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Stray cat found in Lyneham

By fox - 4 December 2009 27

Buddy My partner and I have recently come across a stray cat living around our complex in Lyneham. Our Body Corporate has already sent out letters to other people in our complex about this cat, and as yet no-one has come forward to claim him.

When we first saw him, he was emancipated and very shy of people, but over the past month or so he’s come back to our door regularly for food and water, and is gradually accepting affection (and much needed brushes!).

We’ve nicknamed him “Buddy” and as you can see in his photo, he’s really quite the looker. He has no major white markings (i.e. bib, paws etc), and I’d say he’s no more than a year or so old. He has a very distinctive voice that almost sounds like he’s singing (off-key), and a single meow lasts for at least 30 seconds.

We’d love take him in ourselves but we already have two indoor cats, who are both jealous that we’ve been cheating on them with another feline. We will, however, continue to leave food and water out for him, and socialise him as much as we can with ourselves and our cats through the screen door.

If anyone can offer any information on who may own Buddy or if he’s been seen before, please get in contact with us. If we can’t find an owner soon, we’ll ultimately have to take him down to the RSPCA (he also needs to get the “snip”), and hope that someone adopts him.

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Stray cat found in Lyneham
LaLa 11:00 am 05 Dec 09

benett said :

Ah. What has the riot-act come to? Is this news? I don’t think this is news, it’s some rubbish story about some pathetic cat that apparently deserves respect. Really, what the hell has the riot-act come to?

Words almost fail me. You’re a tool

Mr Evil 10:46 am 05 Dec 09

I agree wholeheartedly with Benett. In fact why stop at cats, lets humanly destroy all humans too, as we all know the damage humans have caused to the planet and its wildlife.

fox 9:51 am 05 Dec 09

dvaey said :

Have you taken this cat to the RSPCA or a vet who can scan for microchips?

We haven’t been able to give him more than a few pats, let alone pick him up yet so we don’t know whether he’s microchipped or not.

I’ve called the RSPCA already, so they know that we’re trying to bring him in (if only to be desexed). Worst case scenario; we can pick up a cat trap from them, or they can come out and try to grab him themselves.

benett said :

Ah. What has the riot-act come to? Is this news? I don’t think this is news, it’s some rubbish story about some pathetic cat that apparently deserves respect.

This may not be “news”, but posting items like this has certainly happened before on RiotACT, and from what I have read, has led to results.

Clown Killer said :

Back in the day I would have said – lure him up cloe and pop the little fella in a sack, take it down to the creek and chuck the hole lot in – it’s not like we need another stray, whole male cat in the system … but I’m getting soft in my old age. If he’s still homeless by mid-January 2010 I’ll have him.

As soon as it’s possible, Buddy will be desexed. Nice to know you’ve turned soft – I will let you know if he’s still desiring a home in January 2010.

seanneko 8:21 am 05 Dec 09

aww, if it wasn’t for the fact that you can’t have pets in rental properties then I would very seriously consider this.

dvaey 1:35 am 05 Dec 09

Have you taken this cat to the RSPCA or a vet who can scan for microchips?

Also, cats can be smart little buggers, it may even be a local neighbourhood cat that knows where to get a nice feed and a bit of attention, so keeps coming back.

Clown Killer 11:25 pm 04 Dec 09

Back in the day I would have said – lure him up cloe and pop the little fella in a sack, take it down to the creek and chuck the hole lot in – it’s not like we need another stray, whole male cat in the system … but I’m getting soft in my old age. If he’s still homeless by mid-January 2010 I’ll have him.

Holden Caulfield 10:03 pm 04 Dec 09

Sounds very much like the way we inherited our cat. He definitely “found” us after living on the streets. He was a similar age to Buddy as well. That was 6 years ago and he’s now a bit of a porker. Very cute, though.

Good luck finding a home for Buddy.

benett 9:48 pm 04 Dec 09

Ah. What has the riot-act come to? Is this news? I don’t think this is news, it’s some rubbish story about some pathetic cat that apparently deserves respect. Really, what the hell has the riot-act come to? I have some thoughts which sprout from this particular post. Thoughts that look unkindly on cats. If you think cats deserve a riot-act post, you may be right in one sense. However, if you think that cats deserve tax-payer funded protection and human resources to boot, well then here are some points:

1. Cats should be completely banned from Australia
2. Existing cats should be humanly disposed of
3. Introduced species are having a huge impact on Australian native species
4. Specifically, cats are impacting in a massive way on native species
5. People still let their cats out at night
6. People still let their cats out to roam throughout the day
7. Cats, due to human, or should I say European stupidity, are (as I type, and you read) hunting and killing Australian wildlife in the bush all over Australia

Stray cats should be put-down without notice. All cats registered should be put-down. All the cats (which are no doubt mostly UNREGISTERED) that are now roaming the Australian bushland killing native animals should be destroyed!

I’m sure dogs & cats don’t like fireworks. People like fireworks. Australian wildlife don’t like….????????

The RSPCA sure has their shit together….If you wanted to be a hardcore animal lover, one would piss ‘the cat’ off, out of Australia.

Check out The Oils 1985 Album – Species Deceases.

http://www.midnightoil.com/releases/85species.do

threepaws 7:07 pm 04 Dec 09

Very good of you to look after him and fatten him up 🙂

I hope he finds a good home through you or the RSPCA

caf 4:41 pm 04 Dec 09

White an’ orange stray cat sittin’ on a fence /
Ain’t got enough dough to pay the rent /
I’m flat broke but I don’t care /
I strut right by with my tail in the air.

prhhcd 3:44 pm 04 Dec 09

good luck Buddy!

fox 3:00 pm 04 Dec 09

piperdoon said :

emaciated maybe, perhaps emanicpated too as he was living free. 🙂

lol – Yes, I did mean to say emaciated.

blamanda said :

…what colour is the cat wandering around your complex?

He’s a ginger DSH (domestic shorthair). I’ve emailed the photo to Jazz so if he’s able to stick it somewhere that’d be great.

Jazz 2:49 pm 04 Dec 09

blamanda said :

Hello, I am a new user of this site, so please excuse me if Im asking a silly question but I cant seem to see the photo of the cat, I lost my cat several months ago, he is grey and black striped with some faint white stripes, what colour is the cat wandering around your complex? Thankyou.

Not a silly question. I had to take it out for the time being. It was being hosted on a server with security authentication so while the OP could see it, it meant that nobody else could without having credentials challenged (when loading RA). Will get it back up shortly.

piperdoon 2:32 pm 04 Dec 09

“When we first saw him, he was emancipated and very shy of people:

emaciated maybe, perhaps emanicpated too as he was living free. 🙂

blamanda 2:24 pm 04 Dec 09

Hello, I am a new user of this site, so please excuse me if Im asking a silly question but I cant seem to see the photo of the cat, I lost my cat several months ago, he is grey and black striped with some faint white stripes, what colour is the cat wandering around your complex? Thankyou.

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