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Craigslist offers free cats.,

Craigslist offers free cats.,

Craigslist offers free cats.

Craigslist is a platform for users and for business people looking for things to purchase. The site in particular has become a destination for those seeking a loving, "free" pet.

'free to a Good Home' = Death and Despair on Craigslist

If you’ve ever browsed Craigslist, you’ve likely seen ads offering animals “free to a good home” or for sale via a “re-homing” fee. These ads, commonly seen in the “pets” section of Craigslist, on Facebook community pages, or in the classified section of newspapers, have proved to be extremely dangerous—and in some cases, deadly—to animals. Although Craigslist prohibits the sale of animals on its site, it still allows animals to be given away for free or via a small “re-homing” fee

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"we Owe Animals More Than Just a Partial Chance at a Good Life."

And Craigslist has come under fire in the past. In 2010, the site agreed to make changes after illegal activity occurred in the Adult Services section of its site. The company removed the "adult" and "erotic" sections, but these measures came a bit too late for Julissa Brisman, a masseuse acquired through a Craigslist ad, who was found dead in a Boston hotel room

How to Re-Home a Pet on Craigslist

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We Discuss Craigslist’s Free Animal Ads With Animal Rescuer Paw Prints in the Sand to Uncover the Truth Behind These Posts.

In January, actress Kim Basinger put Craigslist on the spot by demanding the platform ban all posts regarding animals. Through various loopholes, the website has been used to sell and trade animals for numerous unethical purposes such as dog fighting and puppy mill activity. To understand more about this underground market, we interviewed Kelly Reeves, founder of Southern California rescue Paw Prints in the Sand. From the Craigslist loophole to the efforts being made to stop it, here’s what you need to know and how you can help.

You Have to Rehome Your Pet. What's Next?

If you're in truly desperate straits and don't have the time or ability to vet the background of strangers offering to take your companion animals, your best move is to contact local rescues for assistance. Many are networked nationwide and work incredibly hard to secure safe alternatives for pets.

Why Using a ‘free to Good Home’ Ad to Find a New Family for Your Pet Is a Bad Idea

For whatever reason, you have found yourself in a situation where you can’t keep your beloved furry family member and you want to find them a really good home. Money isn’t important – you just want them to be loved and cherished the way they deserve to be and you’ve run out of family or friends who are willing to take them. There are no shelters with no-kill policies nearby and you refuse to gamble with fate and hope that they get adopted in time.

 

 

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