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should i bring the poor thing home?

post #1 of 15
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i was at my grandma's today and there is a stray cat that they feed every now and then. it looks like it is some kind of mix with a siamese or ragdoll (i have no idea what i'm talking about BTW ) or something. it is such a beautiful cat. my grandma thinks the people who moved away about a month ago left him/her b/c its been wandering around for about a month. it is so friendly. i fed it today and it ate the food so fast... the poor baby is starving! i would bring it home and fix him up and give it to my uncle but the problem is that i already have a cat and 2 kittens and a dog that need shots and spays/neuter and i dont think i could afford anymore animals at this point. what should i do!?!? i really want to bring him home. the poor thing is starting to look bad. BTW my grandma taking him in isn't an option b/c she is like 87 years old. any advice would be great!
post #2 of 15
Can you take him in on a foster basis, or trap him and bring him to a no-kill shelter?

Anyway, you want to take him in, so if you can find a way, even if it's hard, I'd say do it - we tend to regret more the things we didn't do than the ones we did.

Good luck making your choice.
post #3 of 15
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would it cost anything to put him in a shelter? we are about to have a rummage sale to raise money to get our animals shots/ spays/ neuters, etc. and i just dont think we would have the money. i want to do something so bad but i am just over my head with problems right now.
post #4 of 15
Well, it wouldn't, here - I live in Ireland, though. Maybe call the shelters near your Grandma and find out which ones are no kill and check if there is a surrendering fee at the same time.
post #5 of 15
Are you going to take them to a low cost clinic? Have you looked up any in your area? Or are you just going to take them to a regular vet? I would really look into low cost clinics in your area.
post #6 of 15
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trust me... we're goin low cost everything.
post #7 of 15
ok that is great. Seems a lot of people don't even know low cost places exist so I had to ask!
post #8 of 15
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its good that you do
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by JESSIEnKITTY
would it cost anything to put him in a shelter? we are about to have a rummage sale to raise money to get our animals shots/ spays/ neuters, etc. and i just dont think we would have the money. i want to do something so bad but i am just over my head with problems right now.
I cant speak for all Shelters Jessie - but I have taken several stray animals to a local no-kill shelter here. It cost me nothing, even when one was injured. They take care of all vet costs. I sent a donation later b/c they do such good things.

The downside of no-kill shelters - they can refuse an animal if they are too full.

Please do a search of shelters in your area. I would hope everywhere has no-kill shelters that are not the "pound".
post #10 of 15
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i'll do my best. my mom is really stressed out with bills and such and she yells at me for even thinking about bringing another animal into the house. my sister is going to my g-ma's tomorrow so i'm ganna see if she will try to catch it and bring it to my house then i'll feed and wash it (watch me get filleted ) and see if we can find a shelter. it is such a beautiful and sweet cat i dont know how anyone could resist it.
post #11 of 15
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wait.. i got another problem.. i have 2 9 1/2 week old kittens who haven't had shots yet (i know, i know... i'm workin on it ) and Kitty hasn't had her update on shots either... could the other cat give mine desies? my mom brought that up...
post #12 of 15
any foreign cat you bring into the house should be quarantined until a vet has cleared him/her of all diseases and nothing could be spread.
post #13 of 15
I'm not going to offer suggestions Just look at my siggy then you'll know what it would have been
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by CDubbie
any foreign cat you bring into the house should be quarantined until a vet has cleared him/her of all diseases and nothing could be spread.

I think its wonderful you are trying to help the kitty, but at the same time you don't want all your other kitties to get sick. If you do bring him home, keep him in a garage or basement-and after handling or feeding him change your clothes and wash your hands up to your elbows and also your feet if you have sandals on.
post #15 of 15
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my sister went to my grandparents and didn't see it but i'll keep an eye out for him and let you guys know. thanks for all of the advice.
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