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What will happen if you abandon your cat?

What will happen if you abandon your cat?

Dumping or abandonment of animals is an offence (under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986) and can lead to substantial fines and potential imprisonment. Dumped animals are likely to suffer starvation and disease, which can lead to death.

Can you keep abandoned cat?

If you’re bringing a stray cat to live with you, you might expect to keep it indoors all the time. But chances are, you’ll let them make the transition slowly by letting them spend some time outdoors too. Before you take in a stray cat, have a vet check whether they’re spayed or neutered, Dr.

What do you do with an abandoned house cat?

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There are a few options of what you can do with an abandoned cat including adopting him (after speaking with animal control), finding him a new home, or surrendering him to a shelter or rescue.

What to do if you find an abandoned dog or cat?

Report Abandoned Dog or Cat When you discover an abandoned pet, and have ensured that it is not a danger to anyone and that it has minimal yet basic care, immediately contact your local animal control officer through the police department. Animal control will ask you to file a report and come to remove the dog or cat for you.

What happens to a cat if it is abandoned?

A cat that has been accustomed to being fed, sheltered and cared for by a human is likely to have a very short life if it is abandoned without human care – the dangers to a cat that no longer has a home to go to include:

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Why do people abandon dogs and cats in the street?

This is a complex issue, and the abandonment of dogs and cats is an increasingly common problem. Many people don’t know how to deal with the responsibility of keeping a pet, and they choose to leave it in the street rather than giving it up for adoption and ensuring it can find a good forever home.

How to find out if a cat has gone missing?

Go to the official offices, vet clinics and animal associations. Use social media to spread the word. You can also print posters with the cat’s photo and your telephone number in case the owner wants to contact you. Remember that cats like to travel long distances.