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Cat who won't go away!

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saltire Tue 16-May-06 16:59:23

I've put this here, even though the cat in question isn't mine. All day i have been bothered by a big grey cat. I heard it early this morning, about 6am, it was in my garden, miaowing loudly. Even when the dogs got let out at 7am, it didn't move. I've had to chase it out my house twice, and have had to close all the downstairs windows to stop it getting in. Its been a nightmare seeing all the CM kids out, as it was sitting on the porch waiting to get let in. Its currently sitting inside my double buggy, and is refusing to move. Its got no collar on. Any tips on how to
A) find out who it belongs to, or
B) get rid of it from my door?

PrettyCandles Tue 16-May-06 17:01:31

Do you have a SuperSoaker? Shoot it a few times!

Hattie05 Tue 16-May-06 17:04:20

Can you not make noises at it to scare it off don't quite no how to describe the noise i mean in writing

I have a cat and in the summmer many of the neighbouring cats wander in the back door and eat my cats food. I try and scare them each time as they make my own cat scared.

saltire Tue 16-May-06 17:05:00

I've tried that, i tried shooing it, waving my hand around etc etc, it just won't budge. I don't want it to get in the house. It's one i've not seen, none of my neighbours have a cat

Hattie05 Tue 16-May-06 17:10:54

Pick it up and chuck it out your porch?

PrettyCandles Tue 16-May-06 17:15:28

Honestly, spray or splash it with water - cats don't like getting wet. If you have any ammonia in the house, you could even put a few drops in the water, just enough so that you can smell it. Cats have a very acute sense of smell and don't like the smell fo ammonia, and though a weak solution won't do any harm to them, they will get away from it PDQ and remember that there is an unpleasant smell/event in that place.

saltire Tue 16-May-06 17:16:38

No , really, i have thrown water at it, and picked it up and moved and all the other things i can think of, and its still bloody there!
Will need to go and hunt out amonia though

PinkKerPlink Tue 16-May-06 17:17:00

feed it?

twocatsonthebed Tue 16-May-06 17:46:29

How about ringing the local Cats Protection League or RSPCA - if it's been lost, they will know, and if you really think it isn't a local cat, then they will take it in for you.

If it looks healthy, it probably does belong to someone who would like to have it back.

Piffle Tue 16-May-06 17:51:49

Ring your local vets see if anyone has lost a cat and spca national line as well.
If it is staying desp[ite being soaked and chased it sounds like desperate cat to me
All cats I chase truly leg it pronto

wannaBe1974 Tue 16-May-06 18:37:22

how long have you lived in your current house? Is it possible that the cat could belong to a previous owner and has found its way back?

Esmummy Tue 16-May-06 18:39:43

Shoot it Absolutely loathe cats

Esmummy Tue 16-May-06 18:41:09

Throw something big and heavy at it. That's what i do to cats i find in my garden but usually can't find anything heavy enough so its a roll of seelotape or something.

saltire Tue 16-May-06 18:51:44

I phoned the directory enquiries who told me there is no Cats Protection league listed for Fife, and the SSPCA number i was given for Dundee is closed.
It looks really well looked after, twocatsonthebed, its coat is great, and it's teeth, which it it keeps showing me. I have just got back from taking the boys to Cubs and Beavers and its sitting on my bathroom window sill , scratching the window. I've lived here for 3 1/2 years, and have never seen it before.

Have tried throwing things, i ran at it with a broom - didn't hit it, i hasten to add, it just wanted to scare it. Nothing is budging it. Even my 2 dogs aren't scaring it!

twocatsonthebed Tue 16-May-06 19:11:33

here you go...

cat rescue places in fife!

it does sound lost, so I'd give them a go...

twocatsonthebed Tue 16-May-06 19:12:15

oh and if it was me (clearly soppy cat owner, I know) I would leave a plate of food out for it tonight...

gingernutlover Fri 26-May-06 10:45:12

aaaaaw it likes you

adopt it

my cat hates orange peel (but not oranges) maybe try that?

or turn hoover on and point at it

but yeah the vet would check if it has a bar code chip thing

MrsLee Tue 30-May-06 14:14:45

Cats tend to just move in with people, my mum has always had cats but never been out and got one.. they just take a liking to her and move in, somehting special about it in some wierd way i guess, they just pick who they live with and maybe it just likes you.

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