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Author Topic: I came home at lunch time today.........  (Read 16435 times)
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mainecoonpeg
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« on: July 22, 2010, 10:42:05 AM »

and found a 6-9 month old kitten in a carrier on my front porch.

Naturally the vet is away until next week.

I hope who ever did this burns in hell.   Angry
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 11:12:09 AM »

I know the responsibility is something else, Peg. But in a way it's a caring owner who was pretty darn selective; kind of a compliment ...
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 11:30:44 AM »

What are you going to do?  Huh

Sounds like someone knows you or knows someone who knows you.  Unlikely you were selected randomly.  The shelters are full you were most likely their best option.  Not that I am condoning it.

Is abandonment a crime in New York? In any case the poor kitty is the loser unless you can find it a home. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 01:12:58 PM »

That happened to me before. Someone dropped off two adult cats in carriers at my moms because they knew I was volunteering at a shelter. Cowards. They should have taken them there themselves and paid the drop-off fee. Hope you can find a spot for the little one.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 01:18:45 PM »

Better to leave him/her on your porch than to abandon them in the woods somewhere. At least they must have known you have cats & have taken in strays. We are getting it more here too, but they are just dropping them off in the neighborhood. Took me from last fall til 2 weeks ago to catch Dave. Last month someone dumped a little dog 2 blocks away, the people who found him ended up keeping him.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 01:53:14 PM »

I agree with the others....whoever left the kitty  knew where the "cat friendly" house is....
Is there an alternate vet place where just testing and routine vaccination can take place so you will know at least your cats will be safe until you find the kitten a home?
I guess a lot of people just dump and run. But better a home or shelter than the street or woods.I know someone who I found out -too late to stop it-  had abandoned a dog out in the woods.  Shelters are not only usually full, some charge a fee for taking in an animal that many cannot afford.
Our Amir came from a no-kill shelter, someone had dumped him, in a carrier,on their doorstep. They heard the noise and saw the RAV speed away. Amir had trust issues for a long time, but at least by being left in a safe place, he had a chance at life. Peg, someone at least cared enough to dump the cat at a safe place.....

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 01:55:21 PM »

Well, it does at least sound like they knew you help stray cats...not an excuse but I agree with leslie and Meowli, at least they picked you rather than dropping the kitten in the woods where likely, no one would find it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 02:36:13 PM »

I agree that it may not have been the right thing to do, but am thankful that they had enough concern for the kitty not to just toss it out.  We have so much of that here in our area being it is primary a military town and deployments are continuous.  So many animals are abandoned at the homes once the family PCS's to another post and left to fend for itself.  Let us know how it goes.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 03:54:10 PM »

I tend to agree with everyone else.  I understand the burden a strange cat can put on the household, but at least they tried, in a way. 
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Janet
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 04:34:10 PM »

I think it's a big compliment, Peg. Someone knew that you are a kind hearted person and felt they did the best thing they could for this kitty.  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 07:34:29 PM »

I know this is not what you expected when you came home at lunch time. Positive thought on finding a place for this lil kitty to go.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 08:55:48 PM »

So Peg, what are you going to do with it?  I know here our shelter is seeing a large increase of animals being brought in. She said due to the economy, people are having to move out of their houses and into apartments that dont take pets so subsequently they are ending up with them.  Maybe someone had that happen in your area and they knew you would make sure it found a good home or was taken care of rather than wanting to drop it off at a shelter and worry it might be put down.  I agree with the others, its someone that knows of you, and that you love kitties...maybe from neighborhood or work or something.     
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 08:59:02 PM »

So this little tuxedo girl is in my basement in two huge crates that I wired together.  I call it her duplex.

I hope you all don't think I'm horrid for crating her this way, but I also have basement kitty who is positively terrified of this little girl.  I can't mix her in with the mob because she has not been vetted and I don't want her running all over the basement for the same reason.  I need to protect the basement kitty named Tux.

I am not happy spent most of this evening sobbing.  Still really not over the Pugsley thing.
A neighbor saw the drop off and was unable to get the license plate on the car.

DH says he's fine with it because he doesn't want the kitty to go back to those creeps.  This poor doll was left in the blazing sun in a dark carrier.  It hit a high of 101 at 11 this morning.  She was so thirsty.

I called every shelter and rescue within a 100 mile radius.  Nothing

She has such a beautiful voice and a wonderful loving personality.
She is asleep now.

Her name is Sneakers.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 09:04:25 PM »

Peg no way are you being anything but kind to Sneakers. You have to think of the welfare of your other babies too which you are doing. Glad DH doesn't want Sneakers to go back to those 'others'.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 09:05:39 PM »

Oh thats a cute name, Sneakers....of course, you have no choice but to do the crate thing, she needs to be checked at the vet, you cant risk exposing your other kitties to anything and you cant leave her outside.  So does Peg have a new kitten?  What color is she? Bless her heart.
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