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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: blend57

I've long been in favor of putting people to sleep with the pink jab, and not "animals".




posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: blend57

Yikes, I know the exact feeling. I don't normally care for cats and am more of a dog person but there was a little kitten dumped off near my home last year that was only skin and bone and she was hungry. My mom who I live with currently while I get my degree hates cats and puts on this act about despising them but even she wasn't going to turn the poor little thing away. I tended to the kitten and fed it over the next few days as much as I could and gave it attention and caring until I could secure a home for it. We DID end up taking it to a farm house but only after asking the farmers if they put out food for any cats that are around and they agreed that they did. If they didn't feed the cats, I probably would have kept looking.

Same story at my boyfriend's house. We were outside on the deck pounding back a few beers the one night and it was late probably one in the morning and we saw a car stop at the edge of the woods on the road for a few seconds.... Then drive away. I told him exactly what probably happened. Sure enough a day or two later a male kitten was brave enough to appear and has been living with their spayed female outdoor cats since getting thankfully fed every day. They already have a female cat that's black like he is named Lou Lou so I just called him Lou Two kind of like that one pokemon. XD He's getting along fine except the old females (they're around 10 years old or so) like their turf and often don't let him get too close because he's young and doesn't quite understand cat social rules yet.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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I hear ya!! Goth worried about an image....well here goes. I am owned by 10, yes 10 of the greatest little apex predators in the world. Can't seem to be able to let them suffer or not be loved. My last two are brothers, look like twins with slight variation in color, one has a tail that's way to long, and one has no tail.....it was a womb incident I believe!! Let me try & get some pics on here....I'll post later.....
I'm having trouble uploading my cat pics, thought my fellow cat lovers would like this pic.
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

Sorry, but Purina is really bad cat food. But major kudos for your rescuing efforts.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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I hate people who do things like this. My father is one of them. I've had to:
1. Stand in front of a gun when he went outside to shoot the kittens one of the cats had
2. Watch him throw kittens onto the floor of the garage after one of the cats had them
3. Come home to realize cats were missing because he "got rid of them"
4. Take 2 kittens I rescued to a shelter after he demanded I get rid of them or else he would, where I was then told by the woman at the counter that *I* was cruel for bringing them in



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I think I could run over your dad with my truck and not miss a beat.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: blend57

Not sure if it was just animal instinct or a superior force who guided the cat straight to the biggest heart around.


I get a lot of pets here and have been able to place them successfully for the most part. Dogs, cats, turtles...it doesn't matter, they come to you for a reason, you need to help if you can. So, I don't know if "words gotten out" in the animal kingdom or something, but they seem to find their way here.

a reply to: tigertatzen

It's really upsetting. I looked up statistics:



There are about 70 million stray animals living in the U.S.
Of this 70 million, only about six to eight million cats and dogs enter the nation’s 3,500 shelters every year, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

That evens out to about five homeless animals for every homeless person in the U.S, reports DoSomething.org


Thank you for helping out! We do go without things to take care of them. But ya know, we get much better things from doing it! Hats off to you lady!


originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: blend57

FYI, it is girl. (Calico cats are almost always female because the locus of the gene for the orange/non-orange coloring is on the X chromosome.)


I hadn't checked it's sex yet, but had heard calico's were usually girls before. I've been more concerned with how it is health wise. It was/is really, really traumatized. Wish I could speak "meow" and know what it's saying. Thanks for helping with that though. I do appreciate it!

horseplay

People drop them off at farmhouses all the time. Believing that the farmers want them to help reduce mice/rodents. Which may be the case sometimes. But I don't get the impression that they ask, I think they just drop them off mostly. The Akita dog sounds scary, I'm glad no one was hurt.


originally posted by: Gothmog
Does she roll over and let you rub her tummy ?


Yep, she actually won't stop meowing until she is snuggled into the nape of your neck. Seriously, she will hop off your lap and start meowing, hop right back up and cuddle in really close, then stop. Which is better than an hour ago when she wouldn't stop at all.


originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: blend57

You are awesome blend.

I would name him Chance the Cat.



I'm not awesome, she's awesome. A survivor, stayed out by herself for I don't know how long at such a young age, I can tell you she is younger than my kitten Bear, and he is just now being taught how to hunt by his mom. She made it through until she could find help, and is grateful/loving still. I think that is the definition of awesome.

