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The Cook Cat Killer Cuts Loose?

By Hank - 6 May 2009 24

This is a quick follow up on pommy bastard’s previous post.

If this person has taken or killed our cat in Cook please tell us so I can tell the kids and old pensioner next door to stop looking for her. 

I understand that this may be same all lost cat news for some people but it’s not same all in the eyes of children. 

This post is really to ask a bit of advice on what I should do, and act as a warning to anyone who has a cat in Cook. 

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The Cook Cat Killer Cuts Loose?
crabb 6:42 pm 06 May 09

Sorry if you’ve already done all this, but ring the RSPCA and notify them, also your local vet/s. Cats who love exploring sometimes end up shut in neighbours’ garages or sheds, hopefully to re-emerge none the worse. Don’t give up!

BerraBoy68 4:48 pm 06 May 09

Feeding onions to dogs and cats? WTF?! While i didn’t know this was dangerous to them common sense should tell you not to do it as a their breath smells pretty bad anyway. Why make it worse!

TheScientist 4:36 pm 06 May 09

never heard of cats wondering off, though my cat wandered away a little when it was his time. i was lucky and found him before he died, as he was in a lot of discomfort (liver cancer with internal bleeding and blood coming out too), and we were able to get him to the vet to have him eased away.

i really hope you find your cat, even if it has shuffled off this mortal coil, because there’s certainly some comfort in knowing. And if it’s alive then even better 🙂

Hank 4:02 pm 06 May 09

Yep, checked, well as much as I could, yelling and listening for meows.

PBO 3:05 pm 06 May 09

have you checked the local drains? Cats do love to explore and get stuck all the time.

V twin venom 3:01 pm 06 May 09

Good luck finding your cat Hank. There is always the possibility that a cute fluffy young kitten (7 months is young)has been found wandering and ‘adopted’ by some nice family with youngens like yourself. A least it’s an expainable outcome for your kids.

Skidbladnir 2:58 pm 06 May 09

Its not like its a secret.
Paracetemol is toxic against most things, in reasonable concentrations.
It takes more than an entire packet of tablets in a single day to cause toxicity in an typical 80kg adult, for example.
(Google yourself if you want to know the concentrations)

Feeding onions to dogs is bad, for similar reasons as to cats, but it involves eating a fairly signiifcant quantity (either all at once, or spread out over several days) for onion poisoning.

Good luck finding the cat, “Cat killer on the Loose in Cook!” seems a little bit like panic-mongering, imho.

Hank 2:50 pm 06 May 09

Thank you every one for your kind words, fingers crossed she comes home and that person didn’t kill her.

Hank 2:45 pm 06 May 09

Normally I would agree that they wonder off to die but she is only seven months old, and was happy and healthy.

BerraBoy68 2:34 pm 06 May 09

Hope you find your cat Hank, but Javrishia’s right, sometimes they just wonder off and die. Good luck though:)

p1 2:32 pm 06 May 09

I didn’t know that onion was poisonous to cats. I really do learn something new everyday.

Jivrashia 2:12 pm 06 May 09

I thought it was worth pointing them out – in case some owners inadvertently poison their cat with what appear to be harmless things…
I can imagine a young child administering Panadol to her sick cat for all good intentions.

threepaws 2:06 pm 06 May 09

@ Jivrashia – Any need to publish poisoning methods?

Jivrashia 2:00 pm 06 May 09

“same ol’ ” you mean…

I don’t think you’ll find cat killers among Rioters, just cat haters and cat lovers (excluding the culinary types).

One of the deepest grief related to the death of a much loved family cat is that they always appear to know their time and slip away to die in a secret place, which only a very few owners have managed to locate.

I’d just let the children know that cat has found a better place to go.

As for warning other cat owners about a cat killer being loose, unfortunately there’s not much that can be done. It’s easy to poison a cat with things readily available (onion, panadol) and harmless to any other creature, and not many authorities will have resources to investigate a few cat disappearances/deaths in a suburb.

threepaws 1:56 pm 06 May 09

I really hope you find your cat.

I know what I would want to do if I found out someone had been involved…

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