|Originally posted by Shell
I've been looking for him for 2 days, but apparently his owners are keeping him inside.
Shell, I know you mean well by feeding Gizmo and finding him a new home, but when I read your posts I couldn't find anything on whether you actually talked to the owners two doors down and received their permission to rehome Gizmo â€” it is their pet after all. I do hope you have. As an owner of a formerly lost pet, losing an animal is heartbreaking. I know that you believe Amy can give Gizmo a better home, but I wouldn't want the poor kids hearts to break over losing their furbaby either.
Also, his appearance may not be an indication of the care they provide. We have a 15 year old calico who has a thyroid condition. I feed her constantly, provide tubs of water around the house, and yet she looks very thin (thinner than Gizmo) and has gunk in her eyes (more gunk than Gizmo) and is hungry ALL the time because of the thyroid condition. If someone were to see her they might well think we don't care properly for her. But in actuality, she has her special medication (made at a human pharmacy!) given 2 times a day, full blood panels several times a year to check her thyroid levels, prescription food, special beds everywhere, brushed often, eyes cleaned several times a week, etc etc. She's simply old. But we do love her and if someone rehomed her without our knowledge, we would be absolutely devastated.
I do hope all works out for everyone. It's not that I don't appreciate you helping other kitties, I just want to be sure you are relocating Gizmo with the owners permission.