Collars on cats

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 9, 2009 6:41pm CST
I have 6 cats they are all ages.None of my cats wear collars as in the past someone had tightened one of my cats collars soo tight that if i had not seen it,it would have died.Well the other night i was in the kitchen and my cat came in with a purple collar on,i knew it was not a collar i had put on it so i asked my husband,he said no he had not put a collar on him.I took the collar off straight away,i think someone is trying to claim him.He is a bit chubby so he do not look like a stray as well as he has been castrated.
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• United States
10 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs we never put collars on our cats either because there are many things they could get stuck on and cats tend to freak out and hurt themselves when this happens. thats scary that someone tried to strangle your poor kitty with its own collar. i would hunt them down and kill them but thats just because im loony. but i have also had that people trying and it looks like succeeding in stealing my moms jack russel. she was so energetic she could not be kept in the yard and would run off for the day often but would come home always unless someone picked her up and called us as she had a collar with an id tag and rabies tag she also has a micro chip so a shelter would know who she belonged to. well one july she didn't come back and no one called. we didn't see her for a few months and then she suddenly appeared with a different collar and no tags we tried to keep her at home but she was sad about being kept on a leash when she was outside and escaped again so this went back and forth for a wile she always came home with a different collar and they usually had wear on them like these people are tying her up too but we cant find them because theres a large area she could be in and we have tried posters with no luck my mom really misses her little dog and those people taking her and trying to keep her make me so mad .
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@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Nov 09
I think that if people want a cat or a dog that bad they should go out and find or buy their own as this is not fair on the animal or the owner.I do hate people like this.
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• United States
10 Nov 09
but now on another note... my one dog got away one night and didn't come home... she's been gone for well, 8+ months now. She had a collar, etc... and we don't know if a bear got her or if someone took her in. In that case - I hope someone took her in... And also - we had a little dog running around our area and kept harassing my 2 dogs. The one stretch he stayed in my yard for FOUR DAYS! So one of my tenants took him in. We figured he'd get loose again so we wrote on his collar something along the lines of "is your dog liscenced?" Well he did run away and came back with a different collar... but an old grungy looking collar. I checked the newspaper everyday and no one was looking for him in there anyway. He's too healthy to have been a stray very long... but if we hadn't taken him in, this poor boy could still be running the neighborhood - and we lie in the mountains... bear, bob cats, coyotes, mountain lions... he'd have been screwed. You just really never know when an animal that hangs out too long is a stray or not... and as far as the fat cat that came back with a purple collar... some people can't or don't want to take care of their pets anymore and just kick them outside or drop them off somewhere bc they're too embarassed tot ake them to the spca or whatever... so you really just never know. Some animals DO need loving homes that are roaming the neighborhood...
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@BarBaraPrz (21015)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov 09
Was it a flea collar, perhaps?
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• China
10 Nov 09
Maybe yes
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Nov 09
Well, one good thing- a male that has been fix usually is easier to manage and keep at home. If you had a collar or one of those imbedded micro chips at least you would have something that showed he was yours if the need arose. Hope you don't have any problems. We had a lady in our neighborhood that tried to adopt our blue seal cat and she said we were starving him and mistreating him. He was a male cat and so he was out alot and thin. Some people need to pay attention and perhaps go the Animal Shelter and get themselves a cat or dog.
• China
10 Nov 09
you have 6 cats,superior! in my family,there are three cats ,a mother, and its daughter and son .very lovely two little cats are alawys having fun and looting food,then mother cat will hit them,lol. mother cat has collar ,but little cats no
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@GardenGerty (104004)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Mine do not wear them, but I have known of cats getting choked by them. They also do not like them. They have worn flea collars, but now we treat fleas other ways.
