"Cat library" rescue charity allows cats young and old to be checked out like books!

SirMeow

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This is one of the most noble concepts in helping shelter cats. You can “check out” a cat for the day…just like a library book. That way people can go in, and give their selected cat some much needed love, and then they are returned back to the shelter. But, it also gives the people that “check them out” the chance to fall in love, and want to adopt them. In the end, the program is designed to eventually find permanent homes for shelter cats. But, in the process they receive much deserved love.

This is a really good idea, since compatibility with the home environment is really important when rehoming a cat. Things like dogs, kids and general disturbences are all very important considerations when homing a cat. This allows a potential adopter to see how well the cat gets on in their potential new home without having to make the commitment first and then having to reverse everything if it doesn't work out.

What do you think of this idea? Please vote in the poll and if you think it's a bad idea, you're not sure or other, do let us know why. There might be some valid reasons that haven't been thought of.

 

KittyJ

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I find this to be a terrible idea. Animal shelters already allow adopted cats and dogs from said shelter to be brought back if it doesn't work out. Some people are wicked and care nothing for animals. Dogs and cats are SOLD, not only to pay back the cost put in to them but to make sure that the buyers don't mistreat and end up killing the pet. No one wants to kill a cat they paid $50 dollars for. A good idea in theory.
 

FF

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I'm not quite sure that all cats would like it. Having to constantly switch homes could take an ugly toll on some cats, not to mention that bad characters could also "check them out" as well.
 

SirMeow

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hmmm... maybe you're right. Let's hope it works out as they're doing it anyway.

Unfortunately, when there's a psycho that take a sick interest in them, there's not much that can be done to stop them even with current procedures. Thankfully, it's fairly rare and I try not to think about it.
 

FF

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I find this to be a terrible idea. Animal shelters already allow adopted cats and dogs from said shelter to be brought back if it doesn't work out. Some people are wicked and care nothing for animals. Dogs and cats are SOLD, not only to pay back the cost put in to them but to make sure that the buyers don't mistreat and end up killing the pet. No one wants to kill a cat they paid $50 dollars for. A good idea in theory.
If someone wants to mistreat an animal, the $50 barrier isn't going to stop them?
 

KittyJ

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Some, yes. It decreases the chances.

hmmm... maybe you're right. Let's hope it works out as they're doing it anyway.

Unfortunately, when there's a psycho that take a sick interest in them, there's not much that can be done to stop them even with current procedures. Thankfully, it's fairly rare and I try not to think about it.
In some situations, you have to think about it, because it happens and there's nothing we can do to stop it, but we can do what we can to prevent it.
That's cute, but I'm not quite sure that all cats would like it. I feel like having to constantly switch homes would be hard on some cats, and bad characters could also "check them out" as well. But I get the appeal and it's a cute idea.
I agree with this. Cats are very easily stressed out.
 

SirMeow

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Ok people, in the light of your responses, I've changed my vote to Not Sure as they're great points you bring up.

I do hope it works out though.
 

freddyf7

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This is a poor concept in my opinion. Adopted cats and dogs from animal shelters can already be returned if the relationship does not work out. Some individuals are evil and do not care about animals. Dogs and cats are sold not merely to recoup their costs, but also to ensure that the purchasers do not abuse or murder the animal. No one wants to murder a cat for which they paid $50. In theory, it's a terrific concept.
 

SirMeow

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Yeah, I've revised my opinion in light of both your comments.

It's a great idea if done properly, but unfortunately it's ripe for abuse. Please vote in the poll @freddyf7 🙂 Let's help to get it across that it's a bad idea.