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The dangers of kittens…

By johnboy - 21 January 2009 62

[First filed: January 20, 2009 @ 15:54]

The RSPCA is reminding us all to do the right thing and de-sex our companion animals.

They’re also reminding us of the costs of not getting it done:

    “The current influx of kittens to RSPCA ACT has highlighted once again the fact that Canberra’s pet owners are not heeding the message that de-sexing pets is an essential part of pet ownership. RSPCA ACT has consistently reported on the damage which unwanted kittens can cause to the health of mother cats, the risks associated with dumped kittens becoming feral and hunting native fauna and the costs of managing the large population of unwanted cats and kittens by RSPCA ACT.

    There is another area of concern in relation to failure to de-sex pets and this has led to one of Australia’s major insurers to comment. Recent increases in the incidence of road deaths of pets, both dogs and cats, have highlighted an additional risk associated with failure to de-sex pets and that is the propensity for non de-sexed animals to roam. AAMI’s John Crommie recently highlighted the increase in injury and fatality relating to vehicle strike against domestic pets as an issue which is arising more and more. RSPCA ACT also noted the often high costs of vet care should such accidents occur.”

If you can’t afford the vet the RSPCA offer a discount service with a 30% discount for low income earners. Prices are listed on their website.

On the other hand with non-desexing you get kittens! And they’re SOO cute! These ones belong to my housemate, more gratuitous kitteh pix below.

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The dangers of kittens…
Skidbladnir 4:28 pm 20 Jan 09

Jb: I was just curious, as you’re now kittenblogging about a housemate’s cat offspring, and were having a “the manbooks are outside of their designated category space!” moment a few days back.

justbands 4:19 pm 20 Jan 09

> Only if you give in to them and allow them to continually get away with bad behaviour

No, ALL of them. That’s the most frustrating thing about cat owners… “Awww…Tiddums would never hurt a bird or small animal”. Wrong. Tiddums is a cold, heartless killer of birds & small animals…like all cats are.

tylersmayhem 4:17 pm 20 Jan 09

Good grief – when will people bloody learn!

johnboy 4:17 pm 20 Jan 09

Skidbladnir said :

Is your sharehouse full of say, 20-25yr old women?

The racism accusation was levelled here, not at home.

If they’re slagging me off it’s behind my back where I like it.

Holden Caulfield 4:15 pm 20 Jan 09

Oops, I was replying to peterh at post #3.

Skidbladnir 4:15 pm 20 Jan 09

Is your sharehouse full of say, 20-25yr old women?

Holden Caulfield 4:15 pm 20 Jan 09

Only if you give in to them and allow them to continually get away with bad behaviour. Yes, it’s true that dogs have masters and cats have servants, but with some structure and discipline I see no reason why cats can’t be well behaved.

Back OT, I’d never even consider having a cat without having it desexed, I just wouldn’t want to deal with the kittens, despite their cuteness.

justbands 4:13 pm 20 Jan 09

> Fortunately good and fluffy kittens will always triumph over your black hearted evil.

Good & fluffy kittens grow to be cold, heartless killers. Seriously, they should not be allowed in Australia….or at least only under strict conditions, with cat fences keeping them contained, locked inside at night, etc.

bubzie 4:12 pm 20 Jan 09

Aww.

my cat’s cuter.

johnboy 4:11 pm 20 Jan 09

Skidbladnir said :

RiotACT has descended into sexism, debauchery, and Kittenblogging?

PS: Desex your cats, because its better than a sack with some bricks in it.

Apparently I was racist yesterday too!

johnboy 4:11 pm 20 Jan 09

justbands said :

When I run the city (country, world…whatever), cats will be banned. Evil, destructive little monsters that they are. Won’t be an issue then.

Fortunately good and fluffy kittens will always triumph over your black hearted evil.

Skidbladnir 4:08 pm 20 Jan 09

RiotACT has descended into sexism, debauchery, and Kittenblogging?

PS: Desex your cats, because its better than a sack with some bricks in it.

peterh 4:05 pm 20 Jan 09

and they start off being fluffy and cute, and end up becoming large, sleeping all the day, and the night, except when the cat chorus starts at 3am.

justbands 4:05 pm 20 Jan 09

When I run the city (country, world…whatever), cats will be banned. Evil, destructive little monsters that they are. Won’t be an issue then.

poptop 3:58 pm 20 Jan 09

LOL Cats!

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