That didn’t go as planned

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We sent the boys to hang out with Lizze’s parents today, so we could attempt to round up Greysha. This cat is impossible to find and even harder to capture. 

Lizze and I literally spent hours this afternoon trying to catch her. 

Frankly, I don’t know if we will ever be able to round her up. I wish we had a better solution but she just never adjusted to being around people. If we look at her while she’s walking around, she freaks out and runs away. We’ve tried everything to help her adjust, but it’s been a few years now and the older she gets, the more feral like behavior we are seeing. She’s now getting very aggressive with our older cat. She’s even gone after the ferrets. 

We managed to get her to the vet a few times over the years but as she got older, we were never able to catch her. 

On the rarest of occasions, she’ll let Lizze pet her, but no one can pick her up. I don’t know what we are going to do. 
Lizze and I both would prefer to find a solution that doesn’t require her to leave but she acts like a feral cat and we never been able to work that out of her. 

Our goal is to find a rescue or another home where she would be the only animal in the house. I’ve been reading about how to deal with feral cats and they are almost always unadoptable. Feral cats are born in the wild and are never socialized. They don’t do well around people and are basically wild cats. 

While Greysha has lived with us for about four years now, she lives very much the same as she would if we’d never rescued her. She wants nothing to do with people, spooks if we even look at her, and exists isolated from everyone else in the house. 

It’s never been a problem before because she never caused any problems. She loved to catch mice and is really good at it. Unfortunately, now she’s viciously attacking our older cat Cleo, and there’s no reason for it. She’s also going after the ferrets as well.  

Poor Cleo is so stressed out from being attacked, that she’s had explosive diarrhea for weeks. The vet checked her out and said it’s likely stress because everything else checked out and the meds aren’t really helping,! 

Not wanting to be around people is something we’ve never been able to help her with. She’s probably meant to be an outdoor cat but that’s not a good idea where we live.

We currently have no idea where she is. We’ve searched the entire house and found nothing.  

We’ll have to see what tomorrow brings. 

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Sandy Caetano

It’s a tough situation. Hope you find Greysha soon. The stress in Cleo and your ferrets aren’t good. Poor thing. Good luck!


She’s not acting like a feral cat, though, is she? The reality is she IS a feral cat. I imagine the Humane Society could set up a trap, but then she would be subject to euthanasia. Is there a no kill shelter around? Maybe they would be willing to catch her with a trap.

kimmy gebhardt
kimmy gebhardt

I’m going to start by saying that I hope you are able to find a good placement for Greysha; she deserves every chance to have a good home where she can have what she needs to be a happy cat. I have had MANY cats in my lifetime- all were strays who I found and caught and they have all gone on to be wonderful pets. As for catching her, you are probably going to have to let her come out on her own terms. The harder you search, the more she will hide. All that said, I want to… Read more »

Rob Gorski

I understand your concern but your information is not right. He have had dogs and cats in the past, many years ago that ended up jot being a good fit. Bella was the most notable. There was nothing we could do about her and it killed us to find her a new home but she became to aggressive with Maggie and would fight her, trying to assert her dominance and the kids were often in the middle. We’re talking blood everywhere and Maggie needing to be seen by the vet. We had Bella for years before this happened and would… Read more »

kimmy gebhardt
kimmy gebhardt

How is my information incorrect?  Whatever the reason, you have had at least 5 pets that ended up being given away.  I’m not saying that the remaining pets are not fed and loved, but it is irresponsible to get pets with the idea that if they don’t work out you can just get rid of them.  It’s an awful attitude to have, IMO.  I understand what you’re saying about the animals attacking each other and that is indeed a problem, but I’m saying that you should give a lot more thought to bringing new animals into what is a stressful environment for them.  Two adults,… Read more »

Rob Gorski

Kim, you’re entitled to your opinion.. Have a great night..