Hi, There is a cat the quite often sits on our wall or in our garden, it has done for a few months (we have 3 cats so i


There is a cat the quite often sits on our wall or in our garden, it has done for a few months (we have 3 cats so it may sit there due to that)

But from what we have seen, the owners of this cat seem to have disowned him, our neighbour a few doors down who also has cats and works at a vets said from the from what she had sen it looked like hot fat had been thrown at him.

He has started to grow his furn back (in white fur over his black fur).

Has anyone got any tips on how to gain his trust.

My mam puts out a bown of food for him each night which he does eat - i also said to give him some treats such as cat nip drop treats to see if he would eat them, he did and started to roll around, 2 of our 3 cats do this and they will follow you with the cat nip treats.

He appears at our house every day, but as he had been badly treated he runs as soon as he see's or hear's even someone walking past.

Any tips would be helpful, even just to gain his trust so that he will come to use and s

Asked by Member 1001446 on Aug 21st 2010 in Other Adoption & Rescue
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Izadore (Izzie)

First of all, if you know who the owners of this cat are, you need to call your local humane officer or animal warden and report what you see as the abuse of this cat. The neighbors can be prevented from ever owning any more animals. As for the poor cat himself, it can take months and months to gain the trust of an abused cat. He has to come to you on his own. You cannot force the issue. Continue what you are doing, speak softly to him and keep your other animals away for his sake as well as their's. Do not try to touch him or pet him. If he's to every trust again, it will have to be on his own terms. Good luck!

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 8/23/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I agree with the answer give first. You need to report these people, if you want to maybe someday keep this kitty make sure you get him check out at a vets before bringing him into your home. Make sure he's health and can handle living with your other cats, if not maybe you local animal control can rehome him after some much need recovery.

Lucky answered on 8/31/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer