My cat has been poisoned

(163 Posts)
ScoobyDoo2012 Sun 17-Jun-12 17:12:06

Devastated is an understatement. Charlie began to look dizzy yesterday, I then found him barely conscious, took him to the emergency vets where they concluded he's been poisoned with anti-freeze.

My poor baby is fighting for his life, vet has given him vodka (?!) intravenously but I am feeling horribly miserable after doing some research and learning they often don't recover. He is only 2 and usually healthy. Seeing the vet at 7.30 to find the results of his bloods now they have done everything they can - this will then prompt either further treatment or euthanasia.

I went to warn my neighbours, who informed me their FOUR cats were killed the exact same way, and never told us?!?!? Have informed RSPCA and police. I am really struggling to deal with the fact this is most likely a deliberate poisoning.

Charlie was showing early signs of renal and kidney failure yesterday but has made it through the night and these bloods will tell us if the treatment has helped. Feeling very very sad right now.

I guess I am just posting in the hope that someone knows of a cat who has survived this sad Please keep your fingers crossed for my precious Charlie sad

zara206y Sun 05-Aug-12 15:19:12

I have worked in vets for 15 years and seen this so many times. Sometimes its because people put down poision down for the rats mice etc then kitty comes along and eats them. Then the cat is ill. The way rat poison works is the main ingredient is Warfarin. This is a blood thinning agent, thus it bleeds the animals inside out. They bleed to death. Its horrendous and very cruel. Cats generally react by looking dazed and wobbly, drunk etc or just very flat, mouth ulcers etc. Kidney and Liver failure is part of the course, this can be controlled with medications and fluids given I.V to thin them out. Sometimes if caught early enough can turn them around. Cats then generally will always have damaged Liver/Kidneys and generally need to be on a specific diet made by someone like 'Hills'. Some cats will pull through, some unfortunately wont. Its very hard to prevent this and often its not deliberate as you dont often see antifreeze lying around. Its generally done like i said..we poision the rats, cats eat them! I hope your kitty pulls through and that its caught in time. xx

Doogle1958 Thu 02-Aug-12 20:31:31

Hi Scoobydoo just been reading the thread really sorry about your cat charlie, i lost my cat jack today he must have been poisoned on Saturday and went downhill this morning ..I had to fill the void so i went out this evening a bought an 8 week old female kitty...But still feeling very sad about my lovely boy jack...I hope you recover from the loss of your kitty charlie soon ...xxx

PlanetJ Mon 25-Jun-12 13:49:43

Hi Scoobydoo, so sorry to hear about your cat charlie. Our lovely cat Jack was killed in exactly the same way 5 weeks ago and we are still heartbroken! We know who did it and have informed the police, but they have not got back to us. It is just heartbreaking isn't it? Can you post a link to your facebook group so I can join? We miss our lovely jack so much, they certainly are a big part of the family. He was so special! Sending hugs, know exactly how you must be feeling. It's devastating!

Sorry try again: local news

So sorry about Charlie sad

I haven't read the whole thread so I apologise if I'm repeating anyone, but it seems this has been going on in Upton since at least May. It's disgusting.

[http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/wirral-news/local-wirral-news/birkenhead-news/2012/05/16/rspca-investigates-spate-of-suspected-cat-poisonings-in-wirral-80491-30971692/ local news story]

viagrafalls Thu 21-Jun-12 20:29:19

So sorry - poor Charlie sad angry

recall Thu 21-Jun-12 14:24:50

I'm so sorry SCOOBY I signed the petition.

LadySucre Thu 21-Jun-12 11:40:54

oh I am so sorry to read this. Poor charlie. You gave him 2 lovely happy years though and he was obviously deeply loved. sad sad sad

ScoobyDoo2012 Wed 20-Jun-12 22:32:44

2mumsarebettetthan1 its ok we live by nekton drive in upton sad

BuffyFairy Wed 20-Jun-12 22:04:31

So sorry for your loss. Poor Charlie. I'll push the petition on facebook.

