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Don't know what to do with my cat :( hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
25th Apr '13

I can't find a new home for her. And she can't stay here. She attacks my daughter but I don't blame her, I would attack someone too if they screamed in my face and pulled my tail and ears lol.
She's a nice loving cat, not annoying. I rang the SPCA and they said they keep cats for 2 weeks and if they're not rehomed they get put down. I don't want her put down, she's friendly and would be great for a childless family. But it's cruel for both her and my daughter to keep her here.
I've tried seperating them from each other, but my daughter just hasn't learnt to stay away from the cat.



Feeling shitty that I feel my only option is to have a perfectly healthy cat put to sleep. :cry:

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
25th Apr '13

Can you advertise her in local newspapers and on community notice boards?

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
25th Apr '13

How old is your daughter? It took my 3.5 year old up until about 2 1/2 to be consistently gentle with our cat. Now they are really good together. Also, do you mean scratch when you say attack? Maybe you could just get it declawed?

Mooches 16 kids; Japan 1855 posts
25th Apr '13

Craigslist?

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" How old is your daughter? It took my 3.5 year old up until about 2 1/2 to be consistently gentle with ... [snip!] ... cat. Now they are really good together. Also, do you mean scratch when you say attack? Maybe you could just get it declawed?"</blockquote>




Sorry to butt in, declawing is considered animal cruelty and is Illegal in Australia and New Zealand.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mamakye_:</b>" Can you advertise her in local newspapers and on community notice boards?"</blockquote>




I've done ALL that. In the paper, online, on fb groups. Asked friends and family. I don't know why know one wants her lol, it's a cat. Not a puppy. A grown 3 year old cat. She's fixed, had her shots, completely outside trained, Just needs to be fed morning and night and that's it. She's not a cat that craves attention either.. No one would even know she was there.

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting hobbit*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mamakye_:</b>" Can you advertise her in local newspapers and ... [snip!] ... to be fed morning and night and that's it. She's not a cat that craves attention either.. No one would even know she was there."</blockquote>




Poor kitty :(
It's sad that no one will rehome her. I hope you find a suitable option soon

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Mamakye_:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" How old is your daughter? It took ... [snip!] ... Sorry to butt in, declawing is considered animal cruelty and is Illegal in Australia and New Zealand."


Oh, I had no idea! I wouldn't have suggested it if I knew. I was assuming it was the same as here. It's actually kinda the opposite here, people are surprised our cat is not declawed when we have a child because of the fear of kids eyes getting scratched

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5649 posts
25th Apr '13

I would keep trying craigslist. Also petfinder.com I used that to rehome my dogs a few years ago

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" How old is your daughter? It took my 3.5 year old up until about 2 1/2 to be consistently gentle with ... [snip!] ... cat. Now they are really good together. Also, do you mean scratch when you say attack? Maybe you could just get it declawed?"</blockquote>




We don't declaw in nz it's not allowed.
Yea scratch, but she goes for her face. She has 2 full claw marks down each cheek.
And I don't blame my cat, I really don't. She's just protecting herself. And I thought my daughter would know my now, just almost 2.5years, and the cat was already here when she was born so she's been around the cat her whole life.

Mooches 16 kids; Japan 1855 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mamakye_:</b>" Can you advertise her in local newspapers and ... [snip!] ... to be fed morning and night and that's it. She's not a cat that craves attention either.. No one would even know she was there."



Maybe people just dont like cats.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
25th Apr '13

Awe.. I hope you find a nice home for her soon. :(

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" Oh, I had no idea! I wouldn't have suggested it if I knew. I was assuming it was the same as here. It's ... [snip!] ... here, people are surprised our cat is not declawed when we have a child because of the fear of kids eyes getting scratched"</blockquote>



No big deal! ❤
I actually had no idea that people declawed cats until I regularly read this site. At first I was horrified by the idea. I guess it's just societal conditioning?

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mamakye_:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" Oh, I had no idea! I wouldn't ... [snip!] ... declawed cats until I regularly read this site. At first I was horrified by the idea. I guess it's just societal conditioning?"</blockquote>




Lol me too.. We don't dock (doct? I don't know the word lol) dogs tails here either. Like on Rottweilers..

~*~*~*~ 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
25th Apr '13

Have you tried claw caps for cats? I've heard they work very well and plan on buying some myself soon.