Tale of the Kitties

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 cohadoptions@gmail.com.

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5 Responses to “Tale of the Kitties”

  1. Margaret B Says:

    Sounds like some serious abuse/neglect at that house. I am so glad you helped to ease the suffering of those poor kitties! Oh the agony they must have gone through. This doesn’t happen spontaneously…either they were attacked, abused or got caught in machinery. I hope someone investigates!!!

  2. Barbara Varhol Says:

    Did you ever find out what is going on with the cat tails and the raw bones over by this lady’s house? God bless for her feeding for them but God bless for calling in these atrocities so these kittens no longer have to suffer.

  3. Albion Assat go pay Says:

    Sounds like some serious abuse/neglect at that house. I am so glad you helped to ease the suffering of those poor kitties! Oh the agony they must have gone through. This doesn’t happen spontaneously…either they were attacked, abused or got caught in machinery. I hope someone investigates!!!
    +1

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  5. andywhiteman Says:

    I am glad that COH is helping cats as well as dogs. One concern I have is all of these cats appear to be at large! Apparently many are strays with no known owner. Many cities have an ordinance requiring cats to be confined on the owner’s property or on leash. I know Raytown has such an ordinance. If the cats were confined, they wouldn’t be involved in cat fights and other unknown misfortune. There was mention of people helping strays. Does COH require confinement of cats before proving assistance?

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