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post #31 of 45
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Thank you!
I feel dreadful about it all. She`s such a dear little thing. She`s had it tough already and I feel like I`m just adding to it.
There is only a tiny room she could have in my flat. The bathroom has no window so I don`t think it would be nice for her.
I KNOW how you feel!! Heidi was given up by TWO different owners before I fostered/adopted her. She has gone through a lot so I know how you feel... Especially since one of my cats HATED her with a PASSION for about a year- I had to keep them separated (Heidi in bedroom with a window while Pepper could roam anywhere in the apt whenever I'm out).. It's just NOW that it seems Pepper (who hated Heidi) has mellowed somewhat! Keeping fingers crossed it'll last.

Think about it this way- which is better - a room with no windows or be cooped up in a small cage? I think it'll be okay for her to be in a room with no windows for a WHILE as long as she has toys, attention, etc..

Hope RSPCA can help you! If they won't let you foster her, see if they know of anyone who'd be willing to foster or help you.. It won't hurt to ask.

Hang in there..
post #32 of 45
The RSPCA is not a no kill shelter and they do put animals to sleep. I've heard a lot of horror stories about them so please don't take her there if there's any alternative. Do you have a cats protection branch near you? They would be a better bet, or maybe there is another local no kill shelter near you.

She does look rather thin to me. Cats with long hair usually look chunkier even when they're thin underneath due to the fur so if she looks thin then she's probably really thin, if you get what I mean!

Good on you for taking her in.
post #33 of 45
Don't be in a hurry to decide -- the right thing will become apparent to you. For now, I think your plan is great... a checkup, wormer, flea treatment, shots if you can handle it... lots of TLC... a gradual introduction, just in case she stays awhile. Who knows, maybe Kitty will adore her!
post #34 of 45
Thread Starter 
Ok. There is a Cats Protection near here. I didn`t realise the RSPCA wasn`t 'no kill'!
I`m going to e-mail them, see what they say. Whatever she will go to the vets tomorrow, see what they think of her condition.
post #35 of 45
Cats Protection are the best because their policy is they never put a healthy cat to sleep, unlike the RSPCA

Let me know if you have any problems because i'm in touch with the branch manager at the Cats Protection in my area.

Don't worry, take a deep breath and you'll be fine. Kitty might be ok with her you know, as long as you do the intros slow.

Your a little angel for looking after her!
post #36 of 45
just checking in - been thinking about you and the little kitty any luck from the Cats Protection people ?
post #37 of 45
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your support! Your all fab!

Good news! I`ve finally stopped flapping and come to a decision
SHE`S STAYING WITH ME!
We`ve just come back from the vets. She weighs 2 1/2kg!!!!
He smelt her breath and said he thought she was in kidney faliure so she had bloods done for that, a pre-anaesthetic blood test and FelV and FIV test, flea treatment and wormer and he said her teeth are really bad and need doing. Oh, and she`s a teenager!
He rang me with the results while I was buying her some bits
and said she`s clear for Felv and FIV and her kidneys aren`t that bad and it may be because she`s got trouble with her mouth that`s causing it. So, I`m going to book her in to get them sorted and he said they`d put her on a drip first to get some fluids into her and then we shall see how it goes.
He wasn`t very positive when we first went in. I really thought he was going to say she couldn`t be helped and I think thats what made my mind up.
She`s going to have a happy, warm, loving home with everything she wants for the rest of her life
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post

Thank you all for your support! Your all fab!

Good news! I`ve finally stopped flapping and come to a decision
SHE`S STAYING WITH ME!
We`ve just come back from the vets. She weighs 2 1/2kg!!!!
He smelt her breath and said he thought she was in kidney faliure so she had bloods done for that, a pre-anaesthetic blood test and FelV and FIV test, flea treatment and wormer and he said her teeth are really bad and need doing. Oh, and she`s a teenager!
He rang me with the results while I was buying her some bits
and said she`s clear for Felv and FIV and her kidneys aren`t that bad and it may be because she`s got trouble with her mouth that`s causing it. So, I`m going to book her in to get them sorted and he said they`d put her on a drip first to get some fluids into her and then we shall see how it goes.
He wasn`t very positive when we first went in. I really thought he was going to say she couldn`t be helped and I think thats what made my mind up.
She`s going to have a happy, warm, loving home with everything she wants for the rest of her life

She's LUCKY to have you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With you, she will be well taken care of. So her mouth is giving her problems huh? That's probabyly why she's so thin!! Keep us posted.
post #39 of 45
Yay!! Just checking in on this from work and I am so excited to hear this news. She is so lucky to have found you.
post #40 of 45
I just thought I'd add...my Cow(5 this summer) has bad teeth. It causes his WBC(I believe) & kidney values to be off. After his dental cleaning, the vet said those should go back to normal!
post #41 of 45
oh that is wonderful news - she is a treasure and so are you for deciding to keep her
She is so gonna have the best mum, new buddy and a wonderful home too

heres wishing you all the very best with sweet Maisie
post #42 of 45
Oh that's great news I'm sure she'll flourish with some TLC from you.
post #43 of 45
Oh you little angel you!!! Bless your heart for keeping her Just do the intros really slow with Kitty and they'll be fine. If you need help on the intros just ask because weve got links at hand.

Awwwwwwwww she's got a warm loving home now
post #44 of 45
That is fantastic news! I am so glad to hear this pretty girl is going to have a loving home with you!
post #45 of 45
This is such wonderful news! I'm glad that she found you to take care of her. It sounds like she's had a rather rough life up until now. She looks like such a sweet little thing. Congratulations on the new addition!
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