|Iris and Pixie!|
Regarding my sadness on Friday in seeing this very sick cat on Niagara Street, I saw it each day since. Saturday morning, and Sunday morning, two futile attempts were made to get this poor little thing. The smell alone was enough to make you gag. This morning, I opened up the shelter door, back crawled inside to see if I could see kitty in one of the huts, and and saw this little one inside the beautiful hut that Debbie's husband Jim crafted from wood and shingles, with a cat face cut out. I immediately saw green stuff in gobs coming from its mouth, and my heart was just broken. I had to figure out something. I asked Kings to get the carrier, staying there so kitty wouldn't get out of the hut, and I then manueuvered the carrier just outside the entrance to the hut, placing the water bottle on the other side so there was no way kitty could get out except to go into the carrier. We then began the laborious task of removing all the wood and stuff to get the top of the hut exposed to remove it. Luckily, kitty began moving and went right into the carrier. I breathed a sigh of relief.
I have been thinking about this poor angel night and day for a week now. Kitty is at the emergency clinic as we speak. I will take responsibility for kitty, in comparison to most times that I have had to bring a cat here in the early morning hours, knowing I could not afford the extensive treatments the sick and injured animals would have to endure, and having had to have them euthanized - under the Good Samaritan thing. I will ask if kitty can be saved. I don't want it to suffer. I am sure they will take a leukemia test first, and then figure out whats wrong. Kitty is not feral as it had its face pushed up against the carrier door confused and scared. I am naming kitty HOPE for now. Please say a prayer!
UPDATE: Poor little baby ... Hope has a large mass on her tongue, and vet believes it’s a secondary mass from somewhere else. She is in very bad shape. I don’t want her to suffer any longer, and vet agrees. She also tested positive for leukemia. Hope could infect others in the colony. Say a prayer as she passes on to heaven…
Have a good day.
“Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name for ever and ever. Amen”