It sounds like they should be paying for a vet visit and whatever medication he may need, and paying for you to have him groomed. What did they do with him there?View attachment 346841
Kira's home! Nobody at the shelter wanted to touch him. I guess he's pretty scary. I have no idea how I came up with the money, but I did. He's got super runny eyes and nose, and stinks of his own pee, but he's mine again! He's slithered around under the furniture before stretching out under the bed. He looks happy, I think. I'm now realizing how many dead spiders are under that bed...
It sounds like they should be paying for a vet visit and whatever medication he may need, and paying for you to have him groomed. What did they do with him there?
I don't really mean legal action, there are things you can do that don't cost anything. Do they have a social media presence? Post about it there. Are there social media groups for animal rights or rescue that are based in your area? Post about it there. Is it a private shelter or is it county/city/state funded? If it gets government funding you can file a complaint. Look them up on yelp or other similar sites and post a negative review. If you're a big enough pain in the ass they might agree to cover at least part of the cost just to get you to stop making them look bad.I'm pretty sure they're protected from being sued or anything by some fine print somewhere. It's so frustrating. His eye is watering so bad the snot is in his whiskers. This isn't the first time I've brought a cat home from the shelter stinking of pee either. They just locked him in one of their tiny cages with the lost pets for two weeks. He had a tiny piece of fabric over his cage to help his nerves. That's about it. I think he's been sleeping in the litterbox.
I have literally 0 money now, so I'm not sure what to do. I'm hoping it's stress and he will be able to kick it. I'm not thrilled. I've got him separated from my other cats the best I can right now. I can't really keep them 100% apart due to living situations.
Luckily I've been in the basement two weeks and all my blankets are around. He's already out sniffing. It smells strongly of me and my other cats, who he sleeps on the bed with a lot.
I've parked in the middle of the floor on some of my most familiar blankets (that he used to sleep on a lot) and turned off the lights. I'm listening to a quiet podcast and talking softly to him. He's come out from under the bed and is sitting next to me cleaning his snotty eye. I thought for sure he would be MUCH more traumatized.