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Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby aardvarky » 19 Jun 2013, 20:05

I don't typically endorse buying pets from pet shops. I hate pet shops. But there's one near my house and I've been stopping by it nearly every day during my close to four months here. A few months ago, they got these adorable Scottish Fold kittens. 2 of them - feisty and active - in a relatively big cage.

Two months have passed now and no one's bought them. They're now in their own individual cages and have pretty much lost their spark. They hardly seem to move. It kinda breaks my heart every time I walk past them.

I want to buy them, but 1. I can't afford both and 2. I'm leaving Taiwan really soon. Plus, I already have pets back home.

If anyone is looking to buy really adorable kittens - please buy these two. I can chip in a little.
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby Tomas » 19 Jun 2013, 20:32

You might want to tell people where the store is located.

We bought a three month old Scottish fold kitten in February this year. Scottish folds are smart, gentle, and very affectionate. Our little guy is a total sweetheart, plays with us all the time, doesn't make much noise, is not the least bit picky, understands what we say to him very well. My wife says he's more like an affectionate dog than a cat. He's been a real joy to have in our family. I also think this breed is very good looking.
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby Hokwongwei » 19 Jun 2013, 20:46

The most painful thing about living in Taiwan is knowing that I don't have the resources (money, vehicle, yard) to raise pets here, nor can I make the commitment (because I plan on leaving one of these days). I really, really wish I could help out.
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby Icon » 20 Jun 2013, 12:20

aardvarky wrote:I don't typically endorse buying pets from pet shops. I hate pet shops. But there's one near my house and I've been stopping by it nearly every day during my close to four months here. A few months ago, they got these adorable Scottish Fold kittens. 2 of them - feisty and active - in a relatively big cage.

Two months have passed now and no one's bought them. They're now in their own individual cages and have pretty much lost their spark. They hardly seem to move. It kinda breaks my heart every time I walk past them.

I want to buy them, but 1. I can't afford both and 2. I'm leaving Taiwan really soon. Plus, I already have pets back home.

If anyone is looking to buy really adorable kittens - please buy these two. I can chip in a little.


Location? Price? Pictures?

Could be a collective effort and have them adopted to a good home... after being spayed/neutered so they won't go to a kitty mill.
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby mukashi » 20 Jun 2013, 12:49

The problem is... I feel like this about almost all cats and dogs in pet stores here :((((((

cannot buy/adopt them all, and it breaks my heart~
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby finley » 20 Jun 2013, 14:13

The problem is... I feel like this about almost all cats and dogs in pet stores here (((((

Quite. Although it's depressing to see this, giving these assholes your custom simply rewards their bad behaviour. Painful as it may be, it's better to NOT to encourage people to hand over their cash. Come to think of it, I wonder if they intentionally give animals less-than-adequate accommodation in the hope that random passersby will feel the need to 'rescue' them?
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby aardvarky » 21 Jun 2013, 13:02

Thanks for all the helpful responses. The pet shop is located on Roosevelt Road, a little ways down from the Wanlong MRT, exit 4.
The kittens were around $300 each when I first asked (when they were babies). I don't remember the exact price in NTD, I did a mental calculation in my head. I feel like he would give a discount now that they're bigger and especially if you get both at the same time. I'm not too bad at haggling, although I can't do it in Mandarin.

@ Icon: That would be awesome. I'd be willing to chip in around $100 if they can go to a good home. If anyone else is interested in chipping in and/or knows someone who could buy these cats - input would be great. I'm leaving Taipei in about a week and I'd love to see these cats in a good home before I go.

And I know what you guys mean by not giving pet shops business and there being a whole lot of animals coop-ed up in those shops, not all of whom you can "rescue" but I think when there is one or two that really gets to you, it's at least worth a try...

I don't actually know how to post pictures on here...
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby aphasiac » 21 Jun 2013, 15:54

Sorry I'm going to agree with another poster above; don't support them by giving them your $$$.

If you buy them, the greedy petshop owner will be laughing (probably most of that high price is pure profit) and he'll just buy another pair. If they don't sell, and they eventually have to be sold at cost-price, then maybe just maybe this store will re-consider keeping cats in the future.

I know it's hard, but stop visiting the store and try not to get attached (that's pretty much these types of stores modus operandi).
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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby Dragonbones » 21 Jun 2013, 16:54

aphasiac wrote:Sorry I'm going to agree with another poster above; don't support them by giving them your $$$.

If you buy them, the greedy petshop owner will be laughing (probably most of that high price is pure profit) and he'll just buy another pair. If they don't sell, and they eventually have to be sold at cost-price, then maybe just maybe this store will re-consider keeping cats in the future.


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Re: Somebody please buy these Scottish Fold kittens

Postby TheGingerMan » 22 Jun 2013, 00:37

I might make many an enemy here, but I do firmly believe that one must drive on.

When I first arrived, I took pity on many an animal in dire cicrumstance. Saved quite a few, but it soon became readily apparent that such was a trickle upon a massive flow of evil.

Call it lack of empathy, but that just ain't it.
I choose my targets, otherwise one's heart would just bleed dry.

I would most certainly never buy any kittens from a pet shop, as indeed some have mentioned the reasons why.
That said, I don't go out of my way to protect the other street innocents.
Why, just the other day, I saw a few kittens strayng upon a quite busy road. I did stop, tossed them back in the bush, yet later on the same road there were several kitten pancakes upon the asphalt.
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