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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I was on my way to the vet with my cat and there was a kitten half sitting and half laying down. It just laid there not 6 inches with traffic zooming by. I stopped and it ran a little and I chased it. It has a little blood on its mouth. But it doesn't act like it has internal bleeding, but I am not sure. It has a small gash by its eye. Anyway I took it thinking my vet might take it as a rescue animal. I have a vet bill you can't even believe, and can't afford to do anything. Now I feel so bad.They told me if they took in rescue animals that is all they would get done. So now what do I do ? I have tried to get it to eat or drink. It loves on me and purrs. It can walk. I saw no other blood or marks on it. It looks like a dog may have bit it or maybe it was up in someones car. I don't know why it would be by the road like that though. It smells like oil or grease. I don't know but I am just sick with worry and feel horrible.
post #2 of 27
AWWW poor kitty. You did what I think any of us would have I know i couldnt have left her there! I hope she pulls through keep us posted. Sorry I dont have any advice as to what is going on with her but i do hope she makes it.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by Darla S
I was on my way to the vet with my cat and there was a kitten half sitting and half laying down. It just laid there not 6 inches with traffic zooming by. I stopped and it ran a little and I chased it. It has a little blood on its mouth. But it doesn't act like it has internal bleeding, but I am not sure. It has a small gash by its eye. Anyway I took it thinking my vet might take it as a rescue animal. I have a vet bill you can't even believe, and can't afford to do anything. Now I feel so bad.They told me if they took in rescue animals that is all they would get done. So now what do I do ? I have tried to get it to eat or drink. It loves on me and purrs. It can walk. I saw no other blood or marks on it. It looks like a dog may have bit it or maybe it was up in someones car. I don't know why it would be by the road like that though. It smells like oil or grease. I don't know but I am just sick with worry and feel horrible.
I would contact any other rescue groups in the area to see if they can take this kitten. Did your vet look it over??

Katie
post #4 of 27
It was probably "clipped' by a car tire or another object from the road to be stunned there like that. There is no way to tell than from a through exam from a vet.
It is even very probable that the cat was tossed from the window of a moving car by some lowlife sorry excuse for humanity who cant be bothered with taking care of the animal.
Some things you can do to make sure that he is ok.
give it some food and water. make sure he drinks and eats. (check)
monitor his sense of balance. (check)
See if he tracks your fingers or other objects with his eyes.
Check on his hearing by snapping your fingers behind him.
Feel gently around his abdomen and leg areas. careful if he is injured he may react suddenly.


I know how you feel, i gave 2500 to my vet just last month. But maybe you can find another rescue organization that can help. if not, you can attempt to foster it for a couple days to see how it does. do you plan on keeping him? If so, the vet trip is definately worth it. If not, and can monitor it, give a safe warm spot away from your other cats.

Did the Vet give it the once over at all?
post #5 of 27
Thank god you saved it, your a hero! Im surprised nobody will take it,normally most shelters take kittens. What color is it? If it's not black or black and white, it has a good chance in a shelter as long as it doesnt have an incurable diseases, like leukemia,aids, or rabies.
post #6 of 27
Good for you to have picked up this kitten, probably saving its life. However, with the bleeding you reported, it really needs to see a vet. Please call around to see if a local rescue will take it, or will pay for the vet care if you will foster it.

I'm sorry, but a long time paying customer who finds an injured kitten on the way to the vet-if they refuse to check it out for you I would suggest finding another vet. Obviously they cannot provide free care to every unwanted animal in town, but they could have helped one little kitten! They are heartless!
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Okay I am sorry I was on-line but not here. I ran out the vet's aid told me she would look at the kitty. She said it had been zapped up in a car, but it was going to be okay. Thank God and thanks for your help. I will let you know more later
post #8 of 27
Darla,

Thank you for stopping for this little one. If you had not, it would not be alive now. Once you get it home, put it in a dark, quiet room. Make it a cave out of a cardboard box, soft bedding and a blanket. Flip the box on it's side, opened at the front, pile soft bedding inside, then drape the top and the sides with a blanket leaving enough space for the cat to slip through. Put two litterpans in the room far enough away from the food and water so as not to cause health issues. Play classical music softly in the background and burn a nightlight in the room-


Good luck to you and this kitty-
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
It is an all black kitten, and I think it will be fine. The vet tech told me basically to do what Hissy said. I will take care of her. I have already got 2 other rescues here. Oh well I am so glad it is okay. She is so sweet. thanks everyone and God bless you
post #10 of 27
Oh I hope this baby is goingto be Ok....Please send us a message tomorrow and let us knowhow it is doing, OK?
Linda
post #11 of 27
That poor little one! Keep us updated! I'm saying some prayers for her!
post #12 of 27
In Australia vets have a duty of care to look after sick animals - i.e. if you hit an animal with your car that doesn't belong to you and you take it to the vet, you are not responsible for the vets bills - This will go to the owner if they can find them, or the vet will have to wear it.

