Heartbroken :(

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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4215 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aw 🙁

I’m so sorry are going through this.

But the thing is, many people would have walked away, not cared and let that little fluffy suffer.

You cared. You helped her feel better and loved, even if for a short time. You took care of her when she was sick. Even if it was only for a little while, it was a wonderful thing you did for her.

Sometimes animals come into our lives, only for a little while. You had a profound influence on her life, even if it was short. 

You did a wonderful thing for that little kitty. As tragic as it is, she’s not suffering, she’s at peace. 

Post # 4
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Excited To Bee:  So sorry about the kitten, please get the momma cat fixed ASAP.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am so sorry 🙁 what an awful thing to come home to. You are awesome for taking care of these poor homeless kitties. Nothing makes me sadder than seeing animals with nobody to love them. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am so sorry 🙁 what an awful thing to come home to. You are awesome for taking care of these poor homeless kitties. Nothing makes me sadder than seeing animals with nobody to love them. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You have a very compassionate heart!  And you tried your best to get that little kitten off to a good start.  It’s sad when things like this happen, but they happen everyday.  The story was sad, but I am glad there are caring people toward animals like you!  🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Her life was short, but it sounds like she had a wonderful life with a caring guardian.  You did right by her, and you didn’t give up, giving her a little longer on this earth.  That is to be commended, and I know we’re not going to relieve all your guilt just by saying so, but maybe it will help lessen it, (because you shouldn’t feel guilty…it was a freak accident).

As to Mama Cat….cats CAN be spayed while they are pregnant.  Please bring her in ASAP and get her fixed.  If you can’t keep her, they can notch her ear (to signify that she is a fixed cat), and release her.  Not ideal, but allowing her to continue to reproduce is not healthy for her or for the already strained resources in your area.  Cats can also go into heat very soon after giving birth (usually around the time they start weaning the kittens, but it can be even before that), so if she is not fixed ASAP, she will likely just continue to get pregnant again and again.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’ve been through something very similar. I lived for a while in a little village in the middle of nowhere with no electricity, no proper running water, and a huge feral cat population. One of my much loved cats gave birth to three kittens whom I loved absolutely and planned to take home to the UK.

I had to take a holiday when the kittens were still small, and when I returned then I found the mother and the kittens had all died. I felt such guilt and sorrow about it. But you know what? At least I tried.

The story has a happy ending. I ended up taking the father of the kittens and another kitten whom I found near some bins back to the UK with me, where they are currently very happy and very fat.

Look to the future, and do the best you can for the little furballs!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@Excited To Bee:  There are rescues and animal shelters that will provide very inexpensive sterilization procedures, some will even have a program in place to do feral cats for free. I understand that you’re streched pretty thin in more ways than one right now, so I just wanted to hopefully help a little by easing the burden of this expense because the vet is almost never the least expensive place for the most basic care.

I’m so, so sorry about this whole situation. Take care of yourself.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Do a search to see if there are any TNR programs in your area, or at least low-cost spay a neuter programs, (many of them are incombe based, but sometimes they will make exceptions for strays). 

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