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Gus got hurt.

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I came home from work and it looks like his fur was like, scraped out or something...there's a little sore spot you can't see in the pictures. I don't know what could have happened. I hope a person didn't hurt him or something because some of my neighbors hate the cats.



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I'm sorry, I did resize those pictures I promise. (I'm trying to follow the rules!!)
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Aww, poor kitty. I`d keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn`t get infected.
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Awww. If some of your neighbors hate cats, maybe you ought to keep them indoors. I'm not trying to be rude, but when I was very young we had a cat who came home very bloody, and he had to be euthanized due to blood loss. Someone had done something very nasty to him. When I was in high school, my cat (who I wanted to keep indoors only), was hurt either by a car or shot with a BB gun and I found him in the neighbors bushes. My heart breaks when I think back on those two cats, and I really wish that I had kept them indoors.
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Awww. If some of your neighbors hate cats, maybe you ought to keep them indoors. I'm not trying to be rude, but when I was very young we had a cat who came home very bloody, and he had to be euthanized due to blood loss. Someone had done something very nasty to him. When I was in high school, my cat (who I wanted to keep indoors only), was hurt either by a car or shot with a BB gun and I found him in the neighbors bushes. My heart breaks when I think back on those two cats, and I really wish that I had kept them indoors.
All my cats are ferals. I feed them every day and am starting a TNR program, but they're ferals.
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All my cats are ferals. I feed them every day and am starting a TNR program, but they're ferals.
Oh, that's very nice of you! I see why you can't bring them indoors. It didn't occur to me that your cats are feral- I can't get close enough to mine to touch them! It's hard when you notice something wrong with them and have no way of getting them to a vet or taking care of them. We had one with a respiratory infection, but we couldn't catch him even with a trap. He seems to have recovered, which is a relief because I don't know if I would have been able to give him medicines even if we managed to trap him.

I hope Gus gets well soon. Does he have broken skin? Maybe he got into a fight with an animal- I hope it wasn't caused by a human!
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Oh, that's very nice of you! I see why you can't bring them indoors. It didn't occur to me that your cats are feral- I can't get close enough to mine to touch them! It's hard when you notice something wrong with them and have no way of getting them to a vet or taking care of them. We had one with a respiratory infection, but we couldn't catch him even with a trap. He seems to have recovered, which is a relief because I don't know if I would have been able to give him medicines even if we managed to trap him.

I hope Gus gets well soon. Does he have broken skin? Maybe he got into a fight with an animal- I hope it wasn't caused by a human!
The skin is broken, but it's not bleeding...it's kind of like a rug burn...you know, sore but not bleeding. Most of my ferals I've actually tamed quite a bit. Even the ones I can't touch aren't really scared of me.
post #8 of 8
It looks like he might've scraped it going like under a vehicle of something.

Keep an eye on it - if you notice pus, etc talk to your vet.
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