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Was I wrong to do this???

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Lady G, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Lady G

    Lady G It's a mafia thing, nothing personl

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    So, I'm kinda feeling bad and not sure I did the right thing. My neighbor had 2 kittens, they didn't take care of them, just left them outside and didn't put food out for them, so they were always hanging out at my doors and running in my house all the time. When I said something to him the response I got was "they are farm cats, they will find food". Now of course I felt bad for them and left my garage door slightly open and put food/water out there for them..which in turn made them run in my house even more (they found were my cats food was rather quickly) and would run to it as soon as you would open the door. Then, I ended up having a flea problem, it took me over 200 bucks to get rid of he fleas completely in my house (of course if he doesn't want to feed his cats he's not going to get flea prevention for them either) I did break down and buy some crap from Wal-Mart...I can barely afford the stuff from the vet for my own animals let alone my neighbors, but of course it did nothing and with them running in every time I opened the door I kept finding more fleas!!! Then the horrible thing happened...when I was leaving one day I ran one over!!! He didn't die but was VERY hurt, I went to my neighbor and offered to take him to the Vet to be looked at and see if there was anything that could be done or if it would be better to "put him down"...he told me (again) "oh, their just farm cats we will keep a eye on him and if he doesn't seem to be getting better in about a week, I have a shot gun and the shells are much cheaper then a vet bill" Well, the cat was suffering (I put him in my garage in a box with blankets, food and water) he didn't even want to take the cat in his garage or anything!! Well, the next morning....I couldn't take the guilt so I put both the cats in my cat carrier and took them to our local no kill shelter. I knew at least they would get the care they needed, and hopefully find good homes. Now, this was about 2 months ago....the other day I saw my neighbor and he asked me if I've seen the cats....I just said no.
     
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    johnlarson66 These Pandas Rock

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    You did the right thing.
     
  3. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    thats was mean!!!! ugh!


























































    JK yes you did the right thing! poor cats were suffering and found someone they loved, atleast at the shelter they would get the right home :) :)
     
  4. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    where in WI are you? i am by eau claire and there are people like that around here.
     
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    I agree you did the right thing. I do know people with a small farm and they have cats, however
    they take care of them. I get it maybe he wants them to be mousers or whatever but at least
    take care of them medically.
     
  6. Lady G

    Lady G It's a mafia thing, nothing personl

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    I just wasn't sure if I should of told him what I did or not...but I figured if he didn't care enough to check on them for TWO months, he didn't deserve to know what I did.

    They did both make it, I went back in the shelter a couple weeks after I took them in and asked about them, one had been adopted already, the other was still in vet care...so he did make it :D

    LB, I am out in the boonies between Reedsburg, Baraboo.

    I know bgourami.....living out in the country, yes there are many "farm cats" but you need to feed them still IMO and take care of them, when he said he was just going to shoot it I just couldn't believe it!!!
     
  7. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    ah down by ripon kinda then, eh? grew up for about a year in ripon, loved going to fond du lac toys R us as a kid LMAO. and yeah you did do the right thing, he could have called the cops if you would have told and said you *took* his cats without permission.. so great thing you didnt tell.
     
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    I think you did the right thing. We had 3 mousers. One for each of the kids to care for. They spent days outside, and only came in the house when the weather was bad. We live less than a half mile from a huge state forest, and the mouse problem can get really bad here in the woods. When they were young we "homed" them for a few months so they would always stay close by. We had a female german sheperd that truly guarded them like her little flock. They all coexisted perfectly. The last one will soon be 13 years old and spends most of his time sleeping in his favorite spots now. For me, the moral of the story is that it's fine to keep an animal for an intended purpose. But that animal has to be treated with respect and cared for into its' old age.
     
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    Our cats do not go outside due to the coyote problem, not to mention the skunks and raccoons that have been known to be rabid. I certainly cannot afford a vet bill and had the animals long before I became disabled. It does not stop me from getting them their needed care. If you have an animals you are obliged to care for it. Saying I can't afford it is no excuse regardless that "the shells are cheaper than a vet bill". People like him should not be allowed to have any animals! Too bad there are too many people like him and too few like you.
     
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    You did the right thing, but if it were me, I'd be worried about whatever other animals they have.
     
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    You did the right thing.
     
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    Sounds good to me...some of those gun shells should be used on the neighbor...
     
  13. Lady G

    Lady G It's a mafia thing, nothing personl

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    I agree there really isn't anything wrong with having "outside" animals, but you should definately take care of them and provide them with food, water and some sort of shelter not leave them to completely fend for themselves. There are plenty of stray cats around and I feel bad for them also (actually one of my cats was a stray that I started feeding because I felt so bad for her and she ended up coming in and adopted us, but when you "take in" animals you need to care for them.

    We have ALL of them here also, recently there have been mountain lion (cougar) sightings, there have been eight different videos captured on the trail camera's (they don't know if it is the same one or several different ones).

    They no longer have any (that I know of) at the moment. Since I have lived here (about 2yrs), they had a Australian Shepard that was hit by a car (the poor thing was left outside all the time also) never fenced in or trained to stay in the yard, after that they got a red healer...was ran over by a tractor, 3 baby ducks that they did at least build a cage for with a kiddie swim pool, unfortunately the coyotes (or something) figured out how to open it and killed them (there was only one found) that time they tried to blame my girls saying they had to of came over there and opened the gate (they were at their grandmas that day..so they could not of), and a baby raccoon that they put in a pet carrier and then never feed and it starved.

    That's kinda what I thought!
     
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    Ptrick125 Learning a lot everyday

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    Sad story but I bet those cat are at some old ladies house all spoiled now, you did the right thing.


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    You know some people just amaze me. Not to even care that they ate or need to be tended to.
    Glad to hear one got a home already, and the other little one is on his way to getting healed:)
    I feel when you do something like this eventually the good will come back to you, it might not
    be next week or next month, but one day a good turn will come your way. Don't ever doubt that
    you did the right thing.
     
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    Lab_Rat Merry Christmas!

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    Those people sound like they shouldn't be allowed to have animals.
     
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    Lady G It's a mafia thing, nothing personl

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    Thanks :)
    I just felt kinda bad because I lied to him (I HATE lying) but then I think, they are soooo much better off and most likely without medical help the boy would not of made it...plus it wasn't a FULL lie, he just asked if I had seen them....and well, I haven't ;)

    I know Labby...they really do not need them! I just don't understand the purpose of getting a animal if you have no intention to do anything with it, it's pretty much pointless.
     
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    If your neighbor is that insensitive or cruel, I don't think you are obligated to answer him with anything more than a mumble and an exaggerated shrug of your shoulders. He might just assume you know nothing. I would hate to call someone like that a neighbor. There shouldn't be any doubt in your mind what-so-ever that you did the right thing for those kittens.
     
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    Lady G It's a mafia thing, nothing personl

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    Thank you Excuz!
     
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    I would have taken them to the shelter as well; however, when he asked me I would have told him what I had done....of course that would then start a war with the neighbors AND some people have told me I don't know when to shut my mouth ;) Don't feel bad you did the right thing by the cats.
     

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