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Thread: A Cat Seems to Have Come with Our New House!!

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    I have two foster kittens that have been here for quite a bit longer than I had expected them to be. Other foster carers seem to rehome theirs within 1-2 weeks, we've had ours for 2 months (seems a lot longer though!) and they are changing from kittens into cats before our eyes so to speak. And of course we are very attached to them by now - and so is the dog - and I have been thinking that maybe it was meant to be, even though I did not want a cat forever either.

    But after sleeping on it, I thought: if we find a good home for them they will be happy there too and then we can take some time to decide on whether or not we really want a cat forever. I'll miss them when (if!) they go, but I've had 3 cats at separate times in my life, they were all quite different, but they were all wonderful pets in their own way. So if we adopt these ones out and decide later we do want a cat/s, I'm sure we'll find a couple of kittens that we will get just as attached to.

    I suppose I'm telling the story to let you know how I have been dealing with the "maybe it was meant to be" argument in my decision on whether or not to keep these homeless cats.

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    Lala

    Have you got a box or a crate you could fit him in?

    I don't believe the RSCPA would only treat the cat if they can find the owner. It's amazing how stories over the phone will change when presented with a bit of a reality check. I had one conversation with a vet receptionist that went like - "what shall I do with this rabbit I found - anyone local lost one?" and them saying "you can't bring it here" and me saying "If I can't find the owner, I guess I put it in the sulo bin and fill it up with water", and them saying "you can bring it here". Ie fast change of tune there.

    It did end up in the sulo bin as a container/cage but a triplet (rabbit's owner) went in with it, not water.

    I did let the vet receptionist know I'd found the owners.

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    Oh sorry, I hadnt actually rang the SPCA. I rang a vet clinic and also the university vet clinic who both said we could surrender him but that he would only get very basic care if an owner didnt turn up. I took 'basic care' to mean the stuff that I will do anyway.

    I will be taking him to the vet when he is around and getting him checked coz we need to scan him anyways.

    I just feel awful if I take him to the SPCA or something like that. He is quite happy doing what he is doing and I dont want him to go in a wee cage until he is adopted, or god forbid, not adopted ya know.

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    Cat went to SPCA this evening and he is chipped.

    They thought he looked like a Norwegian Forest Cat so were quite confident his owners would turn up.

    We have noted our interest if they dont.

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    The microchip's cat's address didn't happen to match your new home address? Did RSPCA check that?

    Tah for the update.

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    OH did ask but she said she hadnt investigated the chip yet, just scanned it.

    SShe has given us his ref number so we can call and check in the next couple of days.

    I think I will ask that though

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    checked in with spca todAY

    mobile number on the microchip has been disconnected. suburb noted was toowong, we live in kenmore so about 6 ks away.

    they are currently trying to track the owner

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    Maybe a norwegian forest cat breeder would recognise the cat, there cannot be that many of them (cats or breeders). Cat is a long way from home, must have gotten a bad fright or something.

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    I dont think he is a norwegian forest cat going on pics I checked on the internet...

    Just a really ood looking moggy with long hair.

    I could be wrong though of course.

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    Well I found out today that the cats owners never turned up but the good looking friendly puss has been adopted to a new home.

    I found this out because I was ringing the SPCA about another stray who has rocked up to our house and wont leave. A bloody dog this time.

    Why do they keep coming here?! Why not the neighbours?!

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