what do i do now? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by annie3001, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i have never owned cats before.
    i found this cat under our back porch, crying and rubbing against a board.
    my chickens were out free ranging, so not sure what to do, i put them back in their run... funny i had heard one of the chickens talking up a storm, now i know why.
    are cats okay around my chickens?
    this cat seems okay, it seems to have been declawed.
    i cant have it inside,, my hubby is allergic,,,
    my kids are going crazy.
    now heres the thing,,, if its a neighboorhood cat,,, how did it get in my yard? we are in the country.?
    and we have the yard fenced in.. i supposed the cat climbed?
    anyways, it seemed hungry,, i fed him/her milk and some chopped cooked hotdog.. the cat was hungry and is still eating.
    the cat is rubbing up and down my leg, seems very friendly.
    what should i do? it seems like the cat was dropped off here? any feedback is much appriciated.
    also i really dont want a cat.. but he/she is kinda cute.
    would i have to bring the cat to a vet... (thats gonna cost alot of money Which i dont have right now)?
    any feedback is much appriciated!! i know i can count on my byc friends!

    so i went to all the surrunding neighbors.. no ones cat? i called human society... no guranettte that they will have space for her. i have to wait till monday!
    i brought her to petsmart for shots... if its no ones cat.. guess its ours?> wasnt planning hubby is allergic.. ugh what to do!!
    shes got a CHIP woo hoo so happy!!!
    the owner will be showing up to pick her up.... shes like 2 huge towns away!! i didnt want to stay and meet her.. wasnt sure why,, partly my two lil kids were getting exciting to get a cat.. thought it was best to leave a good deed done. anyways better at the homestead.. turns out she was super firendly.. never did pet her much becuase i was afraid of rabies or something else. anyways.. alls wells ends well! as they say!!
    bye and thanks!

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    We've had a few "Porch cats". they just appear out of nowhere, eat for a few days, and go home. You've fed him- so you're going to have a buddy for a while. [​IMG]
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I would take it to your local humane society. I have had many cats and 2 that were declawed. (1 was found that way and the other was done for us by our vet due to her issues) They both were VERY good killers still. 1 would catch all our rabbits and kill them and leave them at the garage door. ANY rabbits. Big, little, it didn't matter. The other was THE BEST KILLER we ever had. Moles, shrews, mice, rats, birds, squarrels, you name it, she killed it.

    I love cats, but wouldn't trust them with chickens.

    P.S. If someone did loose that cat and are looking for it, they would look at the humane society. Maybe some little girl or boy has lost their kitty and just wants it to come home. [​IMG]
  4. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    If she's declawed I don't think she will bother your chickens. I have strays come here all the time and they stay anywhere from a few days to months or until they get hit on the road, whichever comes first.
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    okay calling the human soceiety is an idear i am leaning toward, espeically if its someones cat. ( a kid ) well right now its trying to get into the house,, its cold outside... my husband is allergic to cats.
    what to do what to do! its getting late too!
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i called the local human society,, they are closed "please call back at our normal hours" [​IMG] great

    our bedroom is right next to the porch!!! i hope its okay all night!! ugh!!! sounds like while we drop off our kids at the grandparents tonight,, i might be stopping at the grocery store... litter tray and some food.. i am gonna call again tommorrow. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Call again tomorrow. [​IMG] But if you are concerned for kitty tonight, you could put out a box with a old towel or some kinda large rag to sleep on, in it. Keeping the wind out. And maybe a can of tuna and some water. [​IMG] Just for tonight. [​IMG]
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    the back porch is closed in with curtains. so there wont be any snow there and the wind wont be in a issue.
  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    She really is a pretty kitty. There must be someone looking for her.

    I had a cat that looked almost like that. His name was Buzz. Mostly black head, all black tail, and one prefectly round eight-ball on one side. He was a good mouser! Loved him very much but gave him to one of my Ex's mom because she had just lost her pursion (whatever spelling) to rat poisoning. [​IMG] She was sooooooo upset. Her cat had escaped one day and must have eaten a mouse or something that had eaten it. [​IMG] It was really sad.
  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Half fast litter box: a box or washtub with some sand or even shredded newspaper in it. Be sure to put her in it a few times so she knows to go there. [​IMG]

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