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Old 07-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #31
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I would take her to the shelter and tell them you found her and are unable to care for her. They will make sure she gets a checkup, etc.

No they will not. Animal shelters do not offer veterinary care for animals. They'll keep the cat for a few days and if no one claims it, they'll euthanize it. If they think it is sick, they'll euthanize it as soon as you walk out the door. Animal shelter is a misnomer and they are NOT your pet's best friend!
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #32
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Animal rescue or welfare groups usually have arrangements with local vets for treatment. They might be able to help you. Also, if you do turn the cat over to a group or shelter, please be sure they are a no-kill organization.
NO KILL is also a misnomer. They will keep the animal in the No Kill shelter for a certain period of time, but after that, if no one claims the animal, they will make room by moving the animals that have been there longest to another shelter where the animal will be euthanized.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #33
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The cat sleeps on a random pillow too.. he sleeps a lot! I can't get any action pictures unless ya know, you want to see him in the litter box.. that's about all the action he does
Cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Most of mine do, and one of them snores! In fact, she is sleeping behind me right now, and has already cut up about two cords of wood.

If you want action, get yourself a laser pointer. I have never met a cat that can resist it. Even my usually sedentary Himilayan will chase that little red dot across the floor, down the hallway and 5 feet up the wall!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #34
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Cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Most of mine do, and one of them snores! In fact, she is sleeping behind me right now, and has already cut up about two cords of wood.

If you want action, get yourself a laser pointer. I have never met a cat that can resist it. Even my usually sedentary Himilayan will chase that little red dot across the floor, down the hallway and 5 feet up the wall!
My cat follows the dot with his head for a little while, and will sometimes chase it once, but then he just glares at me. And he has a good glare!

This is what he likes to chase:

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #35
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My cat follows the dot with his head for a little while, and will sometimes chase it once, but then he just glares at me. And he has a good glare!

This is what he likes to chase:

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He does have a good glare.

Mine tires quickly of the laser pointer. He's a hunter too, but only mice.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #36
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He does have a good glare.

Mine tires quickly of the laser pointer. He's a hunter too, but only mice.
Golly catches anything that moves. He's hardcore lol. I've only ever seen him with one squirrel tho. They must be hard to get.
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Golly catches anything that moves. He's hardcore lol. I've only ever seen him with one squirrel tho. They must be hard to get.
I have watched while a couple of cats teased a cat. They are hard to catch.

Mine is an indoor cat. Who knows what he would catch if he went outdoors.
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No they will not. Animal shelters do not offer veterinary care for animals. They'll keep the cat for a few days and if no one claims it, they'll euthanize it. If they think it is sick, they'll euthanize it as soon as you walk out the door. Animal shelter is a misnomer and they are NOT your pet's best friend!

In your experience.
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I have watched while a couple of cats teased a cat. They are hard to catch.

Mine is an indoor cat. Who knows what he would catch if he went outdoors.
I meant squirrels tease a cat.
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No they will not. Animal shelters do not offer veterinary care for animals. They'll keep the cat for a few days and if no one claims it, they'll euthanize it. If they think it is sick, they'll euthanize it as soon as you walk out the door. Animal shelter is a misnomer and they are NOT your pet's best friend!
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In your experience.
It varies greatly, depending on where you live. But, it's a good "heads up".

In my area, there are some privately owned shelters that will help with veterinary care, or keep the animals and pay for the vet.
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