(Closed) The Cats are losing their home

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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omg!! Yes!! You need to get rid of them! Anytime animals put babies in danger its time for them to go….im sorry 🙁

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If that cats are putting your child in danger you can not keep them. I know it is hard to get rid of your cats but Your child is more important than the cats…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

WTF. Is this for real? I see NO reason to put the female down. Don’t put her to sleep. If you can’t keep them then find another home for them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

have you always had these problems or has something happened to trigger this behavior?  cats don’t misbehave just because they want to make your life hell.  i suspect there is something else going on.  i would work on finding the root cause and fixing it but it sounds like you’ve already made up your mind.  is there any way to rehome them if you cannot keep them?  there’s no need to put the female down.  sadly euthanasia might be the fate of both cats even if they are surrendered to a shelter.  too many people out there want kittens. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im not understanding why the cat would need to be put down. Keep them away from the baby for now while you try to rehome them. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It sounds like the cats do have some behavioral/social issues, and they would be better off in a different home- and away from your baby. 

Please don’t put down the female cat. While she did manage to harm the baby more than the other one has, it’s not an indicator of her being violent the way you might be able to tell from a dog. She just got in a particuarly nasty scratch, which lets you know that these cats are not the type of cats you can have near the baby.

Just advertise on craigslist or petfinder and try to find the cats some homes that can better deal with their issues and take care of them. If that doesn’t work, try to find a no-kill shelter for them. They often have workers there who are trained resocialize animals and deal with their special “quirks”. Don’t put her down! Good luck..

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I understand why you need to rehome these cats by why on earth would you need to put the female down? That seems pretty cruel, unless you’re leaving out a huge chunk of this story….

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Daisys4U: My parents have a cat that we’ve had since she was a kitten, and she is just mean. She bites and chases you for no reason. They’ve just learned to deal with her, and there is no baby in the house to worry about. I’m sure if you contacted some shelters or advertised her on craigslist (clearly stating that she has some aggressive issues), there will be someone who will be willing to take her in and work with her. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly if she is a biter I would not feel comfortable rehoming her. Cat bites are really really serious and it’s not worth the risk. It’s hard to do but getting rid of them is the best for your family.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Daisys4U: If the cat is refusing to use her own litterbox then there’s definitely an underlying issue. Your two cats clearly don’t get along with each other and both are probably stressed by the baby’s presence. I think you need to get rid of both of them, but not put either one down. Can you surrender them to a no-kill shelter? It might be a farther drive from where you live but I could never surrender a cat to somewhere that would put him/her down.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know this sounds harsh but if you are such a “cat person” and have such a “big heart for animals” you will not put her down.

She sounds severely stressed out. The male cat, the baby, and who knows what else is affecting her and she is acting out because she is living in constant fear and uncertainty. Imagine constantly being attacked. And if you are packing etc, she is probably more stressed. Its great that you have made some efforts to make things better. I believe each cat should have their own litter box regardless, so its great she has her own now.

Maybe she is just extra sensitive and there is too much going on in your home for her. Kids are intimidating and unpredictable to some animals and they often aren’t gentle with them. I’m not blaming your baby…just giving reasons why the cat(s) may be acting out.

Please don’t put her to sleep. Find a great home for the kitties-maybe with no other cats or children-or take them to a no-kill shelter. She doesn’t deserve to die.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OK so I just looked at your profile and I noticed that you were complaining about your cats 10 months ago! You have been letting the male attack her for at least 10 months and you have been hitting them…

“My female cat pees like a river and the male cat hates it. He will attack her every time she goes in which makes it hard for her to go in and then she does it on the carpet either poo or pee on the floor. I get so upset that i hit them and chase them around the house with the water gun…”

At that point the female was 10 years old and the male 2 years old. Did you have her first? Please give them to a good home. She shouldn’t have had to live like this for so long. If I were her I would be so sacred and angry I would pee and poo all over your house too. She deserves to not live in constant fear.

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