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    Helping an outdoor/semi-feral cat acclimate to a home?

    @FeebysOwner Yes, we got her a covered cat house/bed that we put in the tub, so she does have a nice hiding place. That's why I'm surprised she's choosing the sink over that - it's uncovered and she knows she's out in the open there. According to his mom, Petunia was hiding in the cat house this...
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    Helping an outdoor/semi-feral cat acclimate to a home?

    Wanted to update with a photo - here she is hanging out in the sink, not even two days after being home? His mom went in to check on her this morning and found her lounging casually in the sink - this is a pretty good sign, yes? I expected her to be sweet based on how my boyfriend's described...
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    Helping an outdoor/semi-feral cat acclimate to a home?

    @fionasmom She seems to be settling in already! His mom went in to clean her litterbox today and she'd already peed - it's amazing she felt comfortable enough to use her box after less than a day of being there. She's also already talking to my boyfriend's mom - she didn't want to be touched but...
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    Helping an outdoor/semi-feral cat acclimate to a home?

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to send these links! So he picked her up from VCA a couple hours ago and transported her to his mom's - they're planning on putting her in the bathroom until she acclimates, and his mom has a spare room she can put her in after that. According to the VCA...
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    Helping an outdoor/semi-feral cat acclimate to a home?

    I posted previously about a cat my boyfriend's been taking care of at his workplace - we've been spending the week boarding her after trapping her on Monday, and FINALLY have a plan for her. Unfortunately we weren't able to get outside help, but my boyfriend's mom stepped up in a huge way and...
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    HELP! Need to relocate a semi-feral outdoor cat

    Thanks everyone for your replies - we started talking to people in the local rescue community but haven't found any solid leads yet. We'll try Nextdoor too - hopefully something comes of that. I was emailing rescues yesterday and my boyfriend was able to talk to one of them, but so far most...
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    HELP! Need to relocate a semi-feral outdoor cat

    My boyfriend works at a place that adopted a cat solely for pest control purposes. His employers got her around 4-5 years ago when was a kitten, then basically turned her loose outside. She's never really been socialized so she's very skittish, but hasn't lived anywhere but this one small...
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    Cat keeps bothering me at my desk

    What are some ways to deter her from doing this? She literally only does it for attention. I wouldn't mind her just walking around as I work, but Smo starts getting aggressive if I try to ignore her - she'll start biting my hands as I type or hit me with her claws out. How do I make her leave...
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    Effective Cat Deterrents?

    @Furballsmom I'm going to try placing unscented deterrents like SSScat first, then blocking off the balcony corners with decorations so he doesn't have space to jump up. If he keeps coming by then I'll pull out the furniture polish. Hopefully he gets the message quickly.
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    Why Does My Cat Help Me "make My Bed"?

    Mine does this too. Not so much "help," but roll around furiously on the clean sheet. Then when I tuck in the corners she'll run over and start punching my hands...sigh. Why, Smo???
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    My Cat Behavior Bathroom Behavior Changed And I'm Confused On Why???

    It might be a feral lurking around that window since he's both pooping and peeing. Oftentimes they'll eliminate inappropriately because of territorial anxiety if it's not health-related. Could you try placing cat deterrents around the window where he eliminates? Also, has the area been cleaned...
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    Can Cat Catch Something From Another Cat Through Door?

    @mrsgreenjeens Yeah, I guess it depends on the cat. I use orange-scented Nature's Miracle when Smo pukes around the house, and while she doesn't love it she doesn't seem all that bothered by it. I think I'm going to get a couple bottles of SSScat and maybe prop a fake skeleton on the corner of...
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    Effective Cat Deterrents?

    We have an outdoor/feral cat harassing my resident cat, and he's started coming all the way up to our front doors (which are perforated metal, so they can see/smell one another). I'm planning on buying some SSScat spray but want to cover the perimeter of the our balcony and porch areas with...
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    Can Cat Catch Something From Another Cat Through Door?

    @mrsgreenjeens I try not to walk onto the balcony as much as possible, but it's connected to a sort of porch area where the tenant mailboxes are. Packages will sometimes be left in that area, which worries me. That cat typically perches on the balcony ledge which he jumps onto from the garden...
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    Can Cat Catch Something From Another Cat Through Door?

    There's a neighborhood cat that's been harassing my cat for the past few months - he'll come around in the morning occasionally and seriously agitate her. My bedroom is connected to a porch/ground floor balcony area, and has two perforated metal doors (layered with French doors) that lead...
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