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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Please help, cat in need

Hello everyone,

I am not sure I posted my message in the correct subject but I hope you can help me and a cat!

I live on the ground floor with a balcony and since three days a cat has come to my door (French windows) mornings and evenings (at least when I am here), miaowing and 'asking' to come in.

I live in a flatshare at the moment and it would not be suitable for me to have this cat in, also because maybe it belongs to someone else and I do not know what to do.

Do you think it is lost and believe this is its house?

What should I do? It seems in good health, but I am not a cat specialist...

I do love cats a lot, I had several cats when I was a kid and it breaks my heart to see this cat constantly miaowing at my window!

Thanks for your help

Barbara
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 06:33 PM
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Barbara, it's well-known that it's cats who choose the people they want to live with. Personally, I think you've been chosen. Are you allowed to keep cats where you live? I'm curious why you say it's "not suitable." Obviously, your heart is going out to this cat and I think this cat's heart is going out to you and if at all possible, I think the two hearts should meet.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 06:40 PM
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It's possible this cat belongs to people who lived in that apartment before you, Barbara. They moved to a new place, their cat got out, and went looking for the home he or she knew before. The poor little one is probably wondering why you are there, instead of his/her human family, that he or she always knew.
Put some signs up around your neighborhood, and see if anyone claims this kitty. If no one does, see if a no-kill shelter will take the little tyke.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 01:29 PM
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Is there an explicit 'no-pets' policy where you live? If not,maybe you could take him/her in,until other arrangements can be made.
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Re: Please help, cat in need

Hello

Thanks for your replies!

The problem is I am often out of the house, sometimes 4 days a week and I could not take the responsibility to have a cat if I cannot look after it. I love cats and would not allow myself to have one at home if I do not feel I can look after it and spend evenings stroking it!
The other problem is that I live in a flatshare and I do not know whether my other flatmates would agree to have a cat.
I have however decided to have a pet the day when I have my own house!

Well the news are that I have not seen the cat since yesterday evening; hopefully its owners have found it and brought it back to its warm home!

Today I printed out some posters that I will leave on the doors of the other flats in the estate if I see the cat again.

Well let's hope the cat is now in a safe place!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 04:47 PM
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You're doing everything you can. When you do get your own cat, it will obviously be a very well taken care of and loved kitty.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Good for you for knowing that keeping a cat right now isnt the best thing for you to do...being that you are not home for the most part of the day(s) They most deff need attention and love no matter what age they are...very wise to put up some flyers...who knows maybe somebody is missing their baby horribly...
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