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post #31 of 54
Oops sorry just reread your post and read that the vet refuses to get her spayed! That's a bummer, we get ours spayed at four-five months old! Sorry.
post #32 of 54
I'm so glad you found her!

Poor little girl - her hormones took over & led her astray.
It's good you found another vet willing to spay her now...that's so important - I can't see how the vet could think spaying her when she's this young will be hard on her - certainly not as hard on her as having a litter of kittens at that age would be!

I'm glad she's OK, and home safe with you now.
post #33 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thanks Krazy Kat but in a way this is my fault. A friend told me her kitten went into heat at four months and I just scoffed at her! I totally should have believed her. I dont understand why if there is a possiblilty of a kitten going into early heat why a vet will not fix her early. It makes no sense to me.
post #34 of 54
Shawn,

You have plenty of reason to be angry with your vet and your maintenance man. First of all, if your vet doesn't want to spay until 6 months maybe that's because he's not skilled enough of a surgeon to do the procedure when the cat is smaller. Frankly, I would not want such a vet working on my cat even if she were 1 year old. He's plan flat wrong that you are not supposed to spay before 6 months. All the studies show that it is fine, and even preferrable for the cat's safety, to do so.

Secondly, I would make a HUGE fuss with the property manager over this AND I would make him pay the vet bill. I would be mightily upset if a maintenance man came into my apartment without prior approval or warning.

BTW, You'll need to look out for that puncture wound to make sure it doesn't turn into an abscess. Ask your new vet about it because I'm not too fond of your current one.

Anyway, I'm SOOOOOO relieved that Miss Beasley is back home where she belongs. Thank God!!
post #35 of 54
The maintenance man "accidently" went in to your apartment!!!!!

1. Find out why?

2. I don't know about where you are but before we bought our own property when we got married we rented and they had to give us notice if they needed entry!.

Don't blame yourself for this!, it's the maintenance man who's at fault!, the plank!!!.

Dont let this lie whatever you do!. The maintenance mans already gained entry and let one cat out without your knowledge until you enquired!, it could happen again only next time both of them could run out!
post #36 of 54
I'm glad you found her. A cat who goes into heat-well the signs are pretty obvious-the vet should be give you a definitive answer answer stating yes she was in heat. I do know from vast experience with females in heat-they yowl, become super affectionate, do disgusting body movements. If you had an unnuetered male-he would also let you know!! Watch the puncture wound-keep clean and put antibiotic cream on it.
post #37 of 54
I'm so glad Beasely is back home safe and relatively sound.

It is not your fault. Some cats do go into "silent heat" where although their bodies are in heat they don't show the typical signs. It's not uncommon for this to happen with very young cats where the hormones aren't going nearly as strong as in older females.
post #38 of 54
Please don't blame yourself. It's not your fault. I'm just glad that you found her.


Many vets feel that they should wait until six months. I don't think it's all that uncommon. I'm glad you found someone who would spay sooner. Did someone refer you to this new vet?
post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by Shawn90801
She was under a car in the apartment complex behind me. She had blood on the scruff of her poor lil neck and oil and dirt everywhere. I went straight from there to the vets. And fortunately they had a cancellation. Basically the vet said she was not hurt, just had a slight puncture wound on her neck. So from what the vet is saying Bease was in heat and got out. Which is total BS! If she was in heat why would she need to get out? I may be a little naive when it comes to cats but why go out when you have a male cat in the house with you! So if she is in heat we can have everything taken care of, right? NOPE! The vet still refused to spay her until she is six months. He said he didnt know if her organs are big enough! I am so angry! With myself, with the maintenance man, with the vet! I made an appointment with a vet 30 miles away who will spay her at four months. I yelled at my friend because we were talking and she jokingly called me a kitty murderer! Grrrr! I feel like I totally let Beasley down.
I'm so glad you found her! Poor Bease... please don't be mad at yourself! You were so great to find her, to take her to the vet, and to be such a great momma to her! I would agree with what someone said, definitely find out what the maintenance man was doing in your apartment - most contracts state he can't enter without notice (unless an emergency). Also, about getting her spayed - I would definitely find a vet to do it soon... Baylee was 3 and a half months when she was spayed and the vet even suggested early spaying so there are vets that will do it, no problem.
post #40 of 54
I'm so thrilled Beasley is home safe and sound, Shawn! I agree with what has been said. This is absolutely not your fault, and steps must be taken to prevent this from ever happening again. I hope you will address this with your property manager so that you are notified in advance if entry into your home is ever required. That should be your right as a tenant and should be clearly respected. I've made a huge deal to my realty agency about this and would become absolutely enraged if my rights were ever violated putting Sierra at risk. I also have a sign on my door clearly stating Sierra is an indoor cat only and very skittish and that noone is to enter except in the case of an emergency without my presence. Wonder if you would want to consider a sign such as this as an extra precaution?
post #41 of 54
I'm so glad she's home and relatively unhurt. The others have it absolutely right - this is not your fault. Give her plenty of cuddles from us.
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
I'm so thrilled Beasley is home safe and sound, Shawn! I agree with what has been said. This is absolutely not your fault, and steps must be taken to prevent this from ever happening again. I hope you will address this with your property manager so that you are notified in advance if entry into your home is ever required. That should be your right as a tenant and should be clearly respected. I've made a huge deal to my realty agency about this and would become absolutely enraged if my rights were ever violated putting Sierra at risk. I also have a sign on my door clearly stating Sierra is an indoor cat only and very skittish and that noone is to enter except in the case of an emergency without my presence. Wonder if you would want to consider a sign such as this as an extra precaution?
Stephanie, the sign is a brilliant idea!! Also, I agree that Shawn needs to make a huge deal about the maintenance man coming in the apartment without approval. Shawn, check your lease. I'm sure there's a clause about this somewhere therein. A contract was definitely broken! I'm glad you found Beasley but what this "mistake" put you and Beasley through, emotionally and physically, is unforgiveable. I'm still mad that Beasley has a little puncture wound on her neck. Again, I think you should make the property manager pay the vet bill and for her antibiotics! That doesn't make up for the trauma you and Beasley have experienced but it will teach them a lesson!
post #43 of 54
Shawn I also agree with what everyone has said and all the advice that has been given: don't back down to your apartment complex, because this has put you through so much emotional strain and Bease so much emotional and physical strain.

