My cats are multiplying

@classy56 (2883)
United States
January 10, 2007 3:03am CST
i recently moved,an i already had one cat.but when i moved there was one little black an white cat sitting out side on my porch an i felt sorry for it an started feeding it everyday.but i notice everyday another cat would show up an the next day another cat so now i have a total of 4 cats sitting outside my door an i dont know how many is out there now as of this morning, how im i going to be able to get rid of all these cats i dont want to call the animal control but this is getting like the movie {cats}they are all over my car sitting an scraching my car up. now my hubby is getting mad because i started feeding the one cat.now with all these cats just showing up, can anyone tell me how to get rid of them without calling the animal control.the cats are full grown cats no one will take them
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34 responses
• United States
10 Jan 07
Look for no-kill shelters in your area.Also call your vet and see what they recommend. Most vets will be able to direct you to the proper places to call so these cats will have a chance at a loving and caring home. Just because the cats are full grown doesn't mean someone won't adopt them. Many people would like an older cat that is past the kitten stage of playing. Make sure that none of these cats belong to a neighbor before taking any action just in case they might already have owners.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i have never heard of a no-kill shelter,only one of these cats has a collar on so it may belong to someone.but it wont let me get close enough to read it.your right about people wanting older cats i see what you mean,ill call the vet today an see what they say, thanks
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@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
10 Jan 07
some of these cats im sure have owners just because they dont have collars doesnt mean they are not owned although my cat does have a collar i considered taking it off so she doesnt get stuck on something and i allow my cay out once a day for a short time so please be sure the cats are truely stray before doing anything if you feel you must i see cats all the time and they dont come to my door except for my cat so stop feeding them put some chimes out or something to keep them from your property
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have only live here for a short time,an i dont have many neighbors.an my home is in a wooded area an there is a abandon motorhome not far from me an i can see they are staying under it so that why i say they are strays an i ask a neighbor it he wanted a cat an he said no they already had cats.thanks
@irishr (8)
• United States
10 Jan 07
do a search on the net for animal rescue groups in your state, YOU will get a list of quite a few of them, depending on where you live. You might have to trap them and bring them in though. You will be doing the animals a big favor. The average life span of a street cat is only 3 yeras.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
great ideal ill do that also after i call the vet an see what they say.i didnt know cats only live 3 years on the streets,thank for the info.
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• India
10 Jan 07
Stop feeding them that's the best solutions specially non-veg. don't prepare any non-veg dish.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i only feed one of them,i dont feed all of them,i feed the one cat catfood only,thanks
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@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Maybe you should not feed them for them to look for other house but that is so rude. Or ask your neighbor who wants some cat and then give it to them.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i would ask the neighbors,but im new to my neighborhood an i dont have many neighbors i only have one that is close to me an they already have 2 cats an 3 dogs.so i dont think they would want any more strays
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@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
10 Jan 07
if you know someone with a well behaved dog you can borrow will keep cats away save calling the spca for awhile. a week should do it then take it back to owner...
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
great i deal,but i dont know of anyone has has dog,except my brother an his dog is smaller than the cats,so dont think that would work.thanks
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@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
hahaha deal with it sister hehheheehe i feel sorry for u but really try not feeding them for days hopefuly theyll go away cursing u hehehee lol!
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i am dealing with it,im trying to find them a home an hopeing other cats dont show up
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i am dealing with it,im trying to find them a home an hopeing other cats dont show up
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Why don't you try taking some of them to a no kill shelter? That is if they let you close enough to them and they don't have any id tags. In the meantime, you'd probably be best not to feed them anymore.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
these cats are going to be hard to catch,an finding a shelter close to me is also going to be hard.i didnt see any id tags on any of them but one of them has a collar on with a bell.an i think it is someone pet.thanks
• United States
11 Jan 07
well u might want to stop feeding the other cats that are not urs. i think that would help a lot because when u stop feeding them, its like they talk to each other saying that this person isnt giving any more food out so lets go somewhere else and get some food. that just might work. give it a try.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i dont feed the other cats thats why i dont understand why they are staying here thanks
@shyludev (65)
• India
11 Jan 07
just dont feed them and slowly they'll start moving...if not controlled u can call animal control...
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
thanks
• Sri Lanka
11 Jan 07
You don’t have to get rid of them. They are wonderful animals to keep away tiny insects and pests. Also you don’t have to be behind them like when you rear a dog. Cats are independent and will find their way even if you don’t feed them. My suggestion to you is to get them sterilized first. Then the multiplication will not go beyond them. Reserve a place to keep their food so that they will not be behind you asking for it. If they scratch on something they should not, hit them softly with a small stick. They will understand your expression. Keep some planks or wood for them to scratch on. They also deserve a piece of America, don’t they? At least you know they will repay your kindness and will not go and bomb the pentagon after being well fed.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i would love to keep them but i cant an i cant afford to pay a vet bill for all these cats,it cost $40 a cat to get neutur an i have 4 cats that an that dont count their shots the need.an yes they are independent,but i want to find a good home for these cats.its cold outside an they need heat an good food.thanks
@not4me (1713)
• United States
11 Jan 07
This might sound crazy, but when I lived in Japan they would pour bleach around the area stray cats hung out at. It would actually keep them away. Maybe you can dump a bunch out there and see if it works.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have never heard of this,but im willing to give it a try,thanks
@angnima (772)
• Nepal
11 Jan 07
It's a good sign for you. Cats are damn crazy for you. Let it happen for a long time. Do not call the animal control . What should you do now? You should start cat selling business. Cats are products and you are businessman.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have to agree cats do like me for some reason,but going into the cat buzz is not for me.i dont want to make money with them.i just want to find them a home,thanks
@avs189 (1030)
• India
10 Jan 07
Get rid of them urself !!!!............ sorry cant help u in this problem ..
