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Neuter my neighbor's cat
I mean, let the vet do it...
spaceylacie




msg:326463
 2:53 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

There's a problem with stray cats in my neighborbood, so I'm thinking about scooping up my neighbor's cat and toting him with me to the vet when I spay my female cat(an appt. later this week). Maybe I'll get a 2 for 1 discount at the spay/neuter clinic.

Do you think my neighbor will mind if I take their cat in to be neutered? The neighborhood contains many houses so hunting down the actual owners would be difficult. I have asked around but my closest neighbors don't know where the cat lives(it wears a collar). I can hear his midnight escapades when I step out for a smoke break some evenings. I'd prefer to stop hearing this.
;-)

 

grandpa




msg:326464
 2:58 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Do you think my neighbor will mind if I take their cat in to be neutered?
Notwithstanding that they seem to be irresponsible pet owners, most likely they will be livid.

What I've done in the past was to take the animal for a long ride. I didn't want it hanging around, the owner didn't seem to want to be responsible, so let it play in someone else's backyard.

trunk




msg:326465
 3:03 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

thats a tough question? But I think you should get him snipped. The cat will live longer and you don't need any more kittens wandering around there.. Also If you do get him neutered the cat certainly won't come back near your house again. he'll be scared crazy of you.. so its a win win situation.

jsinger




msg:326466
 3:06 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

We took in a stray a few years ago and had it neutered at considerable cost to us. Later the cat's real owner came knocking on our door. Turned out the cat was a pedigree. We gave kitty back and never mentioned that its breeding value had sunk to nothing.

trunk




msg:326467
 3:07 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

What I've done in the past was to take the animal for a long ride. I didn't want it hanging around, the owner didn't seem to want to be responsible, so let it play in someone else's backyard

I certainly don't condone that.. thats messed up.. thats some little kids pet.. your traumatizing a little person for life

spaceylacie




msg:326468
 3:41 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Probably, my neighbor won't find out that I was the one who had his cat neutered. I might go ahead and do it.

Stefan




msg:326469
 3:52 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah, man, do it. It might not even have an owner.

It's pricey though. You could have a go at doing it yourself. Just make sure you sterilize the tools first, and wear thick gloves.

pmac




msg:326470
 4:32 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>>>Do you think my neighbor will mind if I take their cat in to be neutered?

Yeah, you can pretty much be assured that they will mind. In fact, they may want to do some neutering of their own if they find out who is responsible.

lawman




msg:326471
 4:34 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Did you pick spaceylacie as a nickname or did it pick you? :)

grandpa




msg:326472
 6:24 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

thats some little kids pet
Then it was another little kids pet.

your traumatizing a little person for life
And I made another happy joyous and free, who will evolve and solve all of mankinds problems.

It all balances out.

Most communities have ASPCA sponsored spay/neuter events. You'll save some bucks (no pun intended), and what you do spend will go to good use.

jecasc




msg:326473
 11:06 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you want to save some money you could do it like shephards in the australian outback. Just bite it off and spit it out.

Personally I would not take my neighbours cat to neutering without their approval. Could get you into trouble.

vincevincevince




msg:326474
 11:26 am on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I really cannot stand cats (or dogs for that matter - although that's rarer here) which are allowed to leave their owner's property unaccompanied so I understand your situation entirely. Quite why any cat owner thinks that their cat has the right to go into my garden is altogether beyond me. Every cat which enters the front garden should count its blessings that the road is just in front and it wouldn't be legal to shoot in that direction.

The best way to solve the problem is not by having the cat splayed, it's by making the owner more responsible. Pick up the cat when it's either on the road or in your gardn and take it to the animal shelter / pound / etc. If it does have loving owners then they will phone around, find it, and collect it. Repeat until owners keep the cat indoors or in a properly fenced garden.

PS if nobody cares about the cat they won't phone the local animal shelter and you've saved the cat a life of misery.

Sweezely




msg:326475
 12:47 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

spaceylacie, if your neighbour parked their car on your drive, would you take it to a mechanic to have its fuel line cut?

If they were playing with a ball and it came over the fence and landed in your garden, would you cut it up with scissors?

If your neighbour's son got lost and was wandering about in front of your house, would you take him to hospital to have him castrated?

