(Closed) Cat was shot now we might have to put him down ;(

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
11385 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m so sorry! How awful. I don’t suppose homeowners insurance would cover any of it I it happened on someone’s property?

i don’t know that I can advise you on something so personal, but I  feel awful that this happened. I’d be heartbroken. 

Post # 5
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m so so sorry about your kitty! What a horrible horrible thing to happen. Do you know who shot him? Is there any way to go after them for medical bills?

Only you can decide what your limit is but I’ll be thinking good thoughts for your boy, cats are amazingly resilient creatures and they can often pull through the most difficult of situations! We had a kitty break both his hips and after surgery he was able to relearn how to walk and live quite happily as an indoor kitty with no obvious physical limitations.

Post # 6
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

How did the poor thing get shot?! ๐Ÿ™

That’s honestly up to you. I can’t imagine having to make that decision. *big hugs*

Post # 8
9124 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’m so sorry ๐Ÿ™ Big hugs to you and chin scratches to your poor kitty.

Post # 9
917 posts
Busy bee

@nataliegrace90:  as I sit here with my two gorgeous ginger cats sleeping on me, I’m tearing up for you. I’m sorry your kitty was shot, that’s a horrible thing to happen. No one will judge you for putting him at peace if the remainder of his life will be painful for him. xo

Post # 10
3657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@nataliegrace90:  Sweetie, I am so sorry. And I want to assure you as a fellow cat lover that you are not obligated to do extraordinary care for your kitty. It’s so sad. And please consider that maybe he would rather go to kitty heaven and have peace, rather than be in pain and have constant intrusion in his life, and be ina strange place like the vet’s etc.

Post # 11
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I was in middle school, our family cat was hit by a car – it shattered her hips.  My parents decided to put her down rather than pay for the very expensive surgery which may or may not have enabled the cat to walk again.  I remember seeing her at the vets before we put her down, and she looked so miserbale.  It was a good thing that we put her down.

As cat owners, we all love our cats….however, we also expect our cats to have a level of independence (i.e we don’t need to walk our cats every morning, we can leave the cats alone while we work).  OP – to be suddenly thrust into a situation where you go from having an independent “serial mouse killer” Smile to haveing an extremely dependent cat is a very difficult transition.  Unless you’re independently wealthy, you and your DH still need to work – which means you’d have to find a ful-time cat sitter ($$) while you work. 

It is never an easy decision, and OP, I am sure you will make the right one for you, but if you do decide to put the cat down, just know that, while it sucks, you’ll be sparing yuor cat a lot of pain and suffering. 

Hang in there!

Post # 13
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@nataliegrace90:  oh my god. Huge huge hugs to you. I can’t even imagine the position you’re in. I hope you all find peace.

Post # 14
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@nataliegrace90:  I am so, so sorry. He sounds like he will just be in pain and difficulty now, so it might be best to let him go to rest. ๐Ÿ™

I have to say, if I found out who shot my cat I would f***ing DESTROY them.

Post # 15
2943 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

((Hugs)) OMG I can’t even begin to imagine. What kind of sick shit would shoot a cat?! I’m in tears for you and your sweet kitty. You’re doing the best thing you can for him. 

Post # 16
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s horrible!  I only have an indoor rescue kitty, he’s pretty much afriad of outside because he was hit by a car before  I got him (the vets think his pelvis was broken and he was missing an eye and has a couple small bare skin patches).  But our city doesn’t even have a stray cat law, they are free to roam unless they are tearing up someone’s property.  Having your pet shot with a .22 is horrible. ๐Ÿ™

You can only do what you can do.  And unfortunately you can’t explain pain and recovery to a cat if that’s what it comes down to.  They know hurt, pain, and scared.  I feel for you!

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