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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:46 am 
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My dad just recently adopted a bengal cat and the cat is not using the litter box all the time. Today she urinated on his bed and so he was going to put her down but I am going to take her and try to find her a home. I am wondering, how do I screen people to ensure that they will be able to take care of her and provide her with the care she needs? What questions should I ask and what should I look for? The problem is I already have two cats of my own who are NOT going to be happy with me when I bring her home tomorrow morning so I need to find her a committed and loving home ASAP.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Please give us information such as kitty's age and your location.
(this forum is international)

You can get help and advice here for dealing with peeping problems if they continue once kitty is in your care.. it might be that the manner and attitude of your dad contributed to the issue there and with you things may be very different, but do update to let us know.
I suggest taking step to limits stress for your rescued kitty and your residents, a safe room with its own tray just for the newcomer obviously but also feliway, zyklene or other tactics that have worked in the past for your residents will help ease the stress during this foster.

Others here know more than me about various Bengal rescue programs (who also foster and help re-home) in different countries. Since finding your topic (now moved to allow replies) I had an another thought I'll add here.
Where did your dad get this Bengal? .. if you can find out and if it was a breeder they can be contacted. They will almost certainly take the kitten back if you need them to do that or at least offer to help you find a forever home (hopefully).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:02 pm 
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You will certainly get help here please stick with the forum.
it wont come from me im afraid... I'll not digress to explain why.
just wanted to wish you luck again and say well done for rescuing.

(Im 99.9% sure you will get help from this community .. but I will watch and private message you links to resources and a place I can talk to you myself if you dont.)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:55 pm 
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You are a very special person, BengalDaddy. This forum is lucky to have you.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:04 pm 
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And I second that Jacqueline! He helped me no end with my two poorly kittens with great advice and support.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Yes, Lisa, he is a very caring, kind, and knowledgable person.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I'm really glad that you are taking control of that awful situation. My advice is not to try to handle the rehoming yourself, but rather to use a shelter (assuming there is one). They are built for handling this situation, and have all the adopion criteria worked out. Believe me, a bengal in a shelter is likely to be the crown jewel of the cat population there. If a bengal landed in the humane society shelter here in portland, I'd be absolutely shocked if he wasn't adoptes like the first hour he was on display.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:35 pm 
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He got some stick on this forum when he was questioning me regarding my two poorly kittens but I understand why he was frustrated that yet another so called breeder had allowed kittens to leave early, unvaccinated and underweight. It turned out he was right to be concerned as they both tested positive for TF.

He never said "I told you so" but he could have - he knew from the moment I posted they had diarrhoea.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:58 pm 
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danik wrote:
My dad just recently adopted a bengal cat and the cat is not using the litter box all the time. Today she urinated on his bed and so he was going to put her down but I am going to take her and try to find her a home. I am wondering, how do I screen people to ensure that they will be able to take care of her and provide her with the care she needs? What questions should I ask and what should I look for? The problem is I already have two cats of my own who are NOT going to be happy with me when I bring her home tomorrow morning so I need to find her a committed and loving home ASAP.


First of all, thank you for stepping in to rescue this kitten and take the time to find an appropriate forever home for her. I know that can't be easy, especially with two cats of your own.

Secondly, please continue to keep her isolated is a safe room with her own water/food, litter box, and any toys she might like until a vet clears her for any urinary tract infection (or other "cooties" for that matter). Just to rule out the possibility of spraying due to coming into heat, please make sure this kitten is spayed before adoption. Even if it isn't related, spaying will enhance this kitten's long-term health and minimize interest from any backyard breeders.

Lastly, I agree with using a shelter/rescue to help you place this kitten. But if you find anyone interested on your own (via notices posted at your vet's office or social networking), please ask for vet references, find out their specific experience with cats, and what their environment is expected to be (other pets, children, indoor/outdoor access).

Good luck, danik. And, please keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Thanks both for the nice comments to me, Image and Image for you.

Im sure I'm not the only one checking this topic daily for an update hoping to find out this Bengal is out of danger and in a safe home.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:55 pm 
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You are absolutely correct, BD...I am one of those checking here to see how this little guy is doing.

Thank God for people like you around here. The forum is a much better place because of it. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:17 am 
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Adopting a pet is a huge commitment and not to be taken lightly. I hate to hear that your dad decided to give up and so happy that you are taking the cat and trying to find it a good home. I'm sure this kitty will thrive in a different environment.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Danik, is there an update on the cat? I'm sure there are a number of people who are interested in how things are going over there.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:14 am 
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are you still looking for a home for your dad's bengal?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:45 am 
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another one hit wonder maybe?

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