- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
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.
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.
How did the poor thing get shot?! 🙁
That’s honestly up to you. I can’t imagine having to make that decision. *big hugs*
I’m so sorry 🙁 Big hugs to you and chin scratches to your poor kitty.
@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.
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” 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!
Thank you everyone so much. I hate to deny him the chance at life and I feel so guilty for making the decision to end his life. I just wish I had a magic ball and could see if he would end up having good quality of life. It would be worth six months of extensive care if I knew he’d be totally fine. As it is though I think DH and I are probably going to say goodbye ;(.
((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.
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. 🙁
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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