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post #1 of 18
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I found the most gorgeous kitten on my doorstep yesterday. She's a sweet little 4 month old calico with huge green eyes. I'm calling her Scarlett for now. I asked around and discovered an elderly neighbor had passed and her daughter tossed all 10 of her cats outside and Scarlett was hers. Grrrrr. No clue where the other 9 are, though I left some traps borrowed from the humane society out and are checking them every hour since its incredibly cold and bitter out. Not 100% certain if she's staying with me yet or not. I'm in the middle of a move and have to check with the future landlord. Plus my own two girls JUST got to the point of tolerating each other, I'm not sure if I want to throw another one into the mix yet.

The vet gave her a clean bill of health this morning, but I'd like to get her spayed. I cannot find any low-cost places in Baltimore, MD though. The Love That Cat site provided a bunch that weren't in Baltimore and I have no car so no way to leave the city to get to them since all the buses only travel around Baltimore.

Any Baltimoreans here know of any places in the city? If I have to wait til she's 6mon than so be it, knowing of a place is still good.
post #2 of 18
I'm not from the Baltimore area, but I was tinkerin around on the Animal Planet web site and found this page on their site... I looked up the zip code for Baltimore and entered it in (I just used the first sip code I found on the USPS site) and those were the results... now, I have no idea where any of those clinics are in relation to you, but I thought of your post when I saw that link... hope it helps!
post #3 of 18
...email the cat rescue groups on Petfinders.com for the Baltimore area and ask if they could schedule a low cost alter for your rescue.
Can I post a contact email address in this forum or do I have to PM it?
We used to live right outside Baltimore.
post #4 of 18
Check with the Humane Society on Falls Rd (near Towson/Dulany Valley) - I know some cat friends that may be working there still and they can direct you to the low cost places. I forgot who will do them now, but I know they are nearby.

At one time I believe Baltimore Cty had a low cost spay/neuter day.

Also look up Dr. Jean Townsend. She's a former cat breeder and active in some cat clubs - she may be able to help you out.
post #5 of 18
What is a low cost vs normal cost spay? I'll know what price to zero in on then. I got my kitty, already spayed, from a rescue place, so no idea what these things cost.

I'm in Balto city, hon. I notice the City Paper has vets ads with their 1-2x/yr low-cost spay/neuter announcement when it is time for it. I suggest start there too, keep a lookout. It comes out on Wed, I'll check today.
post #6 of 18
I forgot to say: Thank you for saving this sweet baby.
Please post a pic soon!
post #7 of 18
her daughter tossed all 10 of her cats outside !!!!!!!!
I just can not believe people can be so cruel and heartless. Thanks for taking her in. And good luck in trapping the others.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Low-cost to me is under $75, though I can swing to $100-$125 if necessary.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll be looking around and into the places you've all suggested. I hope I catch them all before I have to move completely. I'm still technically in PA, finishing up some things so the house can be sold, though most of my stuff is in MD already. I'm definetly gonna try to prolong this so I can stay an extra week or two and catch all the babies and get them to shelters/homes.

I caught three more kitties, except one actually belonged to a different neighbor and had a collar, so really I only caught two. Two large Tabbies, male and female, both already fixed. I've seen a few more waiting outside their home as well and I'll be putting traps there. If the daughter has any issue with that, I'll just inform her she basically committed abandonment by tossing them outside and if she doesn't like my putting traps there, I'm sure the SPCA and PETA would love to hear about this and come help trap.
post #9 of 18
Here is a TNR group in Baltimore..I would contact them to see if they know any low cost spay/neuter vets:

http://www.catrescueofmd.org/

http://www.mdspca.org/spay_neuter/neuter_scooter.shtml

Katie
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by td128
Low-cost to me is under $75, though I can swing to $100-$125 if necessary.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll be looking around and into the places you've all suggested. I hope I catch them all before I have to move completely. I'm still technically in PA, finishing up some things so the house can be sold, though most of my stuff is in MD already. I'm definetly gonna try to prolong this so I can stay an extra week or two and catch all the babies and get them to shelters/homes.

