(Closed) Neighbour neglects her cat – insight and advice on how to proceed, please!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Helper bee

 

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VeggieBee:  We live in Minnesota and our neighbors had gotten a Boxer puppy. She would be running all over the neighborhood without a collar, and there were times where we could catch their kids throwing her over our fence into our yard to play with our dog. It was very clear they didn’t want to give the poor thing attention. We’d let her play with our dog for awhile, and then bring her back. One day it was about 102 degrees out and they came over asking if the dogs could play. We said “not in this heat”. Well, we let our dog out to go potty and sure enough, they threw their dog over the fence. We caught them and they said “oh, she just jumped”. We called them out and told them they need to take care of that dog and give it attention, if they don’t want to, they should find a home that will love the animal. Since then, its stayed in their fenced in yard. I just worry its not getting any love. I hope you guys can work something out with the cat, it’d be a shame if something bad happened to it because its owner is irresponsable.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

OP, you are doing the best thing. Thanks for looking out for the kitty. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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VeggieBee:  Good for you.  It sounds like everything you’ve told this STUPID WORTHLESS BITCH (sorry I just had to let that out, animal neglect is so so wrong) is starting to sink in.  I hope she sticks to it!

I still don’t understand how the cat gets out all the time.  I live in Wyoming where it’s also cold and snowy, and it’s not like anyone is leaving their doors open this time of year.  My cats are SO not interested in venturing out into the snow when we come and go.  Is this some kind of ninja cat or is she leaving her door open to the cold or what?!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Call the Humane Society and tell them you believe she is neglecting the cat. This just boils my blood. I have a cat I rescued 8 years ago and I know someone neglected her. She is a beautiful pet and I cherish her.  

I’m so sorry to hear you have to intervene, but thank you so much for caring enough to help the poor kitty.

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Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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VeggieBee:  No, I read your post thouroughly I was just pointing out some things that you should think about. Like if you were to take possesion of her cat and keep it in your home – that is not legal as well as the danger keeping a strange cat around your other pets living spaces. It is just that sometimes even the best of intentions can end up getting you into trouble. 

After seeing your update I am glad that she appears to have gotten the message and hopefully it is a wakeup call to take better care of her cat. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I know you are at limit but if it was me and I saw that happening, I would have to take the cat. I think I would feel so bad to just let her keep doing this. Clearly she’s not listening to you and it’s sad to put them in shelters when you obviously take care of animals much, much better. What’s one more kitty?!!  Also, if she comes looking for him I would definitely lie and tell her he is not there.

Post # 25
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Newbee

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VeggieBee:  maybe you can keep him inside your house for now while you look for a good home. You can post ads on kijiji or craigslist etc. I agree that he may end up worse if you give him to a shelter..

 

but on the other side of things.. I live in montreal canada and it gets as cold as -40 sometimes. Just on my street there are 4 strays and surprisingly enough they survived the winter. Cats are very intelligent and good at surviving- they sit under warm cars, etc.. To keep warm.

 

still super evil of that woman though. Don’t understand her problem.

 

good luck!!! 

Post # 26
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Newbee

Sorry just read your update. Good job 🙂

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