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Mon, Jan. 9th, 2006, 03:22 pm
wronske: first-time posting here . . .

i just moved to vancouver (well, burnaby) towards the end of the summer and i'm looking to get a kitten! i would like to adopt from someplace like the spca or an animal hospital, as opposed to a pet store. i've already found some places online and through the phone book, but most of the places charge upwards of $100 as an adoption fee. is this the standard practice?

also, i want to take in a squirrel. any ideas for places/people that i could contact?


Mon, Jan. 9th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)


100 is a pretty fair price for an adoption fee. It usually includes spaying/neutering and vaccinating the animal.

I'm not sure about the squirrel thing though.. maybe try contacting the Vancouver Animal Shelter (the pound)?

Mon, Jan. 9th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)

Try http://www.petfinder.com.
And yeah, $100 is pretty standard.

Mon, Jan. 9th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)

take in a squirrel?!

Wed, Jan. 11th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)

I really wouldn't take in a squirrel. They are SUPER cute but they are animals that should NEVER see a cage.
And you will HAVE to cage him because they are little walking bombs of destructiveness.

They will chew...>EVERYTHING
And poop and pee everywhere and knock things over and pick things up and throw them.

I know because...my friend has one.

Wed, Jan. 11th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)

awwwww! i love black squirrels, they're the best! i've wanted a squirrel since i was a little kid, and now that i'm finally able to get one, i've done a lot of research on them. i know that they are a much bigger responsibility than most other pets, but i'm prepared for the amount of care, attention and patience that would be required to keep a squirrel.

Wed, Jan. 11th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)

bu the cage....
they shouldn't be caged.
that's what REALLY bothers me.

My friend doesn't keep his in a cage.
During the day when he is @ work he let's jimmy the squirrel out, then when he comes home JImmy comes home.

But he still chews things.
specially wood.

there is this spray it's called BItter apple. you can get it @ pet stores. it's a bite deterrent for birds.
There is also bite deterrant for ferrets I can't remember what it's called and it's GROSS too.
You can spray it on the things you DO NOT want chewed.
however there is still feces and urine to contend with.
And you wouldn't beleive the amount such a small animal can produce

good luck to you!

Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): hi

if your looking for a kittewn in vancouver on kiiji their is 300 cats that are going to duie if know one takes them. i know their not kittens but their still cute. by the way its in vancouver.