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As you can tell by my handle I am not a Cat person. This cat came into my life over 15 yrs ago as a pet for my son's. My ex bought her and I tolerated having a cat around because my son's liked her.
Last year my ex remarried and moved across town leaving the cat to the old neighborhood. I could not take her in as my apartment is very small and the pet deposit (non-refundable) is large. My son's moved in with me and at first Figaro (the Cat) did good in the old neiborhood and my son's checked in on her from time to time. Recently they informed me that Figaro looked real bad. I went over and checked and sure enough she looked terrible so I took her in. She is doing much better now and a trip to the Vet confirmed that she needed some TLC but otherwise was healthy for her age.
Now the problem is that she is urinating on everything. Marking her territory I suppose. This has to stop. Is their anyway to prevent her doing this.
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So if I understand correctly, you had a cat for 15 years then moved away and left the cat outside in the old neighborhood? Or did you move away and leave the cat with an old neighbor?
 

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Lilly, I left the neighborhood over 5 yrs ago due to change in marital status. When the ex moved/remarried in July 03 she left Figaro in the care of some neighbor's across the street but Figaro of course did not realize that so she has stayed around her house. She would take meals from across the street but remained outside her house the majority of the time.
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Ron, I'm glad you took her in. She has really been through the mill, hasn'ts she? Cats love their owners, and I can only guess what they go through when their owners abandon them-even if the new owner is kind. She is getting old. I would have her checked for a urinary tract infection. Also use a cleaner with enzymes to get rid of every trace of odor, or she'll go back to the same spot. You could try changing litter. That sometimes helps. Good luck. You've saved her life, in my opinion.
 

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I also am so glad you allowed the cat to live with you at your apartment! She is so old at 15 and it was very selfish of your ex to leave her outside to fend for herself.
I agree with Jeanie, you should take the cat back to the vet. Tell the vet about the urinateing. This is probably a urinary tract infection...this could be fatal if left untreated. She is not urinateing on your things on purpose so avoid scolding her....I would defanetly call the vet back right away.
Good Luck! And Kudos to you for takeing in the cat even though you arent a true cat person!
 

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I will give the Vet a call. I owe it to Figaro to give her a home after providing my son's companionship for 15 yr's. Thanks Jeanie and Lilly for the prompt reply's.
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Dont give Figaro away at that age after living with the same person for so long, like what was already said, they love their owners. A shock of abandonment at that age would probably kill her.

I still cant beleave somebody would just leave the cat behind after moving, no matter where to.

If i were moving to the center of the earth i would take my cat with me. (as long as i knew she would be okay)

"To whatever end." - Some lord of the rings character :roll:
 

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First eliminating the fact that it could be an urinary tract infection would be best, then try to see if she used the litter box when you keep the kitty in the restroom and if not, then change litter. Hopefully everything turns out ok and let us know what the vet says :!:
 
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