Saturday, October 1, 2011

Please Help!

Hey guys... I don't normally post on Saturdays, but I have a really urgent special request! All of you know how much I love my kitty cat, Mika. Well, there is a stray cat in my neighborhood that really, really, really, needs some TLC and FAST! It is clearly getting into lots of fights, and its poor nose and ears look like they are just getting chewed on and chewed on. I've never seen anything like it, and it's making me want to cry. I have fed him and given him water, but I can't bring him in, because I know he's a stray and he might carry diseases that I don't want Mika to be around.

I know this blog reaches a bunch of different people, and many of you are in Atlanta. If you know of any organization that will take him in and take care of him and/or find him a home, I would love to know! My email is kristen(dot)fountain(at)gmail.com. I have contacted no-kill shelters in the past here in Atlanta, without much help. I'm sure there are some great ones, so any information would be great. Until then, I will try and persuade the kitty to stay around here, so he doesn't get in fights with whoever he is fighting around the neighbor hood. It's breaking my heart! Here is a couple of photos of him, if any of you are interested in taking him in:

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you can't really tell that his ears are chewed in this photo, but they are...

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this photo of his nose is just too much to bare. :(

17 comments:

  1. Oh, Kristen! My heart is breaking! I can't help by taking him in, I'm in Connecticut! (Plus I have a cat...) BUT, I just said two prayers to St. Anthony: that he find this kitty a good soul who will take the cat in, and that he finds protection for this poor kitty so he will not be beaten up by other cats any more! Well, good for you for feeding him, maybe he will hang around until a home is found, which will also help him from getting beat up anymore! You're a good person, good karma will be coming your way for taking care of this cat in the meantime...
    Best,
    Gloria

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  2. hey gloria! thank you so much. my stepmom said that she will take the cat in, if i can find him again (he's since roamed off). i plan to get him into a crate, take him to get spayed/neutered and vaccinated, then she can take him. hopefully he will return! thanks for the prayers, he needs them :(

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  3. Poor baby is getting his butt kicked a lot! Glad your stepmom can take him. You are a sweet soul. I would do the same thing you're doing. All of our pets are rescues.

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  4. poor kitty they probably won't vaccinate him or neuter him until he is healthier. it would be too much on his immune system. hopefully vets in your area will feel the same and put him on a string of antibiotics first. same as how your doctor would try to avoid anesthetizing you if you had healing to do first. antibiotics a cone and some TLC and he'll be good to go! Good luck with this pretty kitty

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  5. thank you! that is good to know. i haven't seen him since yesterday, but i am keeping an eye out, and have told all my neighbors to let me know if they see him. hopefully he is safe, and i can get him to the dr soon!!

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  6. If you can manage to find him again and get him in a crate, the best place I can recommend is Paws Atlanta in Decatur.

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  7. Has your friend come back yet? Please be careful getting him into a crate. He's probably a feral tom and will need some serious coaxing to make him go in it. My sister was in a similar situation. She put a food bowl in a cage in her garage and just left it out like that for days until the cat got comfortable enough to eat in there. Then she was finally able to cage him and get him help. If your stepmom plans on living with him, she (or you or both) might have to work with him a lot too. My sister took one female in off the streets and had to keep her isolated and spent lots of time being sweet to her before she could turn her out in the house. (The cat also had to be litter trained!) Good luck! :)

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  8. thanks, tracey. yeah, im trying to work a little now to make him comfortable to be near me. he is SUPER skittish :( i don't want to scare the crap out of him by forcing him into my crate, so i'm kind of taking it slowly. fortunately, his wounds aren't getting worse (on the outside, at least), so hopefully he's staying away from whoever he's fighting. i have a plan of action, if i can get close enough to him. getting these pics was the closest he's let me get to him, and i haven' tbeen able to touch him yet.

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  9. ive been reading your blog for a while, never posted a comment since i enjoy admiring from afar. (you're super talented and i love your writing style!)
    but this post is probably the best thing i've seen on your blog. you're so beautiful on the outside and in your art and you're just as beautiful on the inside. i wish more people had a heart for animals like you. God bless you.

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  10. When you posted the pic of him/her on twitter, it broke my heart. If I didn't have 3 furbabies at home, I seriously would've driven the 4 hours to ATL to pick that baby up. What a kind soul your stepmom must be to take this wounded sweetie in. When one of my babies ran off, I bought a humane trap, which is safe and may help you catch the kitty sooner. Best of luck. They say you can tell the most about how people treat animals and old people. Bless you for your kindness!!

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  11. awwww, poor guy~ :( Have yo ufound him yet??? You could try a have a heart trap. You can sometimes borrow thenmfrom feline rescues. Put tuna in them and the kitty will go in unharmed. do it during the day so you dont get any unwanted animals (skunks ect). Keep us posted! LOVE YOU WORK!

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  12. oh boy! POOR KITTY! I hate to see animals in these conditions! :(
    Hope you find him some help, and soon (if you haven't already!).

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  13. Heidib is correct. Get a trap from a vet. It's long and won't hurt the kitty when it snaps shut. At the very back of the trap put a small plate of the smelliest cat food you can find, one that is full of fish. Your kitty will walk in and the trap will shut. Because the trap is long, he/she won't be harmed. I've trapped two cats this way and they now spend most of their days on my bed!

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  14. This makes me sad for the little guy! Is there an SPCA in Atlanta? They may take him...

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  15. Has the little buddy returned yet? I feel so sorry for him poor thing!

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  16. has has returned, and i am continuing to give him food and water. i actually got him "trapped" in the crate for my cat one day, but i couldn' get in touch with the rescue, so i had to let him out. now, i can't get him to go near the crate :( it sucks. i'm thinking its time to bring in the big guns, aka the "cat trap" that the cat rescue place offers. apparently they trap them a lot easier. argh! this is no easy feat.

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  17. I hope you get him in the next time. If only the rescue people came out in time. At least he's eating!

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