I got my cat back!

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
March 22, 2008 9:02pm CST
I worked my time and Mitten served her time and we both came home today! It wasn't HARD work, but it wasn't fun taking the time out of my week and the gas to go down there to get her. She's home and back in the yard! I'm so happy! My finger is still sore in places but its also recovering. One of the people that worked at the shelter said that just about the time they got someone trained they left, that's why they liked repeat offenders. Well, we aren't going to be repeating this I can tell you! So, any of you have to work to get your animal out of the shelter like I did?
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@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Yay!!!! I thought about you today even though i dont no you LOL Im so glad you got Mitten back!!! I have never had to work at the shelter honestly I have never been it the situation where someone came and took my pets and im glad
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Yeah, we've been missing our greeter kitty. She's a sweet girl, even if she doesn't let us pet her. She may be a feral, but as I once said about another cat, paraphrasing it now, "She's MY feral."
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I bet she is !!! i bet she is happy to be at home maybe she wont bit you again :)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I don't need to take her to the vet for another year I can't say I have a close relationship with Mitten since she's a semi-feral, but she's my cat and I've had her so many years.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
I am glad your cat is home but I don't understand your question about how to get them out of shelter was she in one and how did you get her out
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Long time no see Rose. Yeah, they took her to the shelter because she bit me. I worked 11 hours to earn her out of the shelter.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
well I am so glad that you got her back then, good for you.
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Oh yeah. About 10 years ago, my Leo cat ran out the door and didn't return home. I searched for him every day by riding my bike around the local streets to see if I could find him and called his name. This went on for two weeks until someone told me to check the humane society, which I did. I didn't see Leo until I happened to walk in a side room and saw him in one of the cages. Leo recognized the sound of my voice and stuck his paw through the cage doors. Turns out that the cops picked him up and bought him there. Of course, I had to pay over 200 dollars for Leo's room and board, but was glad that I got him back.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I'm glad to hear you got your Leo back. I took The Doctor to the vet once and when I went to get him I could hear him complaining in the back. I said - "Listen." I then made my distictive call for him that went "Doc-a-tor" and suddenly from the back came The Doctor's return call. The staff was glad that noisy boy was leaving.
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@Darkwing (21588)
23 Mar 08
Oh, Elic, that is good news! I'm so happy for you. I'll bet Mitten is happy to be home too. She probably missed you a lot. I'm glad your finger is getting better too... the soreness will soon go, and all will be fine and dandy again. Brightest Blessings and well done!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Thanks Darkwing, yeah, we're bith very happy to have her home.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
23 Mar 08
I am glad to hear you got mitten back! Your finger will soon be better too. I have never had to do anything like that to get my animal out of the shelter. I had a persian cat once that used to think he was an ordinary cat, he would jump out of bedroom windows to get outside, one time he got out he was run over and someone took him to the vets. He was in turn handed to the RSPCA, we managed to track him down and they did return him to us but we had to have regular visits off them for about 6 months after because they thought we were not taking care of him. They would not have it that he was not like ordinary persians and that he hated being stuck in the house, but eventually on a visit he showed his escape tactics and they realised that it was not us that was making him go out after all!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Booboo, Ping and Gabby all do escape breaks, but Ping and Boo are not too hard to catch. Gabby runs and hides under one of the sheds so we can't get her. At least she will come back inside when she gets hungry!
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@gberlin (3836)
23 Mar 08
Hey, glad you got Mitten back. I have never had to serve time to get my pets back but I did some time at the senior center when I was unemployed. I had to do the time in order to get my welfare check. I was on welfare for 8 months. Not a good thing.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Texas has no welfare for people that don't have kids, and mostly for women without men paying support. They call it Aid to Famaily with Dependent Children (AFDC).
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Im so glad to hear you got Mitten back and just in time for Easter.LOL It sounds like she is happy to be home. Now she has to be a good girl!LOL
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
No, I have to be a good girl and not grab her tail again!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Hi Doll I'm happy for you It's good that you got Mitten back. I've done some work at a cat neuter program but just to vollenteer. xoxoxoxoxoxxoxo
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I was worried, because Mitten is 14 yrs old. But she's fine. The animal control officer was kind of pleasently surprised that she was fixed because she was so wild. He asked if she had ever had kittens, I said, no, I had her spayed before that, how do you think she got to the ripe old age of 14 as a semi-feral?
