One really early morning I was leaving for work and this random stray cat was sitting and staring at me. I assumed it would run off as do most strays, but to my surprise it walked up to me and was very affectionate. I left for work and when I returned, there was the cat. To make a long story short despite it being so friendly and cozy towards me I had to turn the cat away before I could take it to a local shelter. So, would you take in a stray assuming you'd take it somewhere for a check up and it was fine?
Would you take in a friendly stray cat or dog?
What Girls Said 21
Over the years, I have taken in a few Stray Cats, @kjm91. And knowing what I do about cats, these Make... Great pets.
However, there are times with 'Being so friendly and cozy towards me,' they may be Lost or Belong to someone. A Stray that is usually One, hun, who is Not afraid of another, may Belong to a Family with a Father and a Mother.
My parents took in a Stray cat. He was starving. Someone had Cruelly dropped him off. Mom and Dad nursed him Back to health, and years later, they proudly Still Say, "Buster Brown is the Best from the Rest Family member Son under the Sun."
Good luck, Your loss. xx1
I would take it to a vet to see if it was chipped and contact the owner if it was.
If it was really homeless, I'd have the vet make sure it didn't have any incurable bad diseases and if it checked out, I'd deff keep it rather than send it to the pound.2
Yes, I would. I'd take any stray animal for help. I'm hoping to become a future Vet Tech, and I say that animals big or small always need help!1
I would take it in but I would get it to the vet for a thorough exam.2
This is how I acquired my orange cat and my daschound puppy.2
We had a cat hang around a lot and he ended up making his way inside. 2 months later and he is currently asleep on top of the aquarium as I am typing this.2
You should have. It felt a connection with you. Plus if you had no place to stay wouldn't you want to be taken into a warm home to be taken care of, finaly fed, and loved?2
Take in? Most likely not but I'd feed it as long as it sticks around.1
Yeah i have before my cat was a stray and i've had stray dogs for a while before i found proper homes for them (big dogs small house)1
Yes... just the cat2
Both, I love cats and dogs!!2
i would take in a cat1
I did that already1
Depends on if I had the time, room, and resources to take care of it1
I would if I had my own house. I honestly want every cat and dog I see on the street.2
I'd turn it in1
Yes, I would.1
All my pets are strays. I love animals more than people and I'd suggest that if you see an animal in need you should save it while you can. My childhood dog ran off one night and washed up in my neighbors pond two weeks later, and I still wonder if maybe he would still be around had someone seen him and picked him up.2
I already have. I have two ex-homeless assholes living in my house now. My cats were strays. I took them in about 4 years ago. Now they're fat cats.3
What Guys Said 22
I have taken in 3 stray dogs. One I walked home cuz lucky he had a name and number on his collar. Owner didn't live too far from me. Another one I called the animal control and he had a chip in him. The last one was a puppy very well behaved too. The owner came and found him.1
Where we live in if you take a stray cat in that cat automatically belongs to you so it's a big risk to take in a stray cat. I do believe cats can take care of their self better than dogs especially when they are strays it's sad to see a dog with no home and stray, thin, needs medical attention. Yes, we have took in few stray cats and it's sad to see they have no homes and it's a high risk cause stray cats are considered "Feral Cats" I saw so many sick cats it was heart broken.1
The family has before1
If my lifestyle allowed me to have pets, sure.1
I would take it in and ask people that I know if they want him. If nobody did, I might try and keep him.1
I did well sort of... My uncle took in a stray cat, and when he went into assisted living I took in his cat...1
As others said I would probably feed it and after a while see how it is going.1
I am allergic to cats and some dogs, and my place is too small for a dog anyway.1
No. The last couple times that I have, I regretted the decision. Animals do not feel gratitude, so any stray taken in should actually serve a purpose.1
Both. Aspca commercials really fucked me2
my family once took in a stray kitten1
Ummm nope unless I was ready to pet her Lol1
I will always take in a cat but a dog ima have to think twice😂1
yes I love animals... as long as they don't bite or have any disease i would take care of some.1
I have plenty of times, whether cats, dogs, even birds1
yeah, but take them to the vet.1
I have several times.1
Yes but I would take it to the Vet and make sure it was healthy and okay1
I'd call the local animal shelter or animal control and have them deal with it because I just simply can't take in any animals. I don't even own any pets myself, so I would not be prepared nor would I be adequately equipped to take in and take care of a stray cat or dog.1