Abandoned Cats...




These poor cats were abandoned and (against the advice of some) I gave them food. They were starving and ate that food so fast! Now the orange one found a small gap under my enclosed front porch and stays there at night. I don't know where the black one goes. I can't let them in my house - I have a dachshund and two house cats already. But it's getting cold out and I'm afraid they'll freeze. On the bright side though, they both look a bit healthier than they did when I first started feeding them two weeks ago. I just have to figure out something for the cold winter months ahead.

9 comments:

Diane on December 3, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

Are they friendly enough to bring to a shelter? I am such a cat lover, this makes me sad. We fortunately do rarely see abandoned cats around here.

bermudaonion on December 3, 2009 at 10:58 AM said...

Maybe they could become bookstore cats!

Missy on December 3, 2009 at 11:56 AM said...

Bermudaonion has a great idea! I love going into bookstores and seeing cats....cats and bookstores go together! :)

Tina on December 3, 2009 at 3:02 PM said...

Donna!! UGH!!! I hate it when people abandon pets - I have NO IDEA how they can live with themselves!

I like the bookstore/cat idea. I had a cat at my store and people loved it.

Cindy on December 3, 2009 at 3:02 PM said...

Donna do you think P would like them be bookstore cats?

Does this mean I will have to check your bags on Sunday when you get in the car? LOL

Staci on December 3, 2009 at 3:54 PM said...

That would be cool if they lived in the bookstore but it's sad that someone would do that!!

Luanne on December 3, 2009 at 7:38 PM said...

ARgh! This makes me so mad. We have had - yes get this - a bag of cats dropped off in the ditch outside our house. I managed to save all but one and we have a fantastic 'no kill' shelter in our area...

Hagelrat on December 7, 2009 at 7:53 AM said...

If they are abandoned rather than strays they will have a rougher time over winter. somewhere not too big, dark, enclosed and with a blanket in the bottom out of the wind would really help them, a wood box with a hole for getting in is ideal. Feeding them will go a long way to getting them through though. My other advice because my mum always feeds strays, is if you can, catch them, get them spayed/neutered and then re release them before the cold weather hits properly. If they end up with kittens during the cold weather you may well lose them.
If the bookstore will take them in I think that will be a great move.

Literary Feline on December 8, 2009 at 11:52 PM said...

Those poor cats! I am glad they have you to feed them. I really like Hagelrat's advice of making them a temporary shelter to get out of the wind. If you can catch them and get them neutered/spayed even better.

We don't have many stray cats where we live because of all the dogs in the neighborhood, including a few strays.

 

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