This goes out to the two people who dumped animals on us. In this case, two cats.
One is a lovely grey and white, declawed neutered male. FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. Seems the cat was using this mans briefcase to pee in. So...instead of putting up the briefcase, or trying to find out if cat was ill, he dumped him. Our vet checked him over, gave him some antibiotics, and he's just fine now. Oh, hisses a bit, now and then and isn't happy about being in a cage (would YOU be?) I should be able to get handsome boy out. Just hope we can get him adopted. Elderly cats are a challenge to get adopted. Our one adopter who does get elderlies is full. (and has at least two who are in their 20's)
Second person comes in after we closed. I was not there, but I got chapter and verse on this 'lady' Seems she found a kitten. Said kitten was injured, and the ladies at the desk were trying to get her to take the poor baby to a vet. Nope...nothing doing, wasn't her kitten, she 'found' it, wasn't going to spend money on it (forget about a donation for upkeep) didn't care we didn't have a vet at the time (our vet is part time, teaches school other days) Lady was also telling them she would 'dump it on the floor and walk out, and if we let it die, she would tell everyone how bad we are' Ended up with one of the desk ladies grabbing the kitten, putting it into a carrier for the night with soft blankets, food and water. Kitten was still alive, so it is now in a cage, with soft food, water, litter box and blanket. No name yet, as far as I know, since we didn't want to check for sex. Which, if kitten is still alive, I shall do, then check over to see just what injuries it does have. Honestly? the poor baby looked like a dog had attacked it.
I have my theories on this, but...as I said, I only heard about what happened.
Finally....people who wish to adopt....we do our damndest to make sure any animal up for adoption is healthy. All shots are up to date and the animal is fixed. (by MO law, any animal for adoption MUST be fixed) If we tell you 'that cat/kitten/dog/puppy is sick, on meds and we cannot adopt out until we are sure it is healthy, please don't scream or cry or pinch your kids so THEY cry. If you have other animals, they don't need to be exposed to disease. You also don't need to vaccinate the animal as soon as they get home...look, here is the meds list. This is everything we've given that animal since it came to us. Every dose of strongid, frontline, any time we gave out mass dosage of drontal or convenia. Every vaccination. Oh...and just because you see a vaccine down at the home and farm store that says 'five way protection' doesn't mean it is for cats. In fact, that WILL kill them, as will many other dog type meds that you get over the counter.
Sighs...extreme hot weather, which ramps up deadly viral disease, parvo in puppies and just being a very tired new grandma....which reminds me
People...I put up that birth announcement of my just born granddaughter because I wanted to, and because I like to post things on the backs of those two cages. I'm sorry you don't approve of her name, or the fact I put she was, in fact, born by c-section. First, her parents chose that name, considering my daughter was considering Vulcan names....I'll take Harlee anyday. Oh, and the picture of my daughter and baby? She isn't exposing anything, she had just finished feeding the baby, so yes, her hospital gown wasn't drawn up tight around her neck. Deal with it. Really...people DO complain over the silliest things.
And....an update on those two cats. The elderly one was diagnosed by OUR Vet as having extreme UTI, so had to be put to sleep....Rest In Peace my sweet Toby...I hope to see you beyond the Rainbow Bridge in the Summerland.
As to the kitten, now named Caryo, she is well, nowhere NEAR as bad as we had thought, very pretty and very active. She'll be fixed, and with her looks, adopted soon.