An adorable gray kitten has adopted us. I could tell something was not right with her from across the apartment complex. We gave her some food and then my husband and I decided we couldn't bare leaving her outside in the rain. We allowed her to decide whether or not she wanted to come in. She followed us to the door and walked right in. Someone had to have abandoned her cuz she is so friendly and not affraid of us at all. She is so skinny and malnourished. We gave her a bath and a once over. She has no fleas, no earmites, no bugs whatso ever. From what we can tell she is just really starved. We are giving her wet food along with vitamins and roundworm medication just in case. I haven't seen any worms in her poo though. I just want to make sure she is getting all the help that she can right now. Unfortuanately we can not afford to take her to a Vet, it breaks my heart but we just don't have the money. I have a 5 year old cat and we just adopted in June a kitten. They both have all there shots and are healthy. Is there anything you can think of that may help her to survive? Is there anything else we could be doing for her? Like meds or something? I'm going to go to the pet store again this weekend and talk to someone. She is eating and going to the bathroom which we took as a good sign. I keep her seperated from the others while I'm at work and then put her on my lap once I get home. Her breathing sometimes can be heavy but once she is laying on our lap she relaxes and her breathing slows to normal. Anyone who has any words of encouragement or anything please let me know. My heart is breaking that someone would do this to this sweet little girl. We have taken her in as one of our family and will continue to care for her. It saddens me that we can't take her to vet but we just can't afford the extra bill right now, we had only planned on the one new kitty until she found us. I am glad that she did come to us because she needed help.
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7/31/08 at 1:03pm