(Closed) Outside cat is constantly on our property

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Is she wearing a collar?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You could call animal control, they can check for a microchip if its not wearing a collar, but they will take it to the pound regardless

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve seen cats leave dusty pawprints on a car, but I’ve never heard of them actually damaging the paint.  Is she scratching it with her claws?

If nobody knows where she lives, you basically have the choice of ignoring it or taking her to a shelter.  Or adopting her yourself, but it sounds like you’re not interested in taking in another cat.  Nothing wrong with that…pets are a big commitment, and adding another means more expense for food, vet bills, etc.  

You don’t list your location, but do keep in mind that many shelters are overcrowded, so if you DO take the cat there, it may not end well for her.  Cats especially have a hard time getting out of shelters alive.  Of course, there are fates worse than death.  To me, suffering a long, slow death from starvation, exposure to the elements, parasites, disease, or injury is worse than being euthanized at a shelter.  

If you choose to ignore it, remember that, especially as the whether gets colder, cats often hide near the engine of cars for warmth, so be sure to check the car thoroughly before starting it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I vote try to take her to a no-kill shelter. If there’s a wait list, maybe you could temporarily “foster” her? Or find a foster home. Does she look well cared for? Healthy, non matted fur, not too thin?

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