(Closed) What should I do about this strange kitty?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What would you do?
    Ignore the situation completely : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Not worry unless she starts showing up hungry in the winter : (9 votes)
    10 %
    Collar and tag idea - or a more clever variation that I will tell you about : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Take the cat to get treatment - if the owner exists, he/she should be more responsible : (24 votes)
    26 %
    Take the cat to get treatment because there's probably no owner : (40 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Take her to your normal vet just to see if she’s got a microchip first.

    Post # 4
    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    She sounds like at one time she had owners and now she’s living on the kindness of strangers (and getting into a bunch of fights).  If you take her to a vet or SPCA, they can look to see if she has a microchip – although if she had one (and her owners aren’t dead or anything), I would assume her owners would have found her by now.  In all likelihood, her owners probably moved and she was on a kitty adventure.

    Post # 6
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Could it be the past owner’s cat? I find it strange that it would just run into your house like that – but maybe it really likes the attention.  I would call your vet and ask them their opinion on whether or not to bring it in.  

    Post # 7
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    She sounds like a scrappy indoor/outdoor cat who has a primary home, but visits in the neighbourhood.  Our next door neighbour’s cat was like that when I was growing up. I don’t agree with letting a cat wander that way, but he wasn’t our cat to make the decision, and I was just a kid.  

    Maybe ask around, someone who’s lived in the area for some time might know if she has an official residence.

    Post # 8
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yep, take her to the SPCA or Humane Society and they can check her for a microchip.

    If it were me, and I had the room, I’d probably get her treated and take her in!  Seems like she already likes you 🙂

    Post # 9
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    There is a cat like that in my parents’ neighborhood…super scruffy, always wandering around…but very friendly, and has a collar.  I saw her and was like, “OMG MOM WE HAVE TO SAVE THE CAT!!!!” and she said, “No, she technically belongs to the neighbors, she’s healthier than she looks.”  (paraphrasing here)


    So I agree that asking around might be the best way to find information on the cat.  THEN I recommend taking her to the vet.

    Post # 10
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If it were me, I’d feel so bad.  I would end up taking kitty to vet, getting it checked out to make sure everything is a-okay, then keep it.  

    Post # 11
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    haha yup, id take her in too! take her to the vet, make sure she gest healthy & is not microchipped…& then keep her–she loves you already! & the reason shes not hungry might be because she gets food from other people…or kills mice?

    Post # 14
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It’s not unusual for cats to have bumps, they could be caused by many things (e.g., the bumps on her chin could be “kitten” acne from brushing against a bowl while she eats). I wouldn’t worry too much, especially if she refuses food and otherwise seems healthy– she probably belongs to someone in the neighborhood and is just visiting. If your neighbors don’t know who she belongs to, maybe you could put signs up? 

    Post # 16
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Did I ‘hear’ picture??

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