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What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

A few days ago a cat turned up on our patio (never seen it before) and cries to come in we let it in, it was cold and raining felt sorry for it, and she made herself at home gave it some food from the fridge and milk/water. It goes outside from time to time (we have tried to leave it outside, but it curls up on our garden chair and sleeps there the whole time until she can sneak back in) but always ends up back inside. The cat is very friendly, and loves to have cuddles, my kids are falling in love with it, but we can`t keep it we need to find the owners we have tried to find the owners, but no luck so far. My husband said he have to ring the police and if no one claims her after 2 months we can keep it (but we can`t we keep rats) then it would have to go to an animal shelter. Would anybody be interested in having this sweet cuddly cat if we can`t find it a home?

In the meantime we are buying cat food and toys even when it does not belong to us
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Old 18.10.2010, 19:19
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Sounds like he has you wrapped around his little tail already - isn't there a way you can keep rats separate? You can't break the kids' heart can you (or yours, or the cat's). Hope it all works out for the best.
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Cats do that, the manipulative little barstewards. If they didn't make a pleasing noise when we stroked them, we'd understand how thoroughly evil and despicable they really are. Well, that's why I like 'em, anyway.

As soon as your back is turned, that cat is back with one of its other owners...
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But they are so good for your blood pressure, heart rate - if you had to pay for a drug to do that, it would cost you a fortune, and have serious side-effects.
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Old 18.10.2010, 19:27
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In the meantime we are buying cat food and toys even when it does not belong to us
Just read the title of this thread again... isn't this a no brainer? Don't feed the cat and why on earth would you buy it toys???? It isn't yours...
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Was the cat in good condition when it first arrived? It might just be a clever pussy who has a host of "homes" where it goes for some extra spoiling?
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Sutter, it's great that you are caring for the cat, your heart's in the right place. But - you are required by law to report him; a finder cannot simply keep an animal, nor do you have the authority to rehome him. The proper place is the cantonal Meldstelle:

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/tier.../gefunden.html
http://www.stmz.ch/de/

Or, take the cat along to a vet, who will scan him to see if he is chipped. If so, the owners can be traced.


You can also go an extra step and make up posters to put up in the area, and call around to area vets and Tierheime. There may be an owner frantically looking for him.
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Have you recently moved into that place? Maybe the cat belonged to the previous tenants/owners and when they moved it escaped from wherever they took it too and now it has come back home.

If no to the above, I'd take it to a vet and get it scanned for chip as well as already suggested by others.
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Was the cat in good condition when it first arrived? It might just be a clever pussy who has a host of "homes" where it goes for some extra spoiling?
When we were on holiday this year a cat adopted us, she was delightful. We did not feed her as she was in good condition, the more you feed her the less likely she is to leave. And please remember the likelyhood that maybe there are some poor souls feeling very unhappy because their cat has gone missing.
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Problem solved. Feed the rats to the cat.

Saves on buying cat food, You're happy.
Cat eats the rats. Cat's happy.
Kids get to keep the cat and indirectly the rats. Kid's are happy.
Hubby gets a cuddle from the new cat. Hubby is happy.

Sutter gets a cuddle from Hubby. Sutter's happy.
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Ahhh ... that happened to us!

We moved to a lovely garden flat .... and this cat arrived.

He would NOT go away. We refused to feed him. My son would throw hin out of the flat into the garden. After 2 months he was beginning to deteriorate to having scraggy fur ... but he remained loyal and would not budge. He even chose my son, who hated him the most, to rub up against when he was weeding the garden, as though weeding was a disguise for petting him!

Well ....... Merlin eventually moved in. We had located his owners, who came every week to remove him. But, in his own home were 2 large dogs (whom he obviously disliked) ..... and ... well.... when we bought this house ... Merlin moved with us!

Maybe your Merlin ..... well .... he could be .... another Merlin? ...

If he is chipped, and belongs to someone ... problem solved.... If not ... well, maybe you can just keep him?

Our Merlin never asked for much in life ... just a bowl of food and a place to hide from the Thunder and snow.....
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Aren't wheelie bins the disposal method of choice in today's enlightened times?
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Old 18.10.2010, 20:39
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Just read the title of this thread again... isn't this a no brainer? Don't feed the cat and why on earth would you buy it toys???? It isn't yours...
we did not feed it for a while but it was cold and hungry and we gave in after a few days, sorry should of said my kids made some toys with sting and paper for it (they had fun making them)

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Was the cat in good condition when it first arrived? It might just be a clever pussy who has a host of "homes" where it goes for some extra spoiling?
Yes it was, so maybe, but it is always here now only leaves to go outside to go to the toilet.

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Sutter, it's great that you are caring for the cat, your heart's in the right place. But - you are required by law to report him; a finder cannot simply keep an animal, nor do you have the authority to rehome him. The proper place is the cantonal Meldstelle:

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/tier.../gefunden.html
http://www.stmz.ch/de/

Or, take the cat along to a vet, who will scan him to see if he is chipped. If so, the owners can be traced.


You can also go an extra step and make up posters to put up in the area, and call around to area vets and Tierheime. There may be an owner frantically looking for him.
As i said we do NOT want to keep the cat, have had a look on the internet if anyone as reported a cat missing, we have asked around if they know where it lives taken our camara with photos of it ( our laptop is kapputt cannot print photos of the cat, or i would and post them around). We are trying to find the owner trust me.
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Take it to the vet and see if it's microchipped. If it's not, then the person who 'owns' it doesn't really care about it... in my opinion...
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Have you recently moved into that place? Maybe the cat belonged to the previous tenants/owners and when they moved it escaped from wherever they took it too and now it has come back home.

If no to the above, I'd take it to a vet and get it scanned for chip as well as already suggested by others.
Nope been living here for 10 yrs never seen this cat before.

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When we were on holiday this year a cat adopted us, she was delightful. We did not feed her as she was in good condition, the more you feed her the less likely she is to leave. And please remember the likelyhood that maybe there are some poor souls feeling very unhappy because their cat has gone missing.
I am and that is why i am trying to find the owner

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Problem solved. Feed the rats to the cat.

Saves on buying cat food, You're happy.
Cat eats the rats. Cat's happy.
Kids get to keep the cat and indirectly the rats. Kid's are happy.
Hubby gets a cuddle from the new cat. Hubby is happy.

Sutter gets a cuddle from Hubby. Sutter's happy.
Well i don`t think any of us would be happy if we did this

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Aren't wheelie bins the disposal method of choice in today's enlightened times?
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh no that women was sick
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Take it to the vet and see if it's microchipped. If it's not, then the person who 'owns' it doesn't really care about it... in my opinion...
Thanks we really want to find the owners, it is not fair to this cat, it is a very loving cat, if the owners don`t care about it then they should not be allowed any pets again EVER.
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Re: What should we do about a cat that refuses to leave

Give it a laser gun, lock it in the bathroom and see how smart it is.

http://www.666gamer.com/play-365-Kill-all-Cats.html
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