Originally Posted by cassblonde
I didn't see much point in responding to the ad with criticism(even if it well deserved). I feel it would have been a waste of time and would have just set me up to get into an e-mail war with a stranger.
I may consider responding and giving them a list of alternatives to re-homing the cat; harness training, setting up an outside enclosure for the pet or just playing with the pet to distract it ... but I'm unsure how the person would respond.
Maybe if I worded it as gently as possible it may make my suggestions more palatable but it's always difficult to say how a stranger will react.
I know what you mean about not knowing how a person will react , I think is so sad that anyone would give up a pet that old.