Guy Gets A Rude Surprise When He Tries To Locate A 'Rescued' Cat's Owner

ryan.ford 24 May 2019

All the credit to those who try their best to do good in the world, especially for the innocents, like kids and animals. If your heart can't open for them, I don't even know what it can open for.

So you have to feel for this poor guy who was just trying to do right by an animal in need. But, as they say, no good deed goes unpunished.

One anonymous fellow took to Craigslist to try to reunite a cat with its owner.

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Which is great. Having lost a cat for a while, I know the worry an owner feels while their little one is on its own in the wild. So any efforts to reconnect the two are certainly welcome.

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As the poster explained, he'd found the cat "stuck in between my fence screaming its head off."

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He said he brought the cat inside because it was "too big and healthy for a stray and dogs here escape often and will eat cats that get out." But in many, many other ways, it did not seem like a friendly house cat.

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"He is very vocal (and mean!!!!)," he wrote.

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"Almost lost my fingers this morning trying to pet him. Has been growling and hissing and calling all morning. He is just a big grouch."

If the cat's behavior didn't tell him something was off, maybe the physical description should have.

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For one thing, there was the size of the cat.

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"I think he is a tabby and bengals mix maybe some Maine coon because he is just so big and chubby," he wrote.

"It is very thick and has little stripes and spots on its legs and big white round spots on the back of its ears, only thing that looks wrong with him is he doesn't have a tail but it doesn't seem like anything new."

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And so he was pleading for the cat's owner to get into contact.

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"He was very hungry. Please if u r his owner contact me ASAP i can not keep him here because as cute as he is, he is CRAZY and has gotten into everything in the house in 1 night and is EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE!!"

He said that if no one contacted him soon, he'd have to take it to a shelter.

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Well, thankfully, someone on Craigslist did contact him, but not the cat's owner.

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Actually, a few people reached out to let him know that he had not rescued someone's pet, but a wild bobcat.

"No wonder he was so grumpy!!" he wrote in an update. "I kidnapped him!... I can not believe I brought it inside!! And he pissed all over my damn house so now I have to deep clean everything!!"

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He also explained that he was not familiar with bobcats, so he wouldn't have recognized it as one.

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"I am not from America and have never heard of bobcat," he wrote. "I thought all wild cats are much bigger than that!"

Thankfully, the situation wasn't any worse. "I am also okay, no bites or scratches," he wrote.

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So, instead of taking the bobcat to a shelter, the poster just released it back into the wild.

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"Anyway I am glad at least he is okay and not a lost cat," he wrote. "I have let him go already back near the trees where he came from, and he was not hurt or injured at all so do not worry!"

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