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    Strays taken to shelter?

    I'm also assuming that if the cat was chipped. They wouldn't post him as a stray to find the owner? They would have just contacted the owner? I'm saddened to think the owner has had them since they were kittens but did not fix them or at least chip him :(
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    Strays taken to shelter?

    Well not hard to describe if they have seen a picture. I hope they would make them get fixed and chipped. The animal was 10 months old. I'd hope they would have the sense to do it now.
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    Strays taken to shelter?

    What proof of ownership does a shelter ask for when someone says its there cat? I assume they can't force someone to chip and fix the cat if they are not already. Unless there are some kind of law in the area. Its great when owners are found. But what if the pet goes back to the home where its...
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    How to trap a stray?

    I ordered a larger crate with three levels will be her tomorrow. Also a cat hammock. It came today. Any tips on how to hang it? Should I put it low and wide to start?
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    How to trap a stray?

    I just called the shelter. They can take him next Wednesday. I dont have a room for him. But just ordered a larger/taller crate from Amazon. I will probably take him out and let him run in the bathroom when i clean his crate.
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    How to trap a stray?

    UPDATE he warmed right up to my husband. So he is currently in a large dog crate in our laundry room. He whined at first but he's quiet now. Any tips for keeping from going stir crazy until the shelter can take him?
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    RE: ACTIVISM FOR UNHOUSED CATS

    Yes I only rescue the ones that come in my yard. Even then I can't always do what's best. With 7 of my own. Which were found in my yard. I had 9. But it was to much and they didn't get a long with the others. So sadly I rehomed them. We got lucky last year and had none show up. Well this year...
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    Last ditch effort to save the sweetest ex-feral cat (won't use litter boxes)

    Have you tried the litter cat attact? Worked when my 3 legged cat wouldn't use the litter box
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    How to trap a stray?

    Yes I have one of those traps. It went in but must not have gone far enough to set it off. Sadly the last 2 strays went right into the carriers. But yea even my own cats don't always like the carrier. Im going to put his food in later today. Hopefully it won't scare him. They don't like the...
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    How to trap a stray?

    Another stray showed up today. Hes not posted being lost anywhere on FB groups. We live in the country. I tried getting him in a carrier even putting the towel over him. Though I'm not sure his head was covered enough. He wasn't having it. I set the trap. He went in but came back out and isn't...
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    How do I protect my cats when volunteering at a shelter?

    I've had this same concern when caring for strays who come into our yard. I told myself I would no longer take them in my home. But keep them outside until the shelter appointment. Then one got hit by a car. I feel so guilty trying to save them but have to be careful for the safety of my own...
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    Behavior of cats outdoors?

    There was only one cat hit. The big one. I had taken the small cat in about midnight. I watched all night/morning. But never found the boy until it was to late.
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    A few of you might remember D2

    Yes as weeks go by im hoping the pain and guilt will lessen. Its hard that it happened at home. Seeing where their sleeping boxes were. Going to the mailbox is even hard. I have one picture of him. I keep seeing his face, like why can't I come in. I beat myself up and feel like a failure. Why...
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    A few of you might remember D2

    I know I said it before. But you and I are and felt the same way about the cat we cared for and lost way to early and out of our control. My family doesn't understand. I stopped messaging my brother as I'm sure he thinks I'm over reacting. I lay up every night just hating I didn't protect him...
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    New to Cats, Need Advice on Stray/Feral kitty

    I wonder if they could have been a barn cat? The 2 i cared for were so friendly. But not afraid of cars etc. So makes me think they were used to outdoors. But sadly not savy? As the bigger one got hit by a car. My indoor cats do not like the outdoors and are afraid of cars, noises etc
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