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    The Anti-Cat passion. (spin off)

    My brother, who lives with me, got a cat last year. This thing has been annoying. It's always getting into stuff, pissing on things, tearing things apart, and generally being a nuisance. I hated it. I had to close doors and put the toilet seat down. It was a hassle.

    Anyways, my brother finally had enough of it too, and he let the thing go out into the wild last week. There is a large park reserve right by our house.

    This week i've been re-learning that I dont need to close doors or leave the toilet seat down all the time. I also am thinking less about leaving things out now that I know he isn't with us anymore. I have a feeling he is happier out in the wild, where he belongs.




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    I share your thoughts regarding cats (booo) haha, but it's hardly a wild animal....you might have tried to find it a home instead of "let it go out in the wild"....part of pet ownership is being responsible, don't need any more strays out there.

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    While I am not a cat lover either, house cats, especially if they have been declawed, turned loose in the wild is not a good thing. Some breeds will do okay as they have more hunting instincts, many will not. Just like a dog left in the wild is not a wolf.

    I think your best course of action is to go back to the park and call "here kitty kitty kitty" until either the kitty or the cops come. To help get you started down the path, please watch

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    outdoor cats have a short lifespan on average. what do i do? i take my indoor cat out on a leash! She loves it.

    i'm not a cat lady by any means, but there always seems to be that dog vs. cats rivalry. why should it be that way? i say, either you like animals or you dont!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    outdoor cats have a short lifespan on average. what do i do? i take my indoor cat out on a leash! She loves it.
    I am glad I am not the only one who does that. That and cat dipping in fresh snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    It's always getting into stuff, pissing on things, tearing things apart, and generally being a nuisance. I hated it.
    I know many dogs, children, college roomates, and x-girlfriends that do some or all of these things. You may want to avoid other life in general. This sounds like a crappy cat. Mine does none of what you described.

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    I had to close doors and put the toilet seat down. It was a hassle.
    Tough life dude, wait till you get married

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    Anyways, my brother finally had enough of it too, and he let the thing go out into the wild last week. There is a large park reserve right by our house.
    Not cool about the release thing, hope that cat (even if it was a bastard) is ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    That and cat dipping in fresh snow.
    lol. i remember when we got like 2 ft of snow and my cat didnt understand it. he hopped on top of it expecting to be able to walk on it but he fell right through and got burried. needless to say he avoids snow now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    My brother, who lives with me, got a cat last year. This thing has been annoying. It's always getting into stuff, pissing on things, tearing things apart, and generally being a nuisance. I hated it. I had to close doors and put the toilet seat down. It was a hassle.

    Anyways, my brother finally had enough of it too, and he let the thing go out into the wild last week. There is a large park reserve right by our house.

    This week i've been re-learning that I dont need to close doors or leave the toilet seat down all the time. I also am thinking less about leaving things out now that I know he isn't with us anymore. I have a feeling he is happier out in the wild, where he belongs.




    Cats, BOO!
    He's a jerk, but letting him go in the wild is not cool. He's a domestic animal, not a wild one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    This week i've been re-learning that I dont need to close doors or leave the toilet seat down all the time. I also am thinking less about leaving things out now that I know he isn't with us anymore. I have a feeling he is happier out in the wild, where he belongs.
    There's nothing cool about abandoning an animal, I hope you'll come to understand when you are more of a mature individual.

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    letting the cat go in the wild is a terrible thing to do. absolutely terrible. that cat is going to kill wildlife and spread disease.

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    Is there anybody else out there that feels more upset the longer they think of the poor cat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Is there anybody else out there that feels more upset the longer they think of the poor cat?
    Yep. I still can't get over how putting a toilet seat down was enough to kick a cat out of the house. My wife would have kicked me out of the house a thousand times over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Is there anybody else out there that feels more upset the longer they think of the poor cat?
    yes

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    me four. modern domesticated cats are supposed to live in the wild as much as televisions are.

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    First, I am not a cat person.

    Last year I rode my bike, unknowingly, into a place where "people" dump their unwanted cats here. It was horrifying. It still haunts me. Many of them had big tumors on their faces (skin cancer). There was a lady who comes to feed them and there were dozens of them. And kittens too.

    Also disturbing is was this cat dump site was close to a vulnerable least tern nesting site.

    It is so not a cool thing to do.

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    Me too. I am not a cat person. I don't hate cats nor have I done anything to hurt them. I just don't like them. Period.

    It just troubles me that cat lovers all over the world suddenly have become influential in social media and have the power to dehumanize and demonize not just cat haters but also innocent cat non-likers.

