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How to relate to an abused cat — 11 Comments

  1. Hey Michael, why are you misleading people? You date this thread 07/27/18, but none of the posts are more recent than 2012! This is a recycled post. Are you honest about ANYTHING?

    • It is good practice to occasionally bring forward useful posts because they become hidden from search engines. Also it gives a chance to update the article and add to it. To say it is dishonest to do this is madness. It is normal and advised. It is like republishing a book or re-editing a film and airing it afresh. Really you’ll do anything to insult me. You’re a sad person. I pity you really.

      • Yes, very useful. Now everyone can see that you actually do think that throwing cats outside to have their tails broken (and worse) and show all the signs of being an abused animal truly is considered an abused cat. And yet you go on to suggest that everyone should abuse cats more by throwing them into TNR colonies so even more abuse and harm can happen to them.

        Very useful.

        How do you even live with yourself.

        If TNR is such a wonderful fate for a cat, throw yours into the street and then tell us all how it got killed in less than 2-3 years. If you’re lucky it won’t drag its half-mangled body off into a ditch to die somewhere and you’ll get to see up close and personal how all the maggots ate out its eyes or it dragged itself to your door with its front paws because a car broke its back. Won’t that be just so wonderful for your cat. If that fate is good for all TNR cats then it’s also good for your own cat.

        • “If TNR is such a wonderful fate for a cat, throw yours into the street and then tell us all how it got killed in less than 2-3 years.”

          That comment is plain childish. You are a child. No one said TNR is a ‘wonderful fate’. It is the best of a bad job done by humans who have screwed up. You can’t understand that and I am wasting my time discussing it with you so bye bye. Banned. Go away and don’t come back under any alias. You’re too thick and you hate cats.

          • I agree with you for once. Any attempt to defend TNR is an utter waste of time. It’s indefensible to anyone who doesn’t prioritize prevention of cat euthanasia over public health and wildlife preservation. Again, this is not normal.

            Caveat–it may be “normal” in the UK. Your country has the most dismal conservation records of probably any country on earth, having extirpated or driven extinct over 400 species which once inhabited your cold, dismal archipelago. My goal is to prevent you from doing the same to the rest of the world.

            • Look, you hate cats and me so much that your comments are unacceptable to me. Bile literally drips off the page when you write comments. You need to go on an anger management course. I have given you more than enough air time. Anymore comments by you under any guise will not be published. Go and pester someone else. I’d swear you have a personality disorder.

  2. Hi Jules, thanks for the comment. Well done in caring for Anna. I would not use drugs. Just let her find somewhere to hide and gradually become normal again. Are you saying she is still very jumpy etc.? Does she let you handle her and in which country do you live?

  3. Hi, I just got a rescue cat they had kittens but I figure one that’s a few years old has less of a chance of getting adopted so I would adopted a cat that was one or two. Anyway I was told the cat was a lap cat & loved family & after getting her home it was apparent the cat was abused mistreated or worse who knows, as the article said going back to the reuse I got her from was not a option. She never seen a tv she didn’t no how to play she didn’t clean her self & someone or something broke her tail & it healed bent in half & it looks like she had kittens at one time . It was sad she pretty much had a sad existence in the few years she’s been alive. It makes me so mad that people take no responsibility & have there pets neutered & chuck them outside as soon as there not a kitten anymore. She is a poster of what happens every time someone is to lazy & docent take there pet to be neutered & I say lazy because there are many will to help with the cost or even pay for someones pet. All that said I’ll get back to my rescue her name is Anna I spent a week downstairs with her until she trusted me enough to pet her & I did all you mentioned above, brushing, patience, ect. The only thing is noise like I said I was told Anna was a family cat & I even made a comment about my family being on the loud side & people going in & out & the women running this rescue said oh I think she likes that & boy we can open a draw with out her jumping 10 ft in the air. How can we overcome this I don’t want anna to be a wreck the rest of her life in your experience will this get better or should I get her to a vet for meds to calm her nerves. Regards Jules

    • Quite simply — YOU WERE LIED TO.

      Cat rescues lie all the time about the feral cats they trap and try to find homes for. Nobody else will take them. The only other alternative is to have them killed. You might consider that option before you invest any further time or money into a feral cat that can never be tamed. It wasn’t abused — unless you consider leaving any cat outdoors as a major form of abuse.

      • What’s the matter with you? I have a feral cats whoI domesticated. He’s fine. The best alternative is not to have them killed but to let them live their lives in colonies managed by TNR volunteers. The best solution is to stop the creation of feral cats through improved cat ownership.

        • There is nothing the matter with me. Jules clearly states that he adopted a cat that was already a few years old. You know as well as I do that there is an age beyond which a feral cat can never be acclimated and conditioned to trusting humans and human habitation. That cat will act that way for the rest of its life. Living a life of torment contained in the home of a human.

          How old was your cat when you adopted it from outside? It was just a kitten, wasn’t it. And I bet it is still a handful at times (but you won’t admit it publicly).

          Jules claims that that cat “… didn’t clean her self & someone or something broke her tail & it healed bent in half …”. So now you want him to throw that cat outside into a TNR colony where next time something will break its legs, or its spine, or worse? Yeah, you sure do love cats, don’t you. How you can even run a website about cats is beyond me. You need to be shut-down immediately if this is how you care about the lives of cats.

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