Friday, July 22, 2011

Meowm is kind of angry.

This kitty is one of the ferals we feed. Well, actually he is semi-feral. Meowm can pet him, and pick him up for a little bit. He comes around because he knows Meowm will give him some stinky goodness.

Earlier in the year, in the cold Winter, this guy had an abcess by his ear. One of Meowms friends took him in her apartment and Meowm just happened to stop by. So Meowm cleaned him up as best as she could and her friend kept him inside for a few hours so he could warm up. Meowm kept an eye on him for the next few weeks to make sure he was okay.

Now this kitty has another abcess on his cheek. His poor face has been so swollen and Meowm has been keeping an eye on him. Tonite he came over for some food and the abcess is finally draining. Meowm was able to squeeze it and get some of the stuff out, but it still needs more attention. Meowm will keep an eye on him to see how he does.

The reason she is so angry is because, supposedly, this kitty has a home. However, they don't let him in, they didn't neuter him and they sure don't take care of him. If his home is where she thinks it is, well they put out some food and water, but it is free reign to any cat that comes along. and they don't keep track of it in the Winter and his food and water freeze! She is glad other cats get food, but if this kitty belongs to those people they need to take care of him!

Meowm went ahead and had him neutered, even knowing that he might belong to someone. Tonite she went over to their place and was going to talk to them, but no one was there. She went by there last night and no one was there.

Meowm is just so very frustrated at people who don't take care of their animals. She has watched this sweet boy go from being a good weight and now he is skinnier than in this picture. It is one thing to have to watch the feral cats get that way, but entirely another seeing a cat get that way that supposedly has a home!

Meowm would like to find him a loving home, but she doesn't know if he would be able to stand being in a house now. And he sprayed alot before he was neutered, and she doesn't know if he still is doing that or not. If she had a spare room she would take him in for a bit to see how he handled it. She knows that he didn't like being inside her friends place, but maybe with time he could get used to it. Even if he was an indoor/outdoor kitty with a loving family he would be in a better place than he is now.

For now all she can do is keep an eye on him, feed him when he comes around and give him as much love as possible.

Will you all please purr for him to get better and to fatten up a bit? Meowms friend has been calling him Sammy, so we will use that name for him. Please purr for Sammy. Thank you!


Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah that poor guy. He loos like a handsome fellow and we are so sad to see that. Our purrs.

July 21, 2011 9:56 PM  
Blogger Prancer Pie said...

Some human beans make us so mad. Mom says you can tell how people are by the way they treat animals.Purrs and purrayers fur Sammy.

July 21, 2011 9:58 PM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor Sammy. Your mom is wonderful to care for him and to have had him neutered. Bless her for doing that!

Some humans...Well, never mind what the mom thinks should be done to them.

We're sending purrs and purrayers for Sammy, crossing our paws he'll be okay and there will be someone who can give him a better home.

July 22, 2011 5:56 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

Purrs to your buddy. We hate people that are so irresponsible. Makes steam come out of mom's ears. But then good people like your mom step up and do the right thing. Maybe she can talk to her vet and see if there is a family or even a tech that is willing to take this poor baby.

July 22, 2011 7:19 AM  
Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

Purrs and purrs to Sammy. Is there a farm nearby? Perhaps he would like that, it's GOTTA be better than what he's got. People are just so ignorant; they should live outside on starvation rations for a while and see how THAT goes. Boys, your Mom is a Good Egg, give her some headbutts from us.

July 22, 2011 10:08 AM  
Blogger Bellen said...

Your mom could put the word out locally and see if anyone is interested in taking in a loving cat. She could explain to the people about his possibility of spraying. There must be some people near by who are as kind and considerate as your mom, and who would be willing to give Sammy a chance.

It's a good thing someone is taking care of him, at least when she can. Good for your mom.

July 22, 2011 10:36 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Yes, that is so disgusting. My sisters and I are sending so many purrs to that sweet Sammy.

July 22, 2011 12:17 PM  
Blogger barb @iPhoneographi said...

Bless his heart. That's how I ended up with Whitey. He "belonged" to a neighbor down the street but he was never allowed in, they never neutered him and they never took him to the vet. Then he got that horrible abscess on his face. And they still didn't take him to the vet. My friend Al (who lived across the street from them) talked to them and they were basically quite rude and in much less polite way, told him to mid his own business.

It took about a month for Al to catch Whitey when he came over for his food. (Al always put out food when he fed his own 4 cats twice a day)

...And that was the last day those people ever had a chance to ignore and neglect sweet Whitey.

We never told them I had him... and they never asked if anyone had seen their missing cat either. Idiots.

July 22, 2011 2:25 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne -Millie said...

Oh! That poor kitty! That is terrible that those bad humans don't take care of him! I was left behind by neighbors! Lucky I got my forever home now!

July 22, 2011 3:34 PM  
Blogger William said...

We don't blame your mom being angry one bit. Stupid irresponsible people should not be allowed to have animals. The same thing happened to me, but I was only a baby and my mom catnapped me and my cat mom (and my mom's friend catnapped my cat sister) before anything else could happen to us.

We hope Sammy can find a new home too.

July 22, 2011 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

There was a black cat whose situation was kind of like that at the house my human and her boyfriend were living in before I came to live with them. She really wanted to get him neutered but she was reluctant to, and although she knew somebody considered him their cat, she never found out who it was. The last time they saw him, he looked ragged and mangy. Then they moved, and she still wonders whatever happened to him. It makes her sad. So I am purring lots that Sammy gets a real home.

July 23, 2011 1:09 AM  
Blogger Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh that's so awful - we can understand why your Meowm was angry! My human, Hsin-Yi, says she can't understand why people keep "pets" if they can't be bothered to look after them properly - nobody is forcing them to! They should just let the poor animal have a chance of a better life with another family! That poor kitty. We think it's worth trying with this kitty - even if he is a bit stressy for a bit and has to learn to adapt to new rules, we're sure he'll prefer that coz he can have a happier, healthier, safe life. And besides, there are lots of families out there who are happy to compromise and let their kitties be part-time outdoor cats (we're one!) but still take good care of them (we keep our kitties indoors after dark - that is why Hsin-Yi always spends so much time training Recall so she can always call them back when she needs to). Anyway, we hope this kitty finds a better home!

Honey the Great Dane

July 24, 2011 12:43 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Oh, that poor baby! And he is so handsome, too. He deserves someone to care for him. Tell your mom thank you for getting him neutered. I hope he will be okay!

July 24, 2011 12:34 PM  
Blogger Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so sorry to hear about yet another neglected kitty. We feel so lucky to have our home & you haz a wonderful Meowm to care fur dis poor fellow too.
Tank you so much fur your love durin; da time we losted da Auntie Stinkie. We soo appresheated it.

July 24, 2011 5:11 PM  
Blogger Whisppy said...

I fully understand your anger. Mr White Stray was brought to the neighbourhood by my back neighbour when they moved in and who allowed him to roam without neutering him first. Then they stopped feeding and caring for him and my next door neighbour ended up feeding him. I've tried unsuccessfully to capture him for months (he is the father to the mother cat AND her 2 kittens who are now living with me while waiting for a forever home). I had asked my next door neighbour 2 times prior to catch him for neutering but nothing was done until I told her recently that the cat has mange and would spread to HER cat. She caught Mr White Stray that same evening. While I can go on ranting about it, I will not since he has now been neutered and treated for mange. He was such a handsome cat when he first arrived. Now he has battle scars all over his face. :(

August 03, 2011 8:13 PM  

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