A few years ago, I adopted my friend’s cat. This friend and his wife had just had a baby, and that baby had quickly become allergic to the cat, among many other things. The couple couldn’t find a willing home among other friends, so I decided to give in and adopt him.
Rupert and I have had a good three years together, but within one month I will be moving into a new apartment whose managers do not “allow” pets. Thus, it is time for me to find Rupert a new home. I am considering listing him on PetFinder, a kind of dating service that places “people seeking animals” with “animals seeking people,” if I cannot find a friend to take him in.
If I can’t find a friend or co-worker, I am thinking about asking for some sort of fee, just to ensure I can find an owner who is serious about taking care of an 8-year-old domestic short-hair.
If I do take this path, the fee would be donated to a local adoption agency.
Here’s a recent picture of Rupert, in lolcat style.
Updated September 28, 2007 and originally published June 4, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.