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  • #41
    I really want a snow bengal. Or maybe a Savannah. I also want a Norwegian Forest Cat.

    But all cost loads of money, and the free and needy cats always find me first. So no bengals, Savannahs or Norwegian Forest Cats for me. But I do REALLY want a snow bengal...
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    • #42
      See, you keep forgetting about checking for a microchip because you really want to keep the cute baby for yourself... and I can't blame you. What a cutie!

      Kim, sending out the Catsignal to the universe herself
      I loff my Quarter horse clique

      I kill threads dead!

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      • #43
        Call and get her checked.. She seems loved.. i bet someone is worried sick about her if one of my boys was missing I'd be phoning shelters and vets all over the place.

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          #44
          I sure hope somebody is looking for her, she is a doll!

          So far we have an uneasy peace, each cat has a corner and nobody growls, when they get close they start up, but no fighting.

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          • #45
            Ohhh! She is beautiful!!! Send her my way if you are in Texas!!
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?

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              #46
              I loff that little cat, like she has been here all along...

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              • #47
                Uh oh... looks like someone's got a new kitty!
                ~ Shannon Hayden ~

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                  I loff that little cat, like she has been here all along...
                  What did I say?

                  She's a little darling.

                  Kim
                  I loff my Quarter horse clique

                  I kill threads dead!

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                    I loff that little cat, like she has been here all along...
                    Have you called around and/or had her scanned yet? I realize she's cute but come on....you don't usually find these as feral cats. She most likely belongs to someone else.

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                    • #50
                      The cat is almost bound to be chipped. No one in their right mind spends that amount of money on that type of cat without having it chipped. I'd have caught it up the moment I found it and taken it to the vets to have it scanned, if no chip, then I'd have brought it home but would have called all vet practices, pet stores, animal rescue centers etc and then gone about making up flyers to pin on all these places noticeboards. It's been many days since you found the cat so you'd think by now it would have been reunited with it's owner. I know if it was my cat then I'd be beside myself with worry and would have called all of the above places the moment I realised the cat was definitely missing.

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                      • #51
                        Did you call all the local SPCAs and vets? Our Ollie cat went missing a week or so ago and we were frantic. Turns out he had visited the Historical Society that shares a property line and gotten locked in! I was never so happy to see a little kitty face peering from a window. We had been calling everywhere and searching garages and looking up trees (he'd been stuck before) - I imagine a cat like this has a very worried family somewhere.

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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by lcw579 View Post
                          Did you call all the local SPCAs and vets? Our Ollie cat went missing a week or so ago and we were frantic. Turns out he had visited the Historical Society that shares a property line and gotten locked in! I was never so happy to see a little kitty face peering from a window. We had been calling everywhere and searching garages and looking up trees (he'd been stuck before) - I imagine a cat like this has a very worried family somewhere.
                          Yes one of my cats went missing for a week too, in the depths of winter. I searched and searched my farm, called him, checked in every barn on the property, went up into the forest, down the valley, around all the frozen ponds ... I could not find him. By the 6th day I honestly thought he would be dead due to -20 temps, but I still searched for him every day. On the 7th day I saw some dog prints outside my stable block. I went over to look more closely - coyote prints and a broken window pane. My heart raced but then I took stock and remembered I'd been in the stable block every day to no avail. I had hay stored in the stalls and I went in and called at every stable door. I heard a very quiet meouw, opened the door so quickly and climbed up the hay stack. There was a hole in the bales and up crawled my little cat. He had lost half of his bodyweight but had managed to survive by making a little nest in the hay. I wrapped him in my coat and whizzed back to the house. He was shivering and ravenous. I locked the catflap and did not let him out again till the spring.

                          It is very very upsetting when we lose one of our animals, particularly when the owner has no idea if they are alive or dead, and I'd imagine the owner of this cat feels like I felt that year.

                          PS. I don't own Bengals, I just own little tabby cats but all of my cats (and dogs) are chipped.

