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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 am 
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This probably the most difficult decision I've ever had to make and it's taken me a year to get to this point.

I have a household with a Doberman, two domestic cats (male/female) that were raised together and a bengal. We adopted the bengal (unfortunately declawed by previous owner) from a kill shelter in the NJ area, we have a territorial/aggressive male cat that is clawed and immediately from the get-go these two did not get along, we figured it would pass, but unfortunately over the past two years we've had the bengal, it's only gotten worse, both our male and female cat now gang up on him on a fairly regular basis.

We've had issues with him peeing outside of his litter box as well, it happens maybe once a month, except in the summer it seems to happen a couple of times a month. I suspect at some point he was allowed outdoors, when the weather is warmer, he spends most of his time begging to go outside, but we live in a densely populated suburban area, so not willing to do that. We have taken him to the vet on several occasions, he's free from any issues, we've tried everything you could possibly imagine to stop this behavior, beep pads, pheromones, prozac, more litter boxes, different litter boxes. The vet has chalked it up to stress from the other two cats, they occasionally attack him when he's coming out of the liter box. after this diagnosis we went down the prozac route, he's a smart cat and figured it out two days later and wouldn't take them anymore.

So with all that said, I've came to the decision, mainly in the best interest of cat to find him a new home, so he can live in peace. We care immensely about this little guy, we want him to go to a good home, he would love to find an owner who lives in an area where he can go outside!

We will insist on rehoming assistance (lot's of food and treats he likes at the bare minimum).

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Name: Bengie
Age: 4 years.
Dogs: Yes (think he prefers dogs to cats).
Cats: Unsure (Him and our other two don't get along).
Vet: Yes, up to date, he's well taken care of.
Food: Currently on a diet of dry (solid gold) and wet (fresh selects).

Personality: He's a very loving, cuddling cat, likes to sleep against our legs at night, he's a great napper, yet loves to play when the toys come out, very talkative (and responds to name), he will greet you everyday you come home at the door. Likes to stand up against peoples legs to get his back scratched.

Responsible pet owners please e-mail me vigornj@gmail.com


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Sorry to hear this.

I think you have provided some good information but you are missing your wheareabouts.....

I would probably say that his litter tray accidents are stress related and would be solvable in a new home if he was an only cat.

Fingers crossed for you xxx

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Sorry about that, probably the most important information.

I'm located in New Jersey (Philadelphia area), however, will drive for the right home for this guy.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Easy to miss something... most people don't bother to include all the info you have about why so i commend you for that and i really hope you can find a home for him soon.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:05 pm 
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I wish I could take him I would in a heartbeat but we live in TN. I just found out we are not going to be able to get the male kitten we were wanting! I'm sorry you are going through this I know it is hard I am sure you can find some one in your area that will give him a good home! Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 am 
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Thanks everyone, it's been a tough ride. We decided to back out to give it another go, we sought behavioral advice from our vet and ended up slowly reintroducing our two male cats again as suggested. Unfortunately the honeymoon didn't last long, they're back at it again and it's really not a fair situation for our bengal as he was declawed.

We are once again looking for responsible people who would like to adopt him, we are willing to travel a several hundred miles for a good home. I'd like to avoid taking him to a rescue, unless absolutely necessary.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:24 am 
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aw good luck, sounds like you've done your very best. I hope he finds somewhere suitable asap

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:26 am 
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Poor guy, his story tugs at my heart :(

Here's a few questions that could be helpful for others to know:
1. How far exactly, are you willing to travel?
2. How much longer are you planning to hold onto him?
3. How are his urine issues as of now?

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