Pity its not like this everywhere.
post #13 of 27
God bless you Darla!!! Thanks for stopping and caring for this little one!!!
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
I am not a hero, but thanks. Anyone who has a heart would do the same thing. I have no doubt that each one of you would have done the same thing.
post #15 of 27
Oh, I am so glad they checked her out for you! Yes, you are a hero. You saved a life today, despite the fact that you are already overwhelmed by animals needing your care! Thank you so much!
post #16 of 27
Precious little baby, we all love you already! Bless you, Darla!
post #17 of 27
She is solid black? how cute. It's a shame people are so stupid and superstitious. I love black cat's. They are mischevious, lol.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
I did the test like you said and he was stunned but his hearing is fine. She is really scared and confused. She does have 2 gashes on her face by her eye and blood on the lower part of her mouth. The gashes look like marks from the blade of a fan motor of a car. It looks like just the edge got her. She doesn't seem sore anywhere now. I can't keep her but she is beautiful and I will have no trouble giving her away. I won't give any away this month because of Halloween. I am afraid of someone doing some ritual or something stupid like that.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Darla S
I I can't keep her but she is beautiful and I will have no trouble giving her away. I won't give any away this month because of Halloween. I am afraid of someone doing some ritual or something stupid like that.
Thank you! it is sickening to even have to consider that, but it is very real this time of year for black cats. We take all black cats out of the general adoption area until november this week at my local SPCA.
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
She is eating and drinking. She is still very shy and timid with my other cats, but of course Boxer weighs 17 pounds and he is big and fluffy and keeps growling at her. He does this to all my cats I bring in, but he is just a big baby. If they hit him or hiss he crawls in the corner, then I have to get him out and baby him. His sister, Sissy, is just the opposite,she is aggressive. If any of my cats mess with Boxer they have to answer to Sissy. She comes running. But anyway my little black kitten seems to be doing very well. She likes people and is very loving. I think she belongs to somebody, but I don't want to give her back. What was she doing on that busy road? I had a poodle a few years ago that was killed on that very road. She was totally blind, so I never left her unattended outside. She had a special pen to play in. I went to the store and my husband at the time let her out. When I returned first thing I asked is, Where is Puddy and he said I must have left her outside. I threw all the sacks down and ran out the door yelling for her. The neighbors were crazy looking for her. They all knew Puddy and loved her. We found her on the next road. I thought I was going to die after seeing her little body laying there after protecting her for years. She was blind for the last 5 years of her life. Needless to say I divorced my husband quickly after that. But that road has terrible memories for me.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Darla S
She is eating and drinking. She is still very shy and timid with my other cats, but of course Boxer weighs 17 pounds and he is big and fluffy and keeps growling at her. He does this to all my cats I bring in, but he is just a big baby. If they hit him or hiss he crawls in the corner, then I have to get him out and baby him. His sister, Sissy, is just the opposite,she is aggressive. If any of my cats mess with Boxer they have to answer to Sissy. She comes running. But anyway my little black kitten seems to be doing very well. She likes people and is very loving. I think she belongs to somebody, but I don't want to give her back. What was she doing on that busy road? I had a poodle a few years ago that was killed on that very road. She was totally blind, so I never left her unattended outside. She had a special pen to play in. I went to the store and my husband at the time let her out. When I returned first thing I asked is, Where is Puddy and he said I must have left her outside. I threw all the sacks down and ran out the door yelling for her. The neighbors were crazy looking for her. They all knew Puddy and loved her. We found her on the next road. I thought I was going to die after seeing her little body laying there after protecting her for years. She was blind for the last 5 years of her life. Needless to say I divorced my husband quickly after that. But that road has terrible memories for me.
Looks like Puddy sent you an angel
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by hissy
Once you get it home, put it in a dark, quiet room. Make it a cave out of a cardboard box, soft bedding and a blanket. Flip the box on it's side, opened at the front, pile soft bedding inside, then drape the top and the sides with a blanket leaving enough space for the cat to slip through. Put two litterpans in the room far enough away from the food and water so as not to cause health issues. Play classical music softly in the background and burn a nightlight in the room-

Hissy, will you adopt ME?
post #23 of 27
God bless you, Darla. I have two black cats myself, both rescues, and a black-and-white rescue. Thank you so much for taking care of that poor baby.
post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quick update. She has a home. My sister came to visit from Virginia and took him to Petsmart and bought him toys and a leash, and yes he actually likes walking with the leash. She took him on the plane and she called last night and told me she was going to sleep with him to make him feel safe. She has a room she built just for her cats, a sun room that is. She is taking him to the vet to have her checked over, but Jinx is doing great. He found a wonderful home with 7 other cats to play with. Thanks everyone
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Darla S
Quick update. She has a home. My sister came to visit from Virginia and took him to Petsmart and bought him toys and a leash, and yes he actually likes walking with the leash. She took him on the plane and she called last night and told me she was going to sleep with him to make him feel safe. She has a room she built just for her cats, a sun room that is. She is taking him to the vet to have her checked over, but Jinx is doing great. He found a wonderful home with 7 other cats to play with. Thanks everyone
Great update!!

Katie
post #26 of 27
A happy ending! Little Jinx will never know how close he came to death, and will live happily with his new fursiblings! YAY!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Middletown
Thank you! it is sickening to even have to consider that, but it is very real this time of year for black cats. We take all black cats out of the general adoption area until november this week at my local SPCA.

OMG, do people actually do rituals on black cats? i thought that was fictional




felicia
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