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Wandering Siamese Cats

Discussion in 'For Sale and Lost & Found' started by bazoda, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. bazoda

    bazoda New Member

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    I live on Welby Terrace in Broadlands and have spotted a pair of siamese cats in the woods behind my home, in the storm drains, and on the nearby playground. Neighbors tell me the cats have been running loose for several months now and have gradually gotten quite thin. It would appear they are perhaps strays. But I wanted to check here before contacting animal control.
     
  2. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    I am fairly sure they are strays. One of them routinely starts fights with my indoor cat through the window and sliding door. He'll just sit there and wait until my cat notices, then it gets ugly (as ugly as it can get through glass). I've counted as many five strays in the woods behind my house (also on Welby). Three tabbies (two kittens with short tails) and two siamese-looking cats. Animal control will not come out. They will offer for you to rent a trap for $35 with which you can trap the cat yourself and bring to them at which time you get your $35 back. At one time I know someone was feeding the cats. This might also explain the family of six raccoons I've been seeing in the evening up in the trees. Animal control will give you the same offer for those.

    If anyone reading this is leaving food out for these stray/wild animals, PLEASE STOP! I know you think you are doing good but it's just likely attracting even more strays and worse raccoons. Raccoons are part of our habitat, but we don't need any encouragement to invite them closer to the houses. I have seen them in the front during garbage days and especially when people leave garbage out not in cans. I found one munching on something in the shadows between my car and garage door one night. It wasn't a welcomed encounter.
     
  3. napper

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    I feed the birds, but have learned to take my feeder in at night, after finding the same family of raccoons enjoying the food from the feeder. I enjoy watching them, but don't want to encourage them to live in my backyard. I also see the cats wondering. I know one of the siamese cats is not nuetered, so he's probably multiplying. I really wish the animal control would catch them, so they might have a chance with a loving family.
     
  4. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    The two kittens in the storm drain are most likely the off spring of the un-nuetered Siamese cat roaming and marking everything. They should be trapped before they too, start multiplying and before they become too wise to a trap. I know this because I've been trying to trap a female feral for several years. I think two of her offsping are also roaming.

    I have a trap - PM me if you would like to borrow it.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera New Member

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    Just to get the word out, as noted here, the Siamese cats (or cat, nowadays) are not stray, and he's thin because he actually gets exercise.
     
  6. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    call animal control! i think roaming cats are a menace. if i am walking my dog and one of these (not necessarily the siamese in question) is poised to attack- let's just say it will need a vet. keep em in the house or pay a fine!!

    disclaimer... i hate and mistrust cats anyway...
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera New Member

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    Very nice.

    My cat doesn't attack dogs; I don't know what kind of cats you're used to, but this cat runs and hides when dogs come near. Oh, and there's no ordinance requiring cats to be kept inside or on leashes, so good luck fining me.

    All this whining coming from the owner of an animal known and prized for attacking humans. Feh.
     
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    duplicate... how'd that happen? :)
     
  9. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    i've been attacked by cats, it's why i hate them. while sitting on a couch minding my own biz. maybe they know i hate them and hate me back- who knows.. cats are crafty mystical creatures. :)

    and no one is whining- i'm simply saying any cat- any loose animal for that matter- that poses a threat to me or mine will be dealt with. if it minds its own biz, i will too.

    if you let your animal roam, you can't expect someone who doesn't KNOW it like you do to welcome it with open arms. and what if it does attack someone because it feels threatened? bet they WILL find you and fine you after they catch and possibly euthanize your roaming and now dangerous cat, just like they would a dog owner's.

    my "attack" animal is not allowed to roam by LAW or by me, so that's a moot point. hope you find your cat.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera New Member

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    I did find my cat, thanks.

    If my cat attacks you or your dog, I will be reasonable enough to know he got what he was asking for when you or your dog retaliates. However, if you threaten my cat first, hopefully you will in turn be reasonable enough to realize you got what you were asking for.
     
  11. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    Glad you found your cat. I think the point people are trying to make is that they shouldn't be put in this position in the first place of wondering whether an animal on the loose is going to attack or not.

    When I am walking my dogs, I have complete control over them. But I don't have control over what a stray cat does, and that unpredictability is what bothers some people. My dogs are harmless, lovable dogs, but I wouldn't just let them run in the neighborhood and take the same attitude that you took above. When we are walking and someone else is walking/jogging toward us, I always move way to the side. I know they would only sniff, but that other person doesn't know if they are going to nip them. It's basic consideration for others in a community where so many people live close together, that's all.
     
  12. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    well said!
     
  13. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    Apparently deus doesn't agree!
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Silence, I understand your point about stray cats and their unpredictable behavior, and in principle, I agree. I stay away from strays too, because I don't know if they have rabies or if they've been abused, and I don't really want to find out.

    However, my cat is not a stray cat. I will vouch for the fact that I have seen him run away from unfamiliar people (especially people with dogs), both when he knew I was there and when he didn't. This particular cat is not going to attack you, at least not unless you corner him with a knife or something, and if you do that, well, as I've said before, you'll get what you're asking for. Hopefully nobody here disagrees that any animal, stray or domestic, would be justified in fighting back in such an extreme circumstance.
     
  15. Silence Dogood99

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    And you also say he only sprayed inside once, but another neighbor has said he sprays her stuff repeatedly. How can you know what your cat is doing around here when you don't keep track of him?

    You have said he won't attack, but at least a couple people have said he has attacked or at least provoked their cats.

    I am not trained to know the difference between a stray cat and one just seen wandering around. That's the whole point you seem unable to grasp--this isn't about you. It's about respect for neighbors who may not know that your lovable fuzzball of a cat is innocent and harmless.

    What if your cat is in a spot where when I come around a corner, he "feels" threatened because he's boxed in. People shouldn't have to guess what your cat's intentions are. And people shouldn't have to take care of your cat. That's all.
     
  16. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera New Member

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    I'm done discussing this here. Let's keep our pissing contest (pun not intended) in one thread.
     
  17. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    ALL animals are unpredictable! We may get to know our pets but we can never be 100% certain as to how they will react in any particular situation.

    How can an owner of a free roaming, unattended animal know what their pet is or is not capable of doing? You, the owner, are not with your pet to truly see what they do during the day/night. Just like some parents who claim "Oh my child wouldn't vandalize the neighborhood pool!"
     
  18. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    Also lets not forget the poor people who accidentally hit and kill these free roaming animals. Those people have to live with the knowledge that they killed an animal!

    My mother accidentally ran over a cat, it dashed out into the road from the sidewalk. My mother pulled over immediately, cried, then proceeded to walk door to door carrying that poor cats lifeless body asking each neighbor if they owned a white cat until she finally found the owner!!!!!!!

    I've never seen my mother cry the way she did that night. And for years she called herself the cat killer!

    What a horrible thing to put another person through, just because you want your animal to be 'free'.
     
  19. ABMMCM

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    As an animal owner - I am a strong believer that if you own an animal, you should keep it on your own property if not properly contained by you otherwise.

    Be responsible - not only for your neighbors but for your pet. Something horrible could happen to it. :shakehead:

    I'm glad you found your cat, I haven't seen it in a few days.
     
  20. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    everything i would have said has already been covered by other responsible pet owners, except that it's ludicrous for anyone to expect the neighborhood to recognize their roaming cat as "the one thart doesn't bite".
     

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