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I Need a Bitey, Feral Cat to Leave My Yard!

A feral cat got into a fight with my dog in the yard, bit me, and now--several hours later--is staring into the house with my blood dripping from its mouth. How do I get this animal to leave without hurting it? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Nov 2, 2014 - 61 answers

Feral dog step 2?

We adopted a five or six month old dog that was born into a feral colony and rescued at 3 months old. He lived in a shelter office for several months and seems past the first stages of acclimating to people, but he's still terrified of us. [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Mar 20, 2014 - 22 answers

I missed this day of being a grown-up school...

Help! There's a feral cat right outside my door. I think she(?) might be either sick or about to have kittens. What (if anything) should I do? [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Jan 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Feral Cat Colony Filter

We're wondering whether there's any chance that the mother of the 10-12 week-old kittens is still alive, given the circumstances below. Extra points for ideas on how to catch kittens who won't go near the traps. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 25, 2013 - 11 answers

What to Do With Feral Kittens & Mom (Brainstorm)

The feral cat we've been feeding somehow managed to keep three kittens alive during some very cold nights this spring. Now they're 6-7 weeks old, too young to trap and neuter. We love having them around but our near neighbor, an elderly man who is also our landlord's father, is afraid of them. Really afraid. He won't go into his garden now, which he loves, in fear of an "attack." We need to find a way to get them to a place where they can live out their lives, together if they want to be (we know the males leave the colony, don't know if any are). Now they're afraid of cages. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

The E Word. Well 2 of them, Euthanasia and Eating(one's own body parts).

No one lies considering euthanasia for their cat, but what other choices do I have in this matter? My cat is eating its own tail. I'm at a loss. [more inside]
posted by tenaciousmoon on Jun 17, 2013 - 32 answers

Pls help me remember this french film about a poor girl...

I rented this film on VHS in 1999. It is about a younger french girl, living with her mother in a trailer park. Mother is a drunk, they are poor, she tries to get a job at a food stand at one point (??) There is love interest and conflict and some kind of crisis. I loved this movie and have thought about it often since I saw it but I am afraid that my memories may have started overwriting my recollections. She is a little bit of a feral child, medium length brown hair, very striking. Please help!
posted by n9 on Apr 14, 2013 - 6 answers

We’ve taken in a stray/feral cat. Now what?

To those who have made a domestic cat out of a stray or feral one, I need your help! I know you’re out there, and I need your advice on whether this is possible in our situation, and how to best make this cat a domestic cat (even if he won’t ever be super friendly). [more inside]
posted by feidr2 on Nov 3, 2012 - 21 answers

A feral child in present day Britain

Thought experiment: would happen to a feral child like Victor of Aveyron in the present day UK? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 13, 2012 - 12 answers

There is a wildish animal in my bathroom

Help! I did something dumb and now there is a feral cat loose in my bathroom. [more inside]
posted by *s on Jul 1, 2012 - 18 answers

Help! What to do with "our" stray cat?

Help! What to do with "our" stray cat? [more inside]
posted by aldebaran on Apr 30, 2012 - 11 answers

how to prevent an un-owned cat from spraying

Asking for a friend - preventing neighborhood (probably feral) cat spraying... [more inside]
posted by efalk on Apr 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Herding cats during termite treatment?

Upon the discovery of several live termites attempting to set up shop in my garage wall, I called in a local pest-control company. Following inspection, said company recommended treating the dirt under the garage slab with fipronil (aka Termidor). I have four indoor cats and a fish, and while the termite guys say the fish can stay, they're recommending moving the cats out of the house for the three hours it will take to apply the stuff. Is this really necessary? If so, where the heck can I take four fairly skittish cats for three hours? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Mom cat in mourning

Feral mother cat in mourning for her kittens - how long will it last? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Jun 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Not really a fan of balut, thanks.

Duck(?) laid an egg on my balcony. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Don't Pet This Kitty

Adopted cat doesn't seem to be warming up to us. We've had her for about 7 months now. She doesn't like to be petted or touched and often bites very hard if Mr. Stardust or I have to do so. Can we get her used to being touched, or should we leave her alone? Further details within. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 13, 2010 - 23 answers

My formerly feral cat wants attention but won't accept it.

Formerly feral catfilter: I can't tell if I'm making progress or if the cat is just neurotic. [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Jul 9, 2010 - 11 answers

They die like dogs, don't they?

