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Free cat, will be put down if not givent / Chat à donner, sera euthanasié si personne ne peut le prendre
Posted August 31st, 2010 - 3:00 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
An friend let me her cat for a few days (while she was looking for an apartment) and decided today that she won't take it back. Problem is (except that this friend is irresponsable) that I can't have cat in my apartment, it was okay for only a few days, but I'm not allowed to keep it.

So I have a very nice and cuddling three years old white and black female cat to give ASAP, otherwise it will be put down, which would be really sad. Please do not hesitate to write if you want a cat or know someone interested in having one.

Many thanks!

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Une amie m'a laissé son chat pour quelques jours pendant qu'elle cherchait un appartement et a décidé aujourd'hui qu'elle ne le reprendrait pas. Le problème (à part que cette amie est totalement irresponsable), c'est que je n'ai pas le droit d'avoir de chat dans mon appartement. Ça allait pour quelques jours, mais je ne peux pas la garder.

J'ai donc une très gentille petite chatte de trois ans, blanche et noire, très câline, à donner dès que possible. Sinon, elle sera malheureusement euthanasiée. N'hésitez pas à m'écrire si vous voulez un chat ou connaissez quelqu'un qui en veut un.

Merci beaucoup!

Posted August 31st, 2010 - 3:45 am by from Hannover, Germany (Permalink)
Hey!
I'm sorry to hear that and even more I can't take the cat, but first of all we already have got three cats and Germany would be too far away. But what about giving her to an animal shelter before you put her down right away? Isn't there any option like that? Maybe she can find a new owner there.
Greetings and good luck!

Posted August 31st, 2010 - 12:02 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey Yvonne,

Thanks for your answer.

Yeah, of course, I won't take the cat to the vet to kill it. If I can't find anyone to take it, I will give it to SPCA (which is kind of the official shelter organisation), that was the plan, but honestly, what chances are that a 3 years old cat at the SPCA can find a home? People almost automatically go for kittens. AND SPCA only keep animals a few days, then kill them if they can't find them a house, which is why I was saying the cat would be put down if not given, without even being pessimistic, that's unfortunately the almost sure ending.

Posted August 31st, 2010 - 12:02 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey Yvonne,

Thanks for your answer.

Yeah, of course, I won't take the cat to the vet to kill it. If I can't find anyone to take it, I will give it to SPCA (which is kind of the official shelter organisation), that was the plan, but honestly, what chances are that a 3 years old cat at the SPCA can find a home? People almost automatically go for kittens. AND SPCA only keep animals a few days, then kill them if they can't find them a house, which is why I was saying the cat would be put down if not given, without even being pessimistic, that's unfortunately the almost sure ending.

Take care!

Posted September 6th, 2011 - 2:44 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I can't adopt a cat myself as I have 2 dogs and four squirrels and am already trying to find homes for some abandoned cats.

The SPCA in Monteregie is a no kill cat shelter. They tend to be full but will probably let you place an adoption ad. You might also try kijiji and craigslist as well as annonce123.

It is definitely hard to find homes for all the abandoned animals in Montreal. This city is simply terrible for it, and there is a real culture of extreme irresponsibility when it comes to companion animals here, especially cats.

Having said that... if you are the least bit inclined to keep her yourself, it is very likely that you can. The worst thing that your landlord will do is take you to the regie. He will only do that if he gets a lot of complaints or otherwise hates you as a tenant because it is a huge hassle for him.

This process prevents landlords from evicting tenants for frivolous reasons or simply to raise the rent.

Even if you wind up at the regie, you will not actually get a court date for a year or more for something so silly as an innocuous cat. If, by then, you still have the cat, you will be given xx time to find the cat a new home or else accept to relinquish your lease - and again, xx time is going to probably be at least a month and likely more. If you "lose" in this way (get ordered to lose the cat) you will only have to pay 55$ in total legal fees and the record of the case will be expunged in 2 years. It has no effect on your credit rating or anything.

So yea, practically speaking, it is not a real issue if you acquire a well behaved, non-noisy, non-destructive and non-stinky pet during the course of your lease. IF the pet is any of those things the landlord might be able to make a minor case for damages or some crap.

So that's my best advice. I wish you the best of luck! And I wish I could help some more ;)

Posted September 6th, 2011 - 2:46 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Oh yea, and it will STILL be your choice to get rid of the cat or relinquish your lease even after going to the regie. It is hard to evict tenants without having a good reason in Quebec ;)