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
nice response thanks
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Oh dear you have a problem and will have to get rid of these cats maybe if you stop feeding them then they will go away, it would be horrible if you had to call the animal control but try this idea and if you cannot get them to go away then maybe you will have no other option but I do understand that in the beginning you felt sorry for the first one and so would I.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
im not feeding them,i only feed the little black an white one,an there is no food out there,maybe my yard is full of mole or something an they are eating them,i dont know,but im not calling the animal control,unless the get very aggessive.thanks
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• United States
10 Jan 07
well i really enjoyu having cats because i love cats too but there are times whern you just have to let them go and find another home for them better them have ahome than being astray so i would find someone who wants them and give them away and tell them that you want to see them everyonce in while
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• Philippines
10 Jan 07
in our country, we eat cats! eats very delicious. try it. you can cook one cat everyday, try to barbeque the cat. If they see one of their cat pals are being cook, all of them will go away.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
no way! are you serious about this? im not eating to cat that sounds gross i wouldnt eat it if its the last thing on earth.do you really barbeque a cat?ill find my cats a home
• Romania
11 Jan 07
Cool, I really love cats, especialy when are young. I recently have 2 cats.
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@NeishaB (41)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Im not sure what to tell you. Im having the same problem. Not feed the cats doesn't always work. We tried to stop feeding them but then they started killing squirels and draging them to the porch. The best thing you can do is call a no kill shelter.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
10 Jan 07
It would be very very hard to find a no kill shelter that would take feral cats. If they're adults, they probably have no pet potential at this point. I know someone who does feral cat rescue and they feed the colonies, do TNR (trap neuter and release), so the colonies don't grow. If they happen upon a colony where kittens are involved, they'll capture the kittens at a young age so that they can be adopted out and not have to live a life on the streets. She's taken some adult cats into her home, but overall it has not worked out well unless she takes them in young.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
well i call the shelter an they arent taken any cats in because of a virus going around that is killing cats,so im still trying to find them a home but these cats looks old
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
10 Jan 07
See if there is any kind of trap, neuter, and release program near you. While it won't stop them from needing food, it will at least ensure that they won't actually multiply. We used to have a cat lady where I lived before, and it was like the movie. Her husband paid one of the neighbor kids to shoot the cats though. It was pretty sad. Where I live now, there are no outdoor cats. This is because we have coyotes. And so, there are no cats. Not that that's a good way for the cats to go, but I never understood why cat owners got to be the most irresponsible. If a dog owner left their pet outside in the streets running around, animal control would pick it up. So why do cat owners get to leave their pets outside to harm the environment?
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Jan 07
these are what you call selfish people who dont want to care care of there pets.no way would i shoot these cats or let anyone else to that to themi dont mind outdoor cats but i dont want a whole bunch of them an that is what is happening,i started with one now i got 4 an i think i seen a kitten earlier but im not sure could have been a rabbit.animal control would pick up these cats if i were to call them.but im not going to.they would put them to sleep an i dont want that,thanks
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I agree that people should not have dumped their cats. And it's nice of you to take responsibility for their pets when they did not. I do animal rescue and it sickens me how many people don't even take responsibility for their own pets. When someone brings me pets they found, I am more sympathetic because the pet wasn't their responsibility to begin with. People should do more research before getting pets!
@kittykatzz (1133)
• United States
10 Jan 07
oh my!... i no its probably not that funny but i started laughing when i read the title.. i have a similar type of problem..but it doesnt stop at cats.. i actually have a hubby who cant leave ANY animals that look hungry!... he feeds random animals and others peoples pets too! DAILY!!.. so no surprise that when theres a stray about, he finds his way to us!.. kinda like a kitty kat code!.lol.. as for advice (seeing as how i only actually have 1 CAT) i would look into a pet adoptionclinic, what ive done with 4 cats in the past (that i honestly did want to keep and care for.. but 5 cats! yikes!) is speak with someone there about your situation.. the place i brought the ones we had did not euthanise any animals so there was a waiting list.. weve actually worked something out with them that put us on a sort of waiting list.. (they took 2 immediately) but from now on any that we find we can bring right down in exchange for being a "safe house" resource for abandoned "tame" animals for some that need a sort of foster care until theres room.. theyve only asked us once.. and it was only for a little less than a month.. what it is, is that with their limited space because they have an animal until adopted, sometimes there ARE waiting lists to bring in an animal.. and then there are some who just cant wait and need medical attention.. when that happens and they are "too full" we offer to kinda "pet sit" a healthy animal while they are overstocked so to speak..(weve asked to do this primarily for only cats and they were too happy to agree since that is their most common "roomer" ..we also try to do our part to let people know where they are and if anyone ever is looking for a pet we send them in that direction!.. i hope you can find someone near you! its horrible what some people do to animals..you are a good soul for wanting to help them!... i understand not wanting to let them starve or worse!.. oh, and i'd tell my husband something to to the effect of.. "please bear with me for a little while!" "i cant bear to let harm come to them" and also never hurts to add in "there not really hurting anyone, and i dont really ask for that much!" -worked on me!
• United States
10 Jan 07
good luck to you! i hope you find someplace! for the sake of those kitties.. AND your hubby!