my very small, very cute cat “machine gun” (or minnie) has gone missing. she is a tiny black cat with a few brown spots and shes very very friendly. i think someone may have taken her into their home. please contact me if you have seen her! we live near ringer park.
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Ok, so like, maybe a month ago this kitten wandered into my yard.
It was super friendly and came right up to us. Seemed lost. Displayed no street smarts. We noticed it’s collar, and assumed it must be lost.
We wrangled it up, and kept it in our house for a little. We called the owner, and got no response for a few hours. When he did call he explained,
"Oh, it’s an indoor/outdoor cat, and lives nearby. I’m out of town right now, it will be ok. Just let it go."
Against our better judgement, we said ok, and let the cat go.
Now I log on and see this. I can’t help but think that the poor thing probably got hit by a car, or froze to death in the cold. And if anybody did find it, I hope that they give it a good home, and not return it to this asshole.
To the owner, YOU ARE A FUCKING MORON.
No animal should ever be considered an ‘outdoor’ animal, unless you have several acres of property in a relatively remote location (i.e. a farm, a cabin in the woods, the countryside)—However, even considering these circumstances I would still advise against it.
The average life of an outdoor animal is 1-5 years, while an indoor cat lives for 14-20.
Aside from the obvious dangers of the outdoors, like cars, predators, & weather—outdoor cats are also highly susceptible to diseases like feline leukemia, toxoplasmosis, ringworm, and other ailments carried by fleas and ticks.
There are a number of articles explaining how inhumane keeping an outdoor animal is. I suggest you google it, but here are a few to get you started…
If the poor kitten finds it’s way back to you, I hope that you exercise better judgement and keep it indoors.
Otherwise, I hope you take this as a lesson. If you ever choose to own another animal, please keep it indoors.