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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sometimes, I really hate people

    We've had a neighbor just turn out her cat. I'm 99% sure who turned her out. She's down to around 5 pounds and should be around 12 pounds or so by her age and frame size, and I can't take her in.....Annie definitely doesn't get along with other cats at all.

    I can't get her to a rescue shelter til tomorrow, and can't contain her, either to keep her safe.

    I truly detest some people.
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    Can you keep her in the bathroom overnight?
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Unfortunately, she's pretty skittish. I did give her a can of cat food, outside. I've never seen a cat eat a can so fast, ever. She'll let me get close, and she came over and rubbed my legs after I fed her, but she won't let me touch her. I reach down and she scats.
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    I detest people who do that too. Wish I was closer, I'd take her.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Feed her Tom till you can take her to a foster home or a shelter. Poor thing
    If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will? =^.^=

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    Do you have one of those plastic crates that would provide a little shelter from the elements? To just leave outside.
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    I set out a styrofoam cooler with a door cut in the side to serve as a cat shelter and weighted down so it won't blow. It leaks icewater anyway, and we don't use it, so I retasked it.
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    That's great! Great idea
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I set out a styrofoam cooler with a door cut in the side to serve as a cat shelter and weighted down so it won't blow. It leaks icewater anyway, and we don't use it, so I retasked it.
    Excellent, a nicely insulated house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    We've had a neighbor just turn out her cat. I'm 99% sure who turned her out. She's down to around 5 pounds and should be around 12 pounds or so by her age and frame size, and I can't take her in.....Annie definitely doesn't get along with other cats at all.

    I can't get her to a rescue shelter til tomorrow, and can't contain her, either to keep her safe.

    I truly detest some people.
    When my neighbors moved they left their cat. That really pissed me off. How cruel and mean. He's become my "half-a-cat" and I feed him but I can't take him in either because of my own cat. I am trying to find him a home but he's becoming very independant and may not tolerant being indoors. I thought of trying to bring him in and when I had the chance, I applied Advantix... now he won't come within 10 ft of me. Oh well, his loss.
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    There are apartments near where I work and people seem to leave cats a few times a year, at least that I know of. We have a band of cats we take care of on the night shift, each with names. It works out pretty well for them and us, and paws neuters them for free. Some have been around for five years, and theyve all become nocturnal
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    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    WTF is wrong with people?! I mean, it's one thing to want to get rid of your own cat (not that I'm condoning that behavior at all), but to just walk up to a strange cat, pet it, and put it in a trash can???

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    and we are supposedly a nation of animal lovers.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Unfortunately, she's pretty skittish. I did give her a can of cat food, outside. I've never seen a cat eat a can so fast, ever. She'll let me get close, and she came over and rubbed my legs after I fed her, but she won't let me touch her. I reach down and she scats.
    The grey cat is 4 years old and won't let anyone touch her. She's always at the door at 7 am and 7 pm for dinner though.


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    Cats are a very beautiful species, if I wasn't allergic I'd have one as a pet. And yeah, people who don't take care of their animals are either mentally deranged or complete scum. You make a pact with an animal when you take it in. An important one.
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    i love cats and dogs. i think i am more of an animal lover for not owning.

    i do try and entice neighbourhood cats into my garden but they don't like me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    You beat me to it I was going to ask you about this story. Boy I bet that woman didn't know she would be filmed. What was she thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    Cats are a very beautiful species, if I wasn't allergic I'd have one as a pet. And yeah, people who don't take care of their animals are either mentally deranged or complete scum. You make a pact with an animal when you take it in. An important one.
    I took in a cat that everyone hated, including me. She was mean, nasty, spiteful, not at all loving... but I agreed to care for her and I had her =gulp= 19 years (I got her at age 1)! She finally got very ill and thankfully the doctor suggested I put her down. I didn't hesitate but I have to say I was a good owner and gave her good care. Her name, BTW was "Lucy" short for Lucifer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i love cats and dogs. i think i am more of an animal lover for not owning.

    i do try and entice neighbourhood cats into my garden but they don't like me.
    Uh ho they sense a demonic aura!!! Cats are like that you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    I took in a cat that everyone hated, including me. She was mean, nasty, spiteful, not at all loving... but I agreed to care for her and I had her =gulp= 19 years (I got her at age 1)! She finally got very ill and thankfully the doctor suggested I put her down. I didn't hesitate but I have to say I was a good owner and gave her good care. Her name, BTW was "Lucy" short for Lucifer!
    Sounds like my brother's cat. Mean nasty cat. It hates everyone but him and is still going strong at 14+.
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    Several years ago, my neighbors moved in the dead of night due to financial troubles. They abandoned three dogs and four cats. Before they moved, one of the cats I was familiar with since it would run over to see me when I was reading on the front porch. I would pet it and give it food and water. Then my existing cat died from a pulmonary embolism. I took in the semi-feral cat I had befriended and turned her into a house cat. She has been with me for five years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    You make a pact with an animal when you take it in. An important one.
    A few years ago I was making small talk with a client and her boss while we waited on a meeting to start. They asked me if I ever thought about moving back to Britain and I explained that while I daydreamed about it sometimes, it wasn't realistic because I had 3 dogs and wasn't prepared to put them in quarantine. The client laughed and said with a sneer "What, they don't have dogs in Britain? Why don't you just get new dogs?"

    I just gaped at her, totally at a loss as to how to reply (Well, I had several ideas but they weren't appropriate for a business setting). Immediately her boss asked her if he could have a word with her outside. She didn't return for the meeting and from what I can gather, he sent her back to the hotel. A couple of days later, I received a letter of apology.

    That was a nice gesture but did she really think I would just dump my dogs? Is that what she would have done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    Immediately her boss asked her if he could have a word with her outside. She didn't return for the meeting and from what I can gather, he sent her back to the hotel. A couple of days later, I received a letter of apology.

    That was a nice gesture but did she really think I would just dump my dogs? Is that what she would have done?
    Wow... impressive boss! Some people just can't bond with animals like others. Many feel they're disposable, and would get rid of them at the drop of a hat if "something better" came along.

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