I caught three more kitties, except one actually belonged to a different neighbor and had a collar, so really I only caught two. Two large Tabbies, male and female, both already fixed. I've seen a few more waiting outside their home as well and I'll be putting traps there. If the daughter has any issue with that, I'll just inform her she basically committed abandonment by tossing them outside and if she doesn't like my putting traps there, I'm sure the SPCA and PETA would love to hear about this and come help trap.
I mean that's just so cruel... seriously how hard is it/how long does it take to just drop them off at the shelter - it's not like she'd have to personally find homes for all of them! I hope you're able to find a spay place and homes for the other kitties... my parents are currently dealing with a bunch of strays at home and have humanely trapped 3 or 4 already with the help of animal control - unfortunately they're all really really feral at this point and will probably be put down (I'm not really sure what the policy is with that in my hometown)... you're so sweet for trying to save all these babies! If you can't get them all before you move out, do you maybe have a neighbor that also cares about them that would continue the trapping and taking them to a shelter? Can't bare to think of the poor little kitties outside all alone...
post #11 of 18
Yeah! I called my vet - Falls Road Animal Hospital: 410-825-9100

The USUAL price for a spay: $45 + $20 for pain medication. No extra fees for boarding or whatnot.
Said at 4 mns they can do a spay.

I hope this is helpful!
post #12 of 18
This really belongs in Caring for Strays & Ferals (since that horrible excuse for a daughter made them strays ) so I'll move it there now.
post #13 of 18
Dunno about low cost in MD, but here in Loudoun Co. you can
get a green sheet from the Humane Society for a low cost
spay/neuter for 30 dollars - only covers the spay, not shots or
anything else.

Check w/ the Humane Society in Baltimore Co, or
city. Good luck and thanks for doing the right thing. I hope you
find the other babies... they are probably hiding near by. Use food to
catch them...

Maybe mantain them as a feral colony for a short span, and
see about getting them into foster care. Tho all are so overwhelmed
now... kitten season is coming soon.

Put out a few shelters - some tupperware containers on their sides,
with lids on and hole cut into the lid... line w/ newspapers and
fill with something they can nest in... I used pillow stuff in a pinch
once! It will work for a short time... At a pinch, cardbord boxes,
covered w/ plastic garbage bags, taped on the outside, a hole cut
in the box lid and lined w/ lots of newspapers, That will work!
post #14 of 18
Thanks for rescuing that little one and your work to trap the rest. I'll never understand some people! We're dealing with a similiar situation right now. An elderly woman died and the daughter just put her five cats out on the street. To make it even worse, one of them (that we know of) is declawed. We trapped him a couple of days ago and are working on the rest. What makes a person think it's acceptable to do something like that?
post #15 of 18
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I really don't think they'd make a good feral colony. I managed to talk to a different daughter of the woman, and she was kinder and got me all the cats papers and photos from the house, though she didn't care that her sister tossed them outside and didn't want to help. They've been housepets all their life and a few are declawed.

The trapping is going excellent though. They are very friendly. Got three more today. One wasn't even in the trap, it approached me and let me pick it up when I was setting them. Just a few more, hopefully I get them relatively easy. I do see them hanging around and the food i'm setting out is disappearing and we don't usually have *too* many wandering cats, so its either these cats or a neighborhood one is being a pig.
post #16 of 18
Good for you! Are they going to a no kill shelter?

Wonder how would daughters like being on the street?? with no food, shelter, hot water, heat, or clothing??? GRRR. I hope they earn a good punishment in the next life

Like coming back as a house cat that get dumped.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Trapping was a sucess, I got the last one this morning. I'm going to be keeping and rehoming 9 of them myself. But the last one, a 6 year old female, is unspayed and has pyometra. The vet quoted the total cost at around $1000 which I do not in any way have just laying around so I'm trying to get her with a rescue or someone asap so that can be dealt with by someone who can afford it.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by td128
Trapping was a sucess, I got the last one this morning. I'm going to be keeping and rehoming 9 of them myself. But the last one, a 6 year old female, is unspayed and has pyometra. The vet quoted the total cost at around $1000 which I do not in any way have just laying around so I'm trying to get her with a rescue or someone asap so that can be dealt with by someone who can afford it.
Congrats trapping them all. I'm sorry about the cat with Pyrometra....I do hope a rescue will help you.

Katie
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