- Sep 22, 2015
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- Central Florida
That's WONDERFUL news. Dealing with outside kitties so often is making a choice between two less than perfect options. Sounds like you absolutely did the right thing.(Had to pause as I typed this because a former feral who is brain damaged, deaf, and riddled with issues just clawed me in the side to get my attention. Ah, the life of a rescuer......)Update on Bowie @ 22/02/2020 - We've just dropped Bowie off with the local SPCA Humane center who have agreed to take him in due to his injuries. He'll be in quarantine for 10 days then at some time after that, I'll be able to adopt him into our family of humans and cats and we'll just have to pay the adoption fee. He'll be neutered, get his shots and injuries fixed. I'm both elated and apprehensive. But the poor guy- every time we saw him he had more injuries. He disappeared for 3 days earlier this week - I knew something had to be wrong for him to stay away that long. When he returned he had a badly swollen leg from the wrist into the paw. He could hardly walk. His ear was more chewed up and he had more scratches on his face.
He stayed close the next day but then that night while in his kennel he was attacked by a Raccoon that wounded him on his chest!
He'll be an indoor cat when we get him back. I expect there will be a few tantrums from him and/or the other cats we have but I'm sure they won't last long. Bowie has already been in the house a few times and there were no fights.
This morning, we had Bowie in the house, in a large carrier for a few hours while we waited for the SPCA to open. One of our cats, Shadow who is really laid back, stayed with him, close to his carrier, for a couple of hours, sending him calming vibes. He soon settled down and had a snooze.
I'll add more when I know myself.