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    save more cats!

    Did you know that people save more dogs than cats? I think people should start saving more cats!!!

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    Hey, some people like dogs, some cats, they save what they want and like, can't help them! Everyones taste is different you know!

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    Every life is precious and every effort should be made to save them - big or small.

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    The problem is in the difference between the nature of the dog and the cat.

    Actually, there are more cats in homes than dogs (US only statistic, I don't know about the rest of the world). BUT....

    Dogs generally go into heat only once or twice a year. Cats generally never go out of heat until spayed or bred.

    Although dogs are certainly notorious for getting out, a cat in heat, or a randy tom looking for a cat in heat, can escape confinement much more easily.

    Few dogs are left to roam, most are confined in some manner or another. Only strictly indooor cats are confined. (And the type person who would not spay or neuter is not generally the type that would keep the cat indoors only).

    Stray dogs are less self-sufficient than cats, and are either captured and euthanized or killed pretty quickly. Cats can roam for years.

    So, we are doing our best to keep all those puppers and kitties (and buns etc...) out of the shelters but cats are disadvantaged from the start. The FIRST step is to spay and neuter. Adoption is the clean-up when the first step was not done.

    Thanks, L4C, for bringing this to our attention. Even on a petlover's board, it always bears repeating, becuase we never know who may be lurking!

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    I'm trying to help those (cats & dogs)
    that happen to wander into the neighborhood
    and are obviously in need of food,shelter
    or a kind word from a human being..
    A white long haired cat showed up about
    1 1/2 weeks ago and I have been feeding him
    and trying to get him to trust me enough to
    get close so I can check out his general
    health.He has several 'marks' across his
    nose and generaly acts pretty beat up &
    tired of life. I'm pretty sure it is the
    same 'pure white ,beautifully clean' cat
    that was brought into the neighborhood
    about 2 yrs ago by new neighbors.He was once
    accepted by my outdoor cat (Momma Kitty)
    who sleeps in my garage, but now she does
    not allow him into the garage (food & shelter). I've been feeding him on my front porch both dry & wet food and he gobbles it
    up. I've put out a 'chair pillow' on a
    porch chair where he can sleep in the
    afternoon sun and stay somewhat warm but
    it's getting very cold at night, and I must
    make a decision soon to trap & bring to the
    vet for a check up & try to work him into
    the garage for shelter or keep feeding him
    were he is and hope for the best.
    My Momma kitty accepted him once, but he
    does not act as confident as he once was
    & also needs to be cleaned up.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Well guess what? The long haired white cat
    started to answer me with a 'meow' whenever
    I talked to him & has stopped running away
    from me outside. If fact, he's following
    me everywhere I go when I'm outside & he's
    just talking up a storm. He's even wanting
    to be petted. Definately not a feral!
    I can now see clearly that he has several
    deep scratches on his chest & one fresh
    scratch on his face.He's going to the vets
    Monday morning to be neutered & have doc
    look at & treat his wounds.
    He treats Momma kitty with great deference
    & she's relenting a little bit.He's now
    out of the weather & sleeps inside the garage overnight. He's picked out a box
    that's full of old clothes & spends most of his time just eating or sleeping.
    I think I've just got another cat...
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Congrats lizbud,

    I once saw an all white cat that looked like a twin for Lamoni. I fell for him. Too cute.

    What color are your new baby's eyes? Hope everything goes okay at the vets.
    ATB

    Charles Kincaid

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    Thanks Big Charles,
    His eyes seem to change color according to
    the light.At first they looked a pale blue color, but this morning they look hazel
    colored. The scratches on his chest did not
    look quite as red, but I'm sure he needs to
    be fully looked over by the vet.I've been
    watching Momma Kitty's reactions when I'm around them both, and while she will not
    'touch noses' with him, she seems much more
    at ease. I would never try to keep another
    kitty if it stressed Momma Kitty to much,
    no matter how much I loved it.Momma has been
    with me now for about six years & I promised
    her a home & love for the rest of her life.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Hello Lizbud!I am glad to hear about those good signs. I know it isn´t over yet (Momma Kitty needs to get used to a new pal!!) but I´m sure you´ll manage to make them get on well with each other, with a little patience, of course! And I hope you´ll receive good news from the vet... Will you keep us updated??
    I know how sad is to find cats on the streets that you know they once belonged to a household. They´re not prepared for the life in the streets and must suffer a lot, discovering they can´t trust humans anymore and fighting other cats Abandoning pets is a most horrible thing to do, I can´t understand how can someone do that, but, anyway, they keep on doing it, so let´s not waste time trying to understand and go for saving all we can instead! Thank you for being so caring!

    Nita

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