The cat wee'd on the baby gym so now she's got to go...

(28 Posts)
Boggler Sun 20-Jan-13 10:18:19

The cat that is.

Our cat is quite a ice cat generally, gentle no scramming etc. she was a stray that found us 4 years ago and fools that we are we fed her ( roast beef fgs) ! We've paid a fortune in inoculations and kennel fees for a cat that we didn't want and I'm not even a cat person.

She's ruined a few things in the house but I can cope with that until today when she wee'd in the baby gym totally soaking it yuk yuk yuk! So now I want her go and I don't want to dump her with the RSPCA so does anyone know of any organisations that rehome cats. She's inoculated, spayed and wormed and I'm happy to give a golden handshake to whoever will have her. We I've in s Wales so preferably somewhere relatively easy to get to...

Frettchen Tue 19-Mar-13 18:10:23

Is there any update on this? Did the cat go to a new home or do you still have her?

If you still have her and you really want rid, then please don't just give the cat away for free. There are people out there who will take 'free' animals (not just dogs) to use as bait for working/fighting dogs. Always do a home check when selling an animal, and if you don't feel comfortable taking £25 (or whatever) for an ex-stray, give the money to Cats Protection.

I have a hard time understanding why you'd want to get rid after 4 years, and would echo earlier advice about checking with the vet that it's not medical, and also getting a Feliway plug in in case it's a psychological thing. But it's up to you, if you've decided to get rid of your cat, please do so carefully.

lljkk Mon 11-Feb-13 07:56:33

You really think that it would be better to ignore all stray cats, no matter how pitiful their condition, rather than try out keeping one without knowing 100% sure that you would keep it under all possible circumstances forever and ever?

OP says she has taken it for jabs so presumably vet has checked it for microchips?

Nigglenaggle Sun 10-Feb-13 20:58:48

Iljkk if you only knew the number of cats people had which are ''a stray' and there 'on sufferance' which are microchipped much missed pets, you would have less sympathy. Take on the animal fully or not at all. Dont welcome it until there is a problem and then rush to pass it on to someone else

lljkk Sun 10-Feb-13 15:27:11

While I wouldn't get rid of my cats for OP's reasons, it sounds like the cat has only been there on sufferance all this time, OP never really wanted a cat, so fine to move it on.

OP: I would type my nearest town/county into 'Net and "cat rescue" into Google and see what comes up. There are lots of small no-kill charities along with likes of Cat Protection League that don't normally quickly put animals down.

I agree with most of the posters above. Cystitis is the most likely cause of out of character weeing. It's a very, very painful condition and should be ruled out immediately.

And yes, the RSPCA puts cats to sleep as soon as look at them and, in fact, now refuse to take in merely 'unwanted' cats.

Nigglenaggle Sat 09-Feb-13 21:28:39

As you should have done to start with, get her scanned for a chip and make sure you havent nicked someones cat.

No one asked you to take her in, but now that you have, its the same as if you'd gone out and bought her. Dumping her because there's a problem shows a pitiful set of morals. Will you put your child up for adoption so easily?

Follow Hecates advice above.

Poor cat.

Passing your cat to the RSPCA is akin to putting it to sleep but not having the guts to do it yourself.....

Ullena Sat 26-Jan-13 01:06:55

Are you sure she doesn't have owners already who are wondering where she keeps disappearing to? As you said she was a "stray" that you took in...

We have six cats. One of which will crap behind the sofa if it is next to a wall. So our living room is laid out oddly to discourage him. A bit of wee is nothing next to moving the sofa out to investigate an odd smell and finding what we found!

HoneyDragon Sun 20-Jan-13 11:22:31

Potty trainings going to be a scream in your house.

LIZS Sun 20-Jan-13 11:19:50

poor puss sad

susanann Sun 20-Jan-13 11:18:56

I have heard from 2 different sources that the RSPCA put animals down, quite quickly, as in a few days if not re-homed. My fiance took his cat to Cats Protection league, but often they have a long waiting list. Maybe advertise in your local paper "cat available to good home for free" kind of thing. But I do agree that she should be checked over by the vet first.

AlienReflux Sun 20-Jan-13 11:11:39

is it the baby gym or any excuse? serious question because I put my whole baby gym in the machine. DO you have any nice times with this cat? he sounds a lot better behaved than mine.
however, someone will be on in a minute to say... "if she wants to get rid, so what? you should have no qualms about putting it down if it's inconvenient"
like on another cat thread sad

HecateWhoopass Sun 20-Jan-13 11:09:30

cat's protection league.

But they are normally full to bursting.

You can help your cat. Giving her away doesn't have to be the first option.

You can take her to the vet and rule out a physical problem.

you can see whether her behaviour is due to being cross about the interloper wink and find out how to manage that

You can buy things that put cats off weeing on things, or do some behaviour modification stuff.

You can get rid of the smell so that she doesn't go back to wee again (cos she can't smell it)

My cat used to crap on my pillow any time he felt offended by my treatment of him (eg I went away overnight!)

Please don't give her away without at least taking her to a vet and making sure she's not ill.

DayToDayShit Sun 20-Jan-13 11:04:32

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bumpybecky Sun 20-Jan-13 11:02:33

cats quite often pee indoors when it's snowing

do you have litter trays inside?

AngelWreakinHavoc Sun 20-Jan-13 11:01:47

Poor cat. You need to get her to vet for health check not get rid!

AlienReflux Sun 20-Jan-13 10:59:30

nation of animal lovers my arse

Poor cat sad

Strays often have behavioural problems which need working on. It doesn't sound like you like the cat at all though so she probably would be better off in a home where she's actually wanted... Sadly the chances of her finding one are non existent, chances ate shell be put down.

Why take her in if you don't like cats? confused

The only time my cat peed on anything she had cystitis, get her checked out before getting rid. If you still want rid then take the time to find her a lovely home, where she'll be loved and adored like she deserves.

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Trazzletoes Sun 20-Jan-13 10:30:36

My cat pees on clothes/ bags/ shoes/ carpets when she has cystitis.

I would take her to the vets rather than get her re-homed, but you sound like you don't want the cat regardless.

CheungFun Sun 20-Jan-13 10:29:36

Don't usually come onto this topic, but are you sure the cat doesn't just need training a bit more, or that it hasn't got a wee infection or something? It seems a bit mean to have the cat for 4 years and then decide she's got to go sad

Anyway if you're definitely sure the cats got to go, please make sure it goes to a good home, perhaps someone who's had cats before so they now what they're getting into with costs and behaviour etc. good luck!

JumpingJackSprat Sun 20-Jan-13 10:27:03

she may a health.problem to explain this behaviour. but it seems youre not that committed to the cat so please try to find a reputable no kill rescue in your area.

Have you ever had her checked out for medical reasons why she's weeing everywhere? Have you tried feliway pheromone plug in?

There must be things you can work on rather than just getting rid of her. Pets pick up on stress has their been any upset that could have caused her to be stressed and therefore weeing in places she shouldn't. Have u litter trained her?

Turniphead1 Sun 20-Jan-13 10:24:46

Correction - kept a cat, stray or not, that you didn't want.

Turniphead1 Sun 20-Jan-13 10:23:45

She is a cat fgs. She didn't do it maliciously. Seems rather foolish to have got a cat when you didn't really want one. Sounds as if you are using this as an excuse to get rid. I am not a cat person (and thus would never get one) but I am sure an experienced cat person would be able to advise on how to stop this behaviour if you wanted to keep her.

But she may well be better off elsewhere as you seem to have no connection with her - merely with the money you have expended.

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