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02-14-2004, 03:38 PM
I had posted in January about my evicted neighbors leaving behing 6 cats. I asked for help and several of you responded with information on rescues, etc. I am sad to say that not one of them could help me. There are so many cats and most of the organizations are volunteer run. The Humane Society of Catawba County, where I live, told me they only take animals that have been altered. Her suggestion was for me to call animal control, and if the cats were lucky, they would be evaluated as adoptable and would then be more likely to find homes. HUh! What a nice lady! I haven't seen 3 of the cats in quite a while, but I am still feeding the other 3. I am in the process of getting them checked out one at a time at my vets and getting their shots. He is good enough to let me make payments. Two down and one to go. I also have appointments to get them spayed. Turns out all 3 are female. :( The appointments are all in April. There could be more of them by then. My vet told me if I saw signs of pregnancy that he can do an abortion. Has anyone ever heard of this or had this done? I don't like the idea, but I think it's better than having more homeless cats roaming around here. Hopefully, I will be able to find homes for them after they are "fixed". I think that term is funny, because I don't think there's anything wrong with them , now. :)
02-14-2004, 04:01 PM
I'm sorry you haven't been able to find much help from the organizations. Most rescues/shelters are so full though and have a tight budget that they're never very excited about getting more cats. Good for you for feeding the kitties and getting them checked up wiht a vet! That's great. Is there no way you can get them spayed sooner? I think that by April you will definitely have more kitties. I volunteer at a clinic that does spays/neuters for cat rescues, and they do abortions fairly often. I know it sounds bad and I admit I'm not always 100% comfortable with it, but if you don't, then you might have 5 or more kitties that need to be fixed and get shots. Anyway...good luck getting them homes and I hope everything turns out well!
02-14-2004, 04:07 PM
My vet is going to spay them for $50.00 each. All the other vets I contacted want any where from $95 to $160. Plus, they want the money when the service is rendered. They have earlier appointments, but I simply can't afford it. If there are any cancellations at my regular vet, he will call me.
02-14-2004, 11:42 PM
What a wonderful thing you're doing for these kitties!...and you have a great vet there!. They do abort pregnancies quite often, its something we dont want to hear, but sometimes its better in the long run. Bless you're heart and good luck :)