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Is it animal abuse not to change your cats litter for long periods of time?

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#1 nanakante

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:49 PM

My roommate doesnt change her cats litter enough & it not only smells horrible but i am worried about the health of her cat. I am moving out next month and I am very worried the cat will get sick without me there to take care of her. Does this qualify as animal abuse? who should I call?


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:38 PM

It's certainly not healthy & if it becomes too much the cat will start to use other areas as cats are meticulous & like things clean.  Perhaps if you explain to her how she would feel if it were her toilet


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:16 PM

Does she actually want the cat or would taking her with you be an option?

Taking care of the litter trays doesn't take long, especially with one cat who would only have 2 trays.
As above she will mark around the house if the trays get too dirty, they can also get infections from squatting in dirty litter.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

I think this is an neglect if the animal is sick and she isn't providing medical attention, then you May be able to call the humane society for that. If she hasn't fed, watered, taken her to the vet, or cleaned the box within that time, then they may be able to charge her with animal neglect.






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