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Old 08-26-2004, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to report my neighbor for animal neglect for various reasons. I called the SPCA and asked if house insulation is deadly to dogs and cats....and they didn't even know

Does anyone here know if insulation is chewed on, is it deadly to the dog/cat? I always thought it was...

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Old 08-26-2004, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh I would definatly say so. Human contact with insulation is always recomened to be at an absolute minimum, a cat chewing on it is worse. I dread to think whats in insulation. Do they know if it is asbestos or not?
Even the health of the people in the house would be at risk, the cat would be putting the insulation fibres into the air which are unhealthy.

I cant believe they let them chew insulation.

If you truely believe these animals are in danger make a call saying youve seen them looking unhealthy (eating the insulation is unhealthy) and you are seriously worried for thier welfare. I dont know if you can do this anon or not.
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Old 08-26-2004, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if they let them chew on it, but I wouldn't be surprised I mean, in the backyard with the dog there are tons of boards with nails sticking up!

The SPCA said I can make a complaint and they can file it as "unhealthy living area." I feel SO bad for their animals. The male cat is not neutered(I am going to steal him and pay for it), is fed Friskies dry only, and I just took a flea collar off him that was almost choking him!

The poor dog has tapeworm, TONS TONS of fleas, dreds, etc. And I am not going to even start on the Guinea Pig, bird, and 2 bearded dragons

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just complain to the authorities.
what ever you do DONT just go and get this cat spayed.
As sad as this world is they will prob try to sue you for it, esp if something went wrong during the operation.
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I am just going to have to get him fixed He is indoor/outdoor. He comes on my property, and I can go through the feral cat program and get him fixed. He has no I.D....so what can they do? Heck, I can just say I thought he was dumped, just like my other ferals. Plus, he is getting into SO many cat fights

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Old 08-26-2004, 10:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If fiberglass even touches my skin I get a huge rash. The tiny glass particles would really irritate the eosophagus and stomach. I would think that eating fiberglass would be very dangerous.
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