To re home this cat?

(32 Posts)
catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:18:41

Firstly I am a massive cat lover I have three of them

However we have an interloper in the form of a male pedigree siamese cat

I have known it since it was a kitten and seen it around and it has often come in the house before I am not totally sure who it belongs to but a nearish neighbour

For the last four months it has properly moved in

It will not go away

I dont feed it as such but with three other cats it just takes food as and when

It sleeps on my bed and is here twenty four seven

No one has been looking for it no posters nothing and if my cat had not been seen for months I would be looking With it being a pedigree too it surprises me

I honestly think the owners have just upped and left

Its not a big place where I live but no one has asked or mentioned it

The problem is it wees everywhere poos in the house vomits in the house and has fleas

I have a fifteen month old DS

I am seriously considering taking it to the local cat santcuary

They could check if it is chipped and trace its owners or if not I am sure someone will think "ooh a siamese in a rescue centre brilliant" and it will get a good home

I have considered getting a magnetic cat flap thing for my cats but I hate the idea of them wearing collars after one got his paw badly caught in his

Would it be really U to take him to the cats home and let them find his owner or re home him

I cant have four cats and he is a meance with the weeing and pooing and he is distressing one of my other cats who has started spraying

I would put posters up but I am sure they have just gone away and probably dont want the dirty little fecker back

Sorry for no punctuation DS has destroyed my keyboard

Chesntoots Tue 26-Feb-13 21:46:27

I got mine through Amazon. Very quick delivery and a courier that adhered to a one hour timeslot! £70 but worth it not to come home and play "hunt the cat spray" after about 13 hours at work...

someoftheabove Tue 26-Feb-13 21:02:39

We had a magnetic cat flap - one day one of my cats got chased by a neighbour's cat and the magnet didn't work quickly enough, so she just charged through the flap and broke it to bits. We now have a "come one, come all" cat flap and sure enough, there was an interloper in here yesterday, making herself at home. Not sure what to do.

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:00:10

I will have a look on Amazon

They sound great as we do get the odd random intruder too!

Chesntoots Tue 26-Feb-13 20:55:47

I have just bought one of those microchip cat flaps for a similar reason. I was getting gorgeous, long haired purring fur ball coming in. Sadly, gorgeous and purring though it was, it still sprayed all over the house and stressed out the older of my two cats. It can't get in now and spends about half an hour each evening staring balefully at me through the flap. I feel a cow...but my house no longer smells of piss!

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 20:20:04


Lucyellensmum95 Tue 26-Feb-13 20:18:32

grin thanks catgirl!! purrrs

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:57:29

It is neutered which I am pleased about or I would be worried about someone wanting him to breed from

Our local cat rescue is great though

It is where my three are from and the checked us out really thoroughly

<posts LucyEllen one cat and a big packet of antihistamines for her DH> smile

Lucyellensmum95 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:54:42

oh, i was only joking with the YABVU bit - it doesn't read that way. Of course YANBU.

Lucyellensmum95 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:53:14

YABVU I have always wanted a siamese cat, i am soooooooo jealous.

Is the cat neutered at least? To be fair, he wont be in the rescue long, someone like me will snap him up, cept it wont be me because DP is allergic to cats and my dogs aren't (so quite happy to eat it!).

You mentioned that you wanted a magnetic cat flap, i know that you used to be able to get cat flaps that read microchips so only open for your cats.

Good luck rehoming envyenvy

Pigsmummy Tue 26-Feb-13 19:51:47

My friend had the exact same issue, the cat was a health hazard and always managed to get into the (locked) house but was quite sweet, my friend was heavily pregnant and worried that the stray might get in the house with new born so contacted the cat protection who didn't want to know, RSPCA were full so she found a home for the cat. There were no posters or anyone asking about the cat so it remains to this day where it was moved to. The cat is very happy and my friend can sleep easy knowing that the pesky stray isn't about sit in the babies face in the middle of the night.

If you can get is scanned then do.

