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Old 07-02-2005, 07:41 PM   #21
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I absolutely would continue to feed it. I wouldn't force it to come in, but if you could catch it and are willing to pay the money, it should have its shots and be neutered. If it were to get rabies that would be a terrible thing.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by feministmama
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No, I asked for advise about keeping the cat in and the vote is in. Carry on!
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:07 PM   #23
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My beloved Sinny was an indoor cat with supervised outside visits. He never wandered more than 10 feet away from me and was always in the yard. He was de-clawed when I got him, I would have never done it....but I had him altered after breeding him once (he was a pure bred Himalayan).

My personal feeling is keep them in. I don't like the thought of what could happen. Many cats do fine on leashes, maybe you should try it.

Feministmama, when the cat is ready to have you as his person, he will let you know. He is still gaining your trust now with you feeding him.
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:12 PM   #24
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I absolutely would continue to feed it. I wouldn't force it to come in, but if you could catch it and are willing to pay the money, it should have its shots and be neutered. If it were to get rabies that would be a terrible thing.
What she said!
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by LisaD715
Many cats do fine on leashes, maybe you should try it.
We tried a harness to take her to the vet. Imagine a blender on the end of a string!
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:01 PM   #26
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Is there someone you know who owns a humane animal trap? You could try that with a can of tuna inside....see if he'll bite...just so you can take him to get him fixed. We dont need any more feral kitties in the world....

Then, I guess I would have let him live the only (sad) life he's used to....he's lucky he's found you to feed him without asking anything in return!
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
We tried a harness to take her to the vet. Imagine a blender on the end of a string!

:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:
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Originally Posted by LisaD715
Originally Posted by Ingrid
We tried a harness to take her to the vet. Imagine a blender on the end of a string!

:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:
I agree with Ingrid.


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Old 07-04-2005, 01:33 PM   #29
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Our cat is twelve & you couldn't pay him (in catnip) enough to only be an indoor cat. Both the cat & i hate litter boxes. We had to use one when we moved from the Seattle area 7 years ago. I don't think we made it the recommended length of time though. He used one maybe once when we went to Disneyland this xmas. The neighbor let him out in the morning & back in in the evening. We also have a cat door on our garage, where all the neighborhood cats come to get out of the weather. That is the only place Baby will tolerate visitors on his property.
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That's the way my old cat was, which is why I've been torn about this one. Somehow, my other cat had "street smarts" which I don't know this one to have. Just this morning there were two young woodchucks on my deck and she was going absolutely nuts at the window. I think she would have gone after them if she'd had the chance, and even though chucks aren't agressive, if they had defended themselves, she would have lost.
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