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• Singapore
23 Mar 08
very happy with you, pet is good friend to our, hope the cat never lost again !!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Mitten wasn't lost, she was picked up because she bit me. I had to work to get her out of the shelter, and she's happily back in her yard!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Hi Elic...glad to hear Mittens is back with you now...I was thinking about you all day as I remembered you had told me that you were getting her today. How is she doing, is she traumatized from being cooped up in a cage? Even pets that aren't semi-feral aren't exactly thrilled with being caged up
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I let her out in the yard. She dashed out and started checking out her space, she seemed happy to be home. She fussed at the office when they transfered her from their carrier to mine and then all the way home. I think we're both happy to have her home.
• United States
23 Mar 08
I wished I could answer this but I can't because where we live we can't have pets. and when we did have pets we didn't have the problem you have went through. glad things went good for you
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I am so happy for you. I am glad that your finger is healing also. I have never had to work at a shelter before but if my dog was ever there, I would definitely do it, to get him out of there.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I think any responsible pet owner would if the option was available. I still have some pain, as I said, but I can tell it is healing.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Yes. I am glad that your finger is healing though. I hope your cat will get used to being back home also. Sometimes it calms them down for a bit also.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Oh, I had the bit coming. I think she's just glad to be home and back in her yard!
• United States
24 Mar 08
Glad to hear your cat is back No we have never had to g0 and get one of ours
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Back with the old dog I had get her out of the pound once, but it wasn't the same situation. I'm glad she's home.
• United States
25 Mar 08
glad for ya I know ya feel a lot better now
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@beaniecat (329)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I missed the first post that explained why you had to get your cat out of the shelter and why you had to work there. Regardless, I'm glad you got her back.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 Mar 08
http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1437309.aspx is one of the posts reguarding this whole thread. Yeah, I'm glad she's home at last!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 08
Lol no certainly not I just go and rescue them from the Shelter all my Dogs have been Dogs from a Rescue Shelter including little Gissi here If not a Shelter then from a bad Home I am glad that you have got your Cat back though
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Oh, all my animals are rescues of one form or another. While I've had Solo almost since he was born, his mom had to have a c-section the day after I picked her up, so I consider him a rescue - and my "grandson."
• Canada
24 Mar 08
I've never had anything quite that serious happen, but one day my cat did scrach the Fed Ex lady, and I had to fill out some papers and make sure she had her shots etc. but I didn't hae to go through anything too major. He got to stay at home with me.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Mar 08
None of my cats would scratch or bite anyone that didn't get in their faces or try to grab them. And if I think they will scratch I warn people off from them, I do have a few that might, but the chances someone could get that close to them is slim.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Animal Shelter - where I volunteered was a no kill shelter
No I have never worked in an animal shelter but I did volunteer my time a number of times in Texas and Arkansas and really enjoyed doing it. These two places were non kill shelters so I could handle that but I couldn't work at one that kills. It would tear me apart to come home knowing an animal was killed. I'd end up taking it home with me and then I'd have another and another and end up in one heck of a pickle. I'd save them all if I could and had the means to. I really would because I love all animals. I'm sooooo glad you got your cat back!! Awesome!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
The shelter was a kill shelter, but I concentrated on getting my cat back so she wouldn't be another statistic at the shelter.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Glad to hear you got Mitten back, Elic. My animals have never been picked up b4 so never had to do 'hard time' at a shelter to get them out. I do it just because the animals need someone to take care of them. I volunteer at the local shelter whenever I have a few hours to spare. One of the reasons why I'm not online as much as I used to be. It's hard working at the shelter cause I'm slways seeing animals that I want to bring home but can't.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I might spend time there if it wasn't so far away and I didn't need the rest I've been missing out on this last week, I've just been wiped out.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Yaaaayyyyyy! I'm glad you got your baby home finally! What a relief. I'll bet Mitten is happy to be able to rest in familiar surroundings again. One time my dog ended up being taken by animal control because she liked to take her morning run up and down the road. It took a couple of days for my dad to get her back. But do you think it changed her ways? Nooooooo! They finally got to the point that they would just bring her home to us when they found her. LOL
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Mitten was happy to back in her yard. she's lived outside for most of her 14 years. Even lived down a few houses for a couple of years. I told the man down there that she was my cat and if he stopped feeding his cat outside she'd come home, and she did a few years later.
@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I had never heard of working at an animal shelter to get your pet out. Was it working with her in training or something? Whatever it was I'm so glad you got Mitten back. Mitten doesn't know how lucky she is!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I was doing tasks that helped out the shelter. I was only allowed to see Mitten once while she was in quarentine. She glared at us. But obviously she is healthy.