Post by God Less America on Jul 29, 2018 6:30:44 GMT
Hello, I'm Oliver and new to the Your Pet network.
For some while now there has been a very pretty tortie in the area of our road.
We (residents) do not know if someone moved away and just left her, if she is chipped, or where she sleeps at night.
I took to feeding her outside in the beginning and we have now bonded as she knows to come down the steps (I've a basement dwelling) and the doors are open and she can feed happily and safely. She is in good condition and has a great appetite but that maybe because she is carrying and that is my concern, that she should have her babies in a nice environment, not out on the street.
I would say she most definitely was a home cat before, judging by the way she is now laid on the end of my bed. I've bought her a bed and a lovely carrier in preparation for the trip to Natterjacks, a local veterinary practice, which I must do to get her checked over.
Another issue is last evening my neighbour who is from the Czech Republic so conversation wasn't that easy, he is saying there is problem because your (my) cat is wild and has fleas and now so do his cat and dog. I have not noticed one flea yet so I was surprised and I have looked after cats before and have seen them, believe me!
So I used Google translate and wrote down in their language that I will fix it if there is a problem and pay for the treatment for his pets, also said that tomorrow Monday my 'wild' cat (a bit unfair I thoiught as she is not ferrel, simply a cat without a home) will be getting deflead and wormed.
The advice I would ask here then is about what to do next, ergo what might you do? I am out all the time and while this cat is used to that, I'm not quite in the position to take it on full-time but I would like to get her rehomed and into a better environment.
I also understand that sometimes once a cat has a particular way of life, they may not adapt back into a better one - her behaviour so far shows this as she is still tentative but has settled in well, at least she knows she has a good reliable friend.