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Old 07-20-2019, 07:10 AM   #11
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First of all, you are an amazing person for doing all of that. Maybe the feeders got upset at you for being a "crazy cat lady" but I think they just don't understand that these are lives we are talking about, sentient beings with independent thoughts and emotions and feelings.

As Serendipity mentioned, would it be possible to work towards re-homing them during your 4 years there? Maybe just keep an eye out for new owners from Day 1, you have 4 years to find someone. I'm not sure how hard it is to re-home cats in Saudi.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #12
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The cats are a very heated topic amongst the residents. Up until now I didn’t get involved, I simply enjoyed my cats in the comfort of our home. Some residents pretend no strays exist, while others complain they shouldn’t be roaming stray which I agree with, others pity them from afar then you have those who feed them minimal amounts and dont get them fixed. Like a I said...if it was another country with wildlife and weather that varies I would not have worried how much they were feeding but here it’s the only form of food they get and they living in hell.

Serendipity and 10 minutes have a valid point...we could work on finding them reliable homes. People like us who gravitate to forums are different thinkers. We gravitate to forums because we are secure within ourselves to acknowledge we need to learn more. Choosing ignorance is a dangerous game to play. I’m unfortunately afraid that I won’t find like minded people to take over the cats when we have to leave. I sold a horse to a friend before leaving my home country on the condition the horse was never put into foal. This person promised and I trusted she would be cared for. Months later I found a photo of her skin and bone with a foal. I’m truly afraid of other people not doing what is right. It’s something we are thinking about though.

Serendipity also mentioned starting up a charity and created more awareness. It’s so needed here. There is a belief here that putting animals down isn’t a good idea. They simply relocate the animals into the desert - that’s awfully cruel. I would be very much up for the challenge but to be honest it’s a little scary this side of the world. They are trying to get rid of foreigners...my position here isn’t in jeopardy because I don’t take away a locals job but it’s tense.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:51 AM   #13
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You make me laugh Ria...I think we all need to club together and send all the kittens to Ria and Henry...lol!

I believe that where there is a will there is a way...we will be thinking carefully on what to do. The kittens are almost healed and are bouncy around exploring the shrubs and leaves in the yard - too precious!
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:52 AM   #14
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First of all, you are an amazing person for doing all of that. Maybe the feeders got upset at you for being a "crazy cat lady" but I think they just don't understand that these are lives we are talking about, sentient beings with independent thoughts and emotions and feelings.

As Serendipity mentioned, would it be possible to work towards re-homing them during your 4 years there? Maybe just keep an eye out for new owners from Day 1, you have 4 years to find someone. I'm not sure how hard it is to re-home cats in Saudi.
Thanks for being so supportive...lol...I did a lot of shouting that day...eeek!
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:13 PM   #15
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I think we all need to club together and send all the kittens to Ria and Henry...lol!!
...and Ria and Henry will go and buy the biggest dog they can find, lol
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:43 AM   #16
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Hahahaha! Imagine!
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