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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 06:32 AM
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Would they even notice???? I think if you took him in ("oh, I thought he was a stray!") and kept him indoors until they placed "lost cat" signs up you would be home free - and he would get some decent meals. OR you could type out a nice note then translate it to Polish and print it expressing your concerns for the cat's welfare and offering to take it off their hands.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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She left about 7am this morning so we couldn't take her the vet today I assume she will be back tonight because she has a safe place to eat and sleep here, so we will get the spare room ready and take her the vet on monday.
if they post signs up ill have to hand her back, but if not I will get her chipped and neutered. I just want the vet to check her health overall.

Thanks for all the advice everyone! I was wary taking her in because I know she has an owner, but she is being mistreated and I cant let it continue! She's so friendly and loving too so I know she wont wreck the house, it would just be getting two cats used to each other.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 08:51 AM
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I agree with the others. I doubt they'll even notice she's missing. If someone does find out in the future you can always tell them that since she was so malnourished, you thought she was a stray.
We once found a tiny kitten in the bushes by our front door. She was so infested with fleas, she was anaemic. We had to give her a bath straight away to try and get them off, and first thing the next morning we took her to the vet. We counted over 50 as they started to fall off her.
Later that evening a girl came to our house asking whether we'd seen a kitten - I had no problem lying straight to her face.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 08:55 AM
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Actually if you can get the vet to say she is not being given basic care and so under weight etc, then, if they do come looking for her you could use this to get the RSPCA to get them to legally hand over to you. Is she going to become and indoor only cat as that will stop them snatching her back
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Well our other cat ventures out during the day so it might be hard to keep her in, but she would be an indoor cat for about 2-3 weeks to make sure she's okay.
yeah if I take her the vets I know they will say shes undernourished so I could just tell them I thought she was a stray if they ever asked. I highly doubt they would though!
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UPDATE!!

Whilst I've been in work today a family member told me the cat came back, so they fed her and she took shelter again in the yard. A few minutes one of the Polish family members walked past, so they asked if it was their cat, AND THEY DENIED IT.

So I assume she is a true stray! We have taken her in tonight and she's sleeping in the spare room, I'm 100% sure she has fleas, but I don't want to give her treatment until the chemical burn on her neck has been checked.

GUYS. As I have been sat here a small black kitten snuck underneath my fence! The new arrival (We have called her Titch) went frantic at the window so we let her out, I assume it's her kitten!? She's sitting in the garden with it now. Another friend has said she would take the kitten, so we will keep her and the kitten until they are both checked out on Monday!

Wow, this has been a busy night!
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That's great! You'll have to keep an eye out to see if their are more kittens around.

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I've been watching for a few hours now but there doesn't appear to be any more kittens, hopefully others have rescued them if there were more. It was crazy! As I looked out the window I could see this little black lump squeeze through the gap of our yard gate! Titch started yowling and scratching the window when she saw it. He (I think it's a boy) is tucked up in bed now, he looks young, about 8 weeks, he's not suckling but it's hard to get him to eat

Titch is so lovely, she's loving and playful I'm so happy we took her in! But she hasn't realised that food is a normality, every time I feed her she gobbles it up without even swallowing, so I'm trying to be careful and not over feed her!
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I would say her food behaviour pretty much says she is a stray as that tends to be the behaviour and may mean she has been stray a while. I am sure the kitten will catch on, if not you could water the food down to make it soupy for him to drink, at least to start with.
I am so glad they are both with you and on the way to new and happy lives
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Awwww happy news!

Keep looking for more kittens...I fear there may be more. Good job overall!!! thank you for taking care of them.

If its not their cat I don't even want to guess where she got. The burn mark on her neck poor thing
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