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by laura1959
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: telephone number please
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

telephone number please

Hi ,I have been looking after a cat for several weeks ,that appeared in my flat we kept putting him out but he kept coming back,we eventually took him to the vets to see if he was micro chipped,he was but owners had moved away my boyfriend did think of taking him home but has now said he doesn't thi...
by laura1959
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

thanks for the tips ,yes we have a double cat carrier we bought for our two rescue cats so he could borrow that ,and yes he is thinking of taking him on Saturday morning its not too long a journey ,at the moment though it seems we have to by law make more enquires to whether there is in fact an owne...
by laura1959
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

ok we took the cat to the vets he was micro chipped but the telephone number a mobile was no longer in use and they have contacted the address and its new people there ,My boyfriend is very keen to take the cat home him self ,he lives out of London in Hertfordshire in a house with a garden and loves...
by laura1959
Tue May 31, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

no I haven't tried these numbers I did call cat protection they gave me 3 numbers one of which was out of order or no longer in use the others where mobiles that didn't answer I will try these ,as we could get to the vets at the weekend as I had an emergency in the flat so had to wait for an electri...
by laura1959
Fri May 27, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

I have already been told they cant take the cat ,they will micro chip ,I have had no luck in finding any rescue places in east London, I can only hope that celia Hammond cat rescue in Canning town may take her ,but as I said she isn't that near me and I will have to take the cat on the docklands rai...
by laura1959
Fri May 27, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

yes inquired about cat protection/rescues in east London and cant find anything apart from celia Hammond which isn't near to me really and I don't drive ,as its not my cat don't want to cause her any stress carrying her to far.
by laura1959
Fri May 27, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

Hi I have found a vet near me that will check for a micro chip free of charge,the thing is I don't know what to do if she isn't ,I cant keep her as I already have two cats myself , :( :(
by laura1959
Thu May 26, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

Thanks I did think of that my vets charges £10 but I have found another that will do that ,the only thing is I can only get there at weekends and they wouldn't be able to tell me anything then as they are very busy on a Saturday ,so I will have to think about this ,thanks for your help :)
by laura1959
Wed May 25, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6085

Abandoned cat i think !!

Need help please I live in east London in a ground floor flat, for the last two weeks a black and white female cat has been coming in to my cat via the bathroom window ,which I have to have open for my own cats ,as this is there only access to the garden .In the two years of having my rescue cats ne...
by laura1959
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: one of my cats still using the litter tray !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: one of my cats still using the litter tray !!

I completely agree with what everyone has said. Keep that litter tray available for your girl. She obviously feels secure doing her business there and to remove it would be like asking us to go to the loo somewhere we felt uncomfortable. Litter trays are not like nappies - cats don't automatically ...
by laura1959
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: one of my cats still using the litter tray !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

one of my cats still using the litter tray !!

I have two rescue cats I have had them 13months now, they are around 24months now ,both female,one has been going outside and has been for months but the other still using the litter tray cant understand why she sometimes spends all night out in the garden too any ideas and will she ever go outside....
by laura1959
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: wont come out from behind the sofa and under the bed
Replies: 2
Views: 904

wont come out from behind the sofa and under the bed

My friend now has 2 male cats from cat protection she has had them since Tuesday ,one seems to be settling in but still quiet shy,the other just keeps going behind the sofa ,she has tried all sorts to coax him out but he just keeps going back behind there ,what is the best thing for her to do ,this ...
by laura1959
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

Re: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!

it seems she was advertising on google as being with cat protection and she wasn't with them at all ,cat protection investigating this . :( How very odd :? :shock: Just hope the cat is OK now yes my friend spoken to the cats owner and she is fine back with other cats should never have been separate...
by laura1959
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

Re: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!

Hi I think new cat is just a little nervous and needs adjusting to new surroundings sounds fairly normal. I have found that just sitting in the same room quietly doing something like reading and maybe absentmindedly playing with a toy and not making too much direct eye contact or coaxing, cat may j...
by laura1959
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

Re: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!

