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Old September 25th, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Question Cat Housing okay?

Okay, so here's the deal.
I really want to get a cat, but someone in my house is allergic. So I had and idea. I would build a small building in my backyard, about 10x10x8 ft, and keep the cat in there. It would be heated and air conditioned, and would have a litter box, food, scratching post, etc. in it. He would be let out on a leash frequently so he could get some exercise. Also, the cat would only be alone for about 6 hours on weekdays, and during that time he would probably either sleep or amuse himself.

I think this is a good idea, but I wasn't sure. I need some feedback.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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How about rescuing a couple of cats so there is a companion, and there are so many cats in shelters? Then you could always add on a fully enclosed chain link run for the cats with stuff to climb on outside! Put windows and or skylights in the house. Cats love sunrays.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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I have 2 main concerns about your idea.
1 is make sure that it really won't bring any problems in the future with the allergic people complaining, etc that might leave the cat again homeless and even more confused than before. You really have to make sure it'll be OK for the kitty.
My second concern is you know the saying "Out of sight out of mind" You REALLY have to make sure to spend some time with the cat/s (even if you get a companion) make sure to give some play time and human company and love daily.

An idea based on Marty's post above: Get a cat (or a couple) out of death row (depends if where you live if you have kill pounds)
You could use this opportunity to save a cat from a very dramatic situation.
I wish with all I have that no place with have kill shelters at all. I don't think that's the way to go at all.
But anyway back on track those are my about your idea.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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I don't have the resources for two cats, but I will spend lots of time with the one. And I will not be "walking it on a leash". I will be putting it on a long leash so it freely walk around.
More tips are welcome.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Oh, and the allergic person won't get tired of the cat or anything.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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I have 2 main concerns about your idea.
1 is make sure that it really won't bring any problems in the future with the allergic people complaining, etc that might leave the cat again homeless and even more confused than before. You really have to make sure it'll be OK for the kitty.
My second concern is you know the saying "Out of sight out of mind" You REALLY have to make sure to spend some time with the cat/s (even if you get a companion) make sure to give some play time and human company and love daily.

An idea based on Marty's post above: Get a cat (or a couple) out of death row (depends if where you live if you have kill pounds)
You could use this opportunity to save a cat from a very dramatic situation.
I wish with all I have that no place with have kill shelters at all. I don't think that's the way to go at all.
But anyway back on track those are my about your idea.
The cat(s) will be leaving cat hairs on the OP clothes and they'll going back into the house and if the allergic person has a really bad allergy to cats this idea is not going to work at all. I really feel the OP should forget about getting a cat after reading what you said about "Out of sight out of mind" . The cat(s) would not be a part of the whole family routines and could every easily be forgotten about during the morning rush . I will have to give this idea a thumb down. The cat(s) has nothing to gain out this setup.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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The cat will not be forgotten, believe me! And the owner will have a special sweater and pants cover they wear that will go straight into the wash.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Hi catcrazy37 !

One quick point for you: Cats should NOT be placed on leashes - cats are very different from dogs - leaving a cat on a leash can result in fatal injuries and/or death.

Please don't even consider it.

The only time a cat should be on a leash is when the guardian is with the cat.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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I personally feel that this is not fair for the cat. Walking it on a leash it not the same as being able to run around and cats really do not like being on a leash . I would not leave two cats together if they have no way of getting away from one another. They could get onto a fight and badly hurt one another.
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