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What to do with injured stray cat?

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

There is a very sweet stray cat that me and others in my neighborhood feed. I just noticed he/she has a very bad injury to her leg and can hardly walk. The leg looks like it's just dangling off, the poor thing looks like he/she is in an incredible amount of pain, and is skin and bones. I was able to lure her into my basement with some food so she's sheltered at least. I tried calling a few vets offices and the amount of money they want to even look at her is way above what I can afford. My local animal shelter is closed and they don't accept cats after hours. I am so frustrated by the lack of resources available for stray/injured cats!!!! Can anyone give me some advice as to what to do/who I can contact? I live in Nassau County, New York. Thank you so much in advance.
post #2 of 4
Oh how awful for this poor kitty. She needs medical attention and help and thank goodness you got her into your basement. I would just start calling, in the morning, every shelter or cat rescue you can find. Even if it means that she cannot be saved, at least she will not suffer a long, slow and painful death outdoors alone. Thank you for bringing her in. It is very, very hard on our heart and emotions in these types of situations, but you did the right thing, bless you for caring so much for this cat. I hope you can find an organization to take her and try to save her or at the very least humanely put her out of her misery .....
post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by PebblesandMeow View Post
My local animal shelter is closed and they don't accept cats after hours.
Its closed down, finished, sold out? Or just its evening where you are and they will open tomorrow?
If so, wait and phone them tomorrow...

If necessary, do like Feralvr suggested, proceed along the line to the next who may help you with vet costs or may take her over.
If necessary, a pts.

Are you willing to adopt her? or, to let her be with you during the recovery time?
say, if an amputation is necessary? If she is otherwise healthy, they amputees usually do just fine on 3 legs. Especially if they got adopted. But also a free living may do ok.
I had read a couple of different stories about homeless who did survived their severe injuries on their own, (horror) and lived on as three legged...

If you arent prepared to let her recover with you, a merciful pts may be the last bad solution.


Tx a lot for caring!

Good luck!
post #4 of 4
I don't have any advice beyond the suggestions already provided, but wanted to say I think no matter what happens you're a real angel for trying and caring.

Sending many vibes to both of you! !!!
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