So there is the new blog about Al Qurum vet clinic in Muscat - where they have loads of kittens needing homes.
Anyone in Oman- please if you want a pet think about adopting a stray rather than going to one of those awful petshops.
To learn more visit http://khaleejikat.blogspot.com/
This usally doesn't apply to all the expats the OPNO girls know who have a cat or two from al qurum, plus one that followed them home from Mutrah ect, lol, but I am BEYOND tired of Omanis I know telling me cats brought in from the street are dirty, and that's why they go to those pet stores that import animals under the worst conditions, keeping them locked up without food. Many die before you see them reach the pet stores.
Did you know, that there was a woman in the Prophet Mohamed's time, who kept a cat locked up and did not feed it, and it died? The Prophet Mohammed [S.A.W] informed the Muslims that she would go to hell for her cruelty to that animal. If there are any God-fearing Muslim Omanis out there hoping to adopt a cat as a pet, why would you risk supporting a way of treating animals that your Prophet cursed so harshly?
Contrary to popular belief, street cats are not unclean. That is, if they are given a bath and injections/medecines to treat them. Al Qurum clinic does all this for you before you adopt your new pet. And you know what? Rescued cats are much more affectionate in my experiences. They appreciate kindness and a nice home :)