I have a cat that is a stray. I have been feeding it for a couple of
months. I would like to give it away, but have found no takers.
Georgia will be experiencing freezing temperatures soon and I do not
keep animals in the house. Anyone want one? I am in West Georgia.
The local animal pound says they keep it for a week and then euthanize
I found a no-kill shelter about 45 min away, but it says on the site
that they can't, by law, accept strays.
After reading the info at the web site, it says .........
An animal is deemed in a person's possession if it is fed or sheltered
for three consecutive days or more."
I have that covered. I have filled out the form and sent a picture to
the site. Hopefully they can take the cat. I have 40 lbs of cat food
I can donate and will probably give her a cash donation if she can
take the cat.
Kijiji.com is a popular classified ad site, and they have a pets for
sale or give-away section.
Getting the cat spayed/neutered and vaccinated would be much more
appreciated by the shelter than handing over the cat with a bag of food
and $50 donation.
I understand your wish to find it a home, but it's not going to get cold
enough (all Winter!) in W. Georgia to even bother a healthy adult cat. Well,
they do sometimes crawl up on a nice toasty engine block, but it's not the
cold that'll get 'em.
That's what I was thinking too. He at least could have a
lot more time to find a home. If you can put up a cardboard
box with a cat size opening and some towels etc inside and
place it in a sheltered location outside, the cat should be fine
during winter. If you want to get fancy, for the coldest times
a heating pad set on low could be added, but it should not
Possibly. Pre-qualify the prospective new owners as best you can. Here are
* House, apartment, what? (Homeowner OK, renter no)
* How long have you lived there?
* Children? How many? Ages? (Toddlers (< 4) is a no)
* Ever had a cat before? What happened to it?
* Why do you want a cat?
* Any other pets? Do they get along with each other?
* Do you plan to get the cat de-clawed (a "yes" answer is a no sale)
* Do you plan to get the cat neutered or spayed? (Yes is good)
* An indoor cat will live upwards of twenty years. Can you handle a
The cat will do fine outside if you continue to just feed it.
Particularly if you make a small shelter for it.
I live in a area of TN with a climate similar to GA. We keep out cats
outside all winter long without any problems (other than coyotes and
foxes, but the dogs gandle them). The winter doesn't bother them at
all as long as they have a small shelter. Been doing it that way for
Being a farmer myself, I have taken in unwanted cats. They keep the
rodents under control. They live in the hay shed in the winter and I
provide some old blankets, rags, etc for them, and feed them. They
have access to water too from the heated livestock tanks. Why not
take the cat to a farm area and see if you can find a taker. Put up
notices on bulletin boards in rural stores too.
There is also a thing called Freecycle on the web. It's for giving
away anything you want to get rid of. Find one nearby and use it.
I'd take your cat if I was nearby, but I'm a long ways from you.
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