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Would you give your cat up because of this...?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RoseForTheDead, Jul 13, 2009.


  1. I was on my local re-homing website, and I saw a gorgeous little cat - who's owner had given her to them because she was... killing birds... Er yes, she's a cat? It's natural? Surely they should have known this is what cats do before they got her? :confused: :(
     
  2. scosha37

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    PPft!..:mad: If we all had that aditude all the cats in the world would be inshelters!!!!..thats crazy.:eek:ut:

    God you should see what my cat leaves me at the door in the morning...:rolleyes: But that cats for you...:rolleyes:

    Hope she finds a better understanding home....:blushing:
     
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    Unbelievable! Why do people get animals when they are that stupid? :eek:
     
  4. vickie1985

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    what an idiot! thats all i have to say.
     
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    Some people amaze me :eek:ut: xxx
     
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    Makes me sick!:mad: poor little cat:(
     
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    Morning Vikki hope you are ok :)xx
     
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    Both my cats kill birds & although I dont like it & will rescue the birds in theres a chance theyre not badly hurt, I'd not give my cats up for it, it's a natural cat behaviour!

    They bring back loads of mice on a daily basis every night Im picking up dead mice which they leave in the garden, & binning them.

    They've brought birds, rats, mice, voles & even a mole home but it's just a cat thing, have loads of bells on their collars in an effort to stop them catching things but they still manage to hunt!

    Sounds more like an excuse to get shot of the cat to me!
     
  9. Missymoo

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    Stupid woman!!
     
  10. MADCAT

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    I am good thanks, hope you are :) felt rough saturday and i spent yesterday at west midlands safari park, lovely day out xxx
     
  11. I know, poor little thing. Atleast like someone said, she has the chance of a new home now where the people understand her.

    My neighbour has 2 cats, and they have often brought birds to our back door, and I've seen them chase mice in the garden... it's what cats do!
     
  12. westie~ma

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    No I wouldn't. Frankly, some people need a good shake. I suspect its just an excuse.

    My grand old lady was 14 years old when she passed away, for the last 5 years of her life I was allergic to her, big lumps would come up on the inside of my arms if I smoothed her .... so I would wear a long sleeved top or I would wash my hands and arms after handling her.

    I still miss her terribly, although I think Monty is happier now that she isn't here ;)

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    charlie9009 PetForums Senior

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    I think that has to be the worst excuse for rehoming a cat I have ever heard!! :mad: Stupid people
     
  14. munchbunch

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    Stupid people. :rolleyes: The good thing is that hopefully Kitty will get a good loving new home with somebody that actually knows something about cats!! :)
     
  15. bird

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    I would like to say I'm shocked but sadly I'm not. Nextdoors cat quite often catches birds, hence the blooming bell on its collar which is working he's not caught quite so many since that went on :D
     
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    Some people do not need an excuse, they are just born cruel :cursing:
     
  17. Cavalierlover123

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    OMG what a stupid person!! what do they think cats do??:mad:
     
  18. sequeena

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    Woops, I'd better get rid of Sky because she digs holes :rolleyes:
     
  19. SeaThreePeeO

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    OMG is that is a valid reason for rehoming a cat then Thomas would have gone years ago.

    I love birds, they are my favourite animal and I will admit that I do not like it when Thomas decides to hunt and even eat them in front of me, but he's a cat. I would no more rehome him for a natural behaviour then I would for Shen's poo eating obsession
     
  20. owieprone

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    lmao whoever came up with that excuse is blatantly not endowed with the old grey matter.

    we've had to put 2 bells on each of our cats so that they rub together when the cats move to give the birds at least some chance!

    the cats have done their job by getting rid of a mouse colony in the street but the birds need abit more of a fighting chance.. however this didn't stop one thrush being too stupid to escape properly and got stuck under our fence and died.. i only noticed it once it was dead, completely inact so much have died of dehydration or fright.
     
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