Giving cats up because they urinate
I just spoke to a caregiver who had written into Rebecca and Rebecca has been assisting her. This caregiver said that she had a problem with some residents in the area. They have 10 cats and want to toss some of them on the street. The reason they gave? The cats urinate. That's right folks - they pee!
It seems that the cats aren't given litter trays to use so the cats are urinating all over the flat. We suggested that if they are poor and cannot afford a litter pan, that we can source for donated litter pans for the family. They could also use shredded newspaper instead of litter. As the cats have nowhere else to urinate, there are now pee marks all over.
When the caregiver suggested this to them, it turns out that the problem is no longer the urination, or no longer JUST the urination. Now it seems the problem is food.
The poor caregiver is at her wit's end. She said when she found out that the mother cat had given birth a few months ago, she had gone to this family to ask them to let her put the cats up for adoption. She was rebuffed. They told her that they love the cats and the cats are their treasure. Now these same treasures are in danger of being tossed out on the street.