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:51:42

I would keep it YesIam if it was not for that and now one of my others starting to spray due to him stressing him out

I spent a small fortune on feliway diffusers to try and stop them both but to no avail sad

Not at all unreasonable, I was ready to flame you for wanting to rehome your cat because it looked wickedly at your PFB or some such reason but this is different.

I can highly recommend the microchip cat flap. Our lovely boy's stalker/bully hasn't been able to get in and harass him since we got one.

YesIamYourSisterInLaw Tue 26-Feb-13 19:47:18

Oops missed the vomit wee and poo bit
I take It all back

YesIamYourSisterInLaw Tue 26-Feb-13 19:46:30

YWNBU until you mentioned your ds adores it sad you can't re home it now
Can't you just treat the fleas and keep it? What's one more cat

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:44:47

I dont dislike him but I have my hands full enough and cream carpets smile

Plus with a toddler the wee poo and fleas is just no

I will try the vet as hes only round the corner and may well know his owners and can check his chip

Then if I cant find the he is off to cats protection

I dont think he is doing the six dinners thing as he literally doesnt leave the house

I like the idea of a microchip cat flap though if it turns out he is just cocklodging here and still living with his real owners

I have enough trouble with that sort of thing as it is smile

MrsMushroom Tue 26-Feb-13 19:35:27

Yanbu. We took on 2 siamese brothers from a cat home...gorgeous but one was a horror for peeing and he hated the children sadly. So he spend all day in terror. I had to rehome him...he's happy with aretured couple now. They were beyond thrilled as their beloved Siamese had died, they wanted another but didn'thave the SIamese which stayed is very settled.

They are pushy, rude, entitled and gorgeous...he'll find a lovely home...ours was snapped up right away. But do suggest that he needs to be an ONLY other cats as he'll mark.

CrackleMauve Tue 26-Feb-13 19:34:30

Definitely take it to the shelter and see if it is chipped and if it needs medical help for the problems. Also, microchip reading catflaps are brilliant, no need for collars and no stray cats wandering in. They are pricey but so very worth it.

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 19:31:38

six dinner sid grin my cat used to do that would look famished and obviously half starved at several neighbours I caught her eating chicken out my neighbours dd hand obviously to weak to eat out of a bowl grin

Iseeall Tue 26-Feb-13 19:31:33

Take him to your vet to see if he has a microchip. The vet should be able to tell you where to take him if you really don't want him(he seems to want you). Vet check,flea treatment, jabs and spaying, and one litter tray per cat plus one, if you keep him.

CardinalRichelieu Tue 26-Feb-13 19:31:31

Cocklodger cat. YANBU.

Especially with it crapping everywhere.

countrykitten Tue 26-Feb-13 19:30:53

Bakingtins I have one of those flaps - they are brilliant! We have it turned around though so that it stops our indoor cats going out whilst still allowing our outdoor cat to come and go.

countrykitten Tue 26-Feb-13 19:29:11

He sounds like he may be ill - possibly wormy - and if the poor thing has fleas too you won't want him around your other cats. Call Cats Protection and take him in - they will willingly take in a pedigree even if they are full to moggies as they will be able to re- home very quickly. Poor puss.

I have a Siamese at home and she is very clever and very naughty - he will make someone a lovely pet.

Bakingtins Tue 26-Feb-13 19:28:59

Take it to the nearest vet and get it scanned to see if it is chipped. It may well be a " six dinner Sid" and belong to one of your neighbours. Think about a microchip operated cat flap for your own cats to stop it invading.

catgirl1976 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:28:46


It is going tomorrow

It is sat next to me as I type

He clearly cannot read smile

DS adores it for some reason

Its name is one of the few words he knows and he follows him round slavishly shouting his name and hugging him

He will be gutted sad but I think best done sooner rather than later

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 19:27:54

maybe the owners just left it because it was such hard work and pooing everywhere no excuse but it isnt your problem either phone a cat rescue to come and get him,

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