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What/Who else can i try to urgently re-home my cat?

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BibiBlocksbergv2 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:31:41

My life has turned into a somewhat chaotic mess of late and I really need to re-home my cat asap.

Had to leave where I was living at very short notice three weeks ago.

Staying with a friend but cannot have animals here so had to leave cat in old neighbourhood.

She was spending a lot time with a family down the road from my old place & they were happy to feed & let her sleep on their sofa but they moved house themselves two weeks ago.

Have put cat on waiting list with all local cats protection/Rspca/small independent rescues in my area (all full) put ad on gumtree and have/am asking everyone I can if they might at least offer her a temporary home but no luck.

Neither the cat or I can go on like this, she's forced to live outside, alone, I'm running from one end of town to the other twice a day to feed her (more at weekends) Breaks my heart to have to leave her there each time.

Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?

Is there anything else I could/should be doing to end this ridiculous situation?

Floralnomad Sun 02-Aug-15 16:37:12

For starters put her in a cattery as a temporary measure ,it's not fair on her to be homeless .

Floralnomad Sun 02-Aug-15 16:38:39

Also have you leafleted the area you used to live to see if someone local would be willing to take her on ?

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 02-Aug-15 16:39:28

Have you tried contacting the vets for any advice? They may know of other options in your area for rehoming

ItWillWash Sun 02-Aug-15 16:40:30

I'm guessing if OP had the money to pay a cattery, she'd have money to find herself a place to live.

OP have you tried smaller rescues? If you explain the situation they may have a fosterer in place to take on emergencies. Have you tried local vet practises?

Where are you (roughly)?

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Sun 02-Aug-15 16:40:38

Definitely get her into a cattery asap. Although August is a very busy month for them too.

Where are you?

MissBattleaxe Sun 02-Aug-15 16:42:04

Catteries cost a lot of money and it doesn't sound like the OP has that.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:44:09

I'd get her off gumtree, you don't want her being dog bait.

If it's as hopeless as it sounds I'd put her to sleep. I don't say that lightly either.

mugglingalong Sun 02-Aug-15 16:45:52

I'm guessing that cattery would be too expensive for someone who is also homeless themselves and likely to be full at this time of year.

Facebook friends maybe? Leafleting is a good idea. Would any other neighbours be willing to put food out for the cat?

BibiBlocksbergv2 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:46:43

Thank You all, have thought about cattery but not an option sadly both for affordability & time scale. Cats Protection tell me she's 10th on the list could be another 6 weeks wait at the earliest.

Spoke to all the neighbours in the old area (cat has a habit of going into peoples gardens & sneaking through open windows) so most knew her anyway.

No luck, her best chance was the family she befriended but they didn't want her full-time.

Hadn't thought of asking at the vets, great idea, will do that tomorrow.

GallopingFoxley Sun 02-Aug-15 16:48:07

Maybe post what area you're in so that people might be better placed to offer suggestions?

pinktrufflechoc Sun 02-Aug-15 16:49:29

Yes, where are you based OP? smile

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Sun 02-Aug-15 16:56:13

Is there a local pets facebook group? Where I live there's a few and if someone posted this kind of thing on there someone would probably step in even if only temporarily

BibiBlocksbergv2 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:58:27

Oh yes, forgot to add where i am - Dorset (Poole/Bournemouth)

ItWillWash Sun 02-Aug-15 17:00:04

Sorry, I don't know anyone in your area. Good luck, I hope you find a solution soon.

scatterthenuns Sun 02-Aug-15 17:02:11

If I was close by I'd have had her until she found a new home. Such a shame. There must be someone willing to have her short term - local FB groups?

BibiBlocksbergv2 Sun 02-Aug-15 17:40:07

Thanks again all, off to try Facebook now.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Aug-15 18:27:24

Have you tried Margaret Green animal rescue?.

BibiBlocksbergv2 Sun 02-Aug-15 20:26:16

Fluffycouldland77 - yes, i have, several times, they keep saying she's on their waiting list then they're full every time I chase them up, never heard back from them.

kinkytoes Sun 02-Aug-15 20:33:21

Whoever suggested putting the cat to sleep - what a horrid thing to say. Not the cat's fault it's in this situation, why should it die because of human failings?

It's summertime at least so living outdoors is not too awful at the moment. The worst thing is OP having to travel to feed it. Would none of your old neighbours take this task on for you OP? Even for a few days so you get a break?

You have my sympathies, this must be really tough on you. Good luck with the Facebook appeal. Check out any new owner is genuine though. You owe your cat that much.

fenneltea Thu 06-Aug-15 12:56:04

Actually I think pts is a very valid thing to do in these circumstances, there are certainly fates worse than death and euthanasia is a way to prevent suffering down the line. I'd far rather mine were safely pts than chucked out if anything were to happen to me.

Op - I really hope you manage to get sorted with a home, hopefully the cats protection will be able to help at some point.

Rosesareblack Thu 06-Aug-15 14:46:38

I have sent you a message.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 06-Aug-15 15:32:13

<Prays for happy ending>

roseandgrey Thu 06-Aug-15 15:36:29

I've sent you a message OP x

BibiBlocksbergv2 Thu 06-Aug-15 22:39:22

Just wanted to thank you all for your kind thoughts & messages, am a bit slow in responding as running around like a headless chicken trying to sort cat & my accomodation etc.

Tried the vets, met with shrugged shoulders and a 'nothing other we know of than what you're already doing'

Still making a nuisance of myself at cats protection (big homing centre near my work so i pop in every other day so they don't forget us)

Nearly had a row with the guy in there as he's refusing to give me an update on where she is in the queue - when she joined the waiting list they told me she was 10th in the line - all i want to know is, where is she now in the queue?

Seems it's impossible for them to answer that, apparently i can't have another update for two weeks. Which sounds to me like 'stop bothering us for at least a fortnight, at which point we'll fob you off again'

Grrrrr.....i know, not their fault, they're overrun as well, just frustrating.

Well, i shall end the rant here, thank you again & leave you with some pictures of her loveliness smile

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