I have two cats - one I have had from a kitten who is now 9, lovely cat. The other is 3, I only got her because my other cat's sibling died and I was devastated so wanted to 'replace' her. This new cat (I've had her since a kitten, so 3 years) has never been particularly happy. She is very skittish, races around like a mad thing. Sometimes she seems settled but a lot of the time is very nervous. There are a lot of other cats in the neighbourhood, some Bengalis, which are very aggressive, so I suspect she has a hard time outside. We have three young children, and it's not a massive house, so I appreciate she is probably stressed inside too.
Anyway, in the summer she is ok, but in the winter she poos and wees in the house - on our brand new sofa, in baby's buggy (twice), on bags, anything that's on the floor. We have probably had about half a dozen incidents in the last two winters. I have a litter tray for her at night, but can't have it in the day as I have a crawling baby and nowhere to put it out of his way. She is also aggressive to my other cat.
I know our family is not the right one for her, but how do I get rid of her? The CPL will take her, but they said she will have to go into a foster home first and I can't do that to her as it will be really stressful. They also want her up to date with her jabs (which she's not) AND a donation, which I can't afford (I know it's fair enough for them to ask for that). I just want her to go straight to a loving home, with as little stress as possible.
Sorry this is so long, but does anyone have any thoughts on how I can make her life better, or a kind way to rehome her?
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At wits end with 3yo female cat - just can't keep her
patandjess · 15/12/2013 12:14
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