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    thinkin a takein a cat in

    some one left this cat on my street.im not realy a cat person but I feel sad for any critter that needs help

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    The thin edge of the Wedge.

    Next you'll be known as "that windhchaser, the crazy old cat man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    The thin edge of the Wedge.

    Next you'll be known as "that windhchaser, the crazy old cat man."
    lol im already known as the crazy guy the cat will make me seem less crazy

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    See, you're over halfway there...

    Get yourself a sari and some patchouli and crystals *and* Suddenly a 'New Career'!

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    If you can, take it in and try to find it a home if you don't really want it. Friends, coworkers, family, craigslist, etc. There are some organizations that might take it for adoption as well.

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    I tryied to catch it but it ran

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    Yea I forgot how nuts cats can get. Probably not a good idea to try to just pick him up. Try to get it to come to you with a little food, and if it lets you pet it, get it comfortable and pick him up with one hand near its belly/chest and one holding the back of its neck, the "scruff." You don't have to tug the scruff too much, but you want to get a good grip. If it seems very skiddish, I'd probably just leave it be.

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    Gain it's trust with food. May take a bit but it will be worth it!
    Our last cat was found wandering in a McDonald's parking lot by a coworker. He turned out to be the best cat we have!

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    Be careful. I just found out rabies is incurable, and 100% fatal. (almost) That's why everyone makes such a big deal about going to the doctor right away if you get bit. They have to catch it before it can establish itself or your dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I tryied to catch it but it ran
    You got lucky the first time.
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    rabies is bad in this town

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    rabies is bad in this town
    ...all the more reason you need a cat to protect you. Wait, they won't do that, will they ?

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    It could be feral. Unlikely you'll get it to trust you enough to take it in.

    Or it could be someone's cat that escaped and it too mad to go home. A neighbor's cat ran away and didn't come home. He eventually adopted another cat. Then, three months later, he got a call from a vet. It turns out his original cat had been taken in by a family a couple blocks away. They had been feeding and caring for it, and eventually taken the cat to the vet for a checkup. The cat was chipped, so, voilá! kitty reunion.
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    There are tons of good karma in rescuing animals in need.

    My home may not look like a museum piece, but I got plenty of karma. Just look at my bike stable.

    Good luck to you windy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I tried to catch it, but it ran.
    Cats are remarkably well equipped to survive on their own. They prefer human habitations because they are lazy and life is very easy in a human's den.

    If you want to catch it, have you tried leaving a cardboard box outside. Those are marvelously effective cat traps.

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    What you need to know about wandering cats.

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    My last music teacher and his wife trapped feral cats in their neighborhood. They used Haveaheart large sized traps baited with tuna. For whatever reason the development in which they lived seemed to be a place where people abandoned their animals. In two years they ended up with 23 cats for which they found homes. He, the music teacher, also ended up getting treated for rabies three times after 3 different cats bit him. All three of those cats had rabies and were put down. Today that couple no longer does this, in part, because they have 14 cats in their home. Be careful, be very careful if you start down this path.
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    Along with a couple neighbors, we trapped the neighborhood feral cats 10 years ago, took the kittens to the shelter and spayed/neutered the rest. We kept three; two outside and one inside. One of the outdoor cats is still skittish. Even though I feed her she won't let me touch her. Nothing wrong with feral cats as long as you don't go overboard and become a cat guy.

    If you want the cat, put a little food out twice a day. Don't put out more than the cat will eat in 20 minutes. If the cat keeps showing up, he's yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    lol im already known as the crazy guy the cat will make me seem less crazy
    That didn't work in my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Nothing wrong with feral cats as long as you don't go overboard and become a cat guy.

    If you want the cat, put a little food out twice a day. Don't put out more than the cat will eat in 20 minutes. If the cat keeps showing up, he's yours.
    The first one is the starter cat, and they are available in a starter kit.


    If you feed this one long enough, he/she will let you know if you can continue to feed and care for them.

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    One early afternoon, I 'm at work and my phone rings. It's my wife telling me that two kitten appeared on our back deck. I could hear the little meow's over the phone. The kids where due home from school at any time. and she didn't know what to do. By the time I got home, we had two new kittens, one for each, with names. Lucy and Ricky. That brought the house total to 4. Fast forward a few months, Lucy is getting fat. You guessed it. One morning my daughter runs out of her room exclaiming "LUCY LAID KITTENS!" 3 three of them. bringing the total to 7. It wasn't long before we where buying the biggest size cat food we could get, there where cats everywhere. Have you ever tried to cook dinner with 7 cats with you in the kitchen? Not easy. One day my wife just started screaming 'GET OUT! GET OUT!' I went to see what the fuss was about, and had to fight my way up steam through the cat stamped running out of the kitchen. She just had had enough. If you sat in a chair to watch TV, your rear just hit the cushion and a cat would be in your lap. Lay on the couch and put your feet up? You'd be covered in cats.
    Be careful, the word will spread through the cat world that you take them in. Next thing you know.....
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    The first one is the starter cat, and they are available in a starter kit.
    Another option to consider is a single pregnant kitty. Small form factor yet it delivers so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Cats are remarkably well equipped to survive on their own. They prefer human habitations because they are lazy and life is very easy in a human's den.

    If you want to catch it, have you tried leaving a cardboard box outside. Those are marvelously effective cat traps.

    Hmm,, Catching one that big could prove somewhat problematic....

    I guess I qualify as a crazy old cat guy, having had a feline-american room mate for 18 years. I could also be a crazy Dog Dude, since I love dogs as well.
    Cats are wonderful companions, especially for us apartment dwellers. (as long as lease permits...) Of course, they have their moods and personality quirks.
    Like we don't?

    Anyway, don't try to catch him. Let him (or her?) come to you. Introduce yourself: Squat down, and extend a single finger. Let him smell it. This is a non-threatening
    greeting. If he responds with a head rub, that is a good sign. Then offer some kind of cat treat, such as a dried food item. (Bacon can score huge points here) Then see if he comes willingly.

    Responsibilities: They can get expensive. Feline distemper shots, and Rabies shots are two biggies, and required. Cat toys, and some kind of scratching post are essential.
    Note: Even with the very best scratching post he may like a nice piece of furniture better. Part of being a cat owner. Sorry, I do not believe in de-clawing, and neither did my Vet. (He refused to do this procedure for anyone, as a matter of principal)

    In his later years, mine was strictly an indoor cat. I had moved to a high-traffic street, and he was getting up there in years. He seemed to like this just fine.

    Good luck in your qwest, and should you take the plunge, a pair of lovely, colorful, plaid pants awaits.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    maybe this is a sign Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    Responsibilities: They can get expensive. Feline distemper shots, and Rabies shots are two biggies, and required. Cat toys, and some kind of scratching post are essential.
    Note: Even with the very best scratching post he may like a nice piece of furniture better. Part of being a cat owner. Sorry, I do not believe in de-clawing, and neither did my Vet. (He refused to do this procedure for anyone, as a matter of principal)
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