This summer, I decided to help a mother cat who brought 5 kittens to my yard. You can read more about that here. We ended up keeping the mother cat and her 2 orange kittens after not being able to find homes for them.
That means three of the kittens were adopted. One went to my brother’s family and two were adopted by parents of a friend.
I am very thankful that 3 of the kittens were adopted. We already had 3 cats. Adding 6 more was not a good idea. Having a total of 6 now feels a bit crazy at times.
If someone adopts your cat’s kittens, I suggest you write them a thank you note.
8 reasons to write the adopter a thank you note:
1. “Free” kittens are not really free as they require food and care for many years
2. They went to a good home which is not easy to find. Most people who want a cat already have one as there are plenty available from rescues, humane societies, and pet stores.
[color-box]3. You didn’t have to keep them all. Let me repeat that – You didn’t have to keep them all.[/color-box]
4. They were taken off the streets to an indoor comfy home
5. You know they will be safe and well cared for
6. You didn’t have to find a rescue group to work with to ensure they went to a good home
7. The adopters helped cover the cost of food/shot/tests/vet bills already done for the kittens (this reason requires a thank you note)
8. You didn’t have to put them outside and have a feral cat feeding station in your yard.
I wrote both families that adopted the kittens thank you notes. Thankful and grateful and relieved is how I felt when homes were found. If that is how you feel when you find homes for your cat’s kittens, consider writing the new owner a thank you.
You should definitely write a thank you note if they gave you any financial donation towards the kittens.
Have you ever had to find homes for kittens?