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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Neko in a fight

I posted this earlier:

Since then, the vet saw her, and gave her antibiotics.
Well she was attacked again. This time its a lot worse, she is gettting stiches the cat the attacked her (we saw him several time) is going to be captured and (im sorry if anybody objects)... killed. This cat is a menace to all other cats in the neighbourhood. Neko is in pain now (10 pm), untill the vet operates on her tomorow morning.
Then she will recooperate, and the cat will be delt with.

Also any opinions on what to do about the other cat that attacked her.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 06:38 PM
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Keep her inside and you probably won't have to go through this again.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 05:16 AM
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Please keep your kitty inside. The other kitty was only doing what is natural...defending their territory. The other cat may just be a wild cat that is not house broken and doesn't know any better.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 05:26 AM
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Also any opinions on what to do about the other cat that attacked her.
Neko, I let my cats outside also, and I understand that it's sometimes just not that easy to keep them in. However, I don't believe that putting another cat down is the answer. As manitu said, it's just doing what comes naturally to it. What if another cat happens to attack your cat? You can't keep getting cats put down because they are attacking yours. How about letting Neko out supervised for a while? Or building an outdoor enclosure like many people who let their cats out have? Like I said I let my cats out and they free roam. but if they got severely attacked it would be my responsibility...not the cat who attacked them. I urge you to consider another alternative. How about capturing the cat and taking him to a no kill shelter...perhaps you could have him neutered if it's a tom, that would make him less aggressive? Please think again about killing this cat.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Neko came back from getting stitches, shes not well at all. But a few days rest will do her good.

do these look ok? i dont have a clue, if they are supposed to look like that.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 08:13 AM
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Poor neko I'm really sorry that this has happened to her. Unfortunately it's one of the risks we run letting our cats out. You and your family should weigh up the pros and cons and discuss whether you think it's worth it or not. I'm not suggesting it isn't....just that perhaps, like I've said, there is another solution.
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awww poor little Neko I hope she gets better soon
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Yikes, those are some nasty wounds she got. Poor Neko.

I agree with Spamlet -- you and your parents have to decide whether she's to go out again. She's obviously in danger from this other cat.

As others have said, please remember that the other cat is simply acting on instinct. Think about how you'd feel if it was the other way around, and Neko was beating up on other cats. Surely you wouldn't want anyone to harm her.

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 09:02 PM
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Jeez...poor Neko!

Since you will have to keep her inside until she is healed up anyway this will be a perfect opportunity to get her used to staying indoors. It really will be much safer and better for her.

I hope she gets better soon. Please give her a kiss for me!
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I personally have strong feelings about letting cats roam outdoors, and my intent is not to offend those who feel differently about please, just accept that this is my opinion, and I certainly do respect that others may share a different sentiment on the issue.

I feel that as pets, cats should be strictly indoors. There are so many risks involved in letting a cat roam freely around the outside of our homes, and in our neighborhoods. I do understand that many feel that letting their cats outside for a few hours a day (even under supervision) enhances their quality of life, which for many cats, this may be true. Cats are curious creatures, and the great outdoors provides wonderful opportunities for exercise and stimulation...and allows them to exercise their instincts as predators as well. I can't argue against any of these points, as I do understand that once some cats get a taste of the outdoor experience, it can be a difficult inclination to break, and that most owners who allow their cats outdoors, do so with their pet's best interest at heart.

However, these are dangerous times for our feline friends, and really, there is no farm, yard, or neighborhood safe enough. There will be strangers who abuse or kid-nap our cats, feed our cats a diet (also with good intentions) that may be less than desirable, children who "pick on" the neighborhood kitty, and creeps who leave out that dish of antifreeze, to "teach us a lesson" about allowing the cat to trapse through their garden. There will be plants growing in yards that poison our cats, cars to crawl up underneath, and nails/glass to step on. There will be cars that will either purposefully or nonpurposefully hit our cats (I've seen this more times than you could imagine), and diseased rodents and birds to kill, making our pets sick or diseased themselves. Perhaps one of the greatest enemies our outdoor cats face are other outdoor cats...cats are by nature, very territorial...and it is almost inevitable that our pets will come in contact with a stray/feral looking to defend it's territory. Fights happen, biting and scratching occur...and here again, a serious risk of disease contracted through bite wounds, saliva, and scratch wounds...FeLV and FIV being a serious threat to your cat's well-being and health.

Neko is a beautiful cat...and no doubt, enjoys the wonders of the great outdoors. I realize that she may yearn to be out there...but she will continue getting attacked, either by the current cat, or possibly another. This is a horrible health hazard to your baby...not just the injuries but possible diseases she could contract through her wounds.

There are ways to create a stimulating environment for your cat inside...and inside only. Cat trees placed by a window so she can "bird watch", scheduled play times, and providing cat grass are just a few ways. She may be miffed at you for not allowing her to go out, but with time, she'll adjust, and you'll have the comfort of knowing that she won't fall prey to any of the risks I mentioned.

Again, please don't take offense. I realize that you love Neko, and want what is best for her. And I would encourage you to not take action against the "offending" outdoor kitty...he/she is doing what is instinctually made to do. The choice is ultimately up to you, but given Neko's current circumstances, I would definitely consider keeping her indoors for good.
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