Think i need to report my neighours for animal neglect/abuse.. do you agree?

(17 Posts)
skullcandy Fri 08-Feb-13 22:33:38

if i see her again like that i will..

funnily enough, i havent seen her at all since i banged the door the other day, so they're hopefully keeping her inside now.

cozietoesie Fri 08-Feb-13 22:02:13

skullcandy

Can't you give it food and some shelter of a night ?

skullcandy Fri 08-Feb-13 21:49:57

just an update.

Cat was in a terrible condition this week. Ragged, skinny, filthy dirty and i noticed she's going bald at the back underneath/between her back legs. She's stopped cleaning herself, she looks miserable.

The final straw was her begging to be let in for seven fucking hours, seven. She was there when DH came home from work at 6am, and still there at 1pm, but she'd given up even trying to cry, she was just gingerly sitting on their back step shivering.

I went and banged on their door and rather sharply told them the cat was shivering on their back step and looked ill and to let her in.

apparently shes been to the vet and they're running tests, but why the fuck would you let an elderly cat that looks THAT sick out and leave it out and not even bother checking to see if it wants to come in for seven fucking hours?

I phoned the RSPCA and reported them. I just hope they do something now to help the poor creature, i cant see it suffer any longer, i just cant.

PlaySchool Tue 08-Jan-13 12:37:28

should go and find its own shelter not sit on the window sill shivering

Don't you feel sorry for your cat when it is cold? Why don't you let him/her in?

cozietoesie Tue 08-Jan-13 11:41:24

.........It sits on the window sill yowling to come in. I ignore it. It's a cat. It's being lazy.......

Sheez.

Garnier Tue 08-Jan-13 10:50:01

skullcandy, I would do that anyway I think (crate and blanky) That would be really kind.

Paiviaso Tue 08-Jan-13 10:46:45

I can't believe people lock their cats out. One of the five freedoms we must provide to animals in our care is the freedom from discomfort, under which providing shelter falls. You don't provide shelter "sometimes," you provide shelter all the time; especially to a cat that is lead to believe it's territory is in the house, and that is where it can go to feel safe.

PepsiCoco Mon 07-Jan-13 10:33:35

My cat does this the minute you put it outside. It sits on the window sill yowling to come in. I ignore it. It's a cat. It's being lazy. It needs some fresh air and should go and find its own shelter not sit on the window sill shivering and yowling.
She isn't old though and has water.

PlaySchool Mon 07-Jan-13 10:28:01

There was a cat in my neighbourhood that was never allowed inside the house. The neighbours complained to the RSPCA as it was also attacking other cats and people. It was removed but perhaps the owners voluntarily gave it up.

skullcandy Mon 07-Jan-13 10:04:50

i tackled them again, things seem to have improved for now, but i'm keeping an eye on it.

If push comes to shove i'll find an old crate and some blankets and make her a spot she can at least get out of the rain.

DozyDuck Mon 07-Jan-13 09:28:23

RSPCA won't do anything about this I don't think sad

FarrahFawcettsFlick Mon 07-Jan-13 09:15:13

I found the RSPCA worse than useless in the same situation. We ended up letting a neighbours elderly Siamese into our house at night time. Our neighbour had form with leaving elderly cats out all night in all weathers.

We had a cat at the time and were worried about fighting, but our resident cat left the elderly one alone - I think because it was elderly and not in great shape and wasn't a threat.

Could you offer shelter at night? Don't be surprised if the cat moves in though!

PlaySchool Sun 06-Jan-13 17:11:44

How long is she yowling for before she gets let in?

knackeredoutmum Sat 05-Jan-13 19:07:10

i wonder if the cat has started weeing in the house and thats why its out so much? Could you offer to adopt the cat?

HelenLynn Mon 31-Dec-12 18:15:14

Yeah. All they have to do is fit a catflap, or get a handyman to fit a catflap. It's not fair to make an elderly cat make do with an outbuilding in December when she's clearly not a hardy farm cat sort of cat. www.gov.uk/caring-for-pets says call the "RSPCA 24-hour cruelty and advice line" on 0300 1234 999.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 31-Dec-12 18:05:26

Yes. RSPCA?

skullcandy Mon 31-Dec-12 18:01:00

but i wanted to check by you first, and see if you had any suggestions.

Elderly cat.. she's got to be nearly 20 if not older.

She is out in all weathers, so at the moment, it means in the pissing down rain, wind and cold.

She has no access to water other than rain water and no access to food and no shelter, so we usually find her either in their outhouse which is piled with rubbish, papers, bottles...etc, or sheltering in the alcove outside our backdoor, shivering against the wall, over the summer she would even come into our house and sit by the back door if i left it open.

We hear her calling at the neighbours back door at all hours of the day and night to be let in, sometimes it can go on for hours, we can hear her through our walls and its been keeping my 3yo awake because her yowling is getting louder as she gets more desperate.

Its got to the point we're banging the walls and shouting at them to let the poor sod in out of the rain because we're so fed up of hearing her wailing at their back door... and my dh doesnt even like cats and he's worried about her.

They do occasionally let her in when one of them deigns to open the door, but when they let her out to go to the toilet, they leave her out, and invariably, within a short space of time the yowling starts again.

So.. wwyd? we tried tackling them over it and the mum just says she's going deaf and cant hear her calling, and the daughter (adult) is just too fecking lazy to get off her arse and open the door!

Now i havent a clue who to report them to or even if anything would be done, but i cant leave it any longer, the cat deserves to be warm, safe, loved and fed in her last few years.. or however long she's got left!

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