TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat's Meow › Cat collars - annoyance
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cat collars - annoyance - Page 2

post #31 of 55

I pray for them and hope someone in the area is doing TNR and managing colony feeding/care.

post #32 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarasgirl06 View Post

I pray for them and hope someone in the area is doing TNR and managing colony feeding/care.

Actually I think some of the farmers look after the strays that make it to their farms because they keep rodents out of the food stores but a lot unfortunately are not looked after. Because it's rural people think they can just dump unwanted animals here. Can't tell you how many squashed cats I've seen on the roads here. We don't have an animal shelter serving the area which doesn't help matters.
post #33 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post


Actually I think some of the farmers look after the strays that make it to their farms because they keep rodents out of the food stores but a lot unfortunately are not looked after. Because it's rural people think they can just dump unwanted animals here. Can't tell you how many squashed cats I've seen on the roads here. We don't have an animal shelter serving the area which doesn't help matters.


House cats here have a short shelf life. A tame housecat that thinks it can hide behind a sock is an instant meal for a coyote.

post #34 of 55

I lived in the desert before I had to move here.  Many of the people were what I'd describe as "rural" and probably similar to what you're describing.  So sad that there is not universal humane education required for all.  All cats and kittens deserve respect, protection, and loving forever homes or TNR and managed, safe colonies.

post #35 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarasgirl06 View Post
 

I lived in the desert before I had to move here.  Many of the people were what I'd describe as "rural" and probably similar to what you're describing.  So sad that there is not universal humane education required for all.  All cats and kittens deserve respect, protection, and loving forever homes or TNR and managed, safe colonies.

It annoys me to no end. It's where Tera came from the cute kitten went into heat and was either let out or tossed out to fend for herself and any babies she might have.  Tera, Frog and Toad would now be nothing but specks in a coyotes stool or a few dusty bones somewhere. When I look at them my heart aches for what might have been and what is for so many.

post #36 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kittens Mom View Post


House cats here have a short shelf life. A tame housecat that thinks it can hide behind a sock is an instant meal for a coyote.
Or the bobcat and bear that come around. We also have hawks, owls - including a Great Horned owl who hunts in daytime too - and a nesting pair of Bald Eagles very close.
post #37 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by catspaw66 View Post


Or the bobcat and bear that come around. We also have hawks, owls - including a Great Horned owl who hunts in daytime too - and a nesting pair of Bald Eagles very close.


Yotes are the big ones here. 15 miles away we have bears and bobcats and cougars. Dumb little house furries don't stand a chance.

post #38 of 55
We have coyotes wolves and cars here.

My little town connects a city to a major highway so a lot of trucks come through here. Cats don't stand a chance against a huge 18 wheeler.
post #39 of 55

That's why they need HUMAN PROTECTION.  

post #40 of 55

Someday people will learn to hate the humans that dump their cats as much as they hate feral cats now and we won't have to hope that our pet that got loose by accident will pay the ultimate price just for being a cat. My cats wear collars and tags and are chipped because if they got out I would kiss the feet of the person who brought them back.

post #41 of 55
Believe me I despise people who dump animals like trash. I don't like cats shitting in my property either but I just shoo them away with the hose or let the dog out.
post #42 of 55

Seriously?  And you are here on The CAT site?  

post #43 of 55

I've never put a collar on my cats. They're totally indoor and we are VERY careful* they don't go out.

 

*(We only come and go through the garage, put the outside door down before opening the inner door and vice versa when going out. Have been doing that since 2005 when we first got cats. A couple times Swanie did get out into the garage when he was younger, but hasn't even tried in years, or Cricket either).

post #44 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misty8723 View Post
 

I've never put a collar on my cats. They're totally indoor and we are VERY careful* they don't go out.

 

*(We only come and go through the garage, put the outside door down before opening the inner door and vice versa when going out. Have been doing that since 2005 when we first got cats. A couple times Swanie did get out into the garage when he was younger, but hasn't even tried in years, or Cricket either).

 

 

We're very careful but feel more secure in having our cats used to wearing collars.

 

post #45 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misty8723 View Post
 

I've never put a collar on my cats. They're totally indoor and we are VERY careful* they don't go out.

 

*(We only come and go through the garage, put the outside door down before opening the inner door and vice versa when going out. Have been doing that since 2005 when we first got cats. A couple times Swanie did get out into the garage when he was younger, but hasn't even tried in years, or Cricket either).

We do the same thing!

 

Our cats still wear collars though since there are some people who will insist on coming to the front door when visiting. :P

post #46 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarasgirl06 View Post

Seriously?  And you are here on The CAT site?  

I have no problem with cats it's the irresponsible roosters who don't take care of them I hate. Also when you have kids running around the toxoplasmosis in the soil isn't good.
post #47 of 55

Keep the kids from touching/digging in/playing in the dirt!  It is not cats' fault they need a place to eliminate, as would and do many humans on this earth who do not have the luxury of plumbing.  And letting a dog loose on cats is cruel and should not be allowed to occur.

post #48 of 55

Kaleb wears a blue collar with a fish print and it has a plastic clasp. It also has a bell. When I saw it I thought it was the cutest thing and he doesn't seem to mind it. He managed to fight out of it several times the first couple of days but he is easily distracted and gets over it quickly. I bought him a sweater this weekend too!

 

Kaleb in his blue collar and matching sweater:

 

post #49 of 55

OMC he is TOO cute!  His little outfit looks so nice on him.  I don't usually like clothes on cats, but he looks very warm and comfy in his little blue sweater!:love:

post #50 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarasgirl06 View Post

OMC he is TOO cute!  His little outfit looks so nice on him.  I don't usually like clothes on cats, but he looks very warm and comfy in his little blue sweater!love.gif

IDK his eyes say GET THIS EVIL THING OFF!
post #51 of 55
Kaleb is adorable in his sweater and matching collar. agree.gif
post #52 of 55

HAHA! Indy YES!  I should have shown you guys this one.....

 

 

He has that look of "OH WHY, MOM?!?" haha he has gotten better with the sweater recently but the first few days he put up a major protest.

 

post #53 of 55

Thank you bestsygee and Tarasgirl. I am very proud, he is a handsome boy ... 

post #54 of 55

*Get this thing OFF me!  Oh, lots of compliments, attention and snorgles?  Okay, you can leave it on then -- I'll wear it like a Batman cape! SuPURRhero Kaleb -- that's me!* ;)

post #55 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post


I have no problem with cats it's the irresponsible roosters who don't take care of them I hate. Also when you have kids running around the toxoplasmosis in the soil isn't good.

Actually your chances of getting toxoplasmosis from cat poop are pretty slim. Most people have already been exposed to toxo and in order to catch it from a cat you would have to  

 

a) Have no prior exposure. b) Ingest cat poop within 3 weeks of the cats first becoming infected.

 

You're much more likely to get toxo from gardening or handling uncooked meat

 

 Toxoplasmosis and Cats  

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat's Meow
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat's Meow › Cat collars - annoyance