Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
How do you help a cat through his grief?
My neighbor just got a cat that came from a home where the husband killed his wife , his 4 year old son and then himself. Then the girls mom took the cat but could not take care of him and that's when my friend took him. This has all happened in a 2 -3 week period. The other problem is she had plans to go away and really could not cancel them. She was with him for 1 night. So I am going over a few times a day to brush him and play with him. I was sitting there talking to him and telling him I know this is very hard for him. He responds to that but what more can I do? He does get upset very easily and will swat at you or try to bite. He is declawed except for his dew claw. I came home and washed my hands up and found a few marks on me. My cats have been very good when I come back home. I wash my hands right away but his smell is still on me but my guys have been great. Any help would be appreciated!!!