Two cats at the back door

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  1. Care4all
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    HELP! what can I do?

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    we have a cat, she's 13 now...

    last year, a stray kitten found us and wormed her way in to our home/family.

    our cat hated her....just total hatred for this new stray...

    update:

    a year and 3 months later, my old cat has finally accepted the new cat, and all the hissing and swatting crap has ended.

    they 'tolerate' eachother

    ok, the here and now:

    2 cats are at my back door...they are well groomed, one is bigger than the other, but they either come from the same litter or one is the mom, the other a yearling? They have the same markings, i think they are related somehow?

    they are throwing their bodies against our storm door and reaching up , trying to come in...when we shut the door, they jumped on the window sil and sat there and watched me while meowing...(scared me to death, when i first saw them in the window!

    it has been 3 days now. The hubby has shooed them away countless times....my cats are making noises i never knew existed and throwing their bodies against the glass door to get to them....my elder cat, and the stray that found us, are actually ON THE SAME SIDE....wonders never cease!

    it's been warm and rainy....they are sheltering themselves under the tarp we put over the 2 cords of firewood we had delivered.

    What can we do?

    friday a cold cold cold front is coming in.

    we can NOT take in these cats....

    I think they are someone elses cats just lost...they were too groomed and too healthy looking to be just strays, (my stray was skin and bones, when she found us)

    BUT what if THEY ARE someone elses cats and just lost? IF my cats were lost and a freeze coming, i would HOPE that someone else would take them in, so they would not freeze to death....die.... :(

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO....

    what can i do?

    i've never seen the cats before....

    we only have about 10 people living off of a 3 mile long road....i do not think these are cats from one of the neighbors on my street...?

    we don't have a local paper that i could run an ad in, about lost cats...

    if i bring them to a shelter, they could be euthanized?

    PLEASE HELP!
     
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    PICTURES OF THEM:

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    The word has gotten out to the neighborhood cats that you're an easy mark. ;)
     
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    but what can i do?

    what are my options?

    we can NOT take them in....i can not have them euthanized....i don't even think i can have either of my cats euthanized, even if on their death bed....:(

    it's just not in me, to be able to do that.....
     
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    maybe they want to rescue your second cat (the stray)

    send it out to negotiate a truce.
     
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    i just have never seen or heard anything like this....i am trapped in my house, have to keep all the shades down, so they won't jump on the sills to look in....sheesh....they are persistent little devils...

    i think i am going to call the town vet, to see if anyone called him about their missing cats?

    my luck, some poor owner that can't afford them, just dropped them off here
     
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    Our local radio station actually has a pet rescue twice a day for free. Too bad you don't have that option. You don't DO anything. Cats are smart, they will figure it out in a few days.
     
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    so they will just move on down the road if we continue to do nothing?
     
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    Ask your neighbors if they lost their cats or know of someone who did.
    Put up pictures of the cats in town with your contact info.
    Contact local vets to see if anyone reported cats missing.
    Check out your local craigslist. If the cats are lost someone may have put info there.
    Put an ad on your local craigslist abou the cats. Provide pictures.
    You can put an ad in the local paper about the found cats.
    As a last resort you can purchase a humane trap and when caught, take them to the spca.
    If you feed them, they will stay.

    They are freaking cute. The stripey one is winking at you!
     
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    look for the owners then look for a no kill shelter....friends for life...something like that....they are house cats by the behavior of them.....cats sometimes pick people.....

    good luck....i would just take them in....people dump animals around here a lot....be glad they are young and healthy....try to relocate them....you have friends right? try to keep them together.
     
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