For the Cat people on here - Mogs, Chinch et al

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For the Cat people on here - Mogs, Chinch et al

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 11th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Anyone had experience of Cats Protection League ? I ask because a friend on another fb group has posted that when she enquired that she was looking for a cat aged 5/6 years old, she was told that unless she had a spare bedroom exclusively for the cat, then she wouldn't be allowed to adopt one !?!? This lady already has a 3 bedroom house :? :o Can this be /true? From the little I know about cats, they choose the room they want to be in, not the other way round :aww:

I understand CPL do house visits (as indeed does the Dog's Trust), but I find this incredible when there seems to be so many cats looking for homes …
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Postby Herbidacious » July 11th, 2018, 3:53 pm

That's ridiculous.

Mine are from Celia Hammond and they do come round to er, vet you. You need a cat flap if they are outdoors cats, and must not be on a busy road etc. But spare bedroom?!

We also had to sign a promise never to rehome the cats... (and they won't home a mother cat without at least one of her kittens so some silly anthropomorphic assumptions there too.)
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Postby Seatallan » July 11th, 2018, 4:03 pm

I have to say that from my experience of CPL it sounds most unlikely. Are you sure there's not been a misunderstanding of some sort?
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Postby Suelle » July 11th, 2018, 4:04 pm

If you look at all the information on the CPL website, they expect a room dedicated to the new cat while it gets used to its surroundings and new owners.
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Postby Herbidacious » July 11th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Ah that makes more sense.
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Postby PatsyMFagan » July 11th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Suelle wrote:If you look at all the information on the CPL website, they expect a room dedicated to the new cat while it gets used to its surroundings and new owners.


Where exactly on the site does it say that Suelle ? Just so I can send her a link …

Herbidacious wrote:Ah that makes more sense.


Certainly does … . however, still not clear how you can put this into practice :?
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 11th, 2018, 4:20 pm

Speaking as a CP volunteer, at our branch we do not insist on a room for the cat when it first goes to its new home, we all favour letting the cat out of its basket and decide where it wants to be for the first few days. If we think there would be a problem with an established cat in the home we advise a large pet crate, so they can see and smell each other. We do home visits as a matter of course unless we know the new owner. As Patsy says, we feel it more important to home cats as soon as possible rather than insist on a lot of 'rules'.
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Postby PatsyMFagan » July 11th, 2018, 4:22 pm

So not all branches have the same rules ?
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 11th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Dont seem to, tbh I have never looked at the CP's main website to see what they say about conditions for adoptions, I just go on what I was told when I joined the branch, when Roger finishes I will have a look.

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Postby patpoyntz » July 11th, 2018, 4:31 pm

My son and his partner were able to adopt from CPL recently, and they are living in a caravan while they are modernising an old farmhouse. They were inspected, and they had to keep lovely wee Donald in for two weeks, but that seemed to be the main rule they had. Donald is certainly enjoying his freedom now!
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Postby Suelle » July 11th, 2018, 7:20 pm

I think it's under Step 3 on this page, Patsy - it opens as a .pdf:

https://www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat/ready-to-adopt
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Postby PatsyMFagan » July 11th, 2018, 8:13 pm

Thanks Sue … I will send her the link, also the experience of others .. :tu:
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Postby miss mouse » July 12th, 2018, 7:57 am

I was turned down by the CPL some years ago as was a neighbour, his garden walls were said to be dangerous for a cat, it might fall off.
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Postby Ratatouille » July 12th, 2018, 8:29 am

Good grief if all these things are really necessary then I really don't know how we have managed to have so many happy cats over so many years, most of all who have lived to a happy old age.

What would they say to our cat flap which is accessed by the cats climbing up the wisteria or the vine to the balcony.
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Postby Herbidacious » July 12th, 2018, 9:06 am

I kept our two and their mother in a room for a while when we got them, but they were still feeding off her. (Although perhaps they shouldn't have been. Basil probably still would be if she were and around and she let him!) We kept them inside for quite a few months.

The person who was fostering them definitely fell under the slightly obsessive anthropomorphizing cat lady label...
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 12th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Herbidacious wrote:the slightly obsessive anthropomorphizing cat lady label...



guilty as charged, m'lud :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby earthmaiden » July 12th, 2018, 3:53 pm

I have always buttered their paws and taken them to a room where they can be alone to start with. With no exception they have usually managed to escape and take charge of the house by the evening :lol:. I am a reformed mad cat lady. I still like cats but am happy not to have any. Years of having an elderly cats home cured me.
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Postby uschi » July 17th, 2018, 7:51 pm

earthmaiden wrote:I have always buttered their paws and taken them to a room where they can be alone to start with. With no exception they have usually managed to escape and take charge of the house by the evening :lol:. I am a reformed mad cat lady. I still like cats but am happy not to have any. Years of having an elderly cats home cured me.

Is that just a term of phrase or does one really butter their paws? If so, to what end, please??? (intrigued of Wuppertal)
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Postby earthmaiden » July 17th, 2018, 8:22 pm

The idea (almost certainly just an old wives tale), is that you liberally butter the paws and they will spend a long time licking it off, thus keeping themselves occupied and ridding themselves of old familiar scents.
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Postby uschi » July 17th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Thanks EM!!! :tu: :hi5: I didn't know that. Live and learn! :kneel:
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