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My wife and I adopted a cat from the local shelter a few years ago. I'm mildly allergic, but between keeping the house clean, and keeping the cat out of the bedroom, one cat in the house is fine.

Well around a year ago, a feral cat started hanging out around our house. He was sleeping under our back porch for a while, then by the exhaust from the furnace, and most recently under the front porch. The problem is that our cat is totally freaked out by him. She started having a lot of behavioral problems when this other cat showed up. Puking up her food. Marking the walls. It got pretty bad at times. Getting cat pee out of the carpet = not so easy.

Anyway, so we decided to trap the local cat and bring him to the same shelter where we got ours. Yesterday the trap got him, and I dropped him off at the shelter. But now, I have to admit, I wonder if I could've I'd explored more options. If they can't find an owner for him, it's curtains for the cat. He seemed strong and healthy. Did I just give him a death sentence?

What do you think?

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hmm. hopefully it will be adopted.

was he neutered, if not, you're stopping the cat population from going overboard.


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My wife and I adopted a cat from the local shelter a few years ago. I'm mildly allergic, but between keeping the house clean, and keeping the cat out of the bedroom, one cat in the house is fine.

Well around a year ago, a feral cat started hanging out around our house. He was sleeping under our back porch for a while, then by the exhaust from the furnace, and most recently under the front porch. The problem is that our cat is totally freaked out by him. She started having a lot of behavioral problems when this other cat showed up. Puking up her food. Marking the walls. It got pretty bad at times. Getting cat pee out of the carpet = not so easy.

Anyway, so we decided to trap the local cat and bring him to the same shelter where we got ours. Yesterday the trap got him, and I dropped him off at the shelter. But now, I have to admit, I wonder if I could've I'd explored more options. If they can't find an owner for him, it's curtains for the cat. He seemed strong and healthy. Did I just give him a death sentence?

What do you think?

GO

The blood of that poor animal is on your hands. Murderer.


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According to the folks at the shelter, he was neutered, and about two years old. Makes me wonder if he was abandoned. Seems odd that a truly feral cat would be neutered, but I guess someone *could* have brought him in to get neutered and then re-released him.

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My wife and I adopted a cat from the local shelter a few years ago. I'm mildly allergic, but between keeping the house clean, and keeping the cat out of the bedroom, one cat in the house is fine.

Well around a year ago, a feral cat started hanging out around our house. He was sleeping under our back porch for a while, then by the exhaust from the furnace, and most recently under the front porch. The problem is that our cat is totally freaked out by him. She started having a lot of behavioral problems when this other cat showed up. Puking up her food. Marking the walls. It got pretty bad at times. Getting cat pee out of the carpet = not so easy.

Anyway, so we decided to trap the local cat and bring him to the same shelter where we got ours. Yesterday the trap got him, and I dropped him off at the shelter. But now, I have to admit, I wonder if I could've I'd explored more options. If they can't find an owner for him, it's curtains for the cat. He seemed strong and healthy. Did I just give him a death sentence?

What do you think?

GO

The blood of that poor animal is on your hands. Murderer.

Well, we'll see. Some of it already is, actually. Poor guy scraped himself bloody trying to get out of the trap before I got to him.

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Should have just shot him yourself. Would have saved him the months of confinement before his inevitable execution.


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So no other suggestions, just want to pull my chain? OK.

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I trapped a cat, paid for his neutering and found him a home by posting up pics and asking someone to adopt him on FB. It worked! His name is Shockley and he went from this:

to this:

Honestly, I would have let him live outside or found a shelter that is committed to no-kill. Since he is fixed, he is not going to increase the population. He could have been previously trapped by a spay / neuter / release program.

It's not too late to look up no-kill shelters or find an organization that might be able to help you relocate him to an existing feral cat colony. Like I said, since he is fixed, he won't be knocking any other kitties up. Set him free.


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Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO


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No kill Denver shelter:
http://www.rmfr-colorado.org/


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Also, here is where you can find out about returning it to a feral colony:
http://www.rmaca.org/


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Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.


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carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

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Gmburns2000 wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

cell phone ^^
Dumb phone, more like.


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carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO


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cracklover wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO

I'd consider it, but I'm more than mildly allergic to cats. I had a scare over Christmas that I might be allergic to dogs too (I love dogs, and my mom has a gorgeous golden retriever with lots of hairs) but I think it was just multiple colds and allergies to things in the air in San Antonio.

Oh, and when I clicked the link, it said the animal was no longer available--I hope it got adopted!


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SylviaSmile wrote:
cracklover wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO

I'd consider it, but I'm more than mildly allergic to cats. I had a scare over Christmas that I might be allergic to dogs too (I love dogs, and my mom has a gorgeous golden retriever with lots of hairs) but I think it was just multiple colds and allergies to things in the air in San Antonio.

