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On 18 Dec, a very large cat showed up at our house. It was late and cold, and he looked in the door and made it clear he wanted inside. Well, since we have two cats already and he was a stranger, we could not let him in the house. WLToo walked out and the cat ran to him, so he walked the cat into the garage and into the climate controlled room out there.

He was extremely hungry and thirsty, but in otherwise good condition and very clean. We fixed up a bed for him, set up the feeding and elimination stations, and went to bed.

Next day, we worked in the garage all day, while the big guy slept or supervised. We found him to be an intact male, no sign he's ever worn a collar, and he has a strong need to be in the general vicinity of humans. For an intact male, he's remarkably mellow - I don't think he was the alpha cat in his previous home.

Have had zero responses to the "found cat" notices around the area and online, so we'll be working with the local rescues to get him neutered and all his shots, then find him a home. We can't keep him because he's just too big for our two cats to share our small house. Alex would have another emotional meltdown, and I don't want to go through that mess again (long, ugly story).

For now, we're calling him Spot, not that he answers to it (does answer to "Kitty, Kitty"). No idea how he travels; we'll find out when we take him to the vet on Tuesday.

If anyone knows of someone who would like a large (about 15-18 pounds) cat who needs to be with people, please let me know. No cat novices, please; this cat needs someone who knows exactly how to handle an adult cat of this size, especially when he's feeling frisky.





We're at Canyon Lake, TX, so if there are any Winter Texans nearby who would like to meet him and maybe give him a home, that would be great.

* This post was last edited 10/17/14 12:42pm by Wanderlost *   View edit history


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Posted: 01/02/11 11:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, that’s really great what you’re doing for the big guy.

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Why cant you just keep him and let the room in the garage be his home? Its better than no home and he already seems happy there because in that room with no other cats HE gets to be the alpha cat.

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Living in the garage room, without people, Bushey? Nah, not fair to him. He's happiest when around people, and we don't spend a whole lot of time in that room.

We also have to choreograph who's outside when, so everyone gets their daily walks in without running into each other. Makes life much too complicated for us, and not the best for all the cats.

Spot needs his own home and his own people.

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Wanderlost wrote:

Living in the garage room, without people, Bushey? Nah, not fair to him. He's happiest when around people, and we don't spend a whole lot of time in that room.

We also have to choreograph who's outside when, so everyone gets their daily walks in without running into each other. Makes life much too complicated for us, and not the best for all the cats.

Spot needs his own home and his own people.


Hi,
Is there any chance for you to have him checked for a chip by a Vet?
They usually do it free of charge. That's how we found out the owner of the cat that came to live with us.


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He's a beautiful cat, looks young and well cared for. You just have to believe something happened as he doesn't seem like a dumpee. He might have jumped out of a car when people were moving or traveling. At any rate, thanks so much for taking care of him. He sounds like a sweetheart and I hope he finds a home.


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He's a handsome fellow. I had a cat that large that was a real sweetie until small kids came over - that got his back up for sure.


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Posted: 01/03/11 10:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also think it's wonderful that you took the time and effort to help out a homeless cat that very definitely needed help!


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Spot goes to the vet this afternoon for an exam, tests, and shots. Then we'll get with the local rescues about neutering him and putting him up for adoption on Petfinders.

He likes to go walking with his people, which is kind of different. But he'll stick with us the whole 1600 feet to/from the mailbox. Definitely a people cat.

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