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Fucking cat (not mine) outside howling in the wind. Should I bring it in? Yes or no?

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LinemanForTheCounty Sun 05-Jul-20 02:48:32

Woke up and went to get a cup of tea. I can hear there's a cat outside howling and it's wild out there. Been howling for attached least the 10 minutes I've stood here. I'm in a second floor apartment, I bloody hate animal owning culture, I have no real means to care for a cat. But it's howling. No other animal noise so it's not mating or anything, just sounds upset, really horrible.
I'm thinking I could empty a box, put a picnic blanket in it and put the cat in there in the bathroom for the night. Should I? YANBU yes just get the damn cat already, YABU no leave it be it's probably ok. For reference I've lived here five years and never heard a cat yowling outside before.

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LinemanForTheCounty Sun 05-Jul-20 02:50:33

Been howling for *at least 10 minutes that should say, not `attached`

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Duvetdoggy Sun 05-Jul-20 02:52:28

Cars hooking means they're shagging. If it continues for ages it could be in trouble. Rescuse the cat. It needs a new servant.

wildone84 Sun 05-Jul-20 02:52:53

Cats usually howl in an ongoing way because they are fighting. Check if there is a catfight going on outside.

LinemanForTheCounty Sun 05-Jul-20 02:53:32

I don't want a fucking cat!

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confusedandtired99 Sun 05-Jul-20 02:55:59

If you don’t want a cat then I wouldn’t bring it in grin that’s if you could even get it to follow you in the first place

LinemanForTheCounty Sun 05-Jul-20 02:56:42

I don't think it's a fight or shag because it's just the one voice. Fucks sakes what a faff.

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Duvetdoggy Sun 05-Jul-20 02:57:27

But you see no one thinks they want a fucking cat until said fucking cat becomes their master.

Tis the law of cats.

LinemanForTheCounty Sun 05-Jul-20 02:59:19

@confusedandtired99 I'm just a bit bummed out at the thought of an animal having a hard time. I've heard cats fighting before - they do that growly sort of thing and crescendo. And when they mate it goes in waves and gets gutteral. Fucks sakes. Maybe I should just go back to bed but this sounds different.

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thecatneuterer Sun 05-Jul-20 03:02:37

Well at least go and investigate. Then decide what to do.

PineconeOfDoom Sun 05-Jul-20 03:02:39

I posted a similar thread last year and was told that it was probably a female in heat trying to attract a bloke for a shag.

itsallgitsandshiggles Sun 05-Jul-20 03:04:48

Stop saying "shag" - we're talking about an animal that is potentially injured here!

Rhynswynd Sun 05-Jul-20 03:06:34

If you think its in distress, have a look and try to get it in the house for safety. You don't have to keep it. Tomorrow take it to a shelter or vet if it's injured or just let it out to go home if not injured.

AllesAusLiebe Sun 05-Jul-20 03:08:16

I say take the poor little guy in, OP! At least give it the opportunity for some shelter.

I love cats, though . . . blush

managedmis Sun 05-Jul-20 03:08:20

Op? Any updates? What's going on?

PineconeOfDoom Sun 05-Jul-20 03:08:25

hmm looking for a nice, solvent male with a warm home for special cuddles. Better?

nzeire Sun 05-Jul-20 03:43:49

Bring it in! Please! Poor kitty

RyanBergarasTeeth Sun 05-Jul-20 03:52:30

At least check its not hurt. Howling may not mean injured though. 2 of my cats are in heat right now and my god they scream and yowl really loud and its none stop. Just be careful bringing in a cat as you have no litter tray or presumably suitable cat food.

YoTeQuieroInfinito Sun 05-Jul-20 03:55:20

Why not just put the box and blanket outside in a sheltered spot? I wouldn't bother bringing it into my house tbh unless it was clearly injured/sick.

Cramitmaam Sun 05-Jul-20 04:14:18

Just go and have a look, see if you can see it and what's going on. Make a decision from there.

Cornetto69 Sun 05-Jul-20 04:39:14

Do you have a sheltered area outside your house like a car port or porch shelter? get a cardbaord box, line with a towel for a cat bed. That way, kitty gets some shelter without beign in your house. Or if you have garage, put it in the box in there?

frostedviolets Sun 05-Jul-20 08:34:02

We have a lot of cats here including a fair few entire toms and the howling/howling you describe it’s regular occurrence.

I find it’s either:

A sexually frustrated male voicing objections to lack of shagging.

Or

A male that has met up with another male.
Sometimes they just yowl and then leave and sometimes they yowl then go on to fight.

So no, I wouldn’t do anything.

Midsommar Sun 05-Jul-20 08:50:07

@Duvetdoggy "But you see no one thinks they want a fucking cat until said fucking cat becomes their master.

Tis the law of cats."

Pissed myself at this - never read a truer statement in my life 😂

And yes this happened to me. My house is no longer my own. I am a slave to a feline now. Send help.

TimeWastingButFun Sun 05-Jul-20 08:52:03

I had a cat that used to howl when it caught a mouse or bird, it used to invite other cats to come and share.

Pumperthepumper Sun 05-Jul-20 08:55:21

I don’t understand this thing just now where people think it’s fine to ‘rescue’ (steal) other people’s cats - cats roam! They yowl! It probably wants in for its breakfast and it’s owner is having a lie in, leave it alone. Perfectly normal cat behaviour

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