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I saved a kitty today

post #1 of 17
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But I'd still like some reassurance that I did the right thing, if possible?

At about six am this morning, my bf asked me to make him a bowl of cereal. I went into our kitchen-slash-garage, and I hear from outside "Meow! Meow! Meow!". I go outside, and there's a fluffy black cat out there. It's sitll kind of dark, so I can't see it too well.. I think it's a cat I've seen before tho, and always wondered if it was a stray. I walk up and it' friendly, I pet it... all bones No body fat whatsoever. I go inside and get a can of Wontons food and a little dish of water, and bring it out to the cat-it wolfs the food down in two seconds flat. I don't mean a little fancy feast can-the big cans that have two servings.

I went in and got him another one, and he ate most of that as well. He was SO friendly, I kept scratching behind his ears and he was purring. He flopped down and I cautiously rubbed his belly-he liked it, but his tummy was full of mats :/ His eyes were clear tho, and his third eyelid wasn't up.

I came in and called SF animal control, and they said they'd be here in an hour. I asked what would happen to the cat, and they said if it passed the health and behavioural exam, it'll be put up for adoption. It was the sweetest kitty, the behavioural shouldn't be a problem, but I just hope he's not sick or anything with something that can't be cured.

An hour later animal control came. (I kept him in the garage in the meantime) I opened the door and he tried to run out, so I grabbed him, and he meowed like "what are you doing to me?" and I just felt terrible, cos I"d established trust with him and now I'm grabbing him. The animal control guy had big thick gloves on, but somehow it was me who grabbed the cat and put him in the box, lol. Before I closed it I scratched behind his ears and told him "Good luck".

Now.. I'm pretty sure he wasn't anyone's pet, and if he was, those ppl should be prosecuted for animal cruelty, cos he was nothing but bones. I figure - worst case scenario, he's ill, and they'll just put him to sleep. That's better than slowly starving to death on the street, right? It's starting to get cold here - it may be SF but it gets cold in the winter.

Do you think I did the right thing?

Here's the big fluffy guy. I know he doesn't look skinny, but trust me - that's all just fur - there's no meat underneath.

post #2 of 17
You did the right thign of course.. Even if he has an owner..they will probably look for him at the HS..and as far as sending him there..thats good because if he is sick, he will either be put down or helped and adopted which won't be a problem because of his demeanour..

He may have meowed, but he is better in the long run. Being a street cat would be awful for a furball.
post #3 of 17
aww that sure is a cute kitty,

I agree with Troutsmom you did the right thing. Better for you to get the kitty off the street where he could get hurt. And now he will get a chance to get a home.
post #4 of 17
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It was hard letting him go. He was so lovey If I didn't have Wonton I probably would have kept him for myself, but Wonton doesn't get along with other cats, and my landlord was reluctant to allow 1 cat, he'd never allow two (in fact, I forgot to bring in the dish of water I left outside, and the landlord started yelling and cussing. My bf was on his way out the door and told him "Don't *** cuss at me. My girlfriend found a stray cat, and she called animal control to come get it", and then the man started bitching about the neighbors, ect. I don't understand people like that - people with ZERO compassion. He doesn't care that it's a starving animal that's in discomfort, all he cares about is that it looks bad to have a water dish in front of his door

I was thinking of calling animal control later today, or in a few days, and seeing how the kitty is, but I don't want to be told "Oh it had feline aids, it had to be put down"

Thanks for the reassurance tho. Hopefully it'll get a loving home - I'm pretty sure it's a stray and has been a stray for a while.

lovinmom - thanks, that's what I think too.
post #5 of 17
Not only did you do the right thing but you took a black cat off the streets days before Halloween. If he got caught in the wrong hands I shudder to think what would happen. I'm sure that he will get adopted, just due to his personality! I'll keep this little guy in my thoughts and prayers that he does well.
post #6 of 17
Oh, you did such a great thing for this cat, even if it does need to be put down, because thats not so bad to, when you're living such a horrible like!

I'm so proud,a dn I definitely think that you should call up and ask how hes doing, because chances are-hes fine, and that would be great news! Even if he is put down, is it that horrible, under his conditions?
I know its bad, but it might be thje right thing for him.

Keep us posted! And good luck to you all!
post #7 of 17
Yes i know it is hard to let him go not knowing what will happen after, But I am sure with a cute face like that he will get a home.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Not only did you do the right thing but you took a black cat off the streets days before Halloween. If he got caught in the wrong hands I shudder to think what would happen. I'm sure that he will get adopted, just due to his personality! I'll keep this little guy in my thoughts and prayers that he does well.

:o you know, I hadn't even thought of that. I'm really glad I did what I did now.

After the first can of food, he started walking off down the street..and I thought for a second to let him go, cos I wasn't sure I should call animal control (in case he's put down), and then I was just like, no, living out here is no life. I called him back and he came running back Got him another can of food and lured him into the garage so he could wait in there for the animal control guy.

btw, I LOVE your signature

Willie'sLove - I may call later today, I'm not sure. If I do I'll update this thread. Thanks for the well wishes, and yeah, please if everyone could spare some vibes for this guy, that he's healthy and he gets a good home. He's a real sweetheart, and he deserves some luck in his life.
post #9 of 17
He's a handsome fellow! And yes, I think you did the right thing too He might have worms and/or ear mites but once treated I'm sure someone will be happy to have him as part of the family. He's very lovely!
post #10 of 17
You did a wonderful thing.
post #11 of 17
You done good (sheesh, my english is just going to pot!). Absolutely the right thing to do. Well done!!
post #12 of 17
You did what you could for him. And yes, it's a dangerous time for black cats right now, and now he'll be safe, warm, fed, and get any necessary medical treatment. that he finds a good home.
post #13 of 17
I agree with the others, you definitely did the right thing and lookingglass made an excellent point... gorgeous kitty, I'm sure he'll find a home
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone

He was such a gorgeous, friendly guy. I really hope they find him a good home.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Not only did you do the right thing but you took a black cat off the streets days before Halloween. If he got caught in the wrong hands I shudder to think what would happen. I'm sure that he will get adopted, just due to his personality! I'll keep this little guy in my thoughts and prayers that he does well.
I couldn't agree with you more!
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by arcadian girl View Post
Thanks everyone

He was such a gorgeous, friendly guy. I really hope they find him a good home.
i'm sure he will find an excellent home
post #17 of 17
Yes you did the right thing for this little guy
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