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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.
     
  2. johnlarson66

    johnlarson66 These Pandas Rock

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  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.
     
  5. bgourami320

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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.
     
  8. Bushkill

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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.
     
  9. excuzzzeme

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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.
     
  10. The Zigman

    The Zigman Here fishy fishy fishy!!!
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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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