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Mark Woods

"The Plight of a Feline Rejection"

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 2:09 AM
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  • Shelbyville is lucky to have a low cost Spay and Neuter Clinic; wish more people would use it...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Thu, Jun 29, 2017, at 9:19 AM
  • I have used them and they are super nice up there...the one cat I have was fixed there...those folks have it down to a science and like clockwork!...if I had the strength to catch the few strays around here I would work on getting them fixed if they need it!

    We are kind hearted on this side of town the animals are getting fed! Sometimes, at more then one place. We have about 4 tom cats that roam around here a couple I have seen many years now.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Jun 29, 2017, at 12:00 PM
  • With no apparent sign of trauma, I wonder if kitty got into some type of poison that causes nerve damage. If they control rodent population at the fairgrounds with poison, it is quite possible they ate some or ate a rodent that had eaten some.

    The Spay and Neuter Clinic has run out of the grant they were working on. While still lower than most places, the charge is still to much for us to get our remaining semi-feral colony fixed.

    BUT I am finally over my hesitation to go through with it even when the cat is pregnant. I missed the Spring grant money because of that, but as soon as more come in I will bite my tongue and stifle emotions.

    With a $400+/month food bill (not counting antibiotics or vet trips) the "well is dry". Sudden changes in our situation have caused belt tightening and changed my outlook. ;-(

    The shelters have only one solution left and that is troubling for many of us, especially for a kitten. And even that costs money so they try to see if we can resolve it another way. That said, I am still sorry to hear of the loss.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 30, 2017, at 2:53 PM
  • Thanks Steve it was very disheartening....such a beautiful kitten....I'm pretty sure it had internal injuries, head trauma as well...its eyes were glossed with very thin diamond pupils and it's front paws were totally limp like it was thrown from a vehicle or had tried to jump before impact....from the time it was found it just wanted to lay there...I think it was in total shock....we saw it's sibling with same coloring laying down by our road already deceased....you should start a "gofundme"page and get those cats fixed and food....there are a lot of animal lovers out there that would help! Be sure to explain your in a rural area and our small town shelters are full..."cat-man-do"!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Fri, Jun 30, 2017, at 4:02 PM
  • I tried a go fund me and pulled it for after a few weeks. I was supposed to promote it among friends and I was not comfortable with that. Instead I opened an ebay identity just for them "caringforpaws" and all profit goes to their upkeep.

    In the event it exceeds their care, I will donate to an animal shelter or similar animal benefit.

    I had not thought about them being thrown out. That would explain lack of cuts but still having severe brain trauma and broken limbs. God how cruel!

    Of course, nature can be cruel as well but mankind sure does not need to add to it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 1, 2017, at 12:33 PM
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