNRF does a raffle every year to raise money for the local cat rescue for all of the feral cats that show up during Faire.  Some cats who are still on site after Faire seem to be tame as well, but there are no apparent owners.  Our booth there found a permanent home for a resident kitty that adopted willin while he was there, but not all are so lucky. 
   I assume the cat rescue folks trap the kitties, give them vet attention, fix and chip them for new homes?   
    I ask this because I have heard of well meaning but misguided folks (my sister is among these) feeding feral cats, thus enabling them to continue to breed in the wild and making the problem worse.   My sister feels like it would be 'snitching them out' to alert the ASPCA. 
    It is a hard life out there for animals that were meant to be pets, and the feral cats can spread disease to house cats that spend time outdoors.  The humane society here is pretty good at catching ferals, but they need to know where the populations are at.
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2011, 10:22:04 AM »
I know there are some locals who go out and do put out food over the winter months for the ones who didn't get caught, but they try to capture whoever they can and get them into feral rescue or homes if they are ready for that.  Obviously, everyone spaying and neutering both cats and dogs, adopting or rescuing of existing animals and education of the public to do this is the real answer.

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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2011, 11:23:26 AM »
I have 2 dogs and neither belong at faire. IMHO
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2011, 11:33:51 AM »
Adopt your pets. We need to put the critter mills out of business.  I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 fish. They are all adopted. End of PSA.

my babies are adopted. albeit from a petsmart, but their adoptable kitties are from shelters to keep them from gettting killed, so we rescued two awesome kitties from being unloved, executed, and discarded. and love our two fluffy dummies!

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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2011, 11:34:24 AM »
and how the fu*& can you adopt a fish?

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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2011, 11:42:49 AM »
It is eazy to adopt a fish.  It is like "Hey Merlin want this gold fish?" 
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2011, 12:17:48 PM »
and how the fu*& can you adopt a fish?

LMAO
I was thinking the same thing!!
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2011, 12:34:42 PM »
I know there are some locals who go out and do put out food over the winter months for the ones who didn't get caught, but they try to capture whoever they can and get them into feral rescue or homes if they are ready for that.  Obviously, everyone spaying and neutering both cats and dogs, adopting or rescuing of existing animals and education of the public to do this is the real answer.
   Amen to that.  When I wanted a pure bred Scottie I adopted through a rescue.  He is healthy but my little female needs lots of TLC, and she's a little doll.  When they go to the rainbow bridge, I will adopt the same way.
   I haven't bought from a pet store in eons; not that there are any left in this area that sell puppies and kittens anymore; that trade has thankfully all but dried up here in Omaha.  The single remaining kennel gets as much negative press and attention as the local Women's center.
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2011, 02:16:13 PM »
and how the fu*& can you adopt a fish?

LMAO
I was thinking the same thing!!
It is eazy to adopt a fish.  It is like "Hey Merlin want this gold fish?" 
Angus has it pretty close. Most folks tend to flush unwanted fish down the toilet. Someone I knew wanted to rid themselves of their last remaining tropical. I offered to adopt it.
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2011, 03:12:23 PM »
by fileting it and making a maki roll?

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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2011, 04:55:03 PM »
by fileting it and making a maki roll?
No! But I trained him to get the paper for me when it's raining really hard...
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Re: Dogs at Faire?
« Reply #89 on: November 24, 2011, 08:11:46 AM »
No! But I trained him to get the paper for me when it's raining really hard...

Yer gonna kill me!!! ;D ;D ;D
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