My Great Dane would probably scare him off, even though she's a sweetheart... But it's supposed to be good luck when a cat shows up on your doorstep and wants to stay!
LOL... Are you keeping them?
Yes... Being known as the neighbourhood 'cat lady' might be a little weird.
I can't not feed animals in need.
NO I WOULD NOT FEED IT YOU DO NOT NOW WHAT THESE ANIMALS ARE CARING AROUND AND I HAVE A SMALL CHILD SO NO! I DO NOT WANT TO BE BOTHERED WITH STRAYS IT IS JUST ANOTHER MOUTH T FEED.
This happened two years ago and I took the 3-4month old stray kitten in! I fed him, took him to the vet for a checkup and shots, even prepared him to be adoption ready (neutering him), at the end he found a permanent spot in my house and heart. I do not regret this decision.
feed the kitty...
Feed him as long as he liked them dogs of mine.
If the dogs don't mind more, neither do I. How do ya think I got so many doggies?
i fed that cat and gave her a place to sleep and I told my mom, please can we get her shots. She said... sure in a bit. A bit passed, please mom can we get her shots... sure son, in a bit. Another bit passes, the cat scratches my cousin and we had to kill it to see if it had rabies. of course it didn't.
ha... no I was in 5th grade at the time.
I'd name him Ghost Cat and let him sleep in my bed.
We have a few feral cats that live around the local church gardens, They are fat and happy so i see no reason to bother them. In winter, it gets bitterly cold on the river here, i throw over scraps or a tin of meat (yes i open the tin and empty the contents) . Ive taken 1 stray kitten that was abandoned by a scumbag neighbour a few winters ago just till i could find it a home( icalled the local shelter but they wouldnt take it arseholes) so i guess gauge the situ and choose best for stray and you.
Thats an entirely different bowl of fish (pun intended) if they persistently came around i would call the rspca, or your equivalent. its not fair on your cat. I had two cats years ago (two spayed females) and they were constantly visited by local ferals in the yard. The eldest cat used to kick them back out but the younger fell in love and ran off for awhile with a ginger tom. lol. got her back 4 days later. I'd go out every dawn for hours looking for her till i found her cowering under a car covered in oil.lol. Ive never been so relieved. So i guess im saying be wary and dont feed it if its affecting your own. good luck.
I would obviously swaddle it in a blanket and treat it as my child.
definitely dinner time....last one was "Bubbles".....came round everyday........let my son poke im in the eye..play with his ears......rub his tummy the wrong way(sons autistic)........it's like the animal knew & was extremely patient..........sadly Bubbles was hit by a car
I would take him to the vet to see if he's microchipped.
If he's not, I'd pay for him to get his shots and a check-up and then take him to a local foster home for cats so they could find a home for him.
If he was microchipped I'd take him to the pound so his family could find him. If no-one came for him, then I'd take him to a foster home.
I'd love to adopt but I've got two cats already, and I think people should only have as many pets as they can look after. If you get caught in a flood or a bushfire, you should be able to take your pets/kids and run.
Well... there's always room for one more, isn't there? ;)
There's someone to love him/her. You just have to help them find each other how ever you can.
I wasn't aware of local foster homes (or "halfway homes") for cats until about a year ago. I know that there isn't a home for every stray animal, but if one lands on your doorstep, you can at least try. I'm afraid that at the end of the day, I would rather a stray be put down than to have to fend for itself in suburbia where it will likely get sick or injured and die a horrible death.
We had a cat that hung around for awhile and would force its way past locked cat-flaps (both next-door and here). I started to suspect that it was a stray, and was thinking of trapping it to take it in. Until I came home and found my big cat under the table. I thought he was sick so I locked him inside, and when I turned around hell broke loose... the stray was inside and he'd been staring at it trying to figure out if it was our black cat (I've mistaken it once) when evidently he figured it out. I finally manage to let it out without any of the cats laying into each other and haven't seen it since. I guess at least your visitor isn't beating your cat up... if you stop the food source, maybe he will move on.
This has happened to me twice already. I love animals...so naturally, they became my pets. One day, I just might be that crazy cat/dog/turtle/whatever else lady! lol
Can't help it, I just care so much! =)
Well, at the moment, I am not in the position to welcome any more animals. But go search the net, there are "foster" parents for animals that will try to find them homes so they won't get euthanized.
Leave it alone unless it's in trouble. There are no strays around here. Someone will be expecting it to come back.
Wouldn't happen here, but I could probably find someone who wanted a free cat fairly easily if that were the case.
I call animal control and they come and take them.
I was listening to NPR talking about this. We do still have no-kill shelters here but the residents need to keep donating as it really does get costly.
I feed em and get em spayed/neutered.
If you aren't a part of the solution, you're adding to the problem, I always say.
There are lots of programs that will spay/neuter strays for free or at least a very discounted rate. Check out your animal shelter, they usually have info on programs like that.
i'm sorry but i dont like cats and they dont like me...
hmmm...ok....only if the cat hasnt peed anywhere...sniff the air and tell me if you can smell cat pee...
I feed all stray cats...