Post # 1
Last night, my husband found this poor stray kitty. She’s a Siamese cat but is soo small so we guessed she’s just a few months old.it turns out she’s actually 3 years old. The poor cat is completely declawed so she couldn’t fend for herself and her bones are all sticking out. We brought her in because it’s freezing out and animal control wasn’t open but we realized she has fleas so we spent all last night bathing her and (eww) picking off the fleas and eggs. We have her kept in the bathroom do fleas aren’t everywhere.
The problem is that we were going to take her to animal care on Monday but now I’ve really started to care for her. She’s so snugly and is such a good cat. We noticed the poor girl has worms too so we took her to the vet today and paid the $150 to have her dewormed and treated for fleas.
Normally I would take her in no problem, but… We already have two cats and a 4 month old puppy. I know our parents were angry when we got the dog so they will lose it if they found out we adopted another, but she’s just so sweet. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should we keep her or should we take her to the shelter?
Post # 3
I hope you decide to keep her to ensure she gets treated and loved like she deserves. Poor baby.
Post # 4
Put up a Facebook post asking anyone if they are interested in taking her in. Explain how you just really can’t take her in because of your other pets. I saw someone do this with a dog not too long ago, and there were a gazillion people volunteering to take him!
Post # 5
I think bride at the beach’s idea was pretty great. I would understand if you can’t take her in because the amount of pets you already have. But that poor kitty really needs a new home so she can be well taken care of.
Post # 6
Thank you for doing that! I wish everyone was like you. If you can’t keep her please find a great home for her. Shelters are already too full and if you keep her out of there, it leaves a spot open for another kitty. P.S. I need to see her sweet little face! Please post pics.
Post # 7
At this stage in the game, you have to help her in some way. I know I wouldn’t be able to just kick her out after seeing what bad of shape she was in to begin with. If you can’t keep her, then I would suggest trying to find her a home on craigslist or FB. We got our kitty almost 4 years ago through a “free to good home” ad on CL and he’s lived a spoiled life ever since. If you do opt to go the craigslist route, I would suggest charging a small rehoming fee. If someone can afford to pay you $50 or so, then it would seem that they want the kitty for the right reasons and will hopefully give her a good home.
Post # 8
Thank you for taking this cat in. I am so sad just htinking of what this cat has been through 🙁 If you take her to the shelter there is a large chance she will be uthinized. However, do you have a no kill shelter in your area that you know of? I know tons in the US but none in Canada. You can take her to the shleter and than call the no kill shelter and tell them about her and that you want her to go to the no kill shelter. Take a picture of her and send to them to help them. I am highly involved in this process in the US, feel free to IM me for details. Please do not just drop her off at the shelter she will be uthinized.
I do not recommend CL, especially since she is a specific breed they might take her to a kitty milll and she will live an awful life. Please please, if you find her a home make sure you know the person and know she will be taken good care of.
It would be amazing if you could keep her but if not please make sure she gets to a wonderful home or no kill shelter. she deserves to atleast have a few years of beingospoiled. poor baby! I am seriously in tears. Thank you for doing what you are doing.
Post # 9
If you are in Ontario, there is a Siamese Rescue Group in the Hamilton area. There is probably one somewhere near you too. It’s listed on the main page under cats…
Post # 10
Our cat was a stray, she showed up at our door in the freezing cold of winter, skinny, full of ear mites and just plain grungy. We took her in, turns out she is the coolest cat ever, she loves people and wants nothing to do with outside anymore lol.
We found her sleeping like this in this doll crib one day afternoon, hilarious.
We can’t make the decision for you, it is between you and your family. But at least keep her until she is better and then try and find her a new home. 🙂
Post # 11
First of all, I just want to say thank you for bringing her in in the first place and taking the time to bathe her and paying to take her to the vet! It’s people like you who are really helping to counter-act how cruel other people can be to these poor animals.
If you have the space for her, then I hope you’ll keep her. If you’re living on your own, then your parents shouldn’t really dictate what you do with your own house anyway, in my opinion. Not trying to lecture or anything- but they don’t really have the place to tell you what pets to have. She sounds like a great cat and it seems like you both like each other already :). Cats aren’t really high maintanence either, so it’s not that bad.
If you decide you absolutely can’t keep her, I would try to find a no-kill shelter to bring her to or advertise on pet-finder, cragislist, or facebook. Just make sure as best you can whoever is taking her in is a good person and pet-owner. We had to rehome the dog we had adopted last year because our cat that we already had was extremely upset by him. We looked for months before we found a nice couple who adopted him. I hope you keep her, though. She sounds so sweet! Good luck.
Post # 12
You have to keep her! You’ve already saved her life, cared for her, AND dropped money. Plus, she’s probably already formed an attachment. I’m with most of the PPs, if you can find a way to keep her, do it!
Post # 13
I agree, I could definitely find her a home… But I do want to keep her and I think she would get along with the other cats because they are all do friendly. Lol I know it’s not the most practical idea but I’m such a huge animal lover and I know we could take great care of her.
And I definitely get that we shouldn’t care what our parents say. I won’t let that make a huge difference, I meant more that I’m just really not looking forward to another disapproving lecture lol.
I think we’ve decided to keep her. I don’t want to worry about someone else taking her and something bad happening so we will keep her safe 🙂
Thanks for the input everyone. You all helped so much because I always wanted to keep her but all of the friends or family I talked to said it was a bad idea. I’m glad everyone here agreed with me about the importance of keeping her out of the shelter. 🙂
Post # 14
If you live or rent form your parents then I don’t think it’s a good idea to take her in. I would find her a good home. If the cat goes to a friend you could probably see her every once and awhile. Good luck! I hope you can keep her but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I have wanted another cat for awhile, we have two, but none of the apartments in our area will allow 3 cats.
Post # 15
@loch_ness: we live on our own so our parents won’t be affected, it was more of a touchy subject as we just got married and already have a large fur family lol.
I will upload a picture when I can get to my computer because it won’t seem to work from my phone.
Post # 16
You know I love my furry friends (and my scaly friend), but if you think it’s too much don’t guilt yourself out. You’ve done a LOT for this cat. I adopted my kitten from CL and he lives like a king!