QOD Wed 20-Jun-12 20:21:28

Oh I am so sorry

2MumsAreBetterThan1 Wed 20-Jun-12 20:11:36

scooby

So very sorry to hear about Charlie, how people can do this to an innocent animal is beyond me.

Do you mind sending me a pm with the area this happened in, I am also in Chester and now very worried about letting my cats outdoors.

Thanks x

edam Wed 20-Jun-12 19:59:44

I'm so sorry Scooby. Your vet sounds like a good 'un, seems he did everything he could possibly try for Charlie.

Sometimes I really wish karma worked so bastards like the swines who poisoned Charlie get what they deserve...

PorkyandBess Wed 20-Jun-12 19:56:51

So sad to hear about your lovely cat.

changeforthebetter Wed 20-Jun-12 17:24:58

So sorry about Charlie.

Petition signed brew

ChuffMuffin Wed 20-Jun-12 17:16:11

I'm so, so sorry to hear. Hellymelly is right, it is murder. I hope the person who has done gets a well deserved metric fuckton of bad karma.

You should definitely contact The Chester Chronicle.

I'm so sorry again, big hugs to you and your family.

foolserrand Wed 20-Jun-12 14:49:50

I'm so sorry for your loss, poor Charlie. Have joined the Facebook group, signed the petition and implored my friends to do the same.

elastamum Wed 20-Jun-12 13:54:17

Really sorry to hear this sad

Unfortunatley the RSPCA are underresourced and pretty useless. We had a horse near us that was terribly ill and untreated. After 8 calls to the RSPCA over about 3 months I accosted the owners, forced them to sell it to me and took it to my vet who put the poor thing down as it was too late to be saved.

I then got a call from the RSPCA the next day asking how they couold help!!!

hellymelly Wed 20-Jun-12 13:49:59

Oh Gosh I am so terribly sorry to read this thread. That has to be the worst possible way to lose a loved animal, to have had him murdered by someone. And you still have the fear hanging over you as there is clearly someone sick in the neighbourhood. I agree that leafleting every house is a good idea, as if someone misguidedly thinks that it will make the cats ill, rather than kill them, then the info will be out there, and all your neighbours with pets and/or small children will be on high alert. Maybe let the local radio station know too?
Really feel for you, and am very sad about your lovely cat.
Sounds as though you had an amzing vet who really did do everything to give him a chance.

JoannaFight Wed 20-Jun-12 13:19:53

Scooby I am so so sorry sad Your poor beautiful Charlie and also you and your family toosad.

You are right to be incensed. 'Friendly word' from the police? Oh that'll do the trick. What a jokehmm. There never seems to be 'much they can do' about anything. God what a lawless vindictive world we live inangry

And the rspca could be doing so much more too.

This is appalling and so easily avoided if only the ingredient in anti freeze could be changed.

ScoobyDoo2012 Wed 20-Jun-12 13:17:03

Thank you. redrubyshoes wow I didn't realise how long this had been around. Hopefully with social networking so big this will help. How many more poor cats need to die. It is too late for my Charlie, and we are heart broken. But I want to stop this happening to anyone else, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

PedanticPanda Wed 20-Jun-12 12:52:38

I've joined the group and posted it on my wall with friends tagged to encourage friends to join

PedanticPanda Wed 20-Jun-12 12:47:43

So sorry to hear about little Charlie sad we have the SSPCA here in Scotland and they are completely useless.

Moodykat Wed 20-Jun-12 12:11:24

Poor Charlie and poor you. We currently have a spate of this going on around us, has been in the local paper. It is sick and the people doing it are cunts. No other word for them.

redrubyshoes Wed 20-Jun-12 11:58:45

So sorry Scooby. I signed that petition years ago to put a bittering agent in anti-freeze and nothing has been done.

I despair I really do. Maybe something will happen if the Prime Minister's cat gets poisoned.

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