I just got to this thread. It looks like you may want to make an informed decision. One bullet hit the spinal cord? Even if it hit the spinal cord it IS possible that everything was just bruised and your cat could recover in time. Pets have. On the other hand , what if the damage is permanent? If it is, then you have another decision to make. There is a website that deals strictly with disabled pets . These people have severely disabled pets whether by disease, accident or from birth. They exchange ideas, and even carts that allow a disabled pet to be mobile. A caring and supportive group of people who will help you in any way they can. Many of them think that paralysis is a minor glitch in the life of their pet and can attest that pets can lead long full lives while paralyzed. However, that's them. Some can do this and some can't. I guess you don't know until you try- if you want to try. The question then is, do you want to wait and find out whether or not the damage is permanent or not ? If your cat has not other serious damage but that ( serious enough, that's true) then is it reasonable to wait?
The site is:www.handicappedpets.com
Please consider just checking into that site and reading on how others are dealing with handicapped pets and consider if you are able to do the same, either short or long -term.
And if finances are a concern:
Posted by ............. " I recently picked up a stray kitten and the money factor was a problem also. I took her to "people for animals" and explained my situation and they gave her a much needed flea treatment and de-wormed her for free. they also referred me to a lady who gets grants from the state who will give you vouchers for specific cat care depending on your situation especially if it is very critical. they tend to help when you are caring for a stray and your financial resources are limited. I don't know where you are located but you can call me and hopefully i can help!! ( I have her email address and phone number if you pm me)
Also these sites may help with costs :
Acme House of Cats--they have an Acme Fund
This is an organization that will try very hard to help you if you cannot afford vet bills once in a while. Or maybe you find a hurt or sick stray that needs medical help. They're called Help-A-Pethttp://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html
If you can't afford credit for pet vet bills:
Have you tried Care Credit? http://www.carecredit
I hope the above info will help you in making a well-informed decision concerning Casmo.