If you answer yes to those, then yes, you should have your neighbour's cat neutered.

limbo




msg:326476
 1:46 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have visions of Vincevincevince splaying cats out on his lawn with lengths of rope and some pegs.

webjefe




msg:326477
 3:24 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

There's a problem with stray smokers in my neighborbood. They stand outside businesses blocking the only entrance with clouds of smoke. While waiting for the bus I have to stand several feet away or risk arriving at my destination smelling like an ashtray. What can I do?

When I let my precious kitty out at night, the neighbor's smoke causes my cat to cry. I'd prefer to stop hearing this. ;-)

vincevincevince




msg:326478
 4:09 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

There's a problem with stray smokers in my neighborbood.

Take that up with the business owners. They are often very receptive to ways in which they can seem more customer-friendly. Odds are it will come up in the next meeting that staff are not to smoke around the doorway but must walk further from the business.

Sarah Atkinson




msg:326479
 6:22 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

we had a cat that the owner didn't take very good care of. I talk to some neighbors and 3 of us were ocasionaly feeding it. I baught it a flee colar and gave it deworming meds. I also saved it's kittens from a floor(the cat came to my door crying to get me)

I like having neughor hood cats. I would like to see several cats adopted by our neighbor hood where we all pitch in for their care. This past year some of my fellow neighbors have puched to cut down on the stray cats in the area and the field mice invading my home has quadrupled.

iamlost




msg:326480
 7:45 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I do not know the regulations in your area but here strays (dogs and cats) can simply be dropped off at the SPCA and are not allowed to leave without being neutered (unless proof is provided by owner that the animal is a commercial breeder in which case a 'stray pet' warning/fine is levied by bylaw officer). Also local dogs/cats are required to be licenced which helps control the owners.

OTOH livestock have certain rights and can on occasion be a royal PITA. My neighbours goats for instance...

malachite




msg:326481
 9:15 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you do decide to take this little guy to be neutered, make sure you continue to act responsibly towards him by providing him with a quiet spot at your place for a couple of days where he can get over the op and the shock.

Would you like to be kidnapped, knocked out, and dumped back on the street woozy and confused with a big ache where your nuts used to be? ;)

Leosghost




msg:326482
 11:35 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sarah ..can you explain how you can save a cats kittens from a floor?!

and dont bogart the joint pass it on
..iamlost is next in line ( on your left is traditional )
..and then he can tell me about his neighbors goats ..mmmmmm

one can never have too many goats ..maybe not enough charcoal ..but never too many goats ..

I have a lot of room, under this bridge ..
_ " _
vvvv

Leosghost




msg:326483
 11:55 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

OTOH livestock have certain rights and can on occasion be a royal PITA. My neighbours goats for instance..

what you and consenting ( I hope ;) goats ) get upto in the privacy of your own yard is a matter for yourself and the goats ..however for the "frictional problems" dear Abby recomends KY jelly ..so I am given to beleive ..you will I trust spare us the pictures ..

grandpa has had enough excitement for one month already ..

Leosghost




msg:326484
 12:41 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you want to save some money you could do it like shephards in the australian outback. Just bite it off and spit it out.

Is that why Australian shepherds can sing those high notes so easy?

Any Australian shepherd who tells you that they have done this with cats is speaking to you using a synthetic face and lips .. and has been sharing cigarettes with other members of this fora ..out of turn "en plus" ..

Would you like to be kidnapped, knocked out, and dumped back on the street woozy and confused with a big ache where your nuts used to be? ;)

grandpa posted ( #2 )on more or less this subject [webmasterworld.com] earlier this month ..he may have copyright on the concept ..;)

malachite




msg:326485
 12:49 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Would you like to be kidnapped, knocked out, and dumped back on the street woozy and confused with a big ache where your nuts used to be? ;)

grandpa posted ( #2 )on more or less this subject earlier this month ..he may have copyright on the concept ..;)

LOL. The connection seems a little tenuous, but there again, it might be more obvious to me if I'd been smoking whatever you've been on tonight ;)

Lex_Luther




msg:326486
 1:21 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Put a tiny video camera on its colar, hook it up with live video feed into a website. You can call it "CATCAM" or "ALLEYCATCAM" Definatly a money maker.

spaceylacie




msg:326487
 1:35 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Would you like to be kidnapped, knocked out, and dumped back on the street woozy and confused with a big ache where your nuts used to be? ;)

Yikes!

Currently, the cat's nuts are still intact. The cat is still hanging around near my back porch and in an empty lot behind me(that's where he takes his female friends for a little night time action). But, I can't get him to come up to me. Tonight, I've laid some food out as a lure. He may be either lost or doesn't want to go home. If he stays around long enough(possession is half the law or something like that), I will claim him as mine and then... SNIP!

P.S. Good idea, Lex

Leosghost




msg:326488
 1:40 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

You'll note prior to casting your nasturtiums that I suggested that it be passed not to myself but to another ..( I, myself no longer partake ..affects my critical faculties ..) ..but does loosen the tounges of others as to where they are hiding their goats ..

We have a cat ( Male , Black , Big , Real Nice Natured ) name of Styx ..

The name?
because when I found him he was tied up in over 50 c degrees of sun and was clinically dead ..he'd even lost the reflex that cats have when you touch their skin and it twitches ..and when I touched his eyeball ..he didn't react ..he was rigid like he was made of wood .and no heartbeat (.but as an hour before that I had seen him for the first time he had been alive but tied up ) I thought what the hell ..nothing to lose and so I untied him and dumped him in an ice cold water barrel ..shocked his heart into action and he lived again ..

Wet but he didn't seem to mind..

( I went to see his owners and to avoid arguments ..paid them for him and his cat box ..so we had a cat ..and at the time we were on the road in the middle of moving house a thousand miles from the new house )..

But he had been over the river ..for at least a couple of minutes ..hence the name ..

He still doesn't trust people outside of our family and our dog ..he talks to us all the time when he's inside or out around outside where we live in the country ..talks more than a siamese would ( I know I've bred siams ..sealpoints )..comes running when he sees the car ..just to say "hi" and then go off again for a few hours ..

He's out as I type ..visiting his girlfirends ..Hope they have kittens like him ..the world needs more nice cats ..

Noise he makes ( or that of other animals around here at night ..foxes , owls etc doesnt bother me at all )..

Worries me more that some people can have all the kids they want ...and be as noisy as they may be while they are practising making them ...and yet want to mutilate an animal because the noise it makes trying to do the same thing ..bugs them ..

[edited by: Leosghost at 1:41 am (utc) on Jan. 31, 2006]

Stefan




msg:326489
 1:41 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

OTOH livestock have certain rights and can on occasion be a royal PITA. My neighbours goats for instance.

At least you can milk a goat. Try doing that with a cat. You can't even eat the things.

In my considered opinion, domestic cats are the most useless creatures on earth. Their nutrient input is via large commercial factories, they serve as prey for nothing, and they essentially have no place in the planet's food chain. Their only apparent reason for existence is to mollify non-smokers.

Neuter it, and the sooner the better.

Added: Hmm, just realized that description of cats applies equally well to most humans. Well, you won't catch me hanging out in your yard ;-)

Leosghost




msg:326490
 1:50 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Without cats which are the most efficient predator on this planet ..most house villages , towns and cities would be overrun by rats and really dangerous desease carrying vermin within 1 year ..

Cats breed fast , rats and mice breed faster ..

Farms have cats for a reason ..sound biological control mechanism and sound economics ..

Bear in mind also that your neighbour doesnt have the right to take their shotgun to your nuts because you and your loved one are a little noisy in bed sometimes ..disturbing someones smoke sure is a strange reason to get snipped ..it may be better just to get out more ..or it might be their kids that start getting to ya next .. playing on their bikes ..in their yard ..gonna try and entice them on to your place ..for ice cream and scissors?

Stefan




msg:326491
 2:00 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Without cats which are the most efficient predator on this planet ..most house villages , towns and cities would be overrun by rats and really dangerous desease carrying vermin within 1 year..

Entirely true, and that's why we first struck up a symbiotic relationship. But those days are mostly gone. Too many generations of breeding for no other purpose than to make them fat and furry, and sit on non-smoker's laps, have generated animals that no longer care about catching mice. In fact, if god forbid the cat catches a mouse, the owner will rush about in a tizzy and scold the cat for having done so. As a result, they now serve no purpose whatsoever, and are not capable of existing without pet food.

I take back my Added on the last post - at least humans can support themselves. They don't need Mistress with a big bag of kibble to do it for them.

Neuter it, and damn the torpedoes :-)

hannamyluv




msg:326492
 2:29 am on Jan 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, having grown up in the "country", I personally can't stand it when people don't spay and neuter their pets. I saw dozens of unwanted animals dumped in my parent's rural neck of the woods.

If it isn't identifiably pedigree, my guess would be that the owners would not even know it was done in the first place, except for the fact that their cat suddenly became a more pleasent animal.

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