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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cat Tattoo?

Hi, I'm new to the forum and was hoping someone might be able to help me out a bit. I volunteer at my local cat shelter and tonight while doing the check, I saw that one of our cats, Striker-had a blue tattoo in his right ear. He's a bit shy and other cats tend to pick on him(we let him out seperatly)and he sometimes batts at us humans, but I finally got a good look at the tattoo and it reads A5. Does anyone know what that could mean? My friend and I were trying to think of what it could mean and we're worried that it may have been a mark from a testing facility? I guess I'm just hoping someone here will know of a better reason for that being there. He was found in the bushes outside the shelter so we don't know where he came from. Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2005, 12:30 AM
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I know there is a clothing line from the North Face called A5.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2005, 02:27 AM
 
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Nothing sinister or exciting, I'm afraid. Just a mark to indicate that he's neutered.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2005, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oh really? I had no idea cats got a mark for that! Striker wasn't fixed when we found him though-I've never seen our vets put any mark but I definatly will ask! If they did it would be the first time for any of our cats. Thanks for the replies!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 11:58 PM
 
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Oh really? I had no idea cats got a mark for that! Striker wasn't fixed when we found him though-I've never seen our vets put any mark but I definatly will ask! If they did it would be the first time for any of our cats. Thanks for the replies!
Many shelters tattoo them, not usually a private vet. My Simon has 3 tiny dots tattooed in his groin area to indicate that he's been neutered.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 04:13 PM
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My cat growing up had THK56 tattooed in her ear. Since we lived in a National Park, Parks Canada required pet owners to register their pets and this is how they identified them and catalogued them. Sort of like the identifier chips.

"Good Kitty, Samhainy."
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 05:48 PM
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Could he have been a laboratory animal that escaped or was given to the shelter after he wasn't needed anymore?
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