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due to get a cat from RSPCA - just rang and it's ill - v sad

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TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 13:37:58

Last weekend we looked around two rescue places. Looked at some kittens and cats and then found this wonderful cat that they weren't even going to show us.

They said she was about 6 roughly but had only just gone in. She was absolutely lovely let myseld and dd stroke her and just what we were looking for.

I decided that although originally wanted a kitten that she might be better as already house trained etc anyway I set my heart on her.

I didn't tell dd too much as I was worried she might get claimed and didn't want to upset dd. Anyway they said they'd call if she was claimed but the area she was recovered from is fairly rough so they weren't expecting her to be claimed.

I tried to call yesterday but couldn't get an answer so I took my chance anyway and went and bought all the stuff we needed (took dd with me and she got v exceited)

Finally got through today to check we could still pick her up tomorrow, only to find out that they had taken her to the vets to be checked over and de-clumped (long haired and had burs caught all on one side). Anyway, they now think she might be much older and have a problem with her liver

The vet has kept her in and they are now doing blood tests but the woman didn't sounds very positive. She said she'd call me back when she knows more and that depending on the outcome of all these tests anything could happen, reading between the lines the options are - she'll be put down, she'll be ill and require lots of vets bills, best outcome is that she's older than they thought but healthy (not sounding likely)

Am very and disappointed, have spent a fortune and will have to let dd down. I know we can go and look at others but we saw loads that day and she was the only one I really wanted. I think I'll be comparing all the others to her.

I suppose I'm sulking. Poor little pussy cat, poor dd.

Finger x'd it will be good news not much hope of that.

Sorry didn't realise this was going to be quite so long

TrophyWife Fri 22-Apr-05 13:41:27

ahh how sad. i hope she is ok and if not you manage to find another cat that you all like.

MaryP0p1 Fri 22-Apr-05 13:42:05

Hi, where are you. I only ask because we are about to try Cats Protection to see if they will take my cat. We've about to move abroad and we thought we had a home for our cat but her son has had to go into hospital and she can't take her just now and she's not vaccinated for rabbis so we cant take her with us now. Its turned into a bit of a nightmare really.

tatt Fri 22-Apr-05 13:44:05

with rescue cats they judge age just by the condition of the teeth - so perhaps she won't be too old. The liver problem may be correctable and they may be willing to correct it if they know you are interested. However it doesn't sound promising.

Personally I've found the RSPCA so useless at rehoming animals I wonder they ever manage to find homes for any animals. Try the Cat Protection League - they were better.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 13:47:56

It's the vet who looked at her teeth and said she was older. She'd only come in the day before I saw her and that was Sunday. I went to Hula first.

Might have a rethink if don't get her and not look again. Might be able to get a refund on the stuff I bought yesterday.

tatt Fri 22-Apr-05 13:51:50

oh don't do that. There are some lovely cats out there and they make excellent pets for children.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 13:58:53

I know but DP doesn't like cats and he keeps on about 'when we move to the farm I'd have to get rid of it'. I had convinced him with this older cat but maybe it's more sensible to forget it.

I wouldn't want to get a kitten and have to rehome it after a few years (I couldn't)

tatt Fri 22-Apr-05 14:02:58

If you live on a farm a cat will be essential to keep the mice down. Most farmers have at least one.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 14:05:38

Yeah but the land is his folks and they have a Jack Russell that kills everything.

A lurcher that gypsies dumped (last time it escaped it came home bleeding terribly after attacking a badger.

An an ex-racing greyhound.

He says if I move up there with it, it'll have to go or stay indoors

iota Fri 22-Apr-05 14:11:10

swiperfox is desperately trying to rehome her to cats here

iota Fri 22-Apr-05 14:11:25

her two cats

TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 14:12:31

I know, I looked on that thread but I don't want 2 and she's too far away

tatt Fri 22-Apr-05 14:13:14

how old is the Jack Rusell? Sounds like it might be best to take the stuff back then. Our last lot of farming neighbours had an aggressive dog but it didn't kill the mice. Our cat had at least one mouse a day and used to run along the fence taunting their dog

TheVillageIdiot Fri 22-Apr-05 14:16:49

See I think she'll be fine and that he's just using it as an excuse. The Jack Russell was another stray, don't know how old she is but they've had her at least 7 years

TheVillageIdiot Thu 28-Apr-05 11:08:33

Well just a quick update - the cat isn't dying, they think it's about 8, they removed 3 of it's teeth and it seems to be eating better since then.

The RSPCA said that if she does develop these problems in the near future and they've missed it they will be bale to sort something out.

Picking it up on Saturday - YEAY!!!

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 28-Apr-05 11:10:09

Awwww thats great

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