Christmas is on the way. We love the festive season and waiting on Santa paws. So So exciting!! But as always Cats Friends Rescue does not adopt out any furry friends for Christmas presents. We have had discussions with Santa and others, and we have all agreed that it is not fair for cats or kittens to arrive on Christmas day. This is for a number of reasons which are as follows:
A kitten arriving on Christmas morning is far to stressful for them. Strange environment, lots of excited kids running around. Strange people coming and going visiting etc. Not a lot of time for little furry friends to be given so they can settle in.
Also a Cat or Kitten should not be a novelty for Christmas. Like many Christmas presents the novelty can wear off and the kitten ends up back with us in the new year. So we don’t take the risk. Cats Friends Rescue Cats are precious to us and we put a lot of work and care into them. We don’t believe animals should be viewed as gifts in this way. They are little lives that need a lot of preparation when coming to live with you. A lot of responsibility to be taught to our children regarding the importance of looking after a pet. That they don’t just appear like a toy when we want it. We have the same ethos all year round when finding them a home. We make sure timing and homing is always appropriate for the cats.
We also know most of the time they are fab homes that are offered, and people who have cats will understand the importance of this post.
Lastly, Santa says its far too cold on his sleigh for animals on Christmas eve and he only delivers toys anyway. Good point Santa!!!
There will be no adoptions between the dates of 15th of December till the 12th of January. This allows also the rescue volunteers to have a much needed break over Christmas too. However we will still be working to help are feral friends as always.
So we have agreed with Santa, that if you do want a kitten or cat that you must wait till the new year to start the adoption process. But we are happy to reserve your little friend for the right home. >^.^<
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy new year and thank you for your support throughout the year. >^.^<