Hi guys. I've lived in my current apartment for going on 3 years and there's a cat here who was abandoned by the "people" who lived in my apartment before me. A neighbor comes by every night and feeds him on my stoop (with my permission, of course). Another neighbor would bring the cat into their apartment during the nights. Well, this neighbor moved without doing anything for the cat. We had been friendly and she gave me her phone number, so when I realized they didn't take the cat with them (which I thought she said they were doing) I called and never got called back. So, here's my problem. It's so cold and even snowy and rainy now and I don't know if anyone's taking him in at night. Sometimes he's around and sometimes he's not. He's still being fed but I'm worried about him being out in the elements all the time.
He's such a sweetie and I just don't know what to do. I have brought him in a couple of nights when it was raining and he was curled up most pitifully right at my door but if I get caught I'll be evicted because I can't afford to pay the pet fee and vet services, etc. for me to keep him. Also, I travel a lot and it just wouldn't be fair to him. Otherwise, I'd adopt him in a heartbeat as he's such a great little guy.
What can I do? I can't stand to leave him outside or even think of him being left outside, but I don't want to call animal control as they'll just put him in the pound where I really don't want to think about what would happen there. Any ideas?
Unfortunately, if it were me, I would bring the little guy inside regardless of my apartment's rules. How about bringing him in and posting a facebook message to all of your friends that you have a cute kitty up for adoption? Or take him to a no kill shelter?
Angi...I am a landlord, so please believe me when I tell you that it takes a very long time to evict someone. If you are found out, your landlord may say he wants you to leave, but he/she cannot actually make you force you out for a very long time.
I'm not saying to break the rules or do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, but housing this helpless animal for a few days will not get you thrown out into the street.
Well, the evictions I've seen here have happened really quick, but that's really not my main point. I'm sorry for not being clear. I do tend to babble. I think it's a southern thing. LOL
I need advice on how to find a permanent situation for him that doesn't involve having him put down. I have no problem bringing him in when he's around but it's not a permanent solution since I can't afford him and have no options for him when I have to take a trip. What happens when he gets used to coming in my apartment and then I have to go out of town for 2 weeks? What does he do then? I'd like to have found an arrangement for him before I have to away again. I have found a no-kill shelter in town that I'll call tomorrow but I have no idea how I'll even get him there assuming they'll even take him. It's just frustrating to me to care so much and seemingly have so few options.
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