Stray cats outside!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
July 9, 2012 7:42pm CST
The last few months there are 2 or 3 cats running around outside. Now one is fixed but noone is claiming it. The other is a tomcat, that has taken up home bside out house. We have a total of 9 cats in our house. So to a cat outside our house is a gold mind, and Im sure they smell the scent of cats. One or both of these cats are spraying outside our house, and it stinks. I had hung one of the cats bed outside to air out, and their covers brought them in all I could smell was pee. The tomcat both his ears are damaged, and he is fighting the neighbours cats (they let them outside). The other is very friendly and will let you pet him. Once you feed them they dont leave (we should know this by now as most of our cats are strays). My younger brother goes and takes my expensive $50.00 a bag cat food and gives it to these cats. So now they are trying to get in the house. I had opened my window before going to work for Marco and they tried scratching it open. My brother goes why cant we have them. Clearly, he doesnt pay for the cat he already has. I told him to phone the shelter, as we already have 9 (I have 3, my mom has 4, my brother supposeable has 1 yet my mom pays for it, and my sister has 1 yet me and my mom pay for it). He tried bringing them inside, and I told him over my dead body, Patches and Stripes are babies if one of those cats hurts them he will be dead. The tomcat tried fighting my moms one cat through a glass window.
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7 responses
@succeednow (1638)
• Singapore
10 Jul 12
Hi 911Ricki, Wow that's certainly a lot of cats running around. I wonder how does one live with so many cats in the house! Must be pretty challenging and must have cost you a fair bit to feed them. Guess there are no rats and mice in your area with so many cats around. By the way can't you report to the authorities/government to take care of the strays?
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
10 Jul 12
In fact the very same idea i got on reading the topic. yes. there may not by any rats near their house. one good thing is that. There must be rules for managing pet cats by owners - it may differ from country to country.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
12 Jul 12
As far as the spraying thing goes, it would be my guess that it is the tom that is spraying outside the house. Now when it comes to keeping them, that is something that is really hard to do because you know that you are not able to afford having another cat, but there is also always that part of you that doesn't like the thought of what could happen to them if they end up at the shelter. For me, I think that I would be the one that would call the humane society because of financial issues.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Jul 12
boy so many cats, there is a bylaw here in Montreal where you cannot have more than two cats or dogs per household.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
10 Jul 12
I hope you can find a shelter for them that won't put them down, are they ferals that you can't pick them up, etc.? I think after your brother fed them they will stay forever now. I will pray for them and hope they get some kind of home for them to stay in. I'm a huge animal lover too and if I drove I would easily volunteer at a pet shelter.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
10 Jul 12
There are many cats in my school zone in Busan, Korea...but no one catches them at all, they just live in there and find food in some restaurants inside school and sleep somewhere i don't know. Sometime students feed them milk. No one of them slim at all.. I can meet cats anywhere when i go to class and sometime i can touch to them because they don't scare people at all, they like to play with us. All of them look cute and clean. I always wait to noon to see them lying on grass to take sunbath in winter time...
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Jul 12
That's really sad! Your brother shouldn't have fed them because now they know food is there at your place. To take it away is mean! Not saying you are but the mere idea of giving and then taking away is mean. What needs to happen is, those cats need to be taken in to the vet to be fixed so that no more breeding will happen thus no more unwanted babies. My husband and I have 12 cats and most of them are strays and we've had them all vetted, meaning, they've all been fixed and all of their shots. We put frontline on them every month as well as feeding them. We made a vow that if any cat comes into our yard and sticks around, off to the vet they go to be fixed! After they come home, it's up to them if they want to stay or not. I can't take them to the shelter because they'll most likely be put down. My way of thinking is this, they're here for a reason and so I think they should be able to live out their lives BUT they have to be fixed so no more breeding will happen. Also, if you fix those cats, the fighting will taper off. The Tom cat is fighting for his 'territory' and won't have one anymore once he's fixed.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
10 Jul 12
Ricki I can understand your feelings. If one cannot feed his pets then it is better not to maintain one, is it not? It is a delicate situation. Your managing so many pets -- hats off to you and your family members for feeding them all. In the present economy feeding one's own children is causing difficulties -- managing so many pet good. If the costly feed is given to other cats all of them belong to your family only--that way you may have to satisfy yourself.