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Cats and train lines

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TheHumanCatapult Sun 03-Jul-11 08:29:39

Having ruled out a dog due to time and comitments and the fact we like to go out a fair bit and would not be fair on a dog .Though always home of a evening and someone home during the week so not like they would be without company

Have 4dc youngest being almost 6 and he is despite his sn very good with animals

Am considering a cat/kitten but the down side is we live very close to level crossing and it is a busy train line .Also have road outsid ethat can get busy at certain times of the day .But the other side of house we have fields.

Cat rescue turned us down due to train line

Couple question , anyway I can prevent them bringing me presents home
And would a cat/kitten learn tto advoid train lines/roads
Litter tray which is the best

TheHumanCatapult Sun 03-Jul-11 08:34:21

oh sorry another question blush.

fleas best way or preventing them and treating them

Best place to get kitten from as know rescue places will turn down due to the train line

Grumpla Sun 03-Jul-11 08:39:01

Have they just turned you down for a kitten or for an adult cat too? Kittens can be daft but I'd think an adult cat would be pretty savvy when it came to getting out of the way of a train! Or is it perhaps the road they are more concerned about?

TheHumanCatapult Sun 03-Jul-11 08:48:52

they said it is combination of both and will not rehome any cat/kitten near a train line/crossing ,

road is busy but not that busy some days probably less than your average house on a estate could also be that my house has breakdown recovery yard at back but its quiet hell my kids play in yard at weekends and evenings and neighbours across yard have free ranging chickens and i ahve free ranging dc so no one drives into yard at more than few mphs just in case . we walk up and down safe enough and i drive a power chair up it and no footpaths either .Its at school run times mostly ,today been hardly any cars at all .

other than that we are surronded by fields .See above about trying to stop cats bring little prsents in

Grumpla Mon 04-Jul-11 08:00:35

Some rescue homes have indoor cats that need somewhere to live too, usually because they have had an illness which means they / their poo shouldn't come into contact with wild animals or because they have a visual impairment or similar. This could be an option perhaps? And would mean no 'little presents'.

Re fleas, I have found Frontline Combo to be expensive but very effective.

chocolateyclur Mon 04-Jul-11 09:26:51

I'd suggest rehoming an indoor only cat. My Siamese is indoor only and doesn't suffer for it, even though my other cat goes in and out.

Frontline is definitely the most effective in my experience.

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