Oh, and when I clicked the link, it said the animal was no longer available--I hope it got adopted!

Sounds like you should adopt a respiratory therapist. Oh, I can also dance.


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pinktricam wrote:
SylviaSmile wrote:
cracklover wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO

I'd consider it, but I'm more than mildly allergic to cats. I had a scare over Christmas that I might be allergic to dogs too (I love dogs, and my mom has a gorgeous golden retriever with lots of hairs) but I think it was just multiple colds and allergies to things in the air in San Antonio.

Oh, and when I clicked the link, it said the animal was no longer available--I hope it got adopted!

Sounds like you should adopt a respiratory therapist. Oh, I can also dance.

Don't mind me, just preserving the creepiness for all to see...


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pinktricam wrote:
SylviaSmile wrote:
cracklover wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO

I'd consider it, but I'm more than mildly allergic to cats. I had a scare over Christmas that I might be allergic to dogs too (I love dogs, and my mom has a gorgeous golden retriever with lots of hairs) but I think it was just multiple colds and allergies to things in the air in San Antonio.

Oh, and when I clicked the link, it said the animal was no longer available--I hope it got adopted!

Sounds like you should adopt a respiratory therapist. Oh, I can also dance.

Don't mind me, just preserving the creepiness for all to see...
It's like when someone likes or commoents on a face space pic from years ago. Sounds like someone has a crush....


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Thank you for having this cat neutered. It appears to have thumbs. If that evolution had spread thoughout the gene pool, who knows what might have happened.


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carabiner96 wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
pinktricam wrote:
SylviaSmile wrote:
cracklover wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Might do. In the meantime, anyone in the Denver area want a cat? He seems a very mellow fellow. Even on the ride to the shelter, he was quite calm, only mewing a few times.

Not a terribly flattering picture - as I recall he's kind of a handsome tortoiseshell, with white legs and a cool mottled body of grey brown and white.

http://www.petharbor.com/...p?uaid=DDFL.A0635968

He needs a good home!

GO
What a cutie, I'd take him but my current cat would kill me in my sleep.

A few weeks ago the Denver Post ran an article on the feral car colonies in the city, and how people hate then and live them all at once.

Yeah, he is a cutie! We'd take him too, if Rumney (our cat) wouldn't commit harikari (she does everything melodramatically) in response.

Yeah, I read that article in the Post. Ours is not really a "band of feral cats" kind of neighborhood here in suburban Aurora, though, which is more what the article seemed to be addressing.

GO

I'd consider it, but I'm more than mildly allergic to cats. I had a scare over Christmas that I might be allergic to dogs too (I love dogs, and my mom has a gorgeous golden retriever with lots of hairs) but I think it was just multiple colds and allergies to things in the air in San Antonio.

Oh, and when I clicked the link, it said the animal was no longer available--I hope it got adopted!

Sounds like you should adopt a respiratory therapist. Oh, I can also dance.

Don't mind me, just preserving the creepiness for all to see...
It's like when someone likes or commoents on a face space pic from years ago. Sounds like someone has a crush....

What are you, like, eleven?


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Thank you for having this cat neutered. It appears to have thumbs. If that evolution had spread thoughout the gene pool, who knows what might have happened.

Potentially inbreeding. I remember the carn cats at my grandparent's farm always had too many toes.


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Thank you for having this cat neutered. It appears to have thumbs. If that evolution had spread thoughout the gene pool, who knows what might have happened.

Potentially inbreeding. I remember the carn cats at my grandparent's farm always had too many toes.

Most likely but the look in his eyes spells evil intent. I think he would have liked to breed a batch of minions and challenge us for global dominance.


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Thank you for having this cat neutered. It appears to have thumbs. If that evolution had spread thoughout the gene pool, who knows what might have happened.

Potentially inbreeding. I remember the carn cats at my grandparent's farm always had too many toes.

Most likely but the look in his eyes spells evil intent. I think he would have liked to breed a batch of minions and challenge us for global dominance.

I don't know, I kind of think he looks like he's scoping out a boulder problem. Maybe the thumbs could allow him to become the world's first bouldering cat!


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I trapped a cat, paid for his neutering and found him a home by posting up pics and asking someone to adopt him on FB. It worked! His name is Shockley and he went from this:

to this:

Honestly, I would have let him live outside or found a shelter that is committer to no-kill. Since he is fixed, he is not going to increase the population. He could have been previously trapped by a spay / neuter / release program.

It's not too late to look up no-kill shelters or find an organization that might be able to help you relocate him to an existing feral cat colony. Like I said, since he is fixed, he won't be knocking any other kitties up. Set him free.

That cuddly kitty is deadlier than you think

Cats belong indoors.

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