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Is there a smell that portrudes?

post #1 of 10
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So I'm sitting here at the PC and hubby says honey there's a cat on the front porch it wants in.

Its very late and cold so I run down, and head outside. Precious tortie girl, who is polydactyl is very cold. Bless her heart, I've never seen her in the neighborhood, she's wearing a flea collar, feels well fed but I give her some food--she scarfs it down. I decide that due to my cats the only option I have is to put her in the carrier with a towel and cover her well with a big blanket and leave her on the porch til morning.

I hopped on craigslist and posted a lost ad--hopefully somebody will respond by morning. It seems she knew that a porch with a door was the place to get warmth and food and apparently our porch and door give off that we love cats smell!

If no one responds--she'll head to the shelter tomorrow probably, cuz I hate for her to spend another freezing night outside. If she wasn't so dark in color I could check her for fleas and keep in her the bathroom tomorrow night--we'll see maybe tomorrow in the light I can get a better look at her. If she was flea free she could stay til Saturday. I've been itching to look at a particular cat at the shelter....

Leslie
post #2 of 10
Actually, our TCS angels must've told her exactly where to go Bless you for providing her with shelter!
Poor girl, she must have been chased by dogs or maybe panicked when repairmen accidentally let her out, or she ran off from a domestic violence, who knows The main thing is that she is safe and cared for
post #3 of 10
That was very smart of her... maybe your house and porch looks like hers?

Bless you for looking after her!
post #4 of 10
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Little Miss went to the shelter today. I hope that either her family is looking and finds her or if they were awful people who put her out in this cold that she finds a new loving indoor home.

I tried to bring her in last night to at least sleep in the carrier in the bathroom but Jack heard her meowing and freaked out so bad that he ran upstairs and under the bed and wouldn't come out. I couldn't risk throwing the whole house out of whack. So I tucked her in and for as long as I could I gave her a hot water bottle and she stayed in the carrier on the porch.

I got some pictures of her this morning--I'll try and post them later on the fur pics forum. She's so sweet.

Leslie
post #5 of 10
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As our neighbor was leaving the house tonight Hubby says to me, there are kitty prints on the front porch (it has snowed heavily all day--we are on a level 2 snow emergency, its about 12 degrees out). They come up the stairs to the front door, then back down the steps and around the side of the house.

After checking them out alittle, and of course assuming the worse, that this is Little Miss's returning, I realize she was polydactyl I should be able to ID her steps--well possibly. I went to re-look at them, and I hate to say that I think it truly is her.

What horrible person would do this? Go get her from the shelter and put her right back outside into this horrible weather on a busy street. She deserves to live in a house where it is warm and safe.

I left a bowl of food out for her--I can't stand it, I think I may go out and follow the tracks--even though it's midnight--sadly this is the same time I found her last week.

We really can't take another cat, but as God as my witness maybe I can find her home where someone will love her enough to keep her inside--if I find her again, she will not go to the shelter, she will remain here some way some how until I can find her a home.

Leslie
post #6 of 10
There is some sort of cat signal that tells them where the caring homes are

One night a while back I came home to find one of the neighbour's cats sitting outside the door, he followed me in. It was very late and the weather had turned awful since his humans had gone to bed (it is considered normal here to let cats out to hunt at night), the cat seemed to know which house to go to for shelter though! We let him stay at ours until the weather cleared up and we heard his humans calling him in for breakfast then popped him back outside, purring and warm Even though we only took him in for the night I felt huge moral pangs as if we were catnapping him though
post #7 of 10
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Well she didn't return yet, I just know it's her. I did end up following her prints around the house last night. They go through the backyard next door, unforunately I couldn't follow them further because of it being midnight and so cold and dark. I'll try and follow them further today--perhaps she'll return tonight.

Hubby says she isn't staying--but the least I can do is provide a nice warm shelter on the porch out of the elements, food and water--I know she is eating but her coat is very dull and dry so its low quality food.

Leslie
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
There is some sort of cat signal that tells them where the caring homes are

One night a while back I came home to find one of the neighbour's cats sitting outside the door, he followed me in. It was very late and the weather had turned awful since his humans had gone to bed (it is considered normal here to let cats out to hunt at night), the cat seemed to know which house to go to for shelter though! We let him stay at ours until the weather cleared up and we heard his humans calling him in for breakfast then popped him back outside, purring and warm Even though we only took him in for the night I felt huge moral pangs as if we were catnapping him though
Don't feel any moral pangs - what you did was kind and compassionate. You didn't KEEP the kitty - you helped him!

Jack31: And I am sooooo sorry that it may be Little Miss once again... or any cat that someone "puts out" just b/c it's a cat....
post #9 of 10
Did you call the shelter and check if Little Miss was taken home? I'm thinking this new one may be a littermate also "owned" by the same insensitive clods.
post #10 of 10
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Well the food bowl was empty yesterday, didn't see who ate it. So I refilled it and this morning on my way out to church I saw a cat run off the front porch. It was a black and white kitty--that I know lives across the railroad tracks. S/he is so scared they won't even come to me. I got in my car and it came and ate--when I got home I checked the bowl and s/he didnt' finish the food just ate a bit.

I check the bowl every so often--at about 7 or so it was completely empty--I'm assuming it was black and white kitty.

I'll call the shelter in the morning tomorow and see if anyone picked up Little Miss.

I'm honestly debated trapping some of these cats and taking them to the shelter. I don't think the people across the tracks are spaying and neutering and they aren't socialized. I'm debating in my head though, if they get put down at the shelter (it's a no kill but I'm not sure how that works) is it a better life than what they have?

I feel like if I just spay and neuter--all I'm doing is giving the neighbors a free service for irresponsibility.

Maybe I need to make feeding them a daily act and go from there? Thoughts advice?

(I can get a have a heart trap)
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