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Pretty little stray

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I have the sweetest stray that likes to hang out in my garage!!! Apparently, he used to belong to the girl up the street, but she moved, and she just abandoned him! Since I found this out, I've been feeding and watering him, and he's just the sweetest little thing. If it were up to me, I'd adopt him, I think he'd be good company for Alex, but it's currenly not my house. I can't find anyone who wants him, and I REFUSE to take him to the city pound. It gets so cold here in winter, so the idea of adopting him as an outside cat is nearly homicidal. So now what?
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Originally Posted by MandiniTheGreat
I have the sweetest stray that likes to hang out in my garage!!! Apparently, he used to belong to the girl up the street, but she moved, and she just abandoned him! Since I found this out, I've been feeding and watering him, and he's just the sweetest little thing. If it were up to me, I'd adopt him, I think he'd be good company for Alex, but it's currenly not my house. I can't find anyone who wants him, and I REFUSE to take him to the city pound. It gets so cold here in winter, so the idea of adopting him as an outside cat is nearly homicidal. So now what?
First...get him checked out by a vet and have him neutered. Next, I would download the PDF called "how to find homes for homeless pets" that you can find here:

http://www.natewood.net/Rehome.html

It has good information on how to place ads and a sample contract.

Katie
post #3 of 6
Bless you for looking out for this little guy! Anyone who could just abandon a cat like that is most likely a lousy owner anyway... TNR is right - please take on that extra hurdle & make sure he's neutered! And if worse comes to worse, you can provide adequate shelter in the wintertime - people here successfully use cardboard boxes & "space blankets", etc., even in the harshest climates.
But we here are going to say lots of prayers & send lots of TCS {{{ "find a true home" vibes}}} for your stray Please keep us posted! Susan
post #4 of 6
Hmm... "not your house"... whose is it? Are you renting a room or a part of the house, or staying with a friend? Perhaps they can be persuaded to let the cat shelter in their garage until you find a place for it.

At least winter is a long way away (unless you're in the southern hemisphere; and I sure hope you're not because then it would be smack in the middle of it).

Put a collar on the cat, if you haven't already done so, and a tag with your address and phone number. That way you can keep track of her and nobody else will take her to a kill shelter.
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Originally Posted by Callista
Hmm... "not your house"... whose is it? Are you renting a room or a part of the house, or staying with a friend? Perhaps they can be persuaded to let the cat shelter in their garage until you find a place for it.

At least winter is a long way away (unless you're in the southern hemisphere; and I sure hope you're not because then it would be smack in the middle of it).

Put a collar on the cat, if you haven't already done so, and a tag with your address and phone number. That way you can keep track of her and nobody else will take her to a kill shelter.
I love with my grandmother at the moment. If I move out soon, which I'm hoping to do, I'll just take him with me, but I'm making so little money at the moment, it's unlikely. He's already staying in the garage, but it's a very old one with lots of drafts, and the doors don't really go down....we live in a small Wyoming town, so break-ins are almost unheard of. That also leads me to the winter thing....that'll be happening towards the end of August. Not to mention how many coyotes and stray dogs there are, which are my real worry.
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Originally Posted by MandiniTheGreat
I love with my grandmother at the moment. If I move out soon, which I'm hoping to do, I'll just take him with me, but I'm making so little money at the moment, it's unlikely. He's already staying in the garage, but it's a very old one with lots of drafts, and the doors don't really go down....we live in a small Wyoming town, so break-ins are almost unheard of. That also leads me to the winter thing....that'll be happening towards the end of August. Not to mention how many coyotes and stray dogs there are, which are my real worry.
Contact these clinics and see if they would be willing to provide a free exam and neuter:

WYOMING
Central Wyoming S & N Foundation
PO Box 1062
Casper WY 82602
407-247-1373


Pet Pals Inc.
HC 76, Box 58
Hawk Springs, WY 82217
307-532-3861
www.petpalsinc.org Web site

SNIP -- for Cheyenne, Laramie and Wyoming counties
Cheyenne Animal Shelter
Cheyenne, WY
307-632-6655
Provides some assistance for spay/neuter.

Stacy and Diana Childs Foundation
Laramie County WY
Email: dianamoney1@aol.com
Assistance for pets of people with financial need.

St Francis Animal Shelter
Buffalo WY
307-684-2757
Periodic spay/neuter clinics and certificates.
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