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September 23, 2018

Porky and Buddy Pet Health – ‘Pushing Kittens Out The Door’


Dear Porky and Buddy,
I am thinking about adopting a kitten, as my 18-year-old “Bumpkus” passed away last winter and there is a huge hole in my house that used to be filled with purrs (and fur).

I just read that the Oswego County Humane Society is running a “Special” on kitten adoptions – you can adopt two kittens for $100 instead of the usual $200 that it would cost for the adoption fees.

I have always been a one cat at a time person, but I am thinking it would be good to give a home to two.

But do you think it is a good idea to adopt two kittens at once?

Or is the Humane Society just trying to push kittens out the door with this special?
Harry

Dear Harry,
We are very sorry for your loss of Bumpkus and we’re pleased that you are thinking of giving a home to a homeless cat.

To answer your questions-first of all, OF COURSE THE OSWEGO COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY IS TRYING TO PUSH KITTENS OUT THE DOOR!  IT’S WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO!

OK, enough yelling.

The true upside of this current promotion by the Humane Society is that it is indeed a very good idea to adopt two kittens at once, especially, but not necessarily,  if they are littermates and already accustomed to and comfortable with each other.

Even non-littermate kittens of about the same age will adjust very quickly to each other’s company.

The bottom line is that it is almost always much easier to introduce two kittens at once than to try to introduce a kitten to an older cat who already thinks he or she owns you.

Your two new buddies will have an instant playmate, a less difficult adjustment to your home, and someone to keep them feline company for years and years.

If you go that route you need to be sure to spend lots and lots of time with both of them yourself so they learn to accept, enjoy and seek out human company too.

And what fun for you!

It’s true. The Oswego County Humane Society is adopting its kittens for an adoption fee of only $50 each if you take two.

That includes up to date veterinary care and spaying or neutering.

You can see them on our website at www.oswegohumane.org (along with very cool grown up cats, too).

And, you can meet some of our pets for adoption at the PetSmart Summer Adoption Day on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PetSmart Store in Lowe’s Plaza, 104 East in Oswego.

We’ll post the animals that will be there on Facebook as the time gets closer.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Located at 110 W. Second St., Oswego, NY.

Phone: (315) 207-1070.

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.oswegohumane.org

Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.

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