I absolutely agree, just give the cat time to adjust, this is very common. it seems I didn't know many details before ,she has been taken away from being with 5 other cats ,this woman had ,she now has bitten my friend and doesn't still want to come out from the back of the sofa and I mean inside th...
by laura1959
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

cat keeps hiding in back of sofa!!

my friend just adopted a cat from cat protection ,but got it from a lady that had 5 other cats ,her cat is just hidden in the back of her sofa and wont come out ,has anyone got any suggestions please??
by laura1959
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My two cats very shy !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: My two cats very shy !!

All of my cats are shy with strangers, even the two that had a loving home for years before I adopted them. The way I look at it, cats are not a truly domesticated animal, and I think many retain their natural, wary instincts. Each cat is different. Personally, I prefer mine that way too - I'd rath...
by laura1959
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My two cats very shy !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: My two cats very shy !!

Hi Laura I think you can be reassured that they clearly see your home as their safe place. You don't want them running anywhere else if they are scared by anything, and as Baggypants says, a certain fear of strangers is a healthy protection mechanism. My younger girl runs to hide if the door bell r...
by laura1959
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My two cats very shy !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

My two cats very shy !!

Need some advice ,my two rescue cats are very shy they have been going out in communal private garden for 6 months or so now but still when someone walks though the garden they rush back in to the flat in a panic ,feel a bit alarmed about this is there anything I can do??
by laura1959
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Another little worry
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Another little worry

One of my cats doesn't seem to chew her food just swallow ,soft meat is ok,i think but when it comes to biscuits and treats bit worried any ideas noticed this for a while she is around 20months old now :o :o
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

nannymcfee wrote:Just looked on another site, some with white cats use apple vinegar,on a soft cloth ,then rinsed ( i use apple cider vinegar for making some of my chutneys) don't suppose you have any of that? ...not any malt kind though...
ok thanks will try .
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Maybe the builder has left some tarpaulin, or roofing felt,and your little cat has sheltered under it , that would cause fur to go black...on her back and sides if she rubbed against it. any other ideas how I can get her cleaner she is very wary of me now as I have tried baby wipes flannel and towe...
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

I would be inclined to let the fur grow out naturally if nothing is removing it, especially when Laura does not have a car, and stressing the little rescue cat cat further trying to get her to vets.. Laura have you any neighbours who have been in their garden recently potting up seeds or anything w...
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Hi, I would just give your vet a call and see what they say, they should be able to advise. They may have some suggestions on what it may be/how to remove or ask you to take her in to get it off. I have emailed two ,just got a reply from one to shave her,not a good idea as she is a rescue cat and s...
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Laura did you try a very small amount of washing up liquid? Is her skin underneath her fur red yet? does it look inflamed? or is it normal? Where the black is, Is it making her fur hard? or is it still soft? might help us to eliminate things, can you post a photograph? at all. her skin is fine ,sor...
by laura1959
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Hi Laura, have you got the grubby one sorted out? Hope all's ok :) tried baby wipes ,talcum powder ,also some diluted baby bath and warm water and it wont budge,i am finding it hard to get near her she is not liking me wet her so is running away but she looks awful the black marks are mainly on her...
by laura1959
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Other than that is it your cat???? is a neighbour saying 'well it went out white with black splodges, and has come back pure white':lol: LOL! :lol: Hi again Laura - is the stuff jet black or is it sort of greyish? When ferals started moving in with me they used to wear a permanent mucky dark grey s...
by laura1959
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Have you tried neat washing up liquid, (apply to small area and see if it works) make sure you rinse it off really well with tepid water, it works on car oil, had a little straying cat that looked like someone had covered him in it, he let me bathe him then shower it off, took a few attempts, then ...
by laura1959
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

could it be coal dust? have you been able to part her fur to see if her skin is discoloured too? and what about inside her mouth? the main worry is that she will ingest whatever it is by grooming herself - personally I'd go on rubbing her down quite briskly every hour or so with a damp flannel to r...
by laura1959
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help my cat went out white came in black !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Help my cat went out white came in black !!

Omg! Never heard of anything like that before! Is she completely covered in it? If it won't come off with plain water or a gentle soap, then I'd be tempted to try sponging with cooking oil. I keep snakes and in the past there has been misguided advice to tape heat mats etc down with duct tape, resu...