I Ended Up Being Stalked For Wanting To Adopt An Unaltered Kity

So my story is this... My husband and I decided to get a kitten, but since the breed that we originally wanted is not widely available and super expensive we started checking out shelters and adoption events. I found an ad for a kity that was 2 months old and was up for adoption. And thats where it started...

Sent to : KATSSITTING@att.net
"Hi, I found an ad about about a black kitten that needs to be adopted and it says to contact you.

I absolutely adore her! :)

My only concern is that in the ad it says that she will be spayed prior to adoption and my husband is completely against that. So basically I'm trying to find out if it is absolutely necessary to spay her or if that can be avoided. Also, could you please tell me a bit more about her? I would absolutely love to take her in, but my husband has one condition and that is that the cat has to be completely unaltered. Please feel free to call or e-mail me."

Originally the ad sounded pretty urgent, but noone seemed to be in a hurry to reply so we kept looking. I got a response a week later, after we've already adopted 3 beautiful kittens. Instead of answering my question, the email contained only 1 sentence "why would you not want to spay/neuter a cat?"

I ignored it thinking that it wasn't worth getting into an arguement and it really didn't matter anymore since we already found our perfect kitties.

Two days later I get an e-mail from a totaly different address:

Sent From: jdehaviland@gmail.com

"I hope it was explained to you that it is illegal to place or keep an unaltered cat or kitten in the City and County of Los Angeles.  There is a large fine.
 
Thank you."

I replied back asking who it was and how they got my e-mail address, but noone responded so in a couple of days I sent another e-mail to the same address asking whoever it was to mind their own business and explained that butchering a kitten who is 8-14 weeks old is horrible and barbaric. I also mentioned that I did not need anyones advice regarding financial aspects of owning a pet.

That was that....

A month later and I get another e-mail from a third unknown address:

Sent From: ebimbomama@aol.com

"YOU have to be kidding that aomeone should give you an unaltered cat when we killed over a half million cats lAST YEAR IN OUR CALIFORNIA SHELTERS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOUR HUSBAND WHO DID NOT WANT ALTERED CATS SO THE CATS GOT PREGNANT OVER AND OVER AGAIN,  UP TO FOUR TIMES A YEAR FOR TEN OR MORE YEARS PRODUCING TWO TO THREE HUNDRED KITTENS IN ITS LIFETIME.  YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE UNBELIEVABLE AND SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAVE PETS.  YOUR HUSBAND HAS A MENTALITY FROM THE DARK AGES.
 
ORDER YOUR LICENSE PLATE TODAY AND HELP FUND SPAY AND NEUTER SURGERIES
CASpayPlate.com"

I wrote back saying pretty much the same thing as before. That it's barbaric and that whoever mutilates their pet especially at such a young age needs to have their fingers cut off. I also asked who it was and why they were e-mailing me in the first place...

This is the responce I got:

"you area very very sick person.  i am posting your email on facebook for all to see.
 

ORDER YOUR LICENSE PLATE TODAY AND HELP FUND SPAY AND NEUTER SURGERIES
CASpayPlate.com"

So to sum it up, I am now being stalked by internet psycho cat activists because I wanted to adopt a kitten into a loving and caring environment and all I asked is if it was possible to not alter the poor thing at least untill it was fully matured.

If you are against mutilating animals, you might want to start with these psycho e-stalkers who care so much about their own activist agenda that they forget to stop and think about the well being of the animal:

KATSSITTING@att.net

jdehaviland@gmail.com

ebimbomama@aol.com
yelenaily yelenaily
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2 Responses Aug 5, 2010

I can see both sides of the argument when it comes to fixing a cat. I kept my male cat unfixed for over a year because he never sprayed or howled like he was in heat. He was a strictly indoor cat and was afraid to go outside so he wasn't going to get someone elses cat pregnant. It wasn't till I got my other girl cat that I fixed him when she got bigger so she wouldn't get pregnant. I haven't fixed her yet but it seems I'm going to have to since she is always in heat. I have always avoided putting my animals through surgery if it didn't need to be done. I hate the idea of the animal having no control over what happens to its own body, but I hate the thought of bringing unwanted kittens into this world even more. If you and your husband are responcible about it I see nothing wrong with you guys wanting an unaltered cat. Still, those people stalking you are total psycos that need a life!

I agree the unsolicitied e-mails you received and the posting of them on Facebook was ridiculous and possible harrassment. However, I think it is more barbaric for a cat to have litters of kittens over and over again then for a cat to get spaid. Think about it this way: Do you use birth control or will you ever use birth control? (This is a rhetorical question asked so you will think about your cats situation. This is a personal thing and I don't expect an answer). I myself had a tubal ligation after two kids. Imagine if you had to keep getting pregnant and having children for the rest of your life going through labor over and over again. Now imagine that you were not able to take care of all those kids so they were taken away. That is what your cat will have to go through over and over again. That is Barbaric.