Friday, July 29, 2011

Mr Stray Cat Update

I am very sad to have to tell everyone I had to help Mr Stray Cat cross the bridge this morning.  During the vet evaluation, it was found that he had lost all his teeth, except for his canines, had kidney disease (his kidneys were enlarged), mange, possibly FIV / FeLV and would probably waste away in the next 3 to 6 months even if he receives treatment (kidney damage is irreversible).  In his condition, he would probably not survive the neutering procedure either.

The very difficult decision was made after a long discussion with the vet.  The vets were very gentle with him and I stroked his head and spoke to him during the procedure.  I am very upset about this whole thing because if someone had neutered their animal, this cat (and many others) won't have to suffer this fate today.

I will have to keep a close eye on Boomerang and everyone else for the next 2 weeks in case Boomer had any contact with him (that's how mange is transmitted).  Any signs of mange and I'll need to get EVERYONE treated.

Please, NEUTER your animals.  Living on the streets as a stray is very tough.  Living on the streets as an unaltered stray is even tougher.  So please, NEUTER NEUTER NEUTER.

Prayers for Mr Stray Cat to have made it safely across the bridge, prayers that Boomer and gang do not have mange and prayers that I am able to trap the other 2 intact males for neutering.  Now, I need to wash and disinfect the porch before letting Boomer out (I had to keep him indoors with Meow-Me and gang last night).

15 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I am very sorry about Mr. Stray, but at least he had a gentle & kind loving presence with him as he crossed the Bridge where he will not suffer any longer.

Purring for you, and for your kitties to all be safe from problems.

Berts Blog said...

I know I tease about Devil Cat Allred but I would never want him to get sick.

He found us a few years ago one winter night and My Vickie took him in like you did Stray Kitty.

We send our love and comfort to you because you are so good to take care of Stray Kitty.

And maybe we are wrong, but we think you did a good thing by helping him go over the bridge.

We think it sounds like his life would have been full of pain and suffering if it handn't been for you.

Bless you

Bert and My Vickie

Gattina said...

What a terrible story. I always tell everybody to neuter their cats, but there are still some very ignorant people around who think it is "against nature" stupid ! Makes me so angry. Also those who believe that a cat has to have kittens at least once ! also a stupid believe ! My cats were all spayed at 6 months !

Finn said...

Sorry to hear that!

Brian said...

That is just way too sad.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Stray Cat. Why people don't neuter their pets we will never ever understand!! RIP, Mr. Stray Cat.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry Mr Stray Cat had to go to the Bridge but it was the kindest thing possible for him.
At least he had you with him so he wasn't alone and now he is in a better place and will have lots of friends and sunshine in his life.
Thank you for caring for him.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am broken hearted..it is so so hard to see and help these helpless innocents. He had you at the end of his precious life and for that I am so grateful.

Much love to allof your babies and Boomie too.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending our purrs to you, Thank you for giving Mr. Stray a warm meal and a dignified journey. Suffering is so awful and you have spared him that.

Willow said...

Saw the sad update about Mr. Stray Cat it is very sad, but it is best to think that he did not die in the streets. He had one day of love and that is something.

Lucy the Cat said...

I just saw this and wanted to say how very sorry I am. You are so kind.

Fin said...

Poor Mr Stray Cat. Purrs he crossed quickly and easily.

Kay said...

Sorry to hear ab mr stray.
I'm trying to send a stray cat family for neutering. Been feeding them for months but they still hiss n run away whenever I get too near. any tips?

Neri said...

Poor Mr. Stray. But I think he is in a better place now. You are a very kind soul *sniff*

Clooney said...

Oh that is sad indeed but that was so wonderful for you to help him and give him love before he went on to kitty heaven. And we will send the best of thoughts your way for all your kitties to be protected and healthy.