Now that I know she's a girl, probably try a more girly name...maybe Awesome Sauce!

Thanks for the compliment and comment.


originally posted by: FHomerK
a reply to: blend57

I've long been in favor of putting people to sleep with the pink jab, and not "animals".


Animals, people, we are all just trying to do the same thing..trying to survive the best we know how.

a reply to: Myomistress

I'm glad you were able to help those cats! And it is good to hear your boyfriends newest addition is fairing well. It does happen a lot I'm afraid, them being dropped off. Thanks for sharing your personal stories and doing what you can for abandoned pets as well!


Thanks everyone for the support. I'll be taking her to the vet at some point this week to make sure she is healthy. Until then, I guess I have a lap cat, because she doesn't want anything else but to be held. Hopefully she will stop meowing (I call it that, but it really is more like crying out for help honestly) after a time and we can give her a name at that point I guess.

Thanks for all the responses and for some members, (Gothmog, openyourmind) confessions.
We knew you guys were softies at heart!

If anyone knows for sure what type of cat she is, that'd be appreciated info. Her fur is as soft as silk is all I know...

Thanks again!
blend57
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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We used to take in feral kittens around the apartment complex when we were renters. We'd vet 'em and find homes for them.

We don't get that kind of traffic now that we have a house.

Y'all are making me feel guilty again about replacing our ragdoll with another, but he'll be getting a companion kitten from a shelter who'll hopefully be about his own age.

We're breaking our normal adult cat rules because we figure out kid should experience having kittens around at least once as he grows up and this is our window. After that, we'll probably go back to our usual practice of taking in whatever cat seems to be in need when we decide we're looking for a new kitty.

And my parents know all about the animals that turn up at a rural property not too far off a road. They had a gorgeous and friendly yellow tabby manx at their place for several years who just turned up and had obviously been someone's pet. They also get dogs occasionally and now have a feral goat on the property that no one claims and no one can catch.
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
a reply to: trollz

I think I could run over your dad with my truck and not miss a beat.


+1 on that.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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Kitty looks like my female mostly white calico! Very nice gesture to help the lil kitty.

You're exactly right about survival, seen too many cases and have taken care of the pets people left behind. Of course, one big problem contributing to that is not spaying and neutering-which all owners(easier said than done for some income brackets*) should strive to practice unless a reputable breeder.

When homing be careful of internet places such as Craigslist. Also, would check into, if need be at the time of adopting out, *spay/neuter vouchers from shelters or other resource if available to help with the new owner's finance. I help with that if I cannot fix the cat, new fur baby parents are always thankful.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
a reply to: trollz

I think I could run over your dad with my truck and not miss a beat.


I'll pay for the petrol!



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: blend57



I get a lot of pets here and have been able to place them successfully for the most part. Dogs, cats, turtles...


Maybe one day you'll hear a voice : "Build an Arc".


Seriously, you are a hero.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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All of my pets are, have been orphans.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: blend57

Maybe one day you'll hear a voice : "Build an Arc".



If that happens, I'll do a quick doom porn thread about it and then seek out psychological care. But for now I'll just keep helping those who cross my path, whether they are human or not.


Just checked on the kitten, she is doing ok. She's stopped meowing constantly and is still wanting to be cuddled. So, it seems like she is adjusting fine. See how she does after a few days.

blend57



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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People suck! I have a beautiful white Persian cat, Peaches, that i rescued from underneath my house. Someone probably dropped here off because she just appeared, and would not come out for a couple of weeks, meowing in torment constantly day and night. I would just just leave food at the entrance to the crawl space under the house. Eventually, she came out, but she was very traumatized and famished . I've never seen a cat so thin and She needed love bad. She is high strung cat, and I guess I could understand someone becoming so frustrated that they abandoned her. Luckily for her, I'm extremely patient and loving. She has since had kittens, two of which I kept.
I've been homeless myself, and understand how traumatic it is even for a cat. I will never abandon her or her children, binkey and greycie.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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Update:

She is such a cuddle bug!! Finally stopped meowing constantly. But I think she does have some sort of separation anxiety. She will be fine in your lap, but as soon as she leaves it, she starts meowing. Almost like she is fearful of being abandoned again.



She cuddles everything! Is always purring as well...unless she is out exploring..then she's meowing. Favorite places to be are in your lap and riding on your shoulder. Not even joking about the shoulder bit, she crawls up from your leg and will perch there while you walk around doing your thing. All the while cuddling her head deep into your neck. Follows you around and won't venture very far away. Comes when she is called. She is definitely a lap/indoor cat!



