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What to do if I find an abandoned cat

That is the typical question that animal lovers ask us when we see a cat on the street that seems to be abandoned. Besides asking this question, there are other aspects that confuse us and in which we do not know how to react, such as: is the cat really abandoned or is it exploring? Can I touch it? Can I feed him? Or a very important one, do I take it and take it home?

El abandonment of dogs and cats it is a problem that is increasing. Many people do not know how to deal with responsibility and before giving it up to a good home, they prefer to leave it on the street. So, if you run into a cat on the street and it crosses your mind to take it with you home, remember that throughout your life you should be your family.

If this has happened to you and you have not known what to do, in, we want to give you some necessary guidelines so you know what you should do if you find an abandoned cat.

Identify if it is an abandoned cat

Cats are born explorers and in spite of being domestic animals, they still preserve a certain wild essence that makes them have the need to go out and see the world. Most cats work like this, although some are extremely homemade. That said, you might find a cat on the street and think it’s abandoned, but in fact, it has a home to which to return at the end of the day.

Observe the cat for a while and analyze its physical state and behavior. If you see that the cat is wearing a collar, is poking food (but not desperately), wants to enter your home, has good weight and a healthy coat, possibly own home. If, on the contrary, the cat is in poor condition, malnourished, has signs of illness or is very frightened, you have found an abandoned cat.

Warn people

Before going to inform the neighbors, you must make sure that the place where you have found the cat abandoned does not represent a danger to your safety. That is to say, that it is in a space where it can be protected and not be out in the open or near a road or railroad tracks.

If you already have that subject solved and you think the cat can survive for a few hours, you can proceed to water the voice. Take a picture with your mobile and Ask the neighbors of the area If you have lost a cat, go to the official offices, veterinarians and animal associations. You can also print some posters with your photo and your phone number in case the owner wants to contact you. Keep in mind that cats like to travel long distances.

I take it or leave it?

Is the cat not sure where you found it? Now it is interesting thing. In short time you must earn your trust so that he will come with you, or at least not give you a lot of battle when it comes to picking it up. You have to arm yourself with patience and have a little time available.

Do the exercise of placing some food and as you eat it you put a little more. This way you will create something of confidence and security with the abandoned cat. After you eat, try to get close to him or sit on the floor and let him get closer to you. Have a nice cloth blanket ready to give it warmth when you hold it in your arms. This is a labor of love.

I already took it, now what do I do?

First you have to take him to a veterinarian to verify that you do not have an identification chip and review your physical status. When you decide to take it home, it is important to make sure that the cat has no owner. If you see the days go by and no one gets in touch with you, you can start thinking about the next step: find her owner or give her a home. Here reflection is important. You have to analyze not only if you have space in your home to be comfortable, but space in your dynamics and in your life. For more information, do not miss our article “Tips for adopting a stray cat”.

While it is true that cats are more independent than dogs, they are still living beings that deserve our respect and care. If complications arise from the reflection, it is best to welcome it for a few days while doing everything to find a new family.

If the cat is a baby

Because of its fragility, with the puppies of cat, it is necessary to act with greater rapidity. When we meet a kitten, we must first check that the mother is not present and wait a maximum of 3 hours to see if it returns. In the event that the cat is alone, it will be very scared, but it will not be aggressive (it is a baby). You must catch the baby and find a way to feed it as soon as possible, because without her mother she runs the risk of not surviving. After that, take him to a specialist.

If the mother is present you should be even more careful and patient, and understand that now as you are in the presence of two (or more) cats in possible abandonment situation, the whole process that we mentioned above, will be more complicated. Therefore, go to a veterinarian and contact thesociaciones and protectoras of animals closer is always the most advisable to help abandoned cats.

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