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DON'T FEED STRANGERS CATS!!!!

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Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:03

My cat has a sensitive stomach - someone has been feeding him and making him Ill. He's always an indoor/ outdoor cat he has PLENTY of food at home . I can't put a collar on him as he loses/ someone takes them off. Grrr

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cooolio · 03/10/2022 19:03

Keep your manky cat in then

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WatchingTheCloudsRollAway · 03/10/2022 19:05

A decent owner can't stop a cat going where it wants to.

They absolutely can. They simply choose not to!

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user16480478 · 03/10/2022 19:10

I do wish people would keep their cats on their own property, I don't really like them in my garden

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twinmum2007 · 03/10/2022 19:12

Cats do their own thing. We often get a strange cat in trying to have a go at my cat's bowl if he's been daft enough to leave it full. And I'm pretty sure he goes and steals other cats' food.

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Porcupineintherough · 03/10/2022 19:18

If you let him stray then yes he's going to eat stuff he shouldn't. So rather than make pointless pleas on here why not cat proof your garden and keep him safe on your property?

And is you, his owner, aren't bothered about keeping him safe then why should others care?

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gogohmm · 03/10/2022 19:32

It's possible to cat proof your garden, that is a better option

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gogohmm · 03/10/2022 19:33

Our cat stays in our garden I should add, fence is high with overhang

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sidsgranny · 03/10/2022 19:35

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:03

My cat has a sensitive stomach - someone has been feeding him and making him Ill. He's always an indoor/ outdoor cat he has PLENTY of food at home . I can't put a collar on him as he loses/ someone takes them off. Grrr

This is where punctuation makes all the difference!

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Puffalicious · 03/10/2022 19:35

HBGKC · 03/10/2022 18:04

I agree, strangers shouldn't eat cats.

Love this. The power of an apostrophe.

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jewishmum · 03/10/2022 19:36

I just think it's bizarre that people allow their cats to roam freely and then expect to control what other people to do them.

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Quveas · 03/10/2022 19:39

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:08

Inflict him on strangers??? 😂😂

Why should I make him unhappy and force him to stay in? Are you insane - don't you realise the onus is on actual people not to feed unknown cats???

Your cat will eat what it wants, when it wants. Get over it. If you want to control what your cat eats, don't let it out.

BTW, your cat sneaks in and tries to steal the dog food. Your problem.

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takealettermsjones · 03/10/2022 19:39

I have outdoor cats OP. But how do you know it's someone feeding your cat and not that he's been eating half rotten dead mice/snotty tissues/horse poo?

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Momo8 · 03/10/2022 19:42

I had a cat who dragged home a whole roast chicken (still warm) on a Sunday afternoon. I'm pretty sure whichever neighbour it was, hadn't given it to him.

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londonrach · 03/10/2022 19:43

Yanbu re the feeding but please keep your cat inside or contained within your garden. I don't understand why cat owners don't look after their pets and just let them loose to be hit by cars ... And yes you can keep a cat within a garden as I have friends and a neighbour who is.

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pd339 · 03/10/2022 19:45

Then don't let your cat out of your house. You can't control what happens if you let the cat wander wherever it pleases.

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minipie · 03/10/2022 19:48

OP we’ve also had the problem of neighbours feeding our cats (we can see them do it from our upstairs windows!!)

I put a collar on with a large note saying “please do not feed me for medical reasons”

the collar only lasted a day or two but that’s long enough for the neighbours to see it. Seems to have done the trick

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Halstead · 03/10/2022 19:53

@WhiteFire ... yes, dried.

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LunchBoxPolice · 03/10/2022 19:54

Keep your manky cat in your house then. If someone feeding it doesn’t harm in, getting run over by a car will

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bellocchild · 03/10/2022 19:58

Buy cheap collars and write 'I live at 46 xxx Ave. Feeding me makes me ill.' Keep doing it every time s/he comes home without a collar. If it goes on, write 'Feeding me sends me to the vet. Stop it.'

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Yabusux · 03/10/2022 19:59

What are you implying? I've never fed cats to strangers.

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WhiteFire · 03/10/2022 19:59

Thank you Halstead

I'll add it to my next shop.🐿(there's no hedgehog)

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user16480478 · 03/10/2022 19:59

I bet hardly any people feed strange cats, why would you, they are mainly scavenging

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Snugglemonkey · 03/10/2022 20:03

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:08

Inflict him on strangers??? 😂😂

Why should I make him unhappy and force him to stay in? Are you insane - don't you realise the onus is on actual people not to feed unknown cats???

Nope, the onus is on pet owners to take responsibility for their animals if you want any kind of control over what they ingest. L

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mountainsunsets · 03/10/2022 20:04

Don't let your cat out to roam then.

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InCheesusWeTrust · 03/10/2022 20:04

Getoff · 03/10/2022 18:24

A decent owner can't stop a cat going where it wants to. A decent non-owner can easily avoid feeding a cat they know doesn't belong to them.

Tbf they can. Catproof fences. Cat still gets the outside space, but will not go and eat everything everywhere else.

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