On 15 Mar 2017 at 3:21pm FleurdelaDordogne wrote:
There have been an increasing number of homeless cats in Lewes over the past six months. Does anybody have any speculations why this might be the case? I've had several come into my house for food and have even started buying extra cat food to give to them but it's now getting out of hand.
On 15 Mar 2017 at 3:43pm Deja Vu wrote:
I have 5 cats (mad cat person here), you know what cats are like!
If you make a neighbours cat welcome, it will come back repeatedly and sometimes will even bring it's mates.
Cats do not respect boundaries.
On 15 Mar 2017 at 4:27pm Just me wrote:
I feed stray cats too.
There are more stray cats around as they are not spayed. This results in pregnancies which will then produce a litter of stray cats. A litter is usually more than 2 kittens, but lets base a litter on 2 kittens. 2 kittens then go off and have a litter each (making 4 more kittens) who then go onto have kittens.
Cats don't usually stop at 1 litter either.
There is quite an interesting bit of information on cats breeding in Pet Doctors.
On 15 Mar 2017 at 4:55pm FleurdelaDordogne wrote:
I think a good idea would be for cat owners to take more responsibility and put collars on their cats (I do mine). That way we can see which are homeless and which are just greedy cats from the neighbourhood. We had one regular tabby that had a litter of 4 and we thought it more humane just to drown them than to let them roam the streets again. Perhaps it is an issue that the local council need to address?
On 15 Mar 2017 at 5:10pm Ed Can Do wrote:
My two won't wear collars, they just take them off (I'm not putting a non-quick-release one on them) and certainly one of them is getting food somewhere else as she's enormously fat and often comes in from the cold and rain feeling quite warm and more or less bone dry. If you're in the Spences Lane area and feeding a fat, long haired, mainly black tortoiseshell with no collar, please stop it, she needs to lose weight! She is chipped and spayed of course, why people wouldn't do both to their pet cat as soon as they get it is beyond me.
On 15 Mar 2017 at 7:48pm wtf wrote:
Humane drowning? How does that work then?
On 15 Mar 2017 at 8:28pm Editrix wrote:
Cats should be chipped - collars are no longer deemed a good thing because of the risk of collars getting caught and strangling the cat. As for humane drowning, I am speechless. How could you possibly drown four kittens? Take them to an animal shelter if you don't want them roaming the streets. Upsetting
On 16 Mar 2017 at 6:23am FleurdeLys wrote:
You're kidding re. drowning , right ? Even if they are so small they die within a minute, how can you listen to the mother wailing for days searching for them. Humane - do you give them a whiff of ether first ?
On 16 Mar 2017 at 7:24am dog owner wrote:
@FleurdelaDordogne... Humane to put kittens down when there are so many animal charities around/ people that would help!!!!!!! I can not believe that you have admitted to this. The Tabby cat may have beloged to someone,all you had to do was take to the vet and see if it was microchipped. SHAME ON YOU.
On 16 Mar 2017 at 1:35pm pixieonaleaf wrote:
@FleurdelaDordogne........so you drowned two helpless kittens did you? What an evil witch you are........there are plenty of animal shelters that would have taken them in.
On 16 Mar 2017 at 2:13pm wtf wrote:
Not two, four. Sociopathic either way.
On 16 Mar 2017 at 3:08pm pixieonaleaf wrote:
Four even.....beyond belief! I would have gladly taken them in myself.