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Q: outdoor indoor cat!

September 16, 2011 | By Ches21 | 3 answers | Expired: 1084 days ago

Ches21

My dad is moving soon he is unable to care for his cat Tickles any longer Tickles is on a 5 month waiting list until there is a spot for her at a nearby rescue but he is unable to clean a litter box anymore because of a medical condition, Tickles has always been an indoor outdoor cat he says he is just gonna let her go once he gets there but I know that is a bad idea so how does he go about this since he is unable to clean a litter box and she will have to go potty outside,? also she will not walk on a leash but has been harrness trained and she is an older cat Please let me know how to go about this?

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Michele Z.
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Sep 17, 2011

I think a person would have to be in a very bad physical condition to not be able to "scoop" a litter box once a day!

BUT IF your father is that bad, then he probably has (or should have) someone coming into his home to help HIM. Perhaps that person could also scoop the litter box? Or, your father could offer to pay someone in the neighborhood to scoop the box for him....

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Michele Z.
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Sep 17, 2011

Your father could also invest in a "self-cleaning" litter box. IF he is truly interested in keeping his cat, there are ways to enable this!

If he can't afford a self-cleaning box, perhaps he could convert litter to a newspaper and simply pick up the soiled newspaper and throw it away!

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Jillian
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Sep 19, 2011

I agree with Kelly about the self-cleaning electronic litter boxes, but he'll still have to remove the excrement every so often. These can be pricey {around $100}, so look for one on Ebay for reduced rates. If it's used, it'll need to carefully be washed with bleached and rinsed well w/o affecting the electronics.

Is it that your dad has a hard time getting to a litter box on the floor? B/c a simple solution to that would be to raise the box by placing it on a table - like a small sturdy side table.

The other idea would be to use a cat harness so Tickles can safely go outside. If he were to let Tickles out directly following the move, chances are Tickles won't be coming back. It takes 3 weeks for a cat to acclimate to a new environment when they're allowed outside.

Keep us updated with this and post it in the journals. The zt clan is pretty crafty and will think of a way for your dad to keep Tickles.

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