Hi, so one of our very unfriendly neighbors don’t take care of their two cats at all. We occasionally feed them(the neighbors don’t feed them, and told us they just eat the mice catch) but one of the cats has gotten very thin and has these large bald patches on his head and neck(mange???). His coat is dull and messy, but then again it always has been. I’m no cat expert but I’m worried. I want to take him into the vet or give at least some form of treatment. I’m 16 and I now it sounds rather unethical to do so, but the cat looks rather miserable and the owners could care less if the cat died or not (but they won’t give them to us). How serious does this cat’s case seem? Should I be nosy and try to take the cat into the vet? Is there anything I can do to make this cat a bit less miserable?
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You can’t take the cat to the vet and say that it’s your neighbor’s cat. The vet might not want to work on the cat without the owner’s permission.
Don’t bother calling animal control or the humane society. The reality is…the cats need to be near death for there to be cruelty charges against the neighbors or for animal control to take the cats. It’s not worth it. Animals are considered nothing more than property. That is a fact.
so…you’re better off just taking the cats in as strays.
Take the cats to a no kill shelter and let them find the cats a good home.
Because cats can stray all over the neighborhood, you can easily say, you found this stray….
I would actually take both cats. It’s only a matter of time before the other cat starts to look bad.
Take them both whe you’re sure your neighbor isn’t home (so they don’t see you) and go to a no kill shelter. Drop them off as strays. Don’t mention your neighbors at all.
You can probably Google for a shelter in your area.
If you prefer to, and if you can….take the cats to the vet, say they’re strays,…and get the help you need from the vet, and turn the cats into indoor cats and keep them as your own pets.
Depending on the laws of your city or town, your neighbor can get into trouble for allowing the cats to stray around the neighborhood, so you’re not stealing the cats, they’re strays. Your neighbors are already breaking the law by allowing their cats to stray and trespass.
This is how I got my first cat. I found her and took her in and she became my cat. To hell with the so-called owners. they don’t deserve the cat. And guess what? Nothing happened.
NO! It won’t cure it, it will make the cat sick when it cleans itself.
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