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Little lost cat

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SanFranBear Sat 29-Apr-17 12:30:02

I came home yesterday and in the 5 minutes before the school run, I noticed a small cat in our garden - mainly because it was crying. When I came back, it was still hanging about and was in and out all evening, still crying.

I noticed it was still there as it was starting to get dark so I put a very small handful of biscuits outside in case as it is very small. Kept checking and it was still there (on my back step) at 11 when I was headed to bed.

It is so so timid - scarpered every time I tried to get close but is not in really bad shape. It does look to be very thin although in fairly good condition if that makes sense but it has a slightly matted bib and it's coat doesn't look that clean. That's why I figure it's lost rather than a stray?

It was back this morning and despite being so nervous, I was able to tempt it to me with some biscuits. I managed a few strokes whilst it was eating and it really does feel so skinny - although that might be because my cat is a big old thing.

I'm wary on grabbing it and taking it to the vets in case it's a neighbours new addition but I can't help thinking it's got lost. It looks scared in as much as a cat has a facial expression sad.

What should I do? DC are off to a party in 10 minutes so I could probably get the cat and get them to a vet but not sure whether to leave it for a few days to see if it just likes hanging around...

troodiedoo Sat 29-Apr-17 12:35:34

Phone your local cats protection or take it to a vet.

troodiedoo Sat 29-Apr-17 12:37:32

Trust your instincts it sounds lost to me.

Asmoto Sat 29-Apr-17 12:37:35

Can you take it to the vet to be scanned?

thecatneuterer Sat 29-Apr-17 13:18:01

Definitely feed it and get it scanned. After that may be a rescue or adopt it grin. It will almost certainly need neutering though.

SapphireStrange Sat 29-Apr-17 15:26:23

Agree with getting it scanned. And we need a pic!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Apr-17 17:03:44

I'd get it scanned and put food and water. It sounds lost and frightened.

SanFranBear Sat 29-Apr-17 18:44:04

Typically, it's been awol all afternoon - mainly because neighbours DC and now mine are all out the back making lots of noise.

If it comes back later, I will make sure to put some food out. It did sound frightened and had a really haunted kind of look sad

This is probably the best pic which I've used for the local FB page - it's on my back door step, just staring as if it wants in.

JamesDelaneysHat Sat 29-Apr-17 18:46:02

She doesn't look 'stray skinny' to me. She may just have wandered too far from home. Hopefully you'll find her owners poor little thing.

WatcherOfTheNight Sat 29-Apr-17 18:50:33

Aww poor thing,I also think it doesn't look that skinny so may be lost as PP have said.
Really hope she's chipped.

WatcherOfTheNight Sat 29-Apr-17 18:52:22

Don't forget to put some water out with the biscuits Op,if it's not rained she may get dehydrated.
Good on you for putting out biscuits & looking out for her.

SanFranBear Sat 29-Apr-17 19:09:47

I could really feel her shoulder blades when I got a sneaky stroke in but agree that she looks like she's just misplaced. And the fact s/he's just hanging around the back door by the cat flap makes me think they've definitely been 'someones' at some point.

Will let you know if s/he reappears.

OliviaStabler Sun 30-Apr-17 06:57:04

We had a spate of stray cats in our area as people were moving house but leaving their cats behind sad

giggly Sun 30-Apr-17 08:53:06

What area are you in. I was just about to post that my 8 month boy did not come home last night . His brother was knocked down 4 weeks ago and I'm dreading that this has happened to ghis one as well. It does look very like mine. Are you in G67?

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