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OK, so I was ready to collect my cat protection cat, but hey ho a stray has appeared at my door.
It was taken in [has been wandering about the town since at least this am
So, it is "needing out", I have popped it in to the litter house, but it is attacking my door.......... what do I do?
IT might be preggers!
CPL has not responded
Now, I know it is on fb as having been wandering around town this am, but how do i find this post?
PS it has ignored all the specially arranged cat beds and is now grooming itself on my best sofa .......... at least it has stopped attacking my door!
I have named it Feisty.
 
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Monday morning. Stray / Lost Cat slept on my bed all night ............ I locked it out of living room in case it toileted on the carpet! I am not sure if it has used the litter tray at all.

It has eaten breakfast, and gone to sleep again, so I think it must be very tired.
Still not sure what to do, CP have not responded, so will go to local vet.
 

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poor cat - does seem like your CP are not very on the ball, our branch gave me a scanner to scan anycat which comes in if I need to. Any pictures of pussy cat??
 

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I went to the local vet [not the practice I use], they said bring it in, I left my details, took cat in on Tuesday, and it has been returned to owner, it came across the river by footbridge and then was unable to find its way back.
The vets practice did not have a note of my first visit and the owner had not contacted them ........ its very strange.......
Still nothing from CPL , they were quick enough to phone me to say I could not have Heather if there was another cat in my house ........ in the end I might have to kerb crawl looking for a stray!!!!!!!!!! [joking]
 

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I hope you get a new cat friend soon .
I found mine in the window of my hairdressers , well not the cats a card telling their story and looking to rehome them .
 

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Have you asked your local Vet practices if they know of any cats needing a home? My Vet often knows of animals looking for homes due to their owner becoming ill or dying.
 

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I know, it is bizarre, just stumbled across another cat yesterday which re homed itself with a customer, as they don't allow it in the house, maybe they would rather give it to me, but I suspect they have not tried to find the original owner, so , looks a problem there. Also it is several hundred yards away, over a road and a footbridge.
Will phone my vet, the local lot are useless, only interested in marketing, if you know what I mean............
There is a timid cat at the SSPCA I might get purely because it has been in the cattery too long, not sure if that is ideal reason, maybe from the cat's point of view, but not mine..........
 
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Oh dear.
went to SSPCA Milton and bought a cat ........... I tried to negotiate the price as it would be very difficult to home, I got a few freebies with it instead.
I hope I have done the right thing. It seems terrified ........... sighted it once ..........., a few growls, that's it. I suspect it has never lived in a house.
 

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Oh dear.
went to SSPCA Milton and bought a cat ........... I tried to negotiate the price as it would be very difficult to home, I got a few freebies with it instead.
I hope I have done the right thing. It seems terrified ........... sighted it once ..........., a few growls, that's it. I suspect it has never lived in a house.

Poor little thing but in six months it will be a different cat ,good for you for giving him a chance .
 

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a.m. it disappeared ........... I eventually found it burrowed under some spare curtains , not sure who was most surprised when it appeared ......... it had a mini growl and buried even deeper, I expect it will come out sometime, if only to use the facilities and grab a few nibbles. Not convinced it will ever settle to an semi-outdoor life, but time will tell, its going to be a long haul.
 

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Dreamies ,the snacks cats crave ,that's how got round my pair of rehomed cats I don't know what's in them but they can't resist them.
 

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Had to call the vet who knows cat well I though it was going downhill but she is sure it is ok, but she is not convinced it will be brave enuff to go out, eeeks I really don't like cats indoors 24/7. This is turning out badly...
it has not eaten for 24 hours except a lick or two of cheese sauce off aspoon
 
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Your lucky you got it to lick from a spoon ours where only seen in grey streaks for two months .
On going out mine where three and had never been outside and they took to it like ducks to water I kept them in three months .
How about roast chicken ? They usually love that .
 

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yep agree on chicken it has never been a house cat and was in a bad way i think it should have been pts tbh... it s miserable and has gone thru too much imho
 
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Just give it a little time and a quiet peaceful place , you never know what TLC can achieve .
I sang to mine ( poor things ) a silly kitty cat song I made up they now will run across the fields when they hear me , I do however look and sound entirely mad .
 

