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post #31 of 38
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I will pass the info on. Thank you! Its wonderful meeting all these responsible breeders on TCS, its quite inspiring!
post #32 of 38
Keep your cat inside. There is no reason for a cat to go outside.
I have to agree with most of the advice you have been given, although I have to say... I might just neuter the cat. The guy has no proof you did it, and when you take it in, you could say it was just a stray. Therefore there really is no evidence, you found a stray cat running around, you caught it, you neutered it. I doubt he would even notice the cat's testicles were gone.

But that's me.

As for the statement I quoted that statement is a matter of oppinion. There is no real reason, disease aside that a cat should not live outside. Although we call them "domestic" or "domesticated" cats are quite independant and capable of caring for themselves. They like being outdoors and wandering and catching things and getting into trouble.

My cat is an indoor cat, my biggest worry [although he is microchipped] is that someone would take him "Aww what a cute cat!" or that someone because he is friendly would take him and light him on fire [I've seen photos of someone doing that ] or some other form of torture.

My sister has 6 cats, all of them she caught and altered. They are fairly friendly, but she can only handle two of them [besides petting]. One of the six does enjoy coming inside and hanging out, the rest would go crazy if locked inside. The one who comes inside is the most handleable and he's gotten an abcess or two [he's an old tom cat] and was able to be treated. The rest generally don't get into scraps and are healthy, minus one, Greta, who does have Feline Leukemia. It's also been shown indoor only cats are more prone to obesity, and that male cats are more prone to having urinary tract infections and get blocked up from lack of exercise and what not. There's pros and cons to living in door, or outdoor, but alot of the outdoor stuff virus wise can be prevented with vaccines, abcesses and cars/humans are the only real dangers.
post #33 of 38
Originally Posted by Plebayo
There's pros and cons to living in door, or outdoor, but alot of the outdoor stuff virus wise can be prevented with vaccines, abcesses and cars/humans are the only real dangers.

I agree that both have their pros and cons, but...do you have coyotes, bears, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, possums, and packs of feral dogs where you live? Do you think that little mr kitty just frolics with them? Are they not at all a danger?

Do indoor cats lap up puddles of antifreeze, get dumped off at high-kill shelters by malicious neighbors as "strays", or get snatched up by people who need a target to make their dog fierce with? I have a few indoor cats, none are obese, and they all get tons of excercise. Granted, it is sometimes at the expense of my belongings, but I would have it no other way.

And by the way, it it not getting enough water in their diets that causes uti, not being fat. And contrary to your theory of the sleek outdoor cat, I know outdoor cats that go from house to house bumming food. Some of their bellies drag on the ground, they're so fat. They look like barrels with legs. And if they get a uti, they will most likely die, as no one will probably notice it until it is too late.
post #34 of 38
I would never take the chance of letting my cat outside.. Between stray dogs, wild animals, people, antifreeze, etc, I'm too scared. This is the first strictly indoor cat I've had. All the other ones WERE fixed, but most ended up dead (usually from coyotes, one died of old age). All of them were pretty "into themselves".

Our indoor cat is NOT fat at all. He zooms around the house making the cutest noises, wrestles with our 75 lb dog and goes on walks in pet stores. LOL He has PLENTY of entertainment in the house, and our SPCA said he had to be indoors anyways (which I agree with).
post #35 of 38
not meaning to cause offence to anyone, but i think this is going off topic. the original problem seems to have been solved and the outdor cat in question was the posters, friends, neighbours cat so these arguments are irrelevant!

IMO is really more the place for the indoor/outdoor cat discussion - just mho
post #36 of 38
First of all I would like to say that I agree with Gayef. There are so many different variables that contribute to any one thing that knowing the whole picture is impossible. It is a dangerous thing to come to damning conclusions with little evidence. I'm not saying this to condemn anyone... I've just found this to be true. My community (unfortunately) practices this frequently. On the surface it looks friendly but when you get down to it you find much back biting and feuds that (more often than not) the offending party is completly unaware of. This sort of thing seems to happen a lot and I can only see hurt and bitterness coming from it. I know that doesn't have too much to do with the main topic but I felt I had to get it off my chest. =0)

On the topic of indoor/outdoor cats... there are some cats for which an indoor only life is necessary. For instance, you might live in Alaska and own a Sphynx. That would definitely be a time you wouldn't let your cat out. Also the matter of expensive breeders you want to protect. Apart from that cats are cats; they have a spirit of freedom and independance which is why I happen to love them so much. Wild animals and vehicles do pose a threat to them although I'm not sure how much more threatening these objects are to them than to us. True they are smaller but they can be speedy! I guess what I'm trying to say is that anyone's life is full of risk. People are losing loved ones every day; are you going to deny that loved one the chance to truly live just so you can hold onto them a little longer? Again this is my opinion and I am not setting out to start arguments or offend anyone. =0)
post #37 of 38
Thread Starter 
I will refer you to Maverick's post above you. The situation has been resolved.
Please start an undoor/outdoor discussion in IMO because people will just end up getting worked up.
post #38 of 38
That's horrible! Breeders should keep their animals under control (and indoors in my eyes).
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