How long do most domestic dogs last in the wilderness? My belief is that they do pretty poorly but I need better, more consise data than I'm finding. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Apr 20, 2010 - 22 answers

What do I do about a cat who visits frequently?

What to do about a cat of unknown origins that visits frequently? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Mar 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Mother cat in basement/crawl space, nursing two newborn kittens (likely less than two weeks old) soliciting solutions.

I just moved into a duplex two weeks ago, and yesterday I discovered two kittens (w/ mother) underneath my unit ... I can't afford (both financially and emotionally) to care for them at the moment .... [more inside]
posted by weakcore on May 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Here Kitty Kitty

So...after hearing some thumping I assumed was just ice falling off my gutters, I realize I have two cats living in the crawlspace under my back addition. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jan 30, 2009 - 11 answers

My mother has become a crazy cat lady. Help me!

My mother has become a crazy cat lady. Help me! [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Dec 28, 2007 - 28 answers

How do I housebreak a true feral dog?

Feral Dog Filter: How do you housebreak a true feral dog who has proven to be untrainable after 3-4 weeks of crating? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

My cat bites too hard and has a stinky butt.

Our (formerly feral) cat bites all the time- sometimes gently and affectionately, and other times hard enough to draw blood through thick jeans. Also, he poops every time I take a shower. I'm puzzled. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 1, 2007 - 24 answers

Ideas for taming a cage-confined feral cat?

My friend has taken in a feral cat who got hit by a car. Have any good ideas for helping to tame the thing? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Nov 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Living with FIV?

Should I adopt a cat with FIV? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Oct 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Stray cat strut : having a feral cat spayed or neutered

A friend of mine is writing a novel and needs help with some questions about having a feral cat spayed or neutered. I hope that you all can help her fill in some details. [more inside]
posted by tumble on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Did I just acquire fleas?

Did I just acquire a infestation of mites and fleas and god-knows-what-else from a wild kitten? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

My cat won't stop demanding to be let out. Ever.

Help me break my cat's spirit. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on May 7, 2007 - 35 answers

feral cats are decimating the local songbird population

I would like to protect the wild bird population in my neighborhood. Our neighbor keeps feeding the feral cats. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Apr 23, 2007 - 26 answers

Wild Keets!

Feral Kittens in My Backyard! I have five beautiful feral cats in my backyard. Now the landlord wants them gone! Any suggestions on any animal sanctuaries? [more inside]
posted by mixer on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Please help me understand why this cat meows so loudly

For nearly a year, we have been feeding a few stray cats in the yard. Two cats in particular, we'll call them Dale and Greenbean, come to visit every day... [more inside]
posted by waywardgirl on Mar 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Feral Kittens--What to Do?

I have five kittens living with their mom in my backyard. They're old enough now that I want to trap them and find homes for them. But I need suggetions on traps (they're very wary of humans) and suggestions on where to go to get the mom fixed (I plan on releasing her back into the yard and provide her with shelter and food). I'm in Red Hook, Brooklyn, without a car, so any extremely cheap vets and/or cat rescue groups nearby would be great. Thanks! (Yes, I already have two rescued beasts that live with me, so I'm not keeping any of the new kittens--although I'd like to.)
posted by mixer on Dec 29, 2006 - 19 answers

man is this long and man am i tired. trust me i’d rather be asking about linguistics.

Feral kittens 95% to being perfect housecats... but the last 5% is killing me. Advice? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Oct 16, 2006 - 27 answers

Why are my feral cats so wily?

My recently rescued feral kittens keep trying to climb into the drawers above the Air Conditioning intake vent. Why? [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on Jan 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Orphaned Kitten

So I recently found an orphan kitten in the backyard that is about 5 weeks old and i just saw the mother looking for her kitten a little while ago. i'm not sure if she is feral or just a neighborhood cat, and i feel terrible about keeping the kitten from her. but at the same time. if she is feral, i'd feel bad about contributing another feral cat to the community, or worse the kitten wouldn't survive. any advice is more then welcome!
posted by rabbitmoon on Aug 5, 2005 - 14 answers

A 'Life of Pi' based question

So, if I took Tokyo, flipped it upside down, and shook it, would feral giraffes and hippos (and other non-native animals) really fall out? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Apr 18, 2005 - 11 answers

How can I keep cats out of my yard?

I need help deterring cats from my yard. Would like some feedback on products/ideas. see inside for (lots) more. [more inside]
posted by evening on Aug 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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