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Anyone Missing a Siamese Cat?

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm 19 Comments

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“This Siamese (or part Siamese?) cat has been hanging out on my front stoop on Harvard Street NW in Columbia Heights. He came over and let me pick him up today. He seems lost and friendly so I think he may have a home. I have him in my bathroom for now, and will start investigating potential microchipping/home location tomorrow.”

  • Kerri

    If you do not find the owners please contact the Siamese Rescue Center. They are in Virginia and would likely come pick the cat up. It would be a much better situation for him to avoid public shelters.

    • Tory

      I may just adopt hI’m myself if he does not have a claimant! He’s a total sweetie. Loud though.

      • Jimmy

        Siamese are well known for their loud meowing and liking human interaction than the average cat.

        Seems like if there is no claimant, then you may now be owned by this little guy/gal.

      • phl2dc

        That makes me happy :)

      • ET

        I have a snowshoe Siamese and he hardly meows at all and when he does it is bit more tiny bird-like. I love the meowy cats – my last one was.

        • Emmaleigh504

          I love talking kitties too. My last one had an extensive vocabulary.

    • Janie

      Agree with Kerri. Please please please don’t take the sweet kitty to a shelter.

  • Anon

    Cue Disney’s Lady and the Tramp: “We Are Siamese, If You Please!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92PDgLHAFCw

  • Catman

    Are you CERTAIN this isn’t just a neighbor’s indoor-outdoor cat who is a little too friendly for his own good? Not everyone reads Popville and he might not have been “lost” until you took him into your house. Not everyone gets their cats chipped either. If he doesn’t look unfed he probably belongs to someone near you. People can debate endlessly whether it’s OK to let cats outdoors, but it’s a fact that some people do, and the owner is probably worried sick right now.

    • jcm

      Then they should put a collar on him and a chip in him. Or just keep him inside.

    • Tory

      I’ve reported him lost to Washington Humane, and I’ve contacted my neighbor who cares for our local cat colony to see if she knows anything about his origins. Since he has no collar and I saw him about 4 times over the course of 10 days or so (when I’d never seen him before that), and in light of the fact that he was making camp under the porch of an abandoned house, I’m erring on the side of him being lost or abandoned. Of course I’m not “certain” of anything, but I’m doing my best to do right by this little guy.

      If he is, as I suspect, an indoor cat who got out and lost, or an outdoor cat who scurried out of its collar, I’ll look forward to reuniting him with his person. If he’s someone’s cat and that person has not given him tags or a collar, perhaps I’ll give the owner those things as a reunion gift. Responsible pet guardianship is important, but I just want this little guy to be okay.

      • Catman

        The comments from readers about contacting an org in Virginia, and urging not contacting the shelter, had me concerned but from your follow-up it sounds like you are doing the right things. As Lisa suggests flyers are important too for those who don’t follow neighborhood blogs.

    • Not everyone reads Popville, but everyone who looses a cat that they care about will be putting up notices around the neighborhood and calling the shelters. Thanks Tory for taking him in.

      • Lisa

        According to WHS, it is a responsible thing to do for the finder to put up posters around the neighborhood. “Flyers placed in your neighborhood can aide in reuniting a pet with his/her guardian as well as posting on Craigslist under the lost/found community page.”

  • For the rescuer to put up flyers is certainly a nice thing to do, but since that can take a couple of hours, I think it is more above and beyond than should be expected. The owner of the lost cat should be putting up flyers.

  • Tory

    Here is the Craigslist post I made, which has a better photo of the little guy: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/laf/5324426923.html.

  • west_egg

    As an aside–I love the floor tile in your shower! :-)

    • Tory

      @west_egg: Thanks! I’m quite fond of it too!

    • sasindc

      +1

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