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I am soooo mad!!!

post #1 of 29
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I live on ground floor, and Pollýanna often sits outside below the kitchen window, and if she wants to come in through the main door, she meows at me there and I open for her. This side of the house faces the street (quiet one way street with speed limit 18,6 miles/hour - according to my convertor...) To get to the other side (where the garden is, and her window) she has to pass some houses, since I live in the old part of ReykjavÃ:censor:k, and the houses here are joined together.

Anyway...I was tidying up in the kitchen and I saw some (5 or 6) guys around 20 years old, with wild ugly hairdo and ugly t-shirts. I think they came from next door, where a girl their age lives that acts like a social center and throws cigarettes from her balcony into our garden.

I wasn´t really noticing these guys, they seemed to be just fooling around, on the sidewalk and on the street and on the sidewalk again... Then, when I heard a catbell going back and forth past my window, I realized they were saying "where did she go" "go get her"...They were running around, cornering someone, looking under the parked cars, running again...

I realized that Pollýanna wasn´t home, but after a minute she came rrrrrrunnning in the living room window (facing the garden), so afraid wiht her tail puffed. She was so afraid that I haven´t been able to catch her (and we are best friends), she ran straight under the sofa, then came out again and again and looked out the window wery afraid like she was expecting to be followed, and everytime I tried to get near her, she ran under the sofa or under the coffee table. I have tried to give her her favorite treat to eat, but she won´t toutch it, I have tried to comb her, which she loves, but she won´t let me. She is even afraid of Feykirófa, to whom she is the superior.
I am sooooo mad To think that anyone would do that to my Pollýanna, my very best friend. Maybe this wasn´t the first time or the last they do this kind of thing to a cat, maybe next time they will cause the cat to run out to the street without thinking and get hit by a car.

Sorry, this wasn´t supposed to be that long, I am just sssssoooooooo mmmmmmmaaaaaaaad. I felt like running after these fellows and tell them off.
post #2 of 29
Thank God she is safe! Sounds like maybe you might want to keep her in for a while. Can you make a complaint or talk to the boys? I'd be worried about what they might do in the future.

Tammie
post #3 of 29
OOOO I would be so pissed too



This is just one reason why I would never let my cat outside
post #4 of 29
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Yes, I think I should keep her safe inside for a while. To bad that I am going out of town to our summerhouse tomorrow, just for the day though.
I don´t think I can make a complaint, since I don´t really know who they are. I just THINK they came from next door, they are like this girl next door´s kind (luckily those people just rent that appartment temporarily while the owners are studying abroad), but I really am worried about what they might do in the future.

A cat that I had as a kid got attacked by some kids, that covered him with a raincoat and battered with a wooden stick. Those were young boys, and that was 25 years ago. I thought people were getting more aware of pets now, but....
post #5 of 29
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A cat that I had as a kid got attacked by some kids, that covered him with a raincoat and battered with a wooden stick.
Oh my god!!!
post #6 of 29
I would be really mad too, and I WOULD NOT tolerate that kind of behavior!!!! I think you should try to talk to either the police or the humane society about how you saw your cat being mistreated. Even if you don't know who these people are, they might be trouble makers that the police are very familiar with. If these kids get away with mistreating animals, they will eventually mistreat people.

Also, I just want to suggest that maybe you could train Pollyanna to go outside wearing a harness and leash. That way you could be outside with her and make sure she is safe.

If you own your home, another alternative would be to either buy or build a nice outdoor cat enclosure.
post #7 of 29
Poor you and poor kittie! That REAAAALLY infuriates me!!!
Anyone who gets ANY pleasure out of hurting ANY animal is a VERY baaaad person. You should try to do something...now your kittie wont be safe aslong as they are around....but be carefull they might get mad and retaliate...GRRR...some people make me so
Good luck and sending kittie protection vibes and prayers
post #8 of 29
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Originally posted by Lorie D.
Also, I just want to suggest that maybe you could train Pollyanna to go outside wearing a harness and leash. That way you could be outside with her and make sure she is safe.

If you own your home, another alternative would be to either buy or build a nice outdoor cat enclosure.
Great ideas.
post #9 of 29
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Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst
You should try to do something...now your kittie wont be safe aslong as they are around....but be carefull they might get mad and retaliate...GRRR...some people make me so
Good luck and sending kittie protection vibes and prayers
Yes, that entered my mind also, that if I actually would run out and give them a piece of my mind, or even just tell them calmly how this cat was one of the most important person in my life, and this wasn´t nice to do to any cat, they would maybe go out of their way to terrorize Pollýanna whenever they could.

