Found: Black Cat

4/18/2008:

Been meaning to post this for the past few days. The cat remains unclaimed, despite the many street-pole notices the reader put up. I’m surprised no one has responded!

“Hi – found a cat last night on the 600 block of Hudson. Obviously a pet (has a collar with a bell and faux diamonds). Very friendly, declawed. Owner can reach me at 917-478-0095 to collect. If you have any other good ideas on how to find the owner please let me know. I’ve left a flyer with picture and details with the police station, have posted same flyer and will now also be dropping off at the nearest pet stores.”

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20 Comments on "Found: Black Cat"


Alehead
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Alehead
8 years 5 months ago

Hi – the cat has not been claimed yet but I do have an offer to take in the cat should the owner not show up. The cat really is black – just a little washed out in the photo I took. Cat is getting along great with our two dogs now too though a couple of our very close friends are allergic so unlikely we will be keeping him long term. As for the declawed in the wild debate, this guy actually does have his claws (that we thought he was declawed is because he hardly ever uses them), but the bell around his neck wasn’t going to make it easy for him to sneak up on any ‘fresh’ meals. Thanks for everyone’s concern and hopefully we hear from an owner soon.

amh
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amh
8 years 5 months ago

Hey there EE. Many people who are allergic to cats are actually alergic to the cat’s saliva not their fur. Of course they clean themselves by licking their fur but if you find a kitty you love that still causes a rash the answer might be as easy as a bath.

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9
8 years 5 months ago

More important: No one claimed the poor cat yet?

Tama Murden
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8 years 5 months ago

Re 16., dg: I appreciate what you’ve described. Let’s just agree to disagree.

devilgirl
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devilgirl
8 years 5 months ago

No Tama, you are wrong. It is a popular misconception that declawed cats are defenseless and that is not true. They can climb trees, it is the descent that is more difficult because they don’t have their front claws to dig in when they climb down face first but they learn to adjust with that too and will turn around so they can dig in their back nails. They can still fight. It is just like punching, where they can stun their opponent with their blows before going in with their mouth to bite. They can still hunt and trap their prey with their foot before biting to kill them but if a cat is stray in Hoboken they are most likely digging through the garbage for their meals. Declawed cats are capable of surviving on their own. I am not condoning declawing, as I have always cut my cat’s claws instead of doing the surgery, I’m just trying to clear up a false belief.

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