We received a call one day about a kitty with a severe leg injury. The woman had also called animal control and when we arrived, they were already there. The officer said she’d seen the cat, but it had run under the back of the house. We said that we’d set a trap for it and get it to the vet. The ACO left and we showed the home owner how to set the trap. She has an out-of-control cat problem at her house. She has several different ages of cats and kittens. They were all strays, but she feeds them-thank goodness. We told her that we’d help her get the kitties all spayed and neutered. Thanks for voting for us for the Pepsi Grant-thanks to all of you voting we will have $5,000 next week for spaying and neutering and these cats are on the list!
The woman had also mentioned to us that there was another kitty with no hair on his tail. I told her to try and get him too and we’d get him into the vet. The next morning, the woman called and she had both of the injured kitties in the trap. She actually had just caught them and picked them up, but the trap was the only thing she had to put them in! I ran right over to get them and could not believe it when I saw them. The black/white kitty had the worst injury I’ve ever seen on a cat. The bone was sticking straight out. It was horrific. Both of these kitties were about 5 mo. old. We got them over to the Humane Society and the vet recommended euthanasia for the one with the leg injury. The wound was full of maggots, the flesh was rotten, the bone was sticking straight out. It was a severe, severe injury and we euthanized her immediately while we talked to her
and loved on her. This world is too hard for these little ones. I cannot even put most of the pix on here because they are even more upsetting than these, but I want you to see what goes on out there. It’s ugly and it’s sad.
The vet then examined the black kitty and she said that she would have to amputate his tail and also that she’d neuter him while he was under. I left him there and went back out to the hood. I got a call late that afternoon and they had had to euthanize the black kitten as well. When they knocked him out and began shaving him for surgery, they discovered that his injury was far worse than first thought. His whole butt was rotten and gangrene had set in. There would be no flesh to even close the wound from amputating the tail. Unbelieveable. Losing both of them was even harder to take. It’s unspeakable, unnecessary suffering. The woman then told me about yet another kitty with a tail problem, a white kitty. What is with the tail issues? I didn’t know what the heck was going on over there. The woman caught the white kitty and I got it over to the Humane Society. This tail needed to come off and with this kitty, everything was fine as far as the amputation goes. He also has a wound on his back that is pretty nasty. Poor thing. He had his tail removed, was neutered and he’s doing quite well. He’ll be on antiobitics for awhile. If you or anyone you know is looking for a nice kitty that is well-deserving of a wonderful, safe home for the rest of his life., give us a call at 816-221-8080 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.