Andre is in trouble again

United States
October 12, 2008 12:13pm CST
Now he has gone and done it and he is going to have to go to a new home. He bit the neighbor of the man who first started complaining about him. I don't know if he had anything to do with it or not but I am tired of it. It is not our freakin cat but every body seems to think it is so I am going to find him a new home or take him to the shelter. I am tired of all this. I do something to help the neighborhood out and it is now backfiring. All I did was get him fixed and get his shots so that he wouldn't be making babies all the time. He was dumped here a year before we ever moved back in our house. He was running this neighborhood long before we moved back here. I just don't need this right now. I wish we had never done anything for the "neighborhood" cat. We spent all that money on him and then the other neighbor took him in for over half a year and we never saw him again till recently and now we are stuck with this.
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
12 Oct 08
I hope you manage to sort out the cat problem. It's disheartening that after you take care of a stray cat you get all these sorts of problem. But I admire you for your care and genorisity shown towards this animal.
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• United States
12 Oct 08
We'll be lucky if we don't get freakin' sued over this. I hate neighbors. I would live out in the boondocks away from friggin' people.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Oh no, poor sweet! Now Andre is getting worse! Oh, I know how nice you have been about taking care of him and now this! I don't think that Andre can be tamed so unfortunately I think he is going to end up in the shelter and that will be the end for him! No one will be able to or want to adopt him because he is not able to be housebroken! He is a definite street cat and he bites! I'm afraid that in this case you have done all that you can and you have no choice but to let the pound pick him up and do what they need to do. You can't do any more than you already have. He just can't go around terrorizing the neighboorhood forever. If he is now biting people someone is going to call the pound on him anyway so you may as well let them. It's sad, but what else can you do, you tried and did the best you could.
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• United States
13 Oct 08
Well this is the first time he has ever bitten anyone he is usually very loving. He doesn't terrorize the neighborhood he just owns it lol. he is a good cat and uses a litterbox. I can't have indoor cats because of the dogs (andre beats up the little dog and the big dog is too rough) plus I don't like to have cats in my house. I have put andre on freecycle in hopes of finding him a good home.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Oh, I thought he was a bad boy! I do hope you find him a good home! I thought he was a typical Tom! He isn't! I'm sorry! I would take him if I could! But, he probably would beat up Star & Luna! Although I think Luna has a bit of "crazy" in him too! He sure is a hisser! Unless, he's part snake, I just don't know!lol
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• United States
13 Oct 08
Naw he is a good boy for the most part and he is neutered also. But he was 2 when he was neutered so he still has some issues lol.
• Canada
12 Oct 08
I suppose that no good deed goes unpunished!! That's the problem with people. You try and do something nice for them, and they get all pi$$y about it; like my DAD, the other day, who complained about a Thank You card, because he didn't like the enveloipe, and how Hubby and I had our returned address label.
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@GardenGerty (88975)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Oct 08
I know how you feel, and it will be a relief for you to find him a new home. We adopted a stray that was horribly battered. We had him fixed, got his shots, and had his various wounds fixed. Within a month he disappeared.
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• United States
15 Oct 08
I did not keep up with Andre before so I am in the dark. I guess Andrea is a cat? I do not understand why a cat would or how he would bite the neighbor? Did he chase him down, what did the neighbor do something to provoke him?
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• United States
15 Oct 08
I think it is a bunch of bunk. She claims she was petting him and he grabbed her and bit her. There are two tiny marks on her arm (I would consider it love bites). She is throwing the whole thing out of proportion. And on top of it all she tells our vet that she has been taking care of the cat......her neighbors are the ones who had physical custody (in a way of speaking) of Andre for atleast 8 months not her. So I don't know if they are working with the neighbor to get rid of Andre and get him out of the neighborhood or what it is just maddening. Andre is in quarentine (house arrest in a cage away from our other animals) till the 28th!
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• United States
18 Oct 08
What horrible neighbors you have. just keep up with your ceramics and piss on them.
• United States
16 Oct 08
do not take this cat to a shelter. he belongs where he is. he has a right to be where he is. and if you spent money on him, he is your cat. have a heart. he was upset about something thats why he acted like he did. please don't abandon him. maybbe you could give him to another family but don't take him to a shelter where he will be killed.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
Our vet is trying to help locate a new home for him. For now he is under house arrest and issolation till the 28th because of the quarentine placed on him because of the bite.
@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
13 Oct 08
Why are you stuck with this? If that neighbor took that cat in and had him as long as you said. Than the cat is their problem. Not yours. I also wonder how the man got bit by the cat.
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• United States
13 Oct 08
He did not get bit his neighbor did. According to the neighbor she was petting him and he bit her. She is freaking out over a tiny little bite because she has never been bitten by an animal before. It has become my problem because the neighborhood thinks that since we had him neutered he is ours. I told them he wasn't ours but that doesn't seem to matter.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
13 Oct 08
It sounds like your neighbors have too much time on their hands! If the bite didn't penetrate the skin, it is classified as a "love bite", which happens when a cat gets over amourous and will grab the other cat or person between their teeth and hold them. It is startling if you haven't experienced it before. Let me guess, it sounds like you have a neighbor hood of people with the average mental age of 90! Please don't feel bad that you spent the money on him when you returned. Think of it if you hadn't, your neighborhood could be over run with kittens!!! If you haven't had "possession" of the cat for a half a year, then he isn't and never has been your cat. You might do like my Mom did about a mama cat that was dumped where we live. We captured the cat and kittens and took them all in to get fixed. We brought them back because we live in the country and need the protection from mice, rats and ground squirrels. Well the neighbor pitched a fit about them and made our life miserable. One day he asked to come up and talk to my Mom. I said yes, and as I explained to my Mom that the battles are best won on the home battlefield. Well he came up and stated to my Mom his purpose was to talk to her about the cats. Mom responded that she wished to talk about them too. Then she started in. It was "Those are not my F'n cats, they never have been my F'n cats, they never will be my F'n cats, you can't even touch those F'n cats. I don't care what you do with those F'n cats, you can drown them, shoot them, poison them, or even grab them by the tail and twirl them over your head and sing yippie yi o ki yea, but they are not my F'n cats!!!" The man fled and the subject of the cats never came up again. Yes, my Mom at age 66 used the whole "F" word! I had to leave the room because I was laughing so hard!!!! Try to find Andre a new home in the country. That should satisfy the idiots that have nothing more on their minds but their hair. I am sure that if it came up in court, there wouldn't be any problem since you really don't own the cat and only took care of the medical because your skin flint neighbors couldn't be bothered. I really don't think there will be a problem with a law suit as it would cost more to the person who got bit than it would be worth.
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