Neighbors Neuter Prized Cat

Michelle Curtis of New Zealand has a very prized cat for a pet. Her cat, Buddy, is Siamese-Bengal.

Buddy went missing for a few days. When he was returned Michelle was horrified to find out that neighbors had neutered poor Buddy.  Apparently one neighbor trapped the cat and another neighbor paid to have the cat fixed. The neighbors claim that they thought the cat was a stray who went around beating up other neighborhood cats.
Ms Curtis, a former cat breeder, said she had owned Buddy for almost two years and until last weekend had intended using him as a stud cat.

Sandra Conchie of the Bay of Plenty Times has more: Link

Photo: Bay of Plenty Times / Joel Ford

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I have three cats and they are all indoor cats, I would never let them outside. However, I live in a neighborhood where there are several outdoor cats. Not one of them wears a collar (my vet reccomends against it for cats as a choking hazard) but I know to whom in the neighborhood each cat belongs (or which house). I see them being let in, or in the windows as I drive by sometimes. Recently, there was a cat in my yard a lot that I didnt recognize. The next time I saw my neighbors outside, I asked them. They told me that it was their neighbors cat. It wasnt that hard to find out.

I can honestly not believe that neighbors let a cat terrorize their neighborhood for a year without asking around as to whos cat it was. Obviously somebody owned it, as I cant see a stray hanging around one place for a year without somebody feeding it. It seems to me that the neighbors decided to be passive agressive about the whole thing instead of finding and confronting the owner. And dont tell me that that would have been too much work, I'm assuming it would have been easier than aquiring a trap and having it fixed. I bet they knew it was someones cat and had it fixed to teach the owner a lesson because they were too afraid of confrontation.
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A Siamese-Bengal "designer breed" is just a fancy name for a mutt cat that won't produce kittens worth anything or be allowed in a real cat show! I'm sure the part where she was "considering" him for a stud is just fabricated for her to get some money. Irresponsible owner, good on the neighbors. Besides, if the cat was pooping in the owners garden the cat could easily spread very serious diseases such as Toxoplasmosis.
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Spraying for almost a year? That's a lot of cat pee.

No sympathy for the stupid owner, but I would wager the neighbours did NOT really think this cat was a stray.
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Good for the neighbors. Stupid owners letting unfixed cats roam free to create feral cats or just increase the pet population need to be smacked upside the head.
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After reading my post I thought I should clarify. The cat was female and they had her spayed. I had to shoot the cat, not the neighbors.
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