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Doomed Kitten at SPCA

post #1 of 18
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Last week I went into our local SPCA to save a 6 month old kitten (Talu) that has been there his entire life. I couldn't stop thinking about him and decided that I was going to rescue him. I filled out an application and was approved and I was supposed to pick him up today. I got home late last night from being away all weekend and there was a message on my machine saying that he has ring worm and that I sould choose a different cat.

I KNOW that they are going to kill him because they will not deal with trying to cure him. I hate this place. I am so angry with them . I don't want another cat....I want Talu.

My husband absolutely will NOT allow me to bring him home because ring worm is such an awful, contagious desease and we have a large family with 2 other cats and a dog.

I can't just let them kill him though. What should I do?
post #2 of 18
My brother got ringworm after his place of business flooded. He was on medication and it cleared up no problem. My mom (who he lives with) has five cats and he just didn't pet them while he had it. They never caught it and it went away fairly quickly. They're all geriatric as well, and some have some health problems.

I don't think ringworm was that serious.
post #3 of 18
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I just called the SPCA and asked if THEY were going to treat him and not put him down. The are treating him and I will be able to adopt him when it is cleared up. Yay!!! He will live!!!!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Barblynnp View Post
I just called the SPCA and asked if THEY were going to treat him and not put him down. The are treating him and I will be able to adopt him when it is cleared up. Yay!!! He will live!!!!

I am so happy for you! Enjoy your new fur child!
post #5 of 18
Ringworm can be hit or miss in a household. My dog has contracted it a couple of times on his nose (they like to sniff things out and its common for dogs to get it there), and he has never spread it throughout the household. Some animals are more predisposed to it than others. You hear the horror stories about it with households that have critters with low tolerance. My theory is that the healthier your babies are, the less likely they will contract it, and if they do contract it, it is fairly easy to treat.

I'm so glad they decided to treat him and you will be able to adopt him. Can you find him in petfinder.com and post a link?
post #6 of 18
I'm glad they will treat him and your able to adopt afterall
post #7 of 18
Yippy soon enough youll have a new fur baby
post #8 of 18
I am one of the households where it spread....from people, to cats, to dogs, to people, to cats, to foster dog(I didn't know ringworm was still in my house).
post #9 of 18
My MIL's cat had it when they adopted him (but they didn't know it). My nephew ( 3 1/2 yrs old at the time) got it the worst. He had to go to the dr a few times for treatment. I had a spot and my husband had a spot of it. It never spread to our cats though.

I also had a spot of it while I worked in the shelter (in 2003 I think). It went away quickly and didn't spread to my cats then either.
post #10 of 18
I am glad to hear they will not destroy him but will treat and hold him for you. Hope he gets to come home soon - don't forget pictures
post #11 of 18
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http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=8893460

I hope this link works. Let me know if it doesn't.

Thanks!!!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Barblynnp View Post
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=8893460

I hope this link works. Let me know if it doesn't.

Thanks!!!
It worked. He looks soooo sweet!!! Congratulations!!!
post #13 of 18
What a doll! That's so cute that they list his breed as "Tiger" instead of "Tabby" - have fund with your new little tiger boy!
post #14 of 18
How absolutely adorable!!
post #15 of 18
Talu is so cute! I'm a sucker for tabbies. I'm so glad you'll be adopting him!
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by pennicat View Post
What a doll! That's so cute that they list his breed as "Tiger" instead of "Tabby" - have fund with your new little tiger boy!
I've actually noticed in some parts of the east coast, "tiger cat" is actually used more than "tabby"...and that is one cute little tiger/tabby!!!
post #17 of 18
Aww he's adorable. And reminds me of my new little one, Maggie.
post #18 of 18
Aw he looks like he'll be such a fun cat to have around! I'm glad they are treating him for you!
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