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  1. kittychick

    Appropriate Donation Amount

    How sweet of you to want to help this kitty (and getting a female feral/stray cat fixed is one of the kindest things you can do for her!). Not sure I can say it any better than @fionasmom just did. You're far from alone - particularly now - in not having much money to go around. No donation is...
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    Anyone have guilt from death of a "foster" cat?

    Thought about you lots last night. We were invited to our next door neighbor's home for margaritas (to thank us for kitty sitting for her) - and as we sat on her porch we watched in absolute horror as one of our remaining 3 TNR guys (Aspen) who stay with us cross the VERY busy road right next to...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    Meant to also say (I know - how can I possible have MORE to say?!?!?) - - you mentioned having other kitties (yeah for you for rescuing!). I'd keep him separated from them (especially the young ones) for the time being if possible until you know what's going on. Stay strong - - -you're doing...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    Poor baby!! I'm glad he's got someone who cares about him so much bc he's obviously got quite a bit going on. Not horribly unusual in feral kittens - - the vast percentage of feral kittens don't survive past a few months bc they're exposed to SO much with no medical care. And they often have...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    I saw @fionasmom come in and answer right as I was posting. I too worry a little about having so many things thrown at him at once (Capstar, etc) since it does make it harder to pin down if there's a reaction to something (and also mean to say that yes - Feline Pine - like almost any litter -...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    I'm glad you found us here! :welcomesign: It's a great site with lots of people who are willing to offer advice (since 9 x out of 10 someone - or lots of "someones" - have gone through what you're going through), lend an ear or offer a shoulder. It's been a godsend for me - - I hope you enjoy...
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    What kind of cat?

    The other thing I meant to note - she looks a bit dehydrated (we're all making judgements off a small pic, so it's hard to tell everything). And in a kitten that small, dehydration can become critical quickly. If she hasn't seen a vet yet, I'd definitely get her to one asap. Again- please keep...
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    What kind of cat?

    Welcome - - and so glad you found your way here! I found my way here years ago and never left. :) It really is a great community of kitty-loving people - - and I've found it to be a great source of info and comfort (depending on what I needed most at the moment!). Chances are if you've got a...
  9. kittychick

    scared but in love

    Nobody laugh —- I SO want to keep this short….but see my willpower slipping … :flail: First —- YEAH to you for not just caring but taking ACTION that’ll make for a complete life change for this kitten - and you! GO YOU!!!:cheerleader::rock: Second — you’ve already gotten great advice from some...
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    Anyone have guilt from death of a "foster" cat?

    I completely and totally understand how you feel. I do have to say I did smile a little about getting an RV— for the 5+ years we talked about wishing we could somehow afford to get an RV to keep our “driveway gang” safe since they all LOVE(d) getting in our cars if a door was left upon for even...
  11. kittychick

    Anyone have guilt from death of a "foster" cat?

    I've been through a very similar thing - - and it's tough. Like everyone's noted - don't beat yourself up. You absolutely did nothing wrong - and you absolutely likely saved the other kitty's life. My incident occurred over a year and a half ago. The short version - several of the neighborhood...
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    Help with older newly adopted feral cat that hides all day

    I forgot I was also going to suggest that you lie on the floor with the spoonful of "Kitty Crack" extended, talking softly to him while you extend it. Don't push him too hard with it. With kitties who are unsocialized, it usually takes time - sometimes days - before they'll sniff it, finally...
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    Can One Get Rabies from a Cat scratch?

    @Maria Bayote - glad your husband talked to your vet. Anytime you're concerned about a bite or scratch (or tick or...well, you name it) talking to your vet &/or doctor is by FAR the best thing to do. They know what's happening in your region - -plus they can settle your mind quite a bit! And...
  14. kittychick

    Help with older newly adopted feral cat that hides all day

    Definitely give those articles a read that @fionasmom gave the links to. I've been doing this "animal saving thing" for about 30 years (yes, I'm no teenager 😢)...and I STILL find new things (or reminders of tidbits of info I've forgotten). So if you can - at least check them out. And @fionasmom...
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    Can One Get Rabies from a Cat scratch?

    Oops! Just realized I wrote "There are no questions here." - - needless to say, I meant "There are no STUPID questions here." Big difference. Sorry - - hope no one was offended and understood what I meant despite my pathetic proofing.
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    Help with older newly adopted feral cat that hides all day

    Meant to add: I also put a radio or tv on low (no high volume "Fast and the Furious"!) - - -npr, hgtv, something with human voices. That accomplishes two things - - it helps him block out a little the general "scary house noises" he's not used to - - plus it helps him get used to human voices...
  17. kittychick

    Help with older newly adopted feral cat that hides all day

    I completely DOUBLE down on what both @FeebysOwner and @calicosrspecial said - - good advice! And his IS gorgeous - - -but most of all - thank you for saving not just a senior cat, but a feral one at that. Poor thing - - -can't imagine he would have done will much longer outside with that eye...
  18. kittychick

    Can One Get Rabies from a Cat scratch?

    There are no questions here. Everyone here does a nice job of being pleasant and informative. And none of us consider any question stupid - just an opportunity to learn something new! Secondly, definitely watch for infection, especially since it broke the skin. Since it did - watch it...
  19. kittychick

    Formerly Feral 7 Month Old. Petting Is Ok - Now What?

    What a WONDERFUL - not to mention patient - kitty mom you are! It's an obviously happy home for her and her siblings - - -and that's all because of your love, your patience, and your willingness to take her at her own time. I haven't been able to answer much recently, and I can't take much more...
  20. kittychick

    Stray deceased kittens

    I’m so sorry .... but I’m glad you found your way here. I’ve found this site to be filled w/people who have lots of knowledge and experience, and with people who are great at listening. And some who do both! So glad you’re here! It’s very hard to know what happened. Unfortunately only a small...
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