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I feel terrible about the kitten

August 26th, 2013 at 03:03 pm

When I got home tonight the little girls eyes are almost swollen completely shut. I really don't have the money to take her to the vet. I really hate that someone was irresponsible and left the kittens on our doorstep and I hate that there is absolutely no help for people it happens to.

26 Responses to “I feel terrible about the kitten”

  1. FreebieQueen Says:

    Try calling a vet and telling them the situation. You might find one that is charitable.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, please at least try to take the kitten in and get it the help it needs. I'm sure it is uncomfortable.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    That's a good idea...I had already thought about calling the vet that does the most work with the humane society.

  4. Maranatha Says:

    Nothing on the internet that might help you? I once cured my puppies of parvo by home remedy, found it on google. Good luck!

  5. Joanne Says:

    So glad that you are doing okay. Sorry about the kittens. Does the town,. or county that you live in, have an animal control officer? Where I live , what has happened to you, happened to a neighbor of mine, and she called animal control, & they came out, & took the puppies. Just a thought. Good luck, with this, and hope everything goes well for you.

  6. imarunner Says:

    awh, this is so sad, poor babies. i hope a vet or the humane society can help.

  7. Joanne Says:

    One more thing.. The animal control officer got the local animal shelter to take them, even though they were really full... Best of luck..

  8. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I have called animal control and they don't come out for cats. the humane society is full. there is another org in ellijay that is supposed to take them in the next week or so. I have emailed them to see if they will pay for the vet visit and haven't heard back yet.

  9. Joanne Says:

    Sorry that animal control doesn't take cats. Here they do if they are lest @ someone"s house. Hope that something happens quickly. That is kind of you to be helping the kittens...

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd Call the humane society back to and let them know the issue with the sick kitty. Maybe they can help with a sick visit. It also wouldn't hurt to show up with the kitten...it seems it is harder to refuse a sick one in person than on the phone.

  11. MonkeyMama Says:

    Honestly, just drop off the kittens at the shelter. They will take care of them. (Do it early in the a.m. - make sure they are open or people will be around). At our shelter, the hard line is no, but if you show up or drop them off they will take them. They'd probably prefer you just show up during hours and explain the situation.

    I feel so terrible that someone did this to you - it's the last thing you need right now.

  12. scfr Says:

    If the shelter doesn't take the kitten, this organization gives grants for animal Good Samaritans. It's worth a shot. Just be sure to read the requirements. You need to get approval BEFORE treatment begins. Good luck. http://www.redrover.org/node/1491

  13. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Thanks scfr! ICheckedit out and it won't help me. you have to have a diagnosis before you apply and they won't pay for that. the animal also has to be spayed, which I can't afford to do.

    I think I am just going to take them to the humane society tomorrow and hopefully they will take them.

  14. Another Reader Says:

    If you have some human antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin, you can use that. Use a warm wet compress to get the crust off the eyes and clean and open them. Then put the ointment in the eyes. A small amount in each eye. This is very similar to what would be prescribed - a polysporin eye ointment is typically used. You can also buy an eye medicine called Vetericyn at a pet supply place. Do the cleaning and ointment every few hours.

    Check the internet to see if a local cat rescue group can help you get some ointment or Vetericyn. If you can't do anything else, apply the warm compresses every couple of hours and keep the eyes open and clean.

  15. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Will the neosporin not hurt her eyes? it says it isn't for internal use.

  16. Another Reader Says:

    It's not designed for eyes, but it's used in a pinch. It should be Neosporin dissolved in something similar to Vaseline. Read the ingredients. Warm wet compresses and a small amount in each eye. Hold the eye open and put a small amount in the eye, taking care not to poke the eye. Repeat several times a day. If the infection is bacterial, it should start to clear in 24 to 48 hours. If the eyes become more irritated, then discontinue the Neosporin.

    If the infection gets a lot worse or if an eye starts to bulge out, it may be viral. In that case, taking the kitten to a shelter to be euthanized might be the kindest thing to do.

    Check the internet for cat rescue organizations in your area. They may be able to help you.

  17. Another Reader Says:

    E-mail the people in Ellijay and ask if they can help with eye ointment or Vetericyn. They may not want to pay for a vet visit, but they may have supplies on hand for their foster families that care for kittens.

    Obviously, someone thought you were a kind hearted person. You may not want the kittens or be able to afford them, but the person that left them on your porch paid you a compliment by entrusting them to your care.

  18. scfr Says:

    Fingers crossed that the humane society takes over the care of the kittens today.

    If for some reason they can't, I wonder if a vet would do a diagnosis for free knowing that you plan to apply for a grant? (I think the spay issue can be explained, since it was a young kitten that was "dumped" on you.)

    Sorry you are having to deal with this, and thanks for doing what you can to make sure that the fur babies get the best care you can manage.

  19. North Georgia Gal Says:

    UPDATE: I showed up at the Humane Society with the kittens this morning only to find out that they are closed on Tuesdays. I called the vet to ask if they would donate the visit and they said to contact the Humane Society because they have funds for that sort of thing. So I left a message for the Humane Society. I also left a message for the org in Ellijay to see if they could pay for the medical expenses. The pet store carries Vetericyn so I will go by there tonight to pick it up. It is almost $20 so I guess it will come out of my misc fund for the week.

  20. rachel021406 Says:

    Thank you for taking care of the kittens. As someone that rescued a puppy recently, I know it can be costly and difficult. But they will be so grateful. Hope you are able to find long term care for them soon.

  21. Suzanne Says:

    You are a kind person Smile

  22. scfr Says:

    Thanks for all you are doing for that kitten, and good luck tomorrow with the Humane Society.

  23. Miz Pat Says:

    Yikes! You are so kind, but you have an allergy problem in the family, so I know how you feel. I am insanely allergic to cats, and people are constantly trying to get me to take one.

    I hope you can get this taken care of and hopefully the Human Society can assess this and provide for the kitten.

  24. Another Reader Says:

    How are the kittens? Did the eyes clear up? Did someone take them?

  25. North Georgia Gal Says:

    No one has taken them. we are taking them to the walmart parking lot today to try to find homes for them. the girls eye look better but not healed.

  26. Another Reader Says:

    Do NOT do this. They will likely be "adopted" by dog fighters who will use them as fighting bait!!! Call the Humane Society - aren't they open on Saturday?

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