Monday, August 6, 2012

Neighbor Abandons Green Eyed Russian Blue Cat

It's been a very stressful weekend for me and tearful morning. 
Lets start from the beginning...............
On Saturday evening my husband and I had returned from Sacramento visiting my daughter and my grandson Rylan. We had gone to dinner with my mom and her to Marie Callender's and had some dinner and pie. It was nice. That was the end of my nice weekend.
Steve and I had just settled in after returning home and were about to watch a movie he rented from Redbox when I heard a cat meowing at the front door. I opened the door and initially I did not see any cat, so I walked a few feet out from the porch and there was a very skinny grey cat, I snapped my fingers and she came right to me. I checked her out to see if she was okay and I could see she was so boney and she was very hungry, it was also hot and  I knew she must also be very thirsty.

Her name is Midnight

So I had Steve go get some food and water for her so she would not run off. We fed her and the next morning I walked out the front door to see if the cat was out there or went home or whatever was going on with the cat. She ran right to me when I again snapped my fingers. I fed her again and she ate several bowls full of about 1/4 cups of food within one hour.
At this point I could tell she was not lost but abandoned. I had thought perhaps someone  had walked away from all these foreclosed homes had left their cat behind. 
Steve said he had seen the cat for several weeks and thought it to be our neighbor on the corners cat. We talked and while talking I realized I had not seen the healthy grey cat lately that used to be. 
Yesterday I scooped the grey cat up and carried her in the backyard and put her under our patio cover and put her in our doggy play pen which is really just a safety pen.  
I set up the carrier in there and water and food for her until I could figure out what is going on with her. I just want her to be safe and cared for. Her skin has scabs and her paws are worn and her nail as jagged, she was starving and thirsty and seemed tired yet calm.
I washed down her fur with some cat shampoo that you can put on the cat without giving them an actual bath. I rubbed off some of the dried scabs from under her fur. I go out to check on her a lot throughout the day and let her out of the playyard but she just rolls on the ground. She is really really sweet and and uses her cat box.
This morning my other neighbor found out I had the cat and called me and told me her step daughter says that cat is the man across the streets cat. But I am not sure because I can't imagine a father starving a cat in front of his children. His wife and him are divorced, but I see the kids there a few days a week.
A little while ago my neighbors teenage daughter came over to look at the cat and confirmed it was truly his cat. It's just appalling to me and I have been so depressed over this because I cannot keep the cat. My cat is 12 and I have to Chihuahua's I really have all I can handle and truly I do not know how my cat will react to another cat as well as one of my chi's is a little aggressive and I have to monitor her behavior all the time.


this photo was taken with my camera phone
This photo was taken with my camera phone.

As you can imagine I am trying to find a no kill cat shelter to put her in for adoption. She needs to be seen by a vet and get her shots. Unfortunately I do not have the funds to pay for a big vet bill of hundreds of dollars at this time, things have been tight this year for us this year.
I am going to contact some low cost or free clinics for shots and see what I can find. I have searched the Internet a lot today and spoke to so many people. As you can expect the cat shelters are full. I am so stressed out and I didn't sleep well last night.

Please pray for Midnight she deserves a good home.

Have a great week. ~Kat


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5 comments:

  1. it is so hard to see an animal that is being mistreated, hope you can figure out the best thing to do!

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  2. You are a gem to help out this kitty, Kat. Need more people like you! I shared your link on FB, the plea for someone in your area to take care of kitty. Hope you're having a wonderful summer. have a great week. ((Hugs))

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  3. Hi Kat,
    I am so depressed now about Midnight also! I am so happy you found her or her. I am sure you will be able to find a good home for Midnight of you call around the animal organizations that will take Midnight in. I would be a mess if it was me that was dealing with this let me tell you. Keep me posted please!?! Hugs, Dru

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  4. I hope you can find an animal rescue group or humane society to give you some advice. Animal neglect is a form of animal abuse. It makes me angry that people own pets and then don't take care of them. Bless you for coming to Midnights rescue!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  5. Hi Kat! Sorry about all you had to go through with this poor kitty. I checked your FB page for the latest and I see the people have her again. Hope they treat her better but I have my doubts if they let her get in such bad shape. :( Happy Birthday to Steve! I read good reviews about Hope Springs. We are going to Carmel- we're going to the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach. (((Hugz)))

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Have a wonderful day! ~Kat