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                            #53
                            Originally posted by Cloverbarley View Post
                            The cat is almost bound to be chipped. No one in their right mind spends that amount of money on that type of cat without having it chipped. I'd have caught it up the moment I found it and taken it to the vets to have it scanned, if no chip, then I'd have brought it home but would have called all vet practices, pet stores, animal rescue centers etc and then gone about making up flyers to pin on all these places noticeboards. It's been many days since you found the cat so you'd think by now it would have been reunited with it's owner. I know if it was my cat then I'd be beside myself with worry and would have called all of the above places the moment I realised the cat was definitely missing.
                            It's been a few but right on through the weekend (justifying, I know)

                            I checked CL and the online version of the paper, no hits.

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                            • #54
                              ^You should take the cat to any vet to be scanned for a chip. They won't charge you to do that.
                              Owned by an Oldenburg

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                              • #55
                                Originally posted by Twisting View Post
                                You may want to pop by a vet or shelter and have them check for a chip. Bengals are expensive and most people who pay that much for a cat chip them. It's worth a try.

                                This.
                                It is entirely likely some owner is heartsick right now that their pet is missing.
                                "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by Alagirl View Post

                                  I checked CL and the online version of the paper, no hits.

                                  Oh come on. Do the right thing and go get the cat scanned. Also, call local vets and the local shelters to see if anyone has reported her missing.

                                  You have no idea if she belongs to a computer-savvy person or not, or if someone may have been on vacation or in the hospital and someone taking care of their house accidentally let her out or if someone was traveling through and couldn't stay to find her, or if she was stolen out-of-area and then let go near you.

                                  There have been threads on here detailing the agony people who've lost a beloved pet have gone through. Please don't contribute to someone's misery.


                                  Originally posted by spookhorse View Post
                                  Uh oh... looks like someone's got a new kitty!
                                  I hope not, because without making an honest effort to find the critter's owner it's effectively a stolen cat. And karma is a bitch.

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                                    #57
                                    Oh take it easy.

                                    If that cat is that dearly loved I would figure the local paper had an ad in it.

                                    Or it's not yet missed, sadly cats have that fate.

                                    So, for now, my own vet has no scanner, I will call the other vet in the morning and see if they have one (oh poop that in the exact opposite direction)

                                    First order of business - before you implore the famous COTH ED curses on me: the cat is here, in my house, safe, sound and fed.

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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                      If that cat is that dearly loved I would figure the local paper had an ad in it.
                                      Really? The first thing I would do is call animal control and my vet, the local shelters, not put an ad in the newspaper. We had a *lost* dog in my yard the other day; I called AC within 10 minutes. That's the first place I'd call if my pet was missing, not check Sunday's lost & found column or Craigslist.

                                      Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                      Or it's not yet missed, sadly cats have that fate.
                                      Probably not $1000 cats, though.

                                      You don't sound like you're trying very hard to return the cat. I'm sure it's lovely, but it's not yours [yet]. Sorry.

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                                      • #59
                                        Think of Clairdelune and her missing GP... she turned heaven and earth to find her dog, travelled to a distant shelter when she thought it was her dog and adopted said dog, but is still looking and hoping.

                                        Only after you have exhausted all avenues (and I mean posting ads yourself as well), then 'maybe' you could keep said cat.

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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by S1969 View Post

                                          Probably not $1000 cats, though.
                                          Sadly it turns out that not all Bengals are valued at $1000 and probably would not really be missed if they went AWOL.

                                          Seriously, I would not have expected it, but apparently some breeders will let these cats go for stupid cheap if they simply don't prefer the markings the cat ends up with (even if they are perfectly beautiful and legal in the show ring to boot).

                                          Yes, she needs to be checked for a chip and yes, ads need to be placed, etc. Just cause there's some flippant "Someone's got a new kitty" and "She's loffly" doesn't mean that things aren't happening.

                                          As for chips, well, if you can chip 'em all you want, but not all chips and readers "talk" to each other and not every vet office or animal shelter even has a reader at this point, believe it or not.
                                          ~ Shannon Hayden ~

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