    Just recently here in my country, the local exclusive Polo Club rounded up all stray cats in their property and turned them over to the local gov't animal shelter because of an incident where a member's little daughter was bitten by one of the stray cats. Now, the said club is being demonized in Facebook and also in several news media for their action. And because of pressure from social media, the club management had to apologize and promised to make a facility (and hire people) to take care of the feral cats.

    If you think about it, it's cat lovers who are the cause of an exploding feral cat population. The same "soft-hearted" cat lover who cries at the sight of a stray cat can be as fierce as a feral cat in social media when it comes to even the slightest hint of (or imagined) cat abuse. They are the same cat owners who do not only spay and neuter their cats but point to everybody else when it's time to adopt stray cats.

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    ^not quite. a "cat-lover" would never release a domestic animal into the wild. people who get in over their heads with pets are to blame there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    My brother, who lives with me, got a cat last year. This thing has been annoying. It's always getting into stuff, pissing on things, tearing things apart, and generally being a nuisance. I hated it. I had to close doors and put the toilet seat down. It was a hassle.

    Anyways, my brother finally had enough of it too, and he let the thing go out into the wild last week. There is a large park reserve right by our house.

    This week i've been re-learning that I dont need to close doors or leave the toilet seat down all the time. I also am thinking less about leaving things out now that I know he isn't with us anymore. I have a feeling he is happier out in the wild, where he belongs.




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    You might wanna consider yourself being dropped unarmed in a jungle full of tigers, lions and such and see how you like that!
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    I don't like cats either. Beside being allergic to them; they always scratch up the hood on my car and fiance's suv. Granted, I do all the scratch removal (auto detailing is my other hobby) myself. It gets annoying after a while. If there is a safe way to prevent them from getting onto my vehicles, please do share the knowledge with me.
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    We had a cat when I was living with my parents. Exceptionally well mannered animal. You cat haters had bad experiences because they do feel that you do not like them. They are smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBandit View Post
    I don't like cats either. Beside being allergic to them; they always scratch up the hood on my car and fiance's suv. Granted, I do all the scratch removal (auto detailing is my other hobby) myself. It gets annoying after a while. If there is a safe way to prevent them from getting onto my vehicles, please do share the knowledge with me.
    damn, what did you have, bobcats? i cant imagine a cat being able to scratch the paint off a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    damn, what did you have, bobcats? i cant imagine a cat being able to scratch the paint off a car.
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    The Anti-Cat passion. (spin off)

    I also do not support the decision to release the cat into the wild.

    Should have just shot it.


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    I'm less concerned about the safety of the cat than I am for the wild critters in the "preserve". Domestic cats are wreaking havoc on North American song birds and small wild mamals/rodents. A recent study suggested that domestic cats kill upwards of 4 BILLION wild animals every year. That is insane and wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    damn, what did you have, bobcats? i cant imagine a cat being able to scratch the paint off a car.
    The paint itself doesn't get damaged; it's the clear coat that takes the beating. Once the car is polished and waxed, the surface is smooth to the touch. Imagine a cat trying to climb a slippery surface without using it's claws. It wouldn't get far would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge13 View Post
    I'm less concerned about the safety of the cat than I am for the wild critters in the "preserve". Domestic cats are wreaking havoc on North American song birds and small wild mamals/rodents. A recent study suggested that domestic cats kill upwards of 4 BILLION wild animals every year. That is insane and wrong.

    Yeah but some people think releasing the poor kitties in the wild is subjecting them to cruelty. Without cat food, without their cat litter box, without their toys...Horrible! Just horrible!

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    Part of me wants to respond

    "I love pu$$y"

    The other part of me wants to admonish the OP for releasing a domestic cat in to the wild.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    Yeah but some people think releasing the poor kitties in the wild is subjecting them to cruelty. Without cat food, without their cat litter box, without their toys...Horrible! Just horrible!


    It is cruel. Domesticated animals have no place in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBandit View Post
    The paint itself doesn't get damaged; it's the clear coat that takes the beating. Once the car is polished and waxed, the surface is smooth to the touch. Imagine a cat trying to climb a slippery surface without using it's claws. It wouldn't get far would it?
    The ferals and owned outdoor cats in my old hood in texas did a real number on my car. Always in the winter. Strangely enough they didn't come near my car in the summer.

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    Via TP (cat are the source - must reproduce in their gut), cats also attract rodents, are the third leading source of food-borne illness fatalities, and give marine mammals fatal brain disease:

    Iconic marine mammals are 'swimming in sick seas' of terrestrial pathogens

    Parasite-infected rodents attracted to cat odor

    They are also a leading source of rabies, recent article from nearby:

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    Also don't forget state and federal law. Many state laws prohibit releasing non-native/exotic animals (domesticated cats are not from North America) without a permit. Its also typically against state animal cruelty laws to abandon domesticated animals.

    The federal migratory bird act treaty law also make it a crime to take any action, regardless of intention, which may harm or kill native birds. Releasing a cat likely would be considered a violation: Common Questions: Possession of Migratory Birds

    And even well-fed pet cats should not be allowed outdoors, over 2000 hours of footage from Nat Geo/UG show its bad for them and wildlife:

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    Not a BIG cat lover, but they don't bug me unless they piss all over my clothes, but I will not dump them either. Here is Big Al, my "runner" cat who likes to frickin' take off
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBandit View Post
    The paint itself doesn't get damaged; it's the clear coat that takes the beating. Once the car is polished and waxed, the surface is smooth to the touch. Imagine a cat trying to climb a slippery surface without using it's claws. It wouldn't get far would it?
    i guess my car is too trashed for me to notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    The ferals and owned outdoor cats in my old hood in texas did a real number on my car. Always in the winter. Strangely enough they didn't come near my car in the summer.
    That is odd. Around here, I notice it more during winter/spring.

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    i guess my car is too trashed for me to notice.
    I don't drive any thing fancy myself. I just prefer to drive a clean car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBandit View Post
    That is odd. Around here, I notice it more during winter/spring.



    I don't drive any thing fancy myself. I just prefer to drive a clean car.
    Simple answer really: the hood is often a warm place to hang out for them... it gets colder in winter... sooooooooo?!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Simple answer really: the hood is often a warm place to hang out for them... it gets colder in winter... sooooooooo?!??
    I get that. Soooo.. They can go and hang out on a different car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Part of me wants to respond

    "I love pu$$y"

    The other part of me wants to admonish the OP for releasing a domestic cat in to the wild.


    My husband has a t-shirt that simply says "Cat Lover". Watching people's reactions-or desperate attempts not to have reactions-when he's wearing it around town can be quite entertaining.



    I can't think of a single example of a domesticated animal that belongs in the wild. Even if they survive (highly unlikely), that is plain cruel.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    Get a cover for your car. win win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBandit View Post
    That is odd. Around here, I notice it more during winter/spring.



    I don't drive any thing fancy myself. I just prefer to drive a clean car.

    It's not odd, really. I was interjecting a little sarcasm. In Texas, the hood/roof warms in the winter sunshine and can be quite comfy compared to the ambient air, which is usually cool, but not terribly cold. In the summer, my black car probably got hot enough to melt the skin off their paws, so they stayed away.

    A car cover...lol. Maybe if the car sat in the same place for days on end. Not going to deal with it when using the car almost daily. I set a live trap next to my car baited with cat food occasionally. Also rotated it between my flower beds (where they pooped) and my water garden (where they stalked the visiting birds) always next to the house. Spray the cats with the hose and let them go. Enough aversive conditioning to keep their vistation rate down. Not so bad as to start a neighborhood feud with the people who owned half a dozen outdoor cats, or the people who fed the ferals.

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    Yep poor cat. Sounds like it was not even an outdoor cat. Probably wondering wtf is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullcap View Post
    I can't think of a single example of a domesticated animal that belongs in the wild. Even if they survive (highly unlikely), that is plain cruel.
    Highly unlikely? You should take a hike in rural Texas and hug the first feral pig you'll meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Get a cover for your car. win win!
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    A car cover...lol. Maybe if the car sat in the same place for days on end. Not going to deal with it when using the car almost daily.
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    The Anti-Cat passion. (spin off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    Highly unlikely? You should take a hike in rural Texas and hug the first feral pig you'll meet.


    We have those here too, not unique to Texas in any way. They also typically die much younger than they would in captivity where they belong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullcap View Post
    We have those here too, not unique to Texas in any way. They also typically die much younger than they would in captivity where they belong.
    Pigs live longer in captivity? Don't they get slaughtered at market age? 10 months or 200 pounds whichever comes first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    Pigs live longer in captivity? Don't they get slaughtered at market age? 10 months or 200 pounds whichever comes first?


    Yes and yes. And they certainly taste better too.
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    Highly unlikely? You should take a hike in rural Texas and hug the first feral pig you'll meet.
    Cats are not pigs. You don't find too many feral cats in places far from people in North America because they are great coyote food. Australia has a completely different ecosystem that cats can exploit without human contact.

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    Domestic cats make great coyote food not feral cats. Feral cats are ninja.

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