Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 18th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Diamondsmum Diamondsmum is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,816
Stray kitty help

Hey Guys,

I had to take Diamond out at 3:30am sat morning.. & when I opened the door a large black kitty came running in. Diamond followed it to the food.

& it hissed & spat etc etc. This Cat has been hanging around for a whiile now.

Does NOT get along with Sid or Dusty. He (he hasnt been neutered)

Comes in at every chance he gets & unfortunately I cant keep him. (Sid & him had a bad fight in Aug & Sid hurt his leg.

I think he is a dump & run:sad:.

If you go near him you will end up scratched or bitten.

& he looks alot like The Cat "Blackie" we kinda have Could be his Daddy?

Need some advice on what to do with Winter coming Id hate to see him outside in the cold. :sad:
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old October 18th, 2008, 10:49 AM
ownedbycats's Avatar
ownedbycats ownedbycats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 854
If you can't keep him, and you can find a no-kill rescue in your area that is willing to take him, maybe you can live trap him? My neighbour rents a live trap from the humane society when we have strays dumped, and catches them in it so they can be fixed. If you need a temporary shelter for him outside (and are willing to put up with him hannging around in your yard) getting one of those cheap styrofoam containers, cutting a hole in the side, and turning it upside down makes a temporary, warm shelter. He might take time to decide something new is safe, or, being a cat, not use it at all.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 18th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
DM , someone posted about a homemade shelter you could do yourself , I have to find the thread again because I wanted to build one too , there's a stray here too , again. :sad:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 18th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Found it !

http://www.urbancatleague.org/SheltersMike.html
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 18th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Diamondsmum Diamondsmum is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,816
Ill havta try the homemade shelter, As we have 2 (somewhat 3) strays 'Blackie" is allowed inside. & I had him neutered.

This one + a another 1 whom I cant get close to at all very feral.

I might try the live trap but I am sure I will catch my kittys or other wildlife

I just feel so bad he was starving when he came in & on his way out grabbed a mouthful of Diamonds kibble that had spilled on floor.:sad:
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 18th, 2008, 01:48 PM
14+kitties's Avatar
14+kitties 14+kitties is offline
150% PRO S/N
Starcastle Champion, V:force Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Parachute Panic Champion, Mission To Mars Champion, Disc Dash Champion, Crazy Closet Champion, Railway Line Champion, Penguin Pass Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MYOB
Posts: 15,408
Any winter shelter is better than no shelter at all. I would put the home made shelter(s) in an area that is also blocked from the wind and not likely to have snow pile up near it. Or in it!
This is the site I like. It shows how to make the shelters with styrofoam. You can still use straw for the walls in between the sides of the bin and the styrofoam.

http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/info/wintershelter.htm

The heat reflecting blankets are the big thing around here. You can get them at the Dollar store for, you guessed it, a buck!

I am planning on making some for the garage for the ferals who sleep in there during the winter.
__________________
Assumptions do nothing but make an ass out of u and me.

We can stick our heads in the sand for only so long before it starts choking us. Face it folks. The pet population is bad ALL OVER THE WORLD!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 18th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Diamondsmum Diamondsmum is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,816
ohhhhh Perfect I have many survival blankets & Styrofoam left over from a fish hut that is now dismantled. that is what they used to insulate it.

I also have a perfect spot that is sheltered for them & out of Sid/dusty & Diamonds prying eyes.

tx guys
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 18th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Chris21711 Chris21711 is offline
-
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Queensville, Ontario
Posts: 8,992
You could try getting in touch with this group DM they are based in Cannington.

http://www.streetcats.ca/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.