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try chicken pieces, also what I do with new cats coming in, is let them chill. Don't force this, their whole life has changed and they need to come to terms in their own time.


Two cats I have in my pen were given up due to peeing in the house and such. They are so sweet now, where as before they would run back in the pen when you turned up and now 1 month later they come out and rub againts you. The little B&W one was derliberatly run over by mottorbike by some scrots in the girls road, and once they did they reversed back over her. She has metal plates in her face and lost some vision but she is the most sweetest adorable cat you could ask for, her freind is also sweet but took 2 weeks longer to accept us. One day she popped her head out when I went in to feed and to my supprise she came down the ladder.

Don't rush your wee one, it can take up to a month to even be in the room with you, once they realise you mean them no harm you will see a change
 
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It can take a very long time, but do persevere. It will be worth it in the end.

Dreamies, chicken, tuna or sardines...the smell seems to tempt them out. Yes, a sing songy voice, something different to what theyve been used to, can help a lot (Imagining Goldenstar on The Voice) :)

HGA-12, what a sad story, poor wee cat, she's a lucky girl now.
 

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Sorry to say, but although the cat has come through the night, I think he is losing weight, and he has little to spare, his last weigh in was 4.2 kg from his low of 3.5
I will get some scales.
I am his advocate, and I am very concerned that he has poor eyesight, they look a bit cloudy,.... I was assured his eyesight was OK, and that he has no medical issues, how do I get in to these corners.
I wish he would purr, just once.
 
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Poor kitty, please give him a chance.

We have 2 rescues, a brother and sister. The boy (Loki) is very outgoing and we've never had any issues with him, from the moment we brought him home he owned the house.

The girl (Luna) hid for 2 weeks. We had to keep a litter tray near where she was hiding and would place food bowl so she could access without venturing out too far. The only evidence of her was empty food bowl and use of the tray, usually overnight.

3 years later she is still very shy and will hide whenever anyone comes to visit. She will still only allow us to stroke her in certain areas of the house (safe zones, we call them!) but she comes to bed and sleeps on my OH's pillow every night. At heart, she is a very sweet cat but naturally very shy. She is mostly fine with us (safe zones!) but she follows us around and will sit with us, but not 100% trusting. There has only been one time in the time we've had her that she has sat on a lap and actually gone to sleep! She will come for a stroke and sit for a few minutes but will usually go and find somewhere to sit by herself, so this was a big moment for us and Luna lol.

Some cats need lots of time and understanding - it's good your guy is taking food from you, Luna would shrink away and try to run rather than accept food by hand. Please be patient.
 
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yes he gets food refreshed every few hours, not eating enough.... evian water in a dish as tap water chlorinated

He got out of the bathroom during the night and is sitting tight under kitchen units .... I can use my bathroom ;)
Vet that knows him said he would be OK, just keep going ....
I still have to speak to my own vet's eye specialist vet, but I have to assume he can see enough to cope, my gut feeling is that eyes are not 100% and may cause problems .. deducing this from the cloudinesss and vet record. Nothing I can do until I can catch hold, he needs to be groomed .. will give him a day to come out.
 
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Is it genuinely a stray? Have you tried to contact the owner? RSPCA do a paper collar that you can put your details on so if there is an owner they can reassure you.
 

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Is it genuinely a stray? Have you tried to contact the owner? RSPCA do a paper collar that you can put your details on so if there is an owner they can reassure you.

I have a full vet history from SSPCA he has been with them for a month, he is not a lost pet.
He was a welfare case.
 
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Hi, yes he has moved again, living under my sofa , he has grabbed a snack from his feed bowl in the bathroom.
He seems to be relaxed now and lets me rub his head and cheeks and has eaten some treats as I want him to eat a lot more, vet said he would prefer to eat at night which is the case and thank goodness he uses the litter tray.
He's OK as long as I leave him on his own.
I am living in my bedroom and kitchen and he has the rest......
 
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