Thanx for the vibes and prayers
post #10 of 29
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A cat that I had as a kid got attacked by some kids, that covered him with a raincoat and battered with a wooden stick.
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Oh my god!!!


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I know, this is so terrible!
post #11 of 29
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Originally posted by Lorie D.
I would be really mad too, and I WOULD NOT tolerate that kind of behavior!!!! I think you should try to talk to either the police or the humane society about how you saw your cat being mistreated. Even if you don't know who these people are, they might be trouble makers that the police are very familiar with. If these kids get away with mistreating animals, they will eventually mistreat people.

Also, I just want to suggest that maybe you could train Pollyanna to go outside wearing a harness and leash. That way you could be outside with her and make sure she is safe.

If you own your home, another alternative would be to either buy or build a nice outdoor cat enclosure.
I wish I could do something, but the police would probably laugh at me!!!

At first I wanted to train Pollýanna to wear a leash, and I really did try. We lived then on the 5th floor, so this was the only way she could go out, and she knew nothing else. But NO WAY! She would not let me dicide where she would go!!! So she just stood still and if I tried to let her walk, she put all four feet down so I would have to drag her! (This was actually quite funny )

We only own a forth of the house (there are four floors, one flat on each floor), so I couldn´t make a cat enclosure, but when we more somewhere bigger... I don´t know anyone in Iceland that has one though, do you know where you can get instuctions how to make one?
post #12 of 29
I would be so mad!! How can people be so cruel. I worry so much about ashton and lilly being outside but they won't come in! Hope you little kitty is okay and feeling better soon!
post #13 of 29
Is there a building owner you could complain to? Throwing cigarette butts into your garden could start a fire.
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanx Val, she is feeling better now. She ate her treat, wich was brought to her bed, and has crawled in her basket to sleep. She has not spoken to me yet though.
post #15 of 29
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Originally posted by DragonLady
Is there a building owner you could complain to? Throwing cigarette butts into your garden could start a fire.
No, people just own their separate flats, but once I was a witness to the cigarette throwing, and asked those kids to stop it, and they very politely apologized (at that time I had at least 60 butts in the garden), but they have not completely stopped, so we are so mean that we have thrown then back into their garden If they don´t stop though I´m gonna buy a cheap ashtray and ring their bell, hope the parents come to the door and ask them to rather put their butts in there, than in my garden. I am sure the parents don´t know about this.
And about the fire...the grass is never dry enough to get on fire. We have a sprinkler system from Heaven!
post #16 of 29
You might be able to find a site that will ship to Iceland.. ?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanx! I´m gonna take a look at those!
post #18 of 29
Sesselja,
I'm so sorry that you had to go through that! Poor Pollyanna! I do hope that she's ok and not haunted by what happened. That just really makes me mad that those guys would do that! I know that I would not have been able to keep my mouth shut! I would have given them hell about it, but like someone said earlier it might cause problems later on. Hopefully those scum bags won't be back...if so, I'd be watching them!

Please give the lil girl a treat or two from me and a big belly rub too!
post #19 of 29
Awww the poor kitty. I hope they never get another opportunity to scare her again. It makes me so angry to hear about cruel cowards like that.
post #20 of 29
Originally posted by Pollyanna
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We only own a forth of the house (there are four floors, one flat on each floor), so I couldn´t make a cat enclosure, but when we more somewhere bigger... I don´t know anyone in Iceland that has one though, do you know where you can get instuctions how to make one?
Here's a webpage with some pictures of a home-made cat enclosure. http://www.geocities.com/holmescathy...enclosure.html
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to send an email requesting building instructions.
post #21 of 29
that is terrible i am going to be very careful how i say this, but i really wonder about kids like that, they are so mean, i would find out who they are and turn them in to someone either police or humane soc. let the girl know next door, ask her about them. i think i would try the leash thing also, i walk my blackie, because these clowns might come back and try it again and manage to catch her. good luck with her and hope she keeps out of harms way.
post #22 of 29
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Originally posted by Pollyanna to Gothic_Amethyst
Yes, that entered my mind also, that if I actually would run out and give them a piece of my mind, or even just tell them calmly how this cat was one of the most important person in my life, and this wasn´t nice to do to any cat, they would maybe go out of their way to terrorize Pollýanna whenever they could.