Also I wanted to let you know that Ebony was spayed at 10 weeks so there are vets out there that will spay very young. I was SHOCKED when the shelter told us she would be sent so young for her spay. But she came out of the procedure find. I agree with Colleen that it may be time to find another, more skilled vet.

Bottom line, I am soooo glad you found your little girl and she is now back home safe and sound.
post #44 of 54
So glad to hear you found Beasley! I know how terrified you must have been.
post #45 of 54
I'm so happy you found her.
post #46 of 54
Thread Starter 
I found the vet by calling every vet within a thirty mile radius of my house.

I made it clear back when the maintenance man came into my house when I was SLEEP that under no circumstances was anyone to enter my home without notice. What is ironic is when we were leaving I pointed him out to my cousin and told her I hope he didnt go into my house because I had the laundry I was sorting all over the place and she replied there is no reason why he should be in my apartment because I had received no notice.
I am going to talk to the manager tomorrow when I go in to pay my rent. I dont have a lease here so nothing is in writing, it was just understood.

Bease is ok. I separated her and Tousse just so he wouldnt be trying to mount her or anything and traumatize her anymore than what she has already been. I will never again wait until six months to spay a female kitten.
post #47 of 54
Oh that is all such good news. But I can sympathise with how mad you must be feeling. Sometimes whichever way we look there seems to be a problem. Vets here won't spay under 5/6 months either - even when Persil was already under anaesthetic and having major internal surgery at 16 weeks old, the vet didn't spay her at the same time as he considered her too young, so now she has to go through all the trauma of a second operation. But you will get it all under control now and I wish you and Beasley the best of luck.
post #48 of 54
A female cat in heat, will just want to get out. That is her instinct, and males will spray outside when a female is in heat, further driving her nuts. She will mate with more than one male while in heat, so that is why she got out and went "looking" she was following the enticing scent trails left for her. Even with an intact male in the house would not have kept her from what nature programmed her to do. That's why it is always a good idea to spay the females before they go into heat. You take a big chance in losing them once they enter the heat cycle.

I am glad you got her back, and got her to the vet. Did the vet start her on antibiotics just in case because of the bite wound?
post #49 of 54
i'm so glad this turned out ok. i hope beasley's ok and none the worse for her ordeal. when my cat was accidently let out she was away for 5 days and i was in pieces. she on the other hand seemed to have had a whale of a time and came back looking very pleased with herself!
post #50 of 54
What a relief! you found her! The others have given great advise!
post #51 of 54
Hey Shawn,

Also glad to hear you found Bease. I also agree with everyone else about it being ok to get her spayed. I got Smokie from a shelter at 8 weeks old and she was already spayed (just the week prior)! (Although, it did kind of make me squirmy when I read on her papers that they described the spay stating that they removed her ovaries and uterus. She was only about 1 1/2 pounds then!) She is completely fine and normal, so don't have any worries about getting it done now.

Also, did you say the maintenance guy entered your pad while you were SLEEPING? Sounds like you need a chain lock on top of whatever lock you have! Luckily I've never had any problems with any of my apartments, but my boyfriend always tells me they enter and go through my underwear drawers. Nice. At the very least, they should re-imburse you for having to get her checked out after you found her. Good luck!!
post #52 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the idea about the chain lock!

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Originally Posted by hissy
A female cat in heat, will just want to get out. That is her instinct, and males will spray outside when a female is in heat, further driving her nuts. She will mate with more than one male while in heat, so that is why she got out and went "looking" she was following the enticing scent trails left for her. Even with an intact male in the house would not have kept her from what nature programmed her to do. That's why it is always a good idea to spay the females before they go into heat. You take a big chance in losing them once they enter the heat cycle.

I am glad you got her back, and got her to the vet. Did the vet start her on antibiotics just in case because of the bite wound?
Hissy, he gave me some ointment and said the wound wasnt deep enough to require stitches. He said it just looked bad because of the blood. I carefully washed it when I washed her up and he was actually right about that. The ointment just seemed like vaseline to me.

Now that Bease is back she really doesnt want to be bother with Tousse or me for that matter. I let them both be in the same room today after I fed them and checked her neck. And Tousse playful as always went bouncing towards Bease and she sort of rolled over onto her back with her ears flat and made like a growly hissy noise. Tousse just looked and her kinda baffled like and pounced on her anyways.
post #53 of 54
I'm glad the wound wasn't that bad... I'm sorry she's not playing with Tousse, maybe she's still a bit stressed after getting out and such?
post #54 of 54
Thread Starter 
I was calling the animal shelter to cancel the message I had left for them (left it at the wrong number anyways!) and they told me of a program called SNIP. It's a spay and neuter program and the only qualification is that you have to be a resident of the city of Long Beach. That is all! So I called and the lady told me some intersting (not exactly good) info about the vet I took Bease to yesterday. She also said more than likely Bease is pregnant. Which terrifies me because my baby is so tiny and the thought of her attempting to give birth is just....
She also sent me two vouchers for vets in my IMMEDIATE area who will spray and neuter cats/kittens four months and up with these vouchers.

(I think its kinda odd that one of the same vets I called to spay Bease said no to under 6 months but is participating in this program.)
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