Cat Charity

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Via Citykitties (emphasis mine):

A good samaritan found this cat today in a gutter by Clark Park, half dead. He is now at the Cat Doctor with a body temperature of 90 (normal is 102) and blood PCV of 8. The Cat Doctor housecat, Diamond, is currently donating blood to save his life. During the exam, the vet found that this cat has a microchip. When called, his “owners” reported that he was acting sick, so they put him outside. If this makes you as angry as it makes us, please channel your anger in one of two ways: visit our website at and make a donation to help us pay for his care, or share this post and encourage others to do so.

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0 Responses to “Cat Charity”

  1. aishabintjamil

    Poor little guy. This is totally appalling. If you think your pet is sick and can’t afford to care for him, at least have the decency to put him down. If it comes to that some vets will just take them in and try to find another home. Mine always has a cage in the waiting room with some cat he’s trying to place, and some that are just likely to become permanent residents.

    The latest was a stray another customer brought in but couldn’t keep. She’s elderly, and on fluid therapy for kidney disease. You know he didn’t take her with any serious expectation of placing her, given those issues. Only a complete sucker would adopt a cat that probably won’t live more than a year at best. My wife and I suckers. I’m picking her up after work to bring home and see if she gets along with our fuzzy little terrorists.

    • Marie Brennan

      I hope she works out for you, and will enjoy a loving home in her final days. It’s wonderful of you to take someone like her in.

  2. rhinemouse

    Wow. Some people are truly appalling.

    I volunteer at a cat shelter, and we recently had a cat come through whose exact story we didn’t know, since she was an untraceable stray. But she was 12 years old, had arthritis, a bum leg, and a BB pellet in her stomach–so somebody had clearly been horrible to her. Even so, she was one of the sweetest cats in the shelter. Happy ending: a nice couple adopted her and built a special set of stairs so she could climb on their bed.

    • Marie Brennan

      Yeah, a friend of mine adopted a cat who’d been savaged by a dog, and was going to be put down because the family didn’t want to deal with amputating her hind leg and having a three-legged cat. By the time I met the cat, she was getting along just fine — could leap to the top of the washing machine off one hind leg. O_O

  3. gwyneira

    What in the world is wrong with people? My parents just adopted a sweet boy cat who’d clearly been dumped somewhere near their house. I do not remotely understand how anyone could do that to an animal who’s depending on their care.

    I see that they’ve apparently gotten enough donations now to pay for all this kitty’s care, but one can still donate to their organization to help other cats.

  4. strangerian

    I’ve donated to the shelter, and I’m glad to say my own two cats, rescued long ago by a friend of mine from street survival, are happy and healthy. I’m always glad to hear about pet shelters like this.

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