Originally Posted by LovesMyCats
Hi. I have a kitty that comes around my house every so often. I hadn't see her for awhile and the next time I saw her she had a bit of weight around her belly. She's a really little kitty and I figured she was pregnant. The thing is, I'm not exactly sure if she has a home. I think she's my next door neighbor's cat as he asked my dad if he had seen the cat around lately.He is almost totally blind so I'm not exactly sure how good of care that she gets. I don't know what to do for her to ensure that her babies are delivered safely. I don't want to take his cat away but what do I do for the sake of momma and babies? Thanks!
That is a tough one.....however, if it were me I would take the cat to the vet to verify that she is indeed pregnant. If she isn't....I would have her spayed as there is no reason for her to be outdoors and continue to be subjected to the possibility of becoming pregnant. If she is....I would take her in (again, it is critical that she be seen by a vet first so you can make sure she is healthy) and set her up in a room with a birthing box where she can have her kittens...more information on how to make her comfortable can be found here:http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46743
I would also keep her indoors only until she has had her kittens and weaned them...then I would have her spayed. There is no reason for her to have to be intact and perhaps this man has no ability to pay for her spay.