And I still haven't given her a name yet. just thought I'd update a bit and throw some pics in there...



Next week I'll take her to the vets and go from there. But, I do think I'm gonna keep her..she is too kind hearted and lovable to give away. I don't know why anyone would abandon her...

Thanks,
blend57
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posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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that happens all the time out here were we live, we have food dishes loaded with food on the side and back decks for the ferals that dont trust humans.

last dump off we had was well still is a pure pitt, i came to the conclussion that since he wont fight they dumped him he was skin and bones 2 years later he is pushing 100lbs of muscle and boy if you come near me in a tjreating manner he will eat you alive he is very protective of his new family but is a gentle giant and loves kids



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 11:19 PM
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edited..Didn't see you found she was a she. Almost all three color calico cats are female. A male of that variety can be pretty expensive to purchase or as a breeder.


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posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: cointelpatrol
People suck! I have a beautiful white Persian cat, Peaches, that i rescued from underneath my house. Someone probably dropped here off because she just appeared, and would not come out for a couple of weeks, meowing in torment constantly day and night. I would just just leave food at the entrance to the crawl space under the house. Eventually, she came out, but she was very traumatized and famished . I've never seen a cat so thin and She needed love bad. She is high strung cat, and I guess I could understand someone becoming so frustrated that they abandoned her. Luckily for her, I'm extremely patient and loving. She has since had kittens, two of which I kept.
I've been homeless myself, and understand how traumatic it is even for a cat. I will never abandon her or her children, binkey and greycie.


She's quite the pretty little cat. My wife and I have several. Two of which we actually yanked out of the death room at our local shelter. It pains me to see the little critters abandoned too young. Even older ones the average life span is about three years where it's 8-10 for indoor cats.

I always liked the animals for the fact they are the only creatures to domesticate themselves. They are great hunters and can survive without humans; though survival is not always really living. This one reminds me of my little Callie, one of the best hunting cats I've ever seen. But she was truly at peace when she was in my lap.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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We've had so many show up over the years!
Could never turn one away when they cry for help!
One winter a young one showed up crying on the back porch. It had icicles hanging from it's stomach!

Once, two weeks before Thanksgiving, one showed up. It had a flea collar on. Thought maybe it had gotten out in the neighborhood & run. Put an add in the paper...nothing. Then I figured maybe someone was having company over Thanksgiving & didn't want it around! Turns out she was pregnant too!

Kept her & the kittens. The shelter was full, wouldn't take them. Said they would take my phone number in case anyone was looking for a kitten, they would call. Nope! Had them all fixed & kept all of them. Great cats! Still have half of them. They are ten years old now. Pets are a long time investment & people get bored or can't be bothered!

People don't realize how many ways cats can be killed. Or don't care! We are not far outside of town. Our neighbor saw a coyote walking down his driveway! It looked at him & just kept walking! It wasn't scared at all! There are lots of cats listed on Facebook missing all the time. Most are never found. I think most of them end up as coyote food. Probably why they are coming in closer, easy pickings!

A farm tomcat will kill other toms & kittens too!
They don't want competition. I only half believed it when I heard that. Until I saw a mean neighborhood feral tom going across our yard, with one of our kittens in it's mouth! I yelled at it & it started running with it. I couldn't have caught up with it & didn't know what to do! I saw a brick & threw it at it. Didn't get it, but close enough that it scared it & it dropped the kitten!

A neighbor's toy poodle was snatched by an eagle or hawk, right in front of them. That would be the most helpless feeling in the world!

There were rumors years ago that there was a neighbor who shot any cats that came into his yard. We would sometimes hear random shots, especially at night, so who knows?
Some supposedly put poison food out too.
Not to mention the ones that use them for training dogs. Humans are the worst animals!!!

Our next-door neighbors were upset when we didn't let our cats loose anymore. They said one especially, was a good mouser. She would hunt in their ditch & caught voles almost everyday! But it just wasn't worth the risk anymore! We screened in a twenty foot porch so they can get some exercise & still be outside. Fastened an eight foot piece of tree with limbs up, for a perch & scratching post. They love it 'almost' as much as being outside.

That saying is really true. "You can tell a lot about a person's character, by how they treat animals!"

WOQ




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