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When Owning a Domestic Cat Goes Wrong — 3 Comments

  1. This is hard to read. It upsets me greatly. But I am testament to a rehoming success back in 2012. I had no intention of getting a cat, although I love them all dearly and grew up around many wonderful cats. I get hay fever and cats really did upset my health just as badly. I was actually about to rehome a dog from Battersea Dogs Home but consequently didn’t. So it was a big deal that I took this cat so unexpectedly but I had to as I couldn’t bear knowing how anxious and upset my friend was.
    My friend had had this cat 4 years and then suddenly found that she couldn’t keep as her tenancy was up and she couldn’t take any pets to her new rental. She was distraught as she and her daughter loved the cat (also rehomed from Cats Protection).
    I felt so concerned and upset for my friend who advertised and pleaded on her Facebook page for anyone to take the cat otherwise the cat would have to go back to the Cats Protection and at around 9 years old could maybe end up euthanised etc etc etc
    For days I fixated on the situation eventually contacting my friend. In 2 days the cat came to live with me.
    It was a match made in heaven and I am totally in love with her, under no circumstances would I ever see her chucked out due to some potential relationship.
    I can’t contemplate it even crossing my mind. I would choose the animal over any partner, it’s telling what type of a creep he is if he made her choose anyway. Surely she heard bells ringing…..Any relationship should be ‘take me as I am, warts n all’
    What if she falls out with this new man? What then….She will always resent him for this, not a good way to enter into a lifelong agreement of marriage is it!
    The cat deserves unconditional love, cats are not to throw away on a romantic whim.
    Cats cost a lot to care for, when thing go wrong costs are huge. I hazard a guess that the financial burden on this woman was actually the precursor to her final decision and cinched her decision by having it backed up by the lovers demands.
    I’m 100% certain this kitty will end up with another human carer like myself that dotes on her instead of this doomed unloving, unworthy couple.
    I wish the cat all the luck and love in the world.

  2. I quite disagree. She has no right to evict her cat from it’s home. This is where considering them mere pets meets the guardians. While there are circumstances like loss of income and home, illness or simply neglectful owners where the cat is better off removed and placed in a better or more suitable home or even one of the fosters now offered in some places while you get your life in order your home became the cat’s home when you brought it home.
    If this cat is ejected from it’s home I would love to see a follow up if another kitten or a puppy appears on the scene soon after. That is indeed very common.
    Having a partner that wants you to get rid of a pet you have an obvious emotional attachment to is the red flag warning of a controlling person. What will be next ???
    The owner is literally going though contortions to justify getting rid of her cat therefore in this case I agree the cat needs to be re-homed away from the original owner and possible abusive human she introduced into her household.

    • Amen! My husband, who supposedly liked animals told me to “get rid of the cat”. My response was “you go before the cat!” And after 24 years of marriage, he did! And the cats and I are living together quietly and in peace.

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