rickolsen: Bumblebee died today. The lady at Animal Control said fleas sucked all the blood out of him. She said she almost charged me with animal cruelty. This bothers me because I regularly spray for fleas and none of my cats have ever had fleas.
Sept 12, 2023 14:43:38 GMT -5
rickolsen: Animal Control just took my cats. They said I may be charged with animal cruelty and go to jail. I am very very upset. I miss them so much already.
Sept 14, 2023 11:22:31 GMT -5
rickolsen: Animal Control said they sent my case to the County Prosecutor to be charged with animal cruelty. I'm scared to death. County Prosecutor's phone number: 989-831-7326 989-831-7327. Animal Control's phone number:989-831-7302. Could you call them- continued
Sept 14, 2023 21:12:42 GMT -5
rickolsen: And tell them Richard Olsen takes very good care of his cats. Thanks a lot. I don't want to go to jail for something I didn't do. Animal Control email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 14, 2023 21:14:25 GMT -5
rlhamil: Google for legal aid near (your city and state), just to be safe. Not all the results will be free service, so read them carefully. Given the health issues, something is off, so be careful of your own health too; you might have been exposed.
Sept 15, 2023 1:35:36 GMT -5
rickolsen: Animal Control just took Mayham. They couldn't catch her when they took Zeke and Rouge. I caught her last night. She said she doesn't think I'll be charged with Animal Cruelty. She also said I might be able to get another cat after I get my house cleaned.
Sept 15, 2023 10:26:36 GMT -5
rickolsen: This is the first time in 20 years there hasn't been a cat in my house. I'm really cleaning hard.
Sept 15, 2023 10:31:28 GMT -5
rlhamil: Lysol concentrate diluted per instructions for hard floors is pretty good, and if they come back, they'll smell it a bit, which will impress them probably. Walmart usually has it, it's a small bottle, a little goes a long way. Antibacterial...
Sept 15, 2023 11:14:51 GMT -5
rlhamil: carpet shampoo exists. Other hard surfaces where cats might have gone could use a disinfectant wipe, at least. All cat toys should be disposed of unless they can be disinfected; and bowls washed thoroughly; i'd disinfect them too and rinse very well after.
Sept 15, 2023 11:17:13 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just brought home a new cat. He's a 4 year old male named Colby. He's an orange Tabby. He looks just like Phoenix. He's beautiful. I'm just going to have one cat now. I'll be his companion.
Sept 18, 2023 10:24:09 GMT -5
rickolsen: Colby went into hiding as soon as he came out of the carrier. That's okay. Phoenix hid under my bed for 2 days when I brought her home. The only one who didn't hide was Sampson. I put him on the floor and he jumped up on the couch and made himself at home.
Sept 18, 2023 22:40:44 GMT -5
rickolsen: I haven't seen Colby since the last time I saw him in the carrier. I know he hasn't eaten anything because the food bowls are still full. I'm getting a little worried.
Sept 19, 2023 22:32:51 GMT -5
rickolsen: The last time I saw Colby was about 11:15 Monday morning. That's 2 and a half days ago. I've never had a cat stay hidden this long before when I brought it home. Doesn't look like he's eaten anything either. I'm really getting worried.
Sept 20, 2023 22:46:39 GMT -5
rickolsen: You'd think he'd be really hungry and thirsty by now. The people I got him from said they kept him in a mud room with a dog who gave him grief. That's why they gave him away because they wanted their dog. No wonder he's scared. I hate people like that.
Sept 20, 2023 22:50:40 GMT -5
tunemonger: Rick, you need to find him and put him in a small room for a while, until he feels safe. Might take a few months.
Sept 21, 2023 15:17:00 GMT -5
rickolsen: 4 1/2 days and still no Colby. I took a flashlight and looked everywhere I could think of. Nothing. Haven't heard a sound either. Doesn't look like he's eaten anything. I've never had a cat act like this before. I don't know what to do.
Sept 21, 2023 20:16:33 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just found Colby. He's under my kitchen sink. I put some canned wet cat food in there for him. I'm not going to bother him. I guess it's a waiting game until he comes out.
Sept 21, 2023 20:40:48 GMT -5
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Sept 21, 2023 21:03:47 GMT -5
rickolsen: I did some research. When a cat is rehomed to a new environment their stress level and fear can get so high they may not eat or drink for a week. If they are of normal weight (Colby is) they are in no danger. I was so worried. I feel better now.
Sept 21, 2023 21:26:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: Colby disappeared again. No idea where he is. He hasn't been out in the open since I brought him home. He didn't eat any of the food I put under the sink. I've never had a cat hide this long or go without eating this long before.
Sept 22, 2023 23:57:55 GMT -5