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I don't like putting collars on my pets most especially cats. But there is one exception. I have this fat stray cat that I was able to pick at the parking area of the mall. I have asked the guard and the management if I could take home the cat. They just told me that whenever someone claims her I should surrender her back and asked that I leave my contact details. So I took the cat home. I was scared the cat might run away again so I put a collar on her. I made sure that it is not tight so as it may choke her.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Oliver and Pong - you can just see the bell under his chin
I do think you have a cat shopping dinner in the neighborhood. Now, I have 2 cats in collars. Both are to help us tell them apart from the other cats with a similar coloring. Ping has a blue collar. Tuti has a pink one that says "Fat Cat" on it. Ping has had this collar for many years, (only been replaced once). It so we can more easily tell him from his brother, Pong, and Taj. Tuti is one of our 5 (at the moment) black cats, and we'd rather put the collar on Scamp or Nef, but neither of them allow a collar to remain on any longer than it takes to slip it off. When Oliver was a kitten he was such a terrorist we collared and belled him until he finally got rid of it, by then, he was old enough not to be such a PITA to the older cats.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs my goodness that would take a lot of nerve on the part of the collar puter oner.but some people will do anything to get what they want. But to put a purple collar on,that would really stand out and I do hope someone is not stalking your kitty cat.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
10 Nov 09
WOW jugs..That does sound like someone wants to claim your cat. I would get the word out that this is your cat and he has a home with you. I agree with the fact that you shouldn't put collars on cats. I have seen several cats in the past get tangled and end up hurting themselves. I hope you can find where that collar came from.
• United States
12 Nov 09
i'd consider getting him microchipped if you continue to let him out. a friend of mine got a cat stolen like this-by an old lady who was told directly by him it was owned,and she continued to bring her in.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
11 Nov 09
although my cat is indoors, he still wears a cat collar. and i also put a little metal heart tag with his name and phone number on it, just in case he gets out by accident because he is sneaky. the collar fits him ok, not tight and not loose. just shop around and find the right collar that doesnt strangle your cats, and put some kind of tag on each one, with their names, phone number, and address so that other people know that your cats belong to someone. and just in case something happens to the cats or if they get lost, they know who to contact and where to take them to.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I only have one cat, and i do not put a collar on him. It does look like some one else is wanting to take care of your cat. He must be visiting some one else when he is out side.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Do you have any idea who this could be? I would be checking with neighbors. The fact that the collar is purple makes me think it may be a young girl or woman.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 09
I used to have colors on my Cats to until one of them got himself stuck on a Bush with it, lucky enough it was in our Garden so after that I would not put Colors on them any more either as it is very dangerous Like with my all the Dogs I have had and little Gissi now, the only time he gets his Color on is when we go out for a walk he never has it on the House
@mjhicks (319)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Put a paper collar on him for the next week or so. Write a message on the collar that he is not a stray and to not put a collar on him etc. A paper collar will not pose a safety risk if he gets it caught on something it will easily tear off... hopefully the person who put the purple collar on him will get the message.
@Louc74 (620)
10 Nov 09
Hi Jugs. This happened to me. I don't use collars any more, as the cat I had now nearly strangled as a kitten, so no more! But my first cat had collars, and I had two which had the inscribed medallions, with her name and my details on them, they went missing, and I thought she had gotten fly at getting them off. Then another one I bought, with a little pellet that you opened, with my details inside on a little piece of paper, went missing as well. Then she vanished. She NEVER stayed out overnight, and I thought she had been run over, printed off flyers and put them up everywhere, saying how missed she was, etc. Nobody responded, soI thought she had been killed. Then about 6 weeks later, I spotted her at the side of the road. I got out of the car, but she had waltzed off, and I saw her going in this cat flap of this house, which was just along the road from mine! So I knocked on the door, and ended up having a confrontation with this hideous woman, who just said "well, she's mine now". She must have seen the flyers, but I think she must have been the one who was removing Peppers collars as well. But they're "free roaming" animals, and when I went to the police, they said they could do nothing. I don't know how anyone could do something like that!
@doormouse (4619)
10 Nov 09
i've got 4 cats,the only one that had a collar was mr doodles,coz he was going missing for days on end,so i got a collar and disc with his name and number on it,so if he went missing again then people would know he was ours not a stray
@carmelbg (521)
10 Nov 09
I usually put collars on mycats, mostly because using flea collars is easier than wrestling with em to apply flea treatments. However I have not put one on my most recent kitten Mika. We tried a collar on him a couple of weeks ago and we took it off after one day. He was climbing up a tree and got himself caught on a branch. He got himself caught on a barb wire fence and stopped breathing! He then managed to work the collar loose a little and then got his lower jaw caught in it! That was all in one day, so we will not be using collars on this cat!
• United States
10 Nov 09
One of my cats does not wear a collar the other 2 do. Did you figure out where the collar came from? Is he an outdoor cat?
• India
10 Nov 09
either someone is trying to steal your cat or someone is trying to harm or cause it pain.there are some disgusting dirty people who likes to hurt these innocent animals..in my neighborhood i saw a cat whose neck was half chopped off my someone..i also saw another cat whose tail was cut off..there are people who enjoys torturing innocent creatures and god punish them all cos they really are saddists