Originally Posted by jensrose
Adopting more kittens could cause more problems. For one, if I go to the shelter and adopt them there, that gets pretty pricy at $40 a pop. Not to mention they would make me get them all fixed and that would mean an extra $30 for each. If I get them all off the street they pose a risk for diseases which in turn could infect my cat that I already have. More vet bills.... If I get one decent cat and she has kittens with another cat that I know (and there are males that I could mate her with) then that would ensure that 1) The kittens will not be sick (no worms, fleas, etc) and 2) I would know that I was going to probably like at least one of their personalities. Now if I was rich, I would adopt more cats from the shelter cause I know they need homes too, but I am just simply a poor college student.
1. If you can't afford $40 each to adopt the kittens, then you can't afford to raise them, whether they came from the shelter or a litter.
2. If you can't afford $30 each to fix them, then see #1.
3. If you wouldn't fix the kittens from the shelter, then you wouldn't fix the kittens from the litter, which makes you a HUGE part of the problem.
4. You know you would probably like at least one of their personalities????!!!! a) Why would you not know that from "meeting" the kittens at the shelter and b) what the **** do you plan to do with the ones with personalities that you do not like???????????
5. Most of the cats and dogs that show up at the shelter either come from pets that were not fixed and/or college students who lost interest or were unable to afford their care, or had to move some place that did not allow pets. $100 says your cats end up back at the shelter or dead. Which leads me to my original question, that I held back from asking at the time you posted your request:
6. What happened to your previous cat?