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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
Any news on this kitty?
Thanks to everybody for your support and encouragement. I know what I need to do and it helps to know you guys are with me on this.

My co-worker was supposed to get me a name and address of the woman who put the cat out last night, but didn't. Said she'll have it for me tomorrow. I get the feeling she doesn't want to be involved. She did say the woman put out food and water for the cat and some of the neighbors are watching out for him. Good to know but, if this cat is declawed, that increases my concern.

Will keep you posted. Thanks again!
post #32 of 48
AAARRRRGGGH!!!! This really burns my britches!!! I'd definately take the cat in and if you cant keep it at least keep it until you can find it a good home!! Outside is no where for a poor little kitty whos been inside all their life (most likely) to live!!! That woman is lucky I'm not a neighbor!!! My friend is a cop and my cousin is the humane society police so she'd have some major trouble on her hands!!!
Any news on this??
post #33 of 48
Could you not report this to this police as a case of animal abandonment? She might think a lot more clearly about the situation if an animal control officer came to her door and explained the law to her.

Here, we have an animal rescue here where owner can surrender their pets to foster homes until a permanent home can be found, that way the animal doesn't suffer just because they happened to be adopted by an idiot human.

It sounds like the neighbors are on to her, and sometimes it just takes a little time for someone to step up to take responsibility. I hope it gets resolved soon--be sure to update us.

I pray that this woman's friends and family are as loyal and kind to her as she has been to this sweet innocent animal.
post #34 of 48
This is just a guess, but I bet the friend hasn't come up with a name and address. It sounds as though nobody wants to "get involved". Somebody NEEDS to get involved and NOW before something bad happens to this cat. This is no time to sit back, hurry up and wait!

I sure hope to read later today that this situation has been resolved in favour of the poor kittie.

I'd better stop here and now cuz I'm getting riled just thinking about it.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
This is just a guess, but I bet the friend hasn't come up with a name and address. It sounds as though nobody wants to "get involved". Somebody NEEDS to get involved and NOW before something bad happens to this cat. This is no time to sit back, hurry up and wait!

I sure hope to read later today that this situation has been resolved in favour of the poor kittie.

I'd better stop here and now cuz I'm getting riled just thinking about it.
Good guess. She doesn't want to get involved. I agree something needs to be done. Technically, since she's now leaving food out for the cat it's not considered abandonment. I do have my co-workers address, but have no idea where her neighbor lives and she won't tell me. I've never reported a situation to our local SPCA before. I'm wondering if it would be enough to give them my co-workers address, tell them there's a cat that has possibly been abandoned in the vicinity and see if they'll check it out. I really don't want them getting ahold of the cat (they're known for they're high kill rate) so I'd also have to be sure if they did, they'd turn it over to me.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by eilcon
Good guess. She doesn't want to get involved. I agree something needs to be done. Technically, since she's now leaving food out for the cat it's not considered abandonment. I do have my co-workers address, but have no idea where her neighbor lives and she won't tell me. I've never reported a situation to our local SPCA before. I'm wondering if it would be enough to give them my co-workers address, tell them there's a cat that has possibly been abandoned in the vicinity and see if they'll check it out. I really don't want them getting ahold of the cat (they're known for they're high kill rate) so I'd also have to be sure if they did, they'd turn it over to me.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
I think that can be worked out with SPCA but yes do talk with SPCA first to see if they find the cat that it'd be turned over to you..

Please try to do this as soon as possible due to her being declawed (if so) and trying to live outside! If I lived in that area, I would go myself and walk throughout the neighborhood to see if I could see that cat and rescue her.. I WISH I lived closer so I could help out with this!!!!!!!!
post #37 of 48
Why in the world did your co-worker bother to tell you about it if they did not want to get involved? That does not make any sense at all. Now she will probably have you lurking around in her neighborhood looking for an abandoned, declawed cat. Ooops, that would be me lurking.
post #38 of 48
Eilcon- Any luck or updates about this poor cat?
post #39 of 48
I think I would have to take the cat in as well. Does anyone else want to go up to Ohio and hunt this woman down with me? It just amazes me how heartless and cruel some people can be...especially to what is probably a sweet cat.
post #40 of 48
I was going to make a separate thread about this, but ahhhhh- my best friend just did the same freaking thing!!!! I feel so torn because we grew up together, but so angry that she could be so freaking callous about the whole thing. Laughing about making this poor male cat go outside because he peed on her husband's pillow. It just makes me so angry. I told her if she ever did it again or got another furry animal, I would turn her in. She couldn't believe I'd take it so seriously. She also gave away a dog she just adopted, to a better family thank God, and she's planning selling her ferret of several years because she hasn't been able to potty train him. It just makes me sick. It just reminded me that even normally good people can view animals as nothing more than an amusement and care nothing for their welfare. My friend is a great mom. After we talked about the cat she even said she'd watch my rabbit for me, since my stepdad won't allow her or my cats into the house anymore when I visit home. I just laughed at her and said I didn't trust her to take care of any of them.

I hope someone was able to get ahold of the little guy talkeda about in this thread.
post #41 of 48
Thread Starter 
Sorry for not updating sooner, but have been stuck at home with strep throat (not fun)

The last I heard from my co-worker was that one of the neighbor's whose
older cat recenty passed away was considering taking in the young cat if the so-called owner was agreeable. I'd just take him at this point.

I really can't do anything else until Mon. Will follow up on the situation then.
If things haven't changed, I'm going to go scout out the neighborhood myself and see I if I can locate the cat. Will also get the SPCA involved.
post #42 of 48
Am sorry to hear that u're sick with strep throat! REST as MUCH as u can...

I do HOPE that neighbor will take that poor cat in.. Keep us posted.

But first, u need to take care of urself.. Rest this weekend.. Like u said, u can't do anything till Mon so rest... Sending u "get well" vibes..
post #43 of 48
How about someone takes this woman outside and changes her locks and then hope she just "goes away"!!!
post #44 of 48
I just hope that the cat is located and taken into a kind and loving home soon!
post #45 of 48
How are u feeling?? Hope u're feeling better..

Any updates on this? Did the neighbor decide to take the cat in??
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by Pamela
How are u feeling?? Hope u're feeling better..

Any updates on this? Did the neighbor decide to take the cat in??
Much better, thanks!

The neighbor did decide to take the cat. Sounds like a good home where the cat will be kept inside.

I'm glad this worked out, but it still shouldn't have happened. I get so tired of irresponsible, ignorant people thinking it's acceptable to just stop caring for their pets.

Thanks to everyone for all your support (seems like I say that a lot!)
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by eilcon
Much better, thanks!

The neighbor did decide to take the cat. Sounds like a good home where the cat will be kept inside.

I'm glad this worked out, but it still shouldn't have happened. I get so tired of irresponsible, ignorant people thinking it's acceptable to just stop caring for their pets.

Thanks to everyone for all your support (seems like I say that a lot!)
SOOOO glad to hear that you're feeling better AND that the neigbor took that cat in!!! You're right- it shouldn't have happened BUT you did try to help!

We need more people like you and that neighbor who took the cat in..
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by Pamela
We need more people like you and that neighbor who took the cat in..


Yay!! I'm so glad to hear that poor kitty has found a good, safe home!!
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