Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

a question on feeding stray cats

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:28 PM
Original message
a question on feeding stray cats
Ok, so I went to my campus police station to get a key because I had locked mine in my room. On the front porch of the station were two cats which i guess have been hanging out there for a while. After I got the key, the cats followed me back to my apartment, I didn't let them 'cause I didn't want two wild cats loose in the apartment. When I got back outside they were gone. I told the campus police this, and they gave me two cans of cat food. They had been feeding them, but recentlt told they were not allowed too.

OK, here's the question, if I find the cats again, should I feed them?? sure the answer may be obvious, but I don't stay on campus over holiday breaks. I don't want them to get used to just me and then have no where to go when I'm gone. If I take them inside, again, I have the same problem of me leaving plus my parents would HATE IT if I brought the two cats home.

WHAT DO I DO?????
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:32 PM
Response to Original message
1. rescue the babies
so they do not become feral. take them to animal shelter
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:39 PM
Response to Original message
2. PM me. The campus guards are obviously attached
and I doubt they are ferals. Campuses ALWAYS have strays - students abandon them when they move.... lots of reasons.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:46 PM
Response to Original message
3. Every critter deserves a meal...feed them when you are there
and when you are not, they will find other food..If you can catch them,maybe you can find homes for them.. Call around before you catch them :)..Maybe there's a no-kill shelter nearby..or call a few vets and see if they have any clients who do cat rescue.. Most vets have at least a few clients who do that.. :)

If it's cold near you, buy some canned mackeral (cheap and it has a lot of fish oil).. It helps them "beef up" for a harsh winter..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 PM
Response to Original message
4. Feral cats don't follow people home or want to come inside.
You indicate they would have come in buy you wouldn't let them.
Please call a rescue group and get these kitties somewhere inside before winter. If either cat is female, she is probably pregnant - more reason to do a rescue number on them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:09 PM
Response to Original message
5. save their lives. end their loneliness. take them to someone who
can love them. it will do you a world of good, honey.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flying_monkeys Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:17 PM
Response to Original message
6. You feed them... It is cold out there (m)
And then you try to find them homes or get them placed in a no-kill shelter...

Don't leave them to starve.... Make some phone calls and help them!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:20 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. that's what I'm going to do
gonna have the food in my backpack and gonna try and find them tomorrow. i found a SPCA shelter nearby that, if i can get the cats into a large box i have, i'm gonna take them to.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Oct 26th 2014, 04:32 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC