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Kayoss
December 8th, 2007, 11:15 PM
So about a month ago, this cat shows up and starts hanging around the apartment building in which I live. Looks like an abandonment case, because it looked a bit chubby in the beginning, but has since slimmed down quite a bit.

Not really a big deal, since there are a lot of cats in the area. One night though, I find it lying around my front patio, with some bad looking wounds around its neck and face. Being worried about its health, I call the animal control department the next morning to come take it away. I call them up, get the cat set up in a box, and they show up about an hour later to take it away.

A few days later, I go outside to take out the trash, and as i'm heading back to my house, the same cat comes out from underneath the garbage bin, meowing and following me back home. I'm standing there, dumbstruck, and checking to make sure i'm not going crazy. I look closer, and it has a pink paper strip around its neck, with a number, which i'm assuming came from the animal shelter.

Pretty damn freaky I have to say. I'm still curious as to how it got back here. It's been about a week now, and I grew a little sympathetic and gave it a bit of food. Seriously though, what should I do? I feel a tad wierd calling the animal control guys again, and saying something like "Hey, you guys lose something?"

txteclipse
December 9th, 2007, 12:08 AM
My cat tries to kill me.

You should keep the cat. It obviously likes you.

Ausaudriel
December 9th, 2007, 03:09 AM
Well, do you have the means to take it in? And on the same note, do you LIKE cats? O_o

If you answer yes to the above, I say take it in and take care of it. That's what I'd do. :x Kitties. *____*

Binary
December 9th, 2007, 07:53 AM
The cat obviously likes you XD
Just take it home and take care of it XD

~Celebi

DarkGreg
December 9th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Sounds like a loyal partner.

Keep it, it will keep you company and it likes you. =D

Gulpin
December 9th, 2007, 02:11 PM
As the cat likes you, I would make sure that it has good health, and take it in. The bad thing is that your apartment might not allow cats/pets, but hopefully they do. And if it is healthy and starts biting at your ankles, it is okay, it is just playing with you. My gray cat does that too much... I can tell that the cat likes you, because I have 5, but we used to have like 13 i think.

Geometric-sama
December 9th, 2007, 07:45 PM
If you're going to take it in, make sure you have it checked by the vet. Otherwise you might get rabies, a most unmanly disease.

Kayoss
December 9th, 2007, 10:18 PM
It's a cute cat, I admit. If it were my choice, i'd take it to a vet, get it fixed up, and take care of it.

Seems to like me a lot too.

Sadly, my apartment complex doesnt allow pets, though.

Cassino
December 12th, 2007, 03:11 PM
I'd leave it, simply because I'm stingy.

Virtual Chatot
December 12th, 2007, 03:16 PM
If you love cats, keep it <3

I personally love cats, I use mine to take pictures of them doing stuff to post on I can has cheeseburger?

Kayoss
December 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM
If you love cats, keep it <3

I personally love cats, I use mine to take pictures of them doing stuff to post on I can has cheeseburger?

I seriously wish I could. But my complex forbids pets.

It's just gonna get worse though. Because I cant take it in, it's been living around the garbage bin, and it's only getting dirtier and skinnier.

Virtual Chatot
December 12th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Well...Why don't you ask around and see if there is anyone you know who would want a cat.

Either that, or move out of that complex [/sarcasm]

txteclipse
December 12th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Mail it to me. My cat needs a foil for his insanity. Maybe I could train *your* cat to stave off mine. That would be nice.

Black_Wolf
December 12th, 2007, 06:29 PM
I seriously wish I could. But my complex forbids pets.

It's just gonna get worse though. Because I cant take it in, it's been living around the garbage bin, and it's only getting dirtier and skinnier.

There's always the option of returning it to the animal shelter. Hopefully one with a NO KILL policy.

Kayoss
December 12th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Well...Why don't you ask around and see if there is anyone you know who would want a cat.

Either that, or move out of that complex [/sarcasm]

I'll ask a few of my friends if they wanna give it a go, but a skinny, dirty trash-cat with crusted wounds on it's face will be a tough sell. :D

I'm still dumbfounded as to how it got back here. Not only having it escape the shelter, but finding it's way all the way back to my place.

aRedMoon
December 12th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Even if you can't keep it in the building, you could still bring it food and drink outside. I'm sure the kitty wouldn't mind at all. :)

That way you're abiding by the rules of your complex, but still caring for the cat.

Try and keep an eye out for someone that would want the cat though... a good home would be better than anything.

Kayoss
December 16th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Even if you can't keep it in the building, you could still bring it food and drink outside. I'm sure the kitty wouldn't mind at all. :)

That way you're abiding by the rules of your complex, but still caring for the cat.

Try and keep an eye out for someone that would want the cat though... a good home would be better than anything.

I've been giving it some food lately, even though it's probably just reinforcing the idea in the cats mind of hanging around my house. My parents don't approve of me doing this so I have to sneak the food to the cat.

jbeeber95
December 17th, 2007, 03:59 AM
keep the kitty :)

i think it worships you :)

Divinity_123
December 17th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Call animal control, cats are selfish two-timing crackheads.

Black_Wolf
December 17th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Call animal control, cats are selfish two-timing crackheads.

....What the hell? That's not nice, dude.

Cats are quite nice. They can be loyal also.

But...unfortunately, Animal Control might be the right choice in this situation.

Amachi
December 17th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Divinity_123, do not censor bypass at any time. I've edited your post accordingly, but do not do it again. There are children about, and just adding *'s doesn't leave much to the imagination.

Constance
December 19th, 2007, 11:28 AM
" That cat.......it probibly is a ghoast cat. I use to have a cat, he was a tabby and was put down, but then one day he came back! I was shocked and let him inside. I knew it was him because he was missing half an ear and had a W on his fourhead. When I picked him up he felt really solid, so I thought it was just a miricle. But I then saw his face, it was sad. I knew then that he had came back for something, after wards, he went into my room, I followed him, but he was gone and on my bed (I cried when I saw this.) was a dead mouse. He had given me a present!
" What I'm saying is, that cat was probibly dead when it got there....so it came back to you to thank you.........Like my Ernie did.........
Also, I use to help my mom work at an animal shelter, they tie pink strips on them when they die so they know they go the the freezer in the back. As for the number, it means that the cat must have died on a sertain date, they don't put slashes on it!"

Nuke
December 19th, 2007, 11:32 AM
If you're going to take it in, make sure you have it checked by the vet. Otherwise you might get rabies, a most unmanly disease.

Yup.

Take it to the vets then take it in if its fine.

Nice time to get a cat, christmas.

peirateis
December 19th, 2007, 12:19 PM
Sadly, my apartment complex doesnt allow pets, though.

Hah, my sister's managed on more than one occasion to keep a cat in her apartment. She's also managed to let me stay there on several occasions without having to pay the fee for an extra person. O_o

Caina
December 28th, 2007, 05:54 PM
" That cat.......it probibly is a ghoast cat. I use to have a cat, he was a tabby and was put down, but then one day he came back! I was shocked and let him inside. I knew it was him because he was missing half an ear and had a W on his fourhead. When I picked him up he felt really solid, so I thought it was just a miricle. But I then saw his face, it was sad. I knew then that he had came back for something, after wards, he went into my room, I followed him, but he was gone and on my bed (I cried when I saw this.) was a dead mouse. He had given me a present!
" What I'm saying is, that cat was probibly dead when it got there....so it came back to you to thank you.........Like my Ernie did.........
Also, I use to help my mom work at an animal shelter, they tie pink strips on them when they die so they know they go the the freezer in the back. As for the number, it means that the cat must have died on a sertain date, they don't put slashes on it!"

Yeah, maybe the cat thanks you... but I don't know if that cat is a ghost or something...... I would get freaked out if the cat is a ghost! whooooo.... Anyway, the decision is really up to you. Since I heard, a cat stays in a place where supply of food i available and when there's no food, they move away.... that's my observation though...