Thanx for the vibes and prayers
I figured it had..I know how that feels though...my neighbor runs a paylake and my cats enjoy the 'free' food they catch...Im always terrified he will hurt my cats or that a customer will hurt them or take them...a male and female (female fixed but was mother of the male)of mine disapeared (about 2 weeks apart) and have been gone almost a month now. I blame the lake. I did everything to find them and nothing worked. People can be so cruel...why cant they EVER understand that our pets are more than pets....they are our children..I guess society will never change. You'll just have to sit down and make a list of the actions you can take and list the pros and cons of each action untill u can find the safest solution for both you and your cat.
Your welcome for the vibes and prayers..I know u need them *hugs*
post #23 of 29
OMG! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that! You poor thing! to see your first cat beaten and then for someone to do this to your precious princess? how sick and demented are they!?
I would blow a gasket! If someone did anything to terrorize my cats I'd kill! they are not only my "pets" but they are my children and to think of someone every hurting my "kids" would drive my over the edge!
I can't believe that they'd even think to do something like that to someone elses pet! How sick is that!? I can only imagine what they were going to do to her sick SOB's. (pardon my french.) I hate the thought of someone ever trying to hurt a living breathing animal! I hope someone bigger then those kids treats them like they were going to treat your princess. Hopefully when they are in jail, (and we ALL know they will be sooner or later) them they will be put in their place!
post #24 of 29
OMG! In the interest of keeping this forum PG rated I won't say what I really wanna say. I am happy that your best friend and beautiful cat is okay, and I hope you two can get back to being cuddly. As for those boys. Any kind of person that would mistreat an animal, well, they don't deserve to breath the same air as that animal if you catch my drift.



Let me tell you, if anyone ever did anything to any of my cats I would really lose it on them. My cats are never outside without me by their side but I leave the front doors open all the time, and just have the screen door closed. If anyone kid or adult walked by and started harassing my cats and trying to scare them. They'd have one hot mama on their hands. Zero tolerance for that.
post #25 of 29
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Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst
Im always terrified he will hurt my cats or that a customer will hurt them or take them...a male and female (female fixed but was mother of the male)of mine disapeared (about 2 weeks apart) and have been gone almost a month now.
I´m sorry about the disapearance of your cats!
post #26 of 29
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Originally posted by jugen
OMG!If someone did anything to terrorize my cats I'd kill!
I wish you were here last night!!! I could have used your help!
post #27 of 29
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Originally posted by Pollyanna
I´m sorry about the disapearance of your cats!
Thank you....I wish I could bring them back...I just wish I knew where they were...I miss them...All I can say is if I find the lake people are responsible I will have to do something. Things like this is why I firmly believe we need better pet protection laws.
post #28 of 29
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Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst
Thank you....I wish I could bring them back...I just wish I knew where they were...I miss them...All I can say is if I find the lake people are responsible I will have to do something. Things like this is why I firmly believe we need better pet protection laws.
It´s so frustrating not to know what happened to them, you can´t really let go and give up hope untill you know either way.

I agree with you with better law needed! So many people just don´t realize that having a pet is having a friend with a personality, not just tons of identical fish in a tank.
post #29 of 29
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Originally posted by Pollyanna
It´s so frustrating not to know what happened to them, you can´t really let go and give up hope untill you know either way.

I agree with you with better law needed! So many people just don´t realize that having a pet is having a friend with a personality, not just tons of identical fish in a tank.
I know! I wish I knew either way even as much as it would hurt them being dead. I keep trying to tell myself someone took them thinking they were strays since I didnt keep a collar on them afraid it would get them hung (even a break away had me worried).

I hope the law makers realize this too sometime soon...these cats are not just cats or pets they are our children and are as unique as children. They have personalities and needs. They deserve better treatment..especially by the government...police even need pets(sniffing dogs)and people need them for companionship....some people are just to dumb to realize their importance or to do anything about it. I just hate people that wont realize this and that treat pets bad...they cant even respect other people's property and leave other people's pets alone. I just hope you and I can figure something out. Too bad we cant make a law
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