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Someone On Craglist Buying And Selling Kittens? Anything We Can Do?

Discussion in 'Cats S.O.S' started by saleri, May 13, 2019.

  1. saleri

    saleri Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    Live in Ohio. A friend told me that he saw someone on craglist buying and selling kittens for money. Is there anything we can do besides post things on craglist to watch out for their number?

    Thanks!
     

  2. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's how some people get their kittens. My son got his two current ones on Craig's List. He always wants a barn kitty, and that's where he found them.

    I don't see anything wrong with it if the sellers are only asking a nominal fee.
     

  3. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Super Cat

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    What do you mean by buying and selling? Is this person flipping them for more money?

    I'd say, as long as the kittens seem healthy and taken care of, I don't know if there's anything that can be done. If they were in immediate danger, that would be different.

    Hopefully their cat got pregnant accidentally and they aren't breeding cats at random and selling them online for profit.
     
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  4. saleri

    saleri Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    Yes sorry, we believe he is flipping them since his number keeps popping up.
     

  5. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Super Cat

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    @saleri - That's awful. I wish I could help but I'm nowhere near Ohio and do not have the resources to rescue them.

    I'm not sure what animal services is like in that area but if I were a working officer, I'd see that as negligence in some form. Morally, that is wrong.
     

  6. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's different. As the song says, smear his name all over the place.
     

  7. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Report the ad and post a warning to others. We get kitten flippers here too, people who find free kittens then claim them to be Russian blues, ragdolls, Siamese, "rare" blue eyed black kittens (really just young), and whatever else justifies upping the price.
     
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  8. maggie101

    maggie101 3 cats Top Cat

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    It was posted today. He has been caught. He would stomp and strangle them
     
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  9. saleri

    saleri Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    That's awful, no way to tell, but I hope he's just selling for profit.
     

  10. saleri

    saleri Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    Also how was he caught? Can you link the post/article?
     

  11. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    Omg. He should be arrested for animal cruelty. That's how serial killers start.

    Please provide a link if you can.
     
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  12. saleri

    saleri Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    I mean that's a Felony isn't it!? So he should be arrested according to law.
     

  13. maggie101

    maggie101 3 cats Top Cat

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    The link is at the bottom left in blue
     
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  14. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I am just sickened. I hope they put him UNDER the jail! This is why I DEPLORE ads for kittens on Craigslist. It isn't the first time.
     
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  15. MoonstoneWolf

    MoonstoneWolf TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    He's out already btw. This is just 20 minutes from my house.
     


  16. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Is it the same guy? Cat killer is in Missouri and OP is in Ohio.

    Anyway, if someone is flipping kittens but they're well cared for, I don't think anything can be done. If you have reason to fear for their safety, though, definitely contact the authorities.
     
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  17. MoonstoneWolf

    MoonstoneWolf TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I don't know I was just replying to the above comment about the guy from St Charles/St Peters, MO
     

  18. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    This is the same guy who posted on our local lost and found page looking for free kittens.
    It was taken off immediately BTW.
     
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  19. MoonstoneWolf

    MoonstoneWolf TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Wow, he gets around huh? We're all a bit upset that he was released from jail.
     
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