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A Cat has moved into our Garden - Advice Please

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surreylady Tue 09-Jun-09 18:17:51

A cat that I have never seen before has moved into our garden over the last few days - it is constantly crying at our Patio doors, sitting on the bonnet of my (New!!!) car or sitting in the front porch trying to get in - it is very friendly and appears other than a runny eye to be a well loved animal however it is clearly hungry and since arriving has not left our garden. We have a cat who is very placid and rarely goes out other than for necessity but she is very stressed at seeing this cat constantly in one of the windows. It has no collar, there are no local notices about missign cats and the only house that has sold in the area recently I have been to visit and is clearly empty....I have called the local vet who says that if I bring her in they will check for a chip - other than this what shall I do? I have relented tonight and given her a few cat biscuits which I was loathe to do but don't want her to suffer.....wise people what do you think?

PeppermintPatty Tue 09-Jun-09 18:31:31

Ring the local police and report that you've found a stray cat just in case someone has reported her missing.

Contact a cat rescue place???

BananaFruitBat Tue 09-Jun-09 18:34:16

Take her to vets. They may know of a missing cat and they will be able to check for a microchip.

spicemonster Tue 09-Jun-09 18:42:06

If the vet can't find a chip, go to (or - one of the two). There is a list of shelters and rescue places on there so you should be able to find one near you that would take it.

anduril Wed 10-Jun-09 14:52:55

Alot of people are abandoning their pets claiming they cannot afford them any more. Responsible sorts take them to the RSPCA or Cats Protection League - others just dump them somewhere.

Take her to the veterinary as suggested. If she does not have a chip then you either need to hand her in to a rescue centre, or as you do not want her yourself, find someone perhaps who does.

In the meantime, feed her, don't be cruel! And as for your car well honestly what is she going to do it by sitting on it? It is a cat I presume, not an elephant?

surreylady Wed 10-Jun-09 21:00:50

Anduril - what a puerile message - have fed her, contacted Cat Prot League, RSPCA and spent much of the day canvassing locally - I hope that you can find something equally worthwhile to do with your time - if not please have the courtesy to stay away from derailing this genuine thread and ridiculing me - Other respondents - thanks for the advice all taken on board and actioned - will let you know the outcome

nevergonnapost Wed 10-Jun-09 21:08:05

i know its obvious but remember to put out a wee bowl of water if feeding cat biscuits i know its probably been raining but just in case?

MoominMymbleandMy Wed 10-Jun-09 21:15:57

I'm wondering if the poor thing is lost. They will climb into vans and lorries and get driven away.

I would get her checked for a chip and contact a rescue centre. Often small local ones will put a lot more effort into finding the original home than national ones. And please don't take her to one which has a policy of euthanasing healthy animals.

surreylady Wed 10-Jun-09 21:25:19

Nevergonnapost - remembered the water - have taken the biscuits that were left in for the night water is staying out - off to our vet tomorrow for chip check - have surfed all the sites I can think of - and will take a photo tomorrow and post it around locally with vets, rescues etc.....I am adamant that she will be found a home - genuinely can't have her and really really want to find her owners - she will not be put to sleep that much I a fact the rest is guesswork currently.

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