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Abandoned cat dilemma

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SnowBrussels Mon 22-Jul-19 21:26:51

The shop across the street from me closed and the tenants left their lovely little cat behind. They’re not answering the owner’s calls and he has new tenants coming in so she has to go. Refuges are all full so her future is bleak.

I lost my 18 year old cat in December and still miss him terribly but enjoy the freedom to travel without worrying about booking a sitter. Next trip is for a week in mid-August.

I was thinking about another cat but not so soon. If I don’t, she won’t have very long.
What would you do?

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Vinorosso74 Mon 22-Jul-19 21:28:26

Yes take her. You need a cat in your life and she needs a home.

PocaNinja Mon 22-Jul-19 21:33:26

Please take her! The holiday part does suck but I’m sure it’ll give you so much more back! Keep us informed and good luck!

PocaNinja Mon 22-Jul-19 21:33:51

And we’ll done for being a good person!

userxx Mon 22-Jul-19 21:35:19

Do you really need to ask......... you know the right thing to do.

Lunde Mon 22-Jul-19 21:36:15

Take her.

2 of our 5 cats were abandoned locally (separate times) - one was close to death when he was brought into our house but has turned out to be a lovely cat in the decade we have owned him (even if he isn't the smartest cat)!

sweetkitty Mon 22-Jul-19 21:37:25

Sounds like fate to me.

Cat sitters don’t cost that much grin

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Mon 22-Jul-19 21:37:33

If you want people to say 'don't do it' then you have come to the wrong board.
This really sounds as if you have a new cat.wink

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 22-Jul-19 21:39:34

I don't like cats and even I think you found yourself a new one.


EachandEveryone Mon 22-Jul-19 21:42:36

Can you book a sitter are very reasonable. Good luck with your new cat 😄

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Jul-19 22:26:50

Take her, she can’t stay like that.

thecatneuterer Tue 23-Jul-19 00:31:43

You really have no choice. Book her in the vets for neutering straight away too - the sort of people who abandon cats are the sort of people who don't neuter.

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 23-Jul-19 03:26:22

The best cats are the ones that pitch up in your life when you least expect it.

GeorgiaGirl52 Tue 23-Jul-19 04:10:37

You have a new cat.

Broken11Girl Tue 23-Jul-19 04:14:02

Yep, you now have a cat grin

YetAnotherSpartacus Tue 23-Jul-19 13:50:20

What did you decide OP?

SnowBrussels Tue 23-Jul-19 13:56:15

Thanks everyone for your support!
I think I knew the litter tray wasn’t going to talk me out of it 😁.
I’m collecting her tomorrow and checking if my lovely cat sitter is available for the August dates. 😘

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Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 23-Jul-19 13:58:25

Well done OP - great news. You know you'll need to provide photos and updates grin

EachandEveryone Tue 23-Jul-19 16:12:20

Aw, where are you collecting her from? Please add photos!

Mia184 Tue 23-Jul-19 20:46:40

That‘s wonderful! And we do need a photo smile

sneakypinky Tue 23-Jul-19 21:00:40

She's obviously your new cat! You don't get to decide, the cat chooses. grin



SnowBrussels Wed 24-Jul-19 14:14:40

We’re home. She just ventured out of the carrier and hid behind the sofa. Photo as soon as I can coax her out to eat!

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YetAnotherSpartacus Wed 24-Jul-19 14:15:44

Well done OP! I hope that you have many happy years and times together!

ChiefClerkDrumknott Wed 24-Jul-19 14:17:13

Brilliant, well done OP smile

thecatneuterer Wed 24-Jul-19 14:31:51

Fantastic. Lucky cat. Do you know that she's neutered?

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