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Questions tagged [strays]

For questions about strays. Interactions and health of strays or the interactions of strays with pets.

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Cat who is normally docile freaks out when a neighborhood cat comes onto our porch, despite getting along well with our other cats. Why?

Context Our family has four cats. Some details about Pepe, the most relevant one to this question: 5 years old Orange tabby Male Exclusively indoors Properly fixed Extremely friendly and ...
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Helping stray animals in India

I live in India alongside millions of stray animals (mainly dogs, cats and cows). I have started to feed and play with the dogs near my home. They eat from the garbage. I give them clean water and ...
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Cat meow is inaudible [duplicate]

I've adopted, or is it been adopted by, a stray cat which frequents multiple houses in the immediete area, but sleeps on the sofa in my lounge. It struggles to communicate even though I know it is ...
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Injured semi stray cat

I have a semi stray cat. we feed him daily and he goofs around in our backyard for most of the day. However, he seems to be very active now a days and picks up fight with other cats in the mating ...
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What can I do for a stray cat having an eye infection

Last week I found a neighborhood stray cat (he often comes in my yard) is having an eye infection. His right eye appears to be half closed and abnormal with white eye discharge. His left eye looks ...
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How to help a stray mother cat, who wants to come inside

There is a stray mother cat and her kitten in my neighborhood. The mother is very friendly, I think the baby kitten is feral because he will run away as soon as he sees a human. I feed both of them ...
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Can/Should I take a feral/stray cat with me to a new house?

2 years ago a nursing Mama cat appeared on my porch digging through garbage for a meal. I tried to pet her, but she ran away immediately and I did not see her for several days. Gradually she started ...
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How often should I feed a pregnant cat?

A stray cat adopted us a few months back. Initially, we thought it was a boy but then discovered that it's a girl and expecting kittens. I have never had a cat before and I am learning on the go ...
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Overly friendly stray cat wants to come in our house

We have a beautiful Calico stray cat outside our house. We played with her one day and she just followed us home from about half a mile away. We've been feeding her every day since then. But every ...
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moving with a stray cat [duplicate]

About a year ago a sweet female cat started showing up on our patio. She took a few days to warm to us but was soon sitting in our laps and asking for pets. We were able to eventually move her indoors ...
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Relocating three stray cats

I'm trying to relocate three stray cats from an apartment complex that I used to stay in earlier. It's one mama cat and her two kittens. The kittens are about 4 months old now. I was thinking of ...
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How to train a stray cat where I will feed it?

For several months we have a stray cat visiting our house regularly. She was pregnant, and has given birth to 4 adorable kittens on our roof. When she was pregnant, we had forbidden her from entering ...
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I'm moving and have stray not ferral cat I don't want to leave behind. Won't come inside at all

This question is different then one posted because this stray won't come inside the house nor will he even go inside the cat shelter I built for him. I've been caring for outside cat for about year ...
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How to mitigate adopted stray's fear of other cat?

We adopted a 2 year old cat that had supposedly been a stay most of her life. She is very affectionate and loving to humans, but is very defensive with other cats. We introduced her to our current cat ...
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Moving houses but we feed two stray cats

We've been feeding two stray cats for about 2 months now - a male and a female. We also have cat of our own who is indoors most of the time. The female one was pregnant when we started feeding her and ...
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What is the signs that a lonely kitty is abandoned by the mother

Today I found a small kitty in my garden with no mother in sight so me & my brother decided to feed it then we waited patiently for the